31 януари 2018 г. (Лос Анджелис) Певицата Лия Лабел Владовски (31г.) загина с “половинката” си, звездата от НБА Ресуъл Бътлър (38 г.) при катастрофа в Лос Анджелис, Калифорния.
Лия е дъщеря на наши музиканти от популярни групи, Анастасия Бинчева – Сия от Тоника, и Трошан Владовски, китарист и вокал на някогашните „Сребърните гривни” и брат на друг популярен изпълнител – Чочо Владовски.
Според официалният сайт на НБА, Лия е съпруга на Ресуъл.
Смъртоносният инцидент е станал в 2:30 сутринта днес в Студио Сити, след като Бътлър е загубил контрол над своя Рейндж Ровър на булевард Вентура и се е ударил в загражденията на паркинг. От полицията добавят, че автомобилът се е движел с висока скорост.
Лия се ражда на 8 септември 1986 г. в Торонто. ЛаБел е нейното второ име, не е псевдоним, както смятат някои.
Че ще бъде певица става ясно още на третото издание на „American idol”, където едва 16-годишна достига до финал. Учи в музикално училище в Бостън. И продължава да се развива като певица. Записва дебютният си самостоятелен албум под шапката на Epic Records/So So Def Recordings, заедно с едни от най-големите съвременни продуценти – Джърмейн Дюпри и Фарел Уилямс.
2003–04: American Idol
LaBelle gained public recognition on the third season of American Idol. She auditioned in New York City, at the age of 17 singing “I Believe in You and Me“, a song popularized by Whitney Houston and received a golden ticket to Hollywood.
2004–11: Career continuation and YouTube success
After Idol, LaBelle returned to Seattle to finish high school. In October 2004, LaBelle collaborated on a record album, Volume 7 of “Christmas in the Northwest” featuring singers and songwriters from the Pacific Northwest to benefit Children’s Hospital.
In 2005, LaBelle pursued a management contract with Sixthboro Entertainment of New York City and recorded a demo with Andreao “Fanatic” Heard.
In 2008, Keri Hilson hired LaBelle as a background vocalist after hearing her YouTube cover of her song “Energy,” which resulted in a mentor type relationship between the two. Hilson invited LaBelle on tour with Robin Thicke, LaBelle was quoted saying “She’s brought me along with her and allowed me to see into the industry a little bit deeper than I already have”. This also led to touring as a background vocalist for artists such as Jordin Sparks, Jonas Brothers and Eric Benet. She also appeared in the music video for Sparks’s “S.O.S. (Let the Music Play)” single in 2009.
2011–18: Major label signing and debut studio album
“Sexify” was released in March 2012 as LaBelle’s debut single and leading from her debut album, receiving high praise from R&Bfans for its throwback sound. The music video for “Sexify” was shot the weekend of March 24, 2012 in Los Angeles.
On April 19, 2012, a “Welcome to NYC” dinner party was thrown by Williams and Dupri in honor of LaBelle at “Catch” Restaurant in New York City. Williams and Dupri also presented her to the public with a live performance at popular NYC lounge “W.I.P.”
On May 1, 2012, a 5-track sampler of LaBelle’s debut album was released to the internet featuring the songs “So Hot”, “Make Me Get Up”, “What We Got To Lose”, “Mr. Scissors”, and the leading single “Sexify” all productions by Dupri and Williams.
On May 4, 2012, Cosmopolitan Magazine announced they would be giving away free MP3 downloads of “Sexify” to new subscribers of LaBelle’s mailing list. The music video premiered on MTV.com on May 9, 2012, cameo appearances include Dupri as LaBelle’s landlord, Williams as a pizza delivery guy and friend of singer/actress JoJo. “Sexify” was released to iTunes on June 19, 2012
Butler was drafted in 2002 by the Miami Heat and played for a total of eight NBA teams including the Los Angeles Clippers, Chicago Bulls and San Antonio Spurs during his 13-season career. His longest stint occuring in New Orleans from 2005-09.
Butler played his final regular season action with the San Antonio Spurs during the 2015-16 season. He retired with career averages of 7.5 points and 2.4 rebounds in 21.3 minutes.
Butler’s wife was an R&B singer signed to Epic Records. She placed 12th on the third season of “American Idol” in 2004./NBA/