Leana (full name: Leana Greene) is a former dance vocalist who released 5 singles and 2 albums between 2005 and 2008. A former court reporting entrepeneur, Leana managed to have all 5 of her singles chart in the top 10 of the Billboard Dance/Club Play chart. After her stint as a recording artist, Leana has written a book on children's etiquette, and is working on several projects regarding education and parenting.
On "Dance With a Stranger", Swedish artist Leana's first single release, she teamed up with the some of the most influential DJs and remixers on the American circuit party scene: Pete Lorimer, Chris Cox, Mike Rizzo, and Eric Kupper. The single went straight to Billboard # 1 Break Outs for Hot Dance Club Play and reached #9 on the Billboard Dance Chart and #5 on DJ Times. The track was also nominated Best HiNRG/Euro Track at the IDMA, International Dance Music Awards.
"Faith", Leana's second release from the upcoming album, Faith in Myself, is remixed by fellow Swede and several Dee Jay Awards 2006 nominee StoneBridge.
In support of the single and Leana performed at clubs like The Roxy and Key Club on Sunset Boulevard in West Hollywood. This past August, she returned to her native Sweden to perform at Stockholm Pride where she was chosen Artist of 2005.
In the Press:
Exclusive Magazine: "Last year, she got on the floor to "Dance With A Stranger," and suddenly her ethereal, inspirational dance-pop vibe (think Enya and Dido meet Madonna) has become a worldwide sensation..."
Leana featured on Kweevak.com:"Forget Volvos, we have a new favorite Swedish import!"
Leana's Faith In Myself receives four out of four stars in GayWired:
"Faith In Myself, [is] a refreshingly subtle, calm and enjoyable take on the dance/pop music genre. Equal parts ABBA and Dido, Swedish import Leana is so genuine on her debut offering, you find yourself smiling, bouncing up and down and having a "Mamma Mia" moment."