ESSENCE.com’s “New and Next” column spotlights the brightest new talents we think you should know. This week we meet singer/ songwriter Ari Lennox.

Ari Lennox has the makings of a soul superstar. The 21-year-old has tons of moxie, impeccable style and a knack for self promotion (check out her Youtube videos). And, of course, that voice! Lennox’s sweet soprano reminds us of a Corinne Bailey Rae with hints of Minnie Riperton.

Watch Ari perform “La La La La” and let us know what you think.

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