Leona Naess

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Leona Naess

Leona Naess

Leona Naess is a British singer-songwriter. Leona Naess’s debut album, Comatised, was released in March 2000. Charm Attack, the album’s lead single, was a huge hit with everyone. She was once engaged to Ryan Adams, a singer-songwriter.

Leona began her musical career by playing open mics with her guitar. She soon became a regular performer in coffeehouses, clubs, and bars like The Bitter End.

Early life and Childhood

Leona Naess was born on July 31, 1974, in New York, New York, to parents Arne Naess Jr. and Filippa Kumlin D’Orey.

When her parents divorced in 1982, she was just seven years old.

Her father is a business magnate and climber, while her mother is an interior decorator.

Christoffer Naess, her older brother, and Katinka Naess, her younger sister, are her siblings.

Leona is an American citizen with German and Swedish ancestry, as her father is Norwegian and her mother is Swedish.

Education Details

Leona went to school in Chelsea, London, and then to the Purcell School in Hertfordshire, where she studied music composition.

She moved to New York City when she was 18 to study music at New York University.

She also earned an anthropology degree from that university.

Professional Career

Naess began her musical career by playing open mics with her guitar.

She soon became a regular performer in coffeehouses, clubs, and bars like The Bitter End.

Leona is a singer, actor, and TV personality in addition to being a vocalist.

In 1993, she appeared on Channel 4’s reality show The Next Big Thing

She signed with producer Scott Litt’s record company, Outpost Records, at the age of 22.

She began working on her debut album in 1998 and finished it in June 1999.

Leona Naess
Leona Naess giving a stage performance. Source: flickr

In March 2000, she released her debut album, Comatised. The single “Charm Attack” (#29 on the Adult Top 40) was featured on the album.

Whatever It Takes, a 2000 teen comedy film, featured the song as well. The cast of the film included Jodi Lyn O’Keefe, Shane West, and Marla Sokoloff.

“I Still Care for You” and “A Falling Through,” both from Ray LaMontagne’s album Gossip in the Grain, featured Leona.

Eagle-Eye Cherry, Travis, David Gray, Ryan Adams, Hem, Josh Rouse, Emm Gryner, Ben Lee, and Badly Drawn Boy were among the artists she toured with.

Net Worth and Salary

Leona Naess’s net worth has not been revealed, according to sources.

However, other tabloids claim that the 45-year-old singer’s overall fortune is in the millions.

It’s evident from Leona’s Instagram account that she lives a wealthy lifestyle.

Her pay is also unknown, but according to online data, a singer in the United States earns $51 per hour.

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Relationship Status

Leona Naess was previously engaged to Ryan Adams, a well-known singer-songwriter.

The former couple got engaged in 2002, but only lasted a year before calling it quits in 2003.

She announced her pregnancy on her MySpace blog in January 2010. On June 4, 2010, she gave birth to a lovely baby boy.

In 2011, she gave birth to her second child. Leona has kept the identity of the children’s father a secret.

Body Measurement

Leona Naess’s body dimensions are unknown.