Lalah Hathaway referred to as the First Daughter of Soul, is a contemporary R&B and jazz singer. She is the daughter of soul singer Donny Hathaway and a classically trained vocalist. In 1990, Lalah Hathaway released a self-titled album. Lalah is from Chicago. Hathaway is the daughter of Donny Hathaway, an R&B and soul singer, and Eulaulah Hathaway, an accomplished musician.
The Chicago native first put pen to paper, “with the music,” as a 10th grader. In 1989, Hathaway signed to Virgin Records and released her first song “Inside the Beat”, which was released as a promo single. Later, as a student at Berklee College of Music, she recorded her self-titled debut in 1990.
On August 14, 2011, Lalah Hathaway took to her Twitter account to release a free download of “If You Want To, the debut single from her sixth studio album Where It All Begins released October 18, 2011.