Singing in her grandfather’s church since she was old enough to hold a microphone; Lexi has always understood that singing praises to God was what she was born to do.
Having sang all her life, Lexi also had a passion for the stage that began to blossom during her undergraduate studies at Bowling Green State University, majoring in Interpersonal Communications and having a minor in Theatre. Later, she was able to use her degree as a teacher at Northland High School in Columbus, Ohio.
Lexi’s heart for singing led her to land a small stint as a background vocalist for the Gerald LeVert, Fred Hammond, and Vanessa Bell Armstrong, before realizing her own destiny, in which she would have a musical ministry of her own.
Lexi met and married Michael Allen, a music producer, who helped develop her writing and vocal ability to create her own musical sound. Michael Allen, helped Lexi release three national recording projects to date. Lexi and her husband were the first gospel music act to sign to boxing champion Evander Holyfield’s record label. While on Evander’s label the two created a unique sound on the 2004 critically acclaimed project, “A Praise in the Valley”. That album landed Lexi a Stellar Gospel Music Award nomination. Lexi’s latest album “What Heaven Hears” was released soon thereafter in 2005.
However, that marriage and musical magic soon ended with Michael’s untimely death. Having their son, Lexi was, without her husband, without focus, and without direction, but she wasn’t without God.
In early 2006 an opportunity presented itself in which Lexi became the “face” of the network The Word Network. Lexi was thrust before forty million households in the United States, seen by forty million viewers in over 200 countries around the world as well, and Lexi began to blossom into a name that would be easily recognized. The birth of the “The Lexi Show”, a one on one style talk show, became Lexi’s new endeavor. The Lexi Show proved to be a groundbreaking success for the network. Some of Black Hollywoods elite and gospel music A-List have shared intimate conversation with Lexi on screen.
Currently Lexi, can be seen co-hosting on the Bobby Jones Show on BET and she can be heard reporting the latest news on the Radio One syndicated program “The Yolanda Adams Morning Radio Show” every Friday morning with her exclusive “Inside Inspiration” segment. Lexi is also featured on the BET show, “Lift Every Voice”, every week as a correspondent.
- Call Her Lexi (1990)
- And That’s The Way It Is (2001)
- Somewhere Different (2002)
- A Praise in the Valley (2005)
- What Heaven Hears (2007)
- Phenomenal (2012)
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