I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me) - The Voice Performance - Joe Maye
Ayanna Jahneé, was born and raised in Nashville, Tennessee. The 24-year-old singer, songwriter, and actress started singing at the age of 4.
Growing up, Ayanna was inspired by artists such as Luther Vandross, India Arie, Amy Winehouse, Phil Collins, Kanye West and Beyoncé. These were the initial artist that really sparked her love for music. However, Ayanna’s biggest inspiration and supporter was her talented mother who instilled strength, determination, and creativity while keeping her daughter surrounded by the arts. After losing her mom to cervical cancer, Ayanna understood that life is not promised to anyone. She decided from then on to live life in the moment and to follow her dreams.