Ledisi Discusses Nick Ashford Death & Ashford & Simpson Legacy

Ledisi 'Pieces Of Me'

Ledisi spoke with The Huffington Post about her new album ‘Pieces of Me’, preparing to tour, the book she’s writing, and the death of Nick Ashford of Ashford & Simpson.

“They taught us how to sustain love, how to love. I mean, it’s just amazing that I had the opportunity to sit and talk and get to know them on a more personal level,” Ledisi said about Ashford & Simpson. “And then to see how they support up-and-coming artists at their club, The Sugar Bar. It’s just amazing. They’ve always stayed current and supported a lot of the younger artists and a lot of the younger writers. Just to have that small bond with them – I’m really sad. I don’t know what to say to him being gone. You’re used to two and now there’s only one.”

On TV: Akon, Ashford & Simpson, Jazmine Sullivan

R&B acts on television this week include

Akon, who performs on ‘The Tonight Show with Jay Leno’ (NBC) on Monday.

Ashford & Simpson, who visit ‘Tavis Smiley’ (PBS) on Friday.

Jazmine Sullivan, who performs on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ (ABC) on Friday.

Ashford And Simpson Visit ‘Today’

Husband-and-wife singer-songwriter team Ashford and Simpson spoke with the ‘Today’ show hosts about their 34-year marriage and their 31 hit singles, now on their greatest hits collection. Watch the interview, aired Wednesday (January 28), below.