YahZarah (born Dana Nicole Williams) is a classically trained R & B singer‐songwriter. Born and raised in Washington DC, YahZarah started singing at the age of 7 in her church choir. In 1998, she began touring as a background singer for Erykah Badu. While touring, YahZarah contributed background vocals and vocal arrangements to Badu's platinum-selling "Mama's Gun" LP. In 2001, she left the Mama's Gun tour and went on to pursue her solo career. During her solo career she made significant contributions to several albums of the duo The Foreign Exchange. As of late YahZarah is wrapping up her tour with Rock god Lenny Kravitz.