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Second Cup Café: Heather Headley

From Nubian princess to R 'n' B star, Heather Headley has had quite a journey.

The singer stops by The Saturday Early Show to perform her current single "He Is" and several other tunes from her new album "This is Who I Am" for the Second Cup Café.

Headley is a self-proclaimed "Trinimerican," because she was born and raised in Trinidad. She left the island at 15 for Indiana and went to study communications and musical theater at Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill.

Some may recognize her as the star of the Broadway smash "Aida," where she won a Tony award for best actress in a musical. She also performed in 1997 in the role of Nala in Broadway's smash musical "The Lion King." But, she says, her dream was to record an album.

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Headley achieved that dream with production help from R 'n B heavyweights, such as Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, Dallas Austin, Shep Crawford, and Britain's D'Influence. She also co-wrote several songs on "This Is Who I Am."

Headley also performed "I Wish I Wasn't," and "Fallin' For You."

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