Donna made her own professional debut at age 8 singing a Recipe dog food commercial. And by the time she hit junior high, she had been immortalized as the voice warbling the theme song for Disneyland's "It's A Small World" ride; she also sang vocals on albums by Barry Manilow, Kim Carnes and Santana. De Lory's vocal on a demo tape led to her landing her breakthrough gig as one of Madonna's two singing/dancing stage companions. She performed on
all of Madonna's biggest tours - from "Who's That Girl?" to "The Re-Invention Tour," and took part in the bold and brassy "Truth or Dare" documentary.
During that time, she released a self-titled debut album on MCA Records that produced a No.1 single in Japan and a top 10 dance hit in the U.S. The touring for that CD also introduced Donna to a world of music she hadn't heard before: "At one point, I went to places like Brazil and Israel to promote my solo record," explains De Lory. "And I was getting influenced by a lot of world music. I started studying Asian dance prior to making my first video and that put me on a whole new path musically as well."
After parting ways with MCA in the mid-90s, Donna really began to hone her own sound, collaborating on a new album with cellist, Cameron Stone. Her pop experience and emerging interest in world sounds combined with his classical training to form a beautiful musical hybrid called "Bliss."
Her latest cd, "In the Glow" was inspired at fans requests after hearing her sing in devotional settings. The songs on "Glow" are a combination of pop and inspirational, chant and prayer. We hope you will enjoy listening.
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1. One Day
3. Govinda Jaya Jaya
4. In the Sun
7. Blessed Always