Watch videos & listen free to Leighton Meester: Heartstrings, Run Away & more, plus 638 pictures. Leighton Marissa Meester (born April 9, 1986 in Texas, raised in Marco Island, Florida) is an American actress and singer-songwriter, best known for her role as Blair Waldorf in the TV show Gossip Girl. In April 2009, it was announced Meester signed a recording contract with Universal Republic. The album is said to be electronic, dancey, and edgy; she will be working with JR Rotem, Kara Dioguardi, and several other producers. The first single, Somebody to Love, was released in fall 2009 and featured Robin Thicke. Other leaked songs off her debut album, such as "Body Control," have generated positive reviews from fans as she maintains the "electro-pop edge" that keeps her current with modern music trends. Discover more music, concerts, videos, and pictures with the largest catalogue online at Last.fm.