Shanice, known for her exceptional vocal talent, has always been focused on showcasing her voice to the world. From a young age, she displayed her remarkable abilities, even scatting alongside the legendary Ella Fitzgerald for a Kentucky Fried Chicken commercial at the tender age of 8. Her extraordinary five-octave range captivated audiences and paved the way for her successful career in the music industry.
At just eleven years old, Shanice caught the attention of John McClain from A&M Records while performing in the musical “Get Happy” at the Westwood Playhouse. This led to her becoming the grand champion of Star Search that same year, solidifying her talent and potential. Shortly after, she released her debut album, “Discovery,” on the A&M label at the age of fourteen. The album produced two urban hits, “(Baby Tell Me) Can You Dance?” and “No Half Steppin‘,” further establishing Shanice as a rising star.
However, it was her worldwide smash hit, “I Love Your Smile,” that propelled Shanice to international fame at the age of eighteen. The song topped the charts in twenty-two countries and earned her a Grammy nomination and Germany’s Golden Lion Award. Additionally, Shanice made history as the very first recording artist to perform on the “Tonight Show” with Jay Leno, showcasing her incredible vocal skills to a broader audience.
Throughout her career, Shanice has garnered the admiration and respect of numerous industry professionals. She has collaborated with esteemed artists such as Kenny Loggins on his “Live in the Redwoods” album and Kenny Babyface Edmunds on his MTV unplugged project. Notably, she recorded a duet, “If I Never Knew You,” in both English and Spanish with Latin pop star John Secada for the multi-platinum “Pocahontas” soundtrack.
Shanice’s talent has also granted her memorable live performances alongside renowned musicians. She shared the stage with pop icon Justin Timberlake during the closing night of her opening act for the pop group N’ Sync at Atlanta’s Lakeview Amphitheatre, delivering a captivating duet performance of her touching ballad, “Yesterday.” Additionally, she joined pop star Josh Groban in captivating renditions of “The Prayer” in English and Italian at a fundraiser held by philanthropist Michael Milken and hotel impresario Steve Wynn in Las Vegas.
Beyond her success in the music industry, Shanice made history as the first African American to star in the Broadway production of “Les Miserables,” where her portrayal of Eponine was widely acclaimed and celebrated.
In a tribute to her idol, Michael Jackson, Shanice had the honor of lending her vocals to the first posthumous CD released by the late music icon. Her powerful voice and impressive range can be heard on the recording of “Behind the Mask,” specifically on the track titled “I Love You Michael.”
Now, after a period of reflection and growth, Shanice is poised for a major comeback. Collaborating with exceptional writers and producers, she has recorded a collection of irresistible hits that delve into themes of pain, love, loss, and triumph. With her talent, strength, and undeniable sex appeal, Shanice is ready to reclaim the stage and leave a lasting impact on the music industry once again.
As Shanice continues to evolve as an artist, her passion for music and dedication to her craft remain unwavering. Her journey is a testament to the power of talent, hard work, and resilience, and she serves as an inspiration to aspiring artists around the world. With her remarkable voice and unwavering determination, Shanice’s story is far from over, and fans eagerly await her next chapter in the world of music.