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Shanice
Birth name Shanice Lorraine Wilson
Born May 14, 1973 (1973-05-14) (age 34)
Origin Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Genre(s) R&B
Occupation(s) Singer, songwriter
Instrument(s) Vocals
Years active 1986-present
Label(s) A&M Records (1986-1988),
Motown Records (1991-1995),
LaFace Records (1999),
IME Records (2005-present)
Website http://www.shaniceonline.com

Shanice (born Shanice Lorraine Wilson on May 14, 1973 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) is a Grammy Award nominated American R&B singer. Credited usually as simply Shanice, she hit big on mainstream radio with her 1991 hit "I Love Your Smile" for the Motown label, she also scored another Top 5 Billboard Hot 100 single in 1993 with "Saving Forever for You." May 14 is the 134th day of the year (135th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the song by James Blunt, see 1973 (song). ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... City nickname: The Steel City Location in the state of Pennsylvania Founded 1758 Mayor Tom Murphy (Dem) Area  - Total  - Water 151. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Rhythm and blues (or R & B) is a musical marketing term introduced in the United States in the late 1940s by Billboard magazine. ... A musical instrument is a device constructed or modified for the purpose of making music. ... In music a singer or vocalist is a type of musician who sings, i. ... In the music industry, a record label can be a brand and a trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos. ... A&M redirects here. ... Motown Records, also known as Tamla-Motown outside of the United States, is a record label originally based out of Detroit, Michigan (Motor City, hence mo(tor)town), from where it achieved widespread international success. ... LaFace Records is an American record label, owned and operated by Sony BMG. LaFace was formed in 1989 as a joint venture between the producing duo Antonio LA Reid & Kenneth Babyface Edmonds and Arista Records. ... May 14 is the 134th day of the year (135th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the song by James Blunt, see 1973 (song). ... Pittsburgh redirects here. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Rhythm and blues (or R & B) is a musical marketing term introduced in the United States in the late 1940s by Billboard magazine. ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar. ... I Love Your Smile was the name of R&B singer Shanices single released in late 1991. ... Motown Records, Inc. ... “Hot 100” redirects here. ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ...

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Biography

Born in Pittsburgh, Shanice, before her teen years relocated to Los Angeles with her mother and aunt who were interested in pursuing careers in the music industry. Shanice's showmanship was evident from an early age and this move was also to benefit her career. Shanice's talent gave her the opportunity to star in a KFC commercial with the legendary Ella Fitzgerald at age nine. Later, she was discovered by A&M Records at the age of eleven, and released her debut album, Discovery in 1987, which wasn't a huge pop hit, but did score R&B chart action, and the singer a 1987 Soul Train Award nomination for Best R&B/Urban Contemporary New Artist; she lost the award to R&B singer Miki Howard. Shanice went on to sign a record deal with Motown Records in 1991. Her 1991 album Inner Child which sold 1.1 million copies[citation needed], includes the popular hit single "I Love Your Smile", produced by Narada Michael Walden. Also included on Inner Child is a cover of Minnie Riperton's 1974 hit "Lovin' You". This rendition helped to bring public attention to Shanice's ability to sing in high range as Minnie Riperton and Mariah Carey[1], the latter who at the start of the 90's had reintroduced the whistling technique into pop music. In 1993, she made a guest appearance on the popular television sitcom Family Matters. Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... KFC, also known as Kentucky Fried Chicken, is a food chain based in Louisville, Kentucky, known mainly for its fried chicken. ... A television advertisement is a span of television programming produced and paid for by an organisation that conveys a message. ... Ella Jane Fitzgerald (April 25, 1917 – June 15, 1996), also known as Lady Ella and the First Lady of Song, is considered one of the most influential jazz vocalists of the 20th Century. ... A&M redirects here. ... Singles from Discovery Discovery was Shanice Wilsons first album. ... This article is about the year 1987. ... The Soul Train Music Awards is an annual award show aired on various television networks in national syndication that honors the best in Black music and entertainment. ... Miki Howard (born Alicia Michelle Howard) is an African-American singer and actress who had a string of top ten hits in the late 1980s and early 1990s. ... Motown Records, also known as Tamla-Motown outside of the United States, is a record label originally based out of Detroit, Michigan (Motor City, hence mo(tor)town), from where it achieved widespread international success. ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar. ... {{Album infobox | Name = Inner Child| Type = Album | Artist = Shanice | Cover = Shaniceinnerchild. ... I Love Your Smile was the name of R&B singer Shanices single released in late 1991. ... Michael Walden (born April 23, 1952, in Kalamazoo, Michigan USA) is an American producer, drummer, singer, and songwriter. ... Minnie Riperton (November 8, 1947 – July 12, 1979) was an American singer and songwriter noted for her rare five-and-a-half octave vocal range and her 1975 hit single Lovin You. ... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ... Minnie Riperton (November 8, 1947 – July 12, 1979) was an American singer and songwriter noted for her rare five-and-a-half octave vocal range and her 1975 hit single Lovin You. ... This article is about the singer. ... This article is about the genre of popular music. ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... Family Matters (TV series) also refers to a popular television series. ...


After Inner Child, Shanice continued to record albums, including 21… Ways to Grow in 1994 and 1999's Shanice sold a total of 500,000 copies[citation needed], produced chiefly by Babyface. On this album Shanice broke a record with her single “When I Close My Eyes[2]. While she has not achieved significant commercial success with her later albums, she is acknowledged as a talented singer and many of her songs appeared on various soundtracks such as Boomerang (soundtrack), Beverly Hills 90210 and The Meteor Man. She also sings backup and does studio sessions and can be heard on Toni Braxton's song "Come On Over Here" and "Un-Break My Heart[3]." She can also be heard making vocal contributions to various video games. She is married to actor/comedian Flex Alexander, with whom she has two children: daughter Imani Shekinah and son Elijah Alexander. Shanice also showed a new side to her talent in the late 90's when she played the role of Eponine in the broadway musical "Les Miserables" for a short run, for which she was given decent reviews. {{Album infobox | Name = Inner Child| Type = Album | Artist = Shanice | Cover = Shaniceinnerchild. ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) The year 1994 was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by the United Nations. ... Events of 2008: (EMILY) Me Lesley and MIley are going to China! This article is about the year. ... Shanice was the fourth album released by R&B singer, Shanice. ... Kenneth Babyface Edmonds (born April 10, 1958 in Indianapolis, Indiana) is an R&B and pop singer, songwriter, keyboardist, record producer, film producer, and entreprenuer. ... When I Close My Eyes was the first single from Shanices fourth album, Shanice. ... The Boomerang (soundtrack) is a 1992 album for the Eddie Murphy movie Boomerang. ... Beverly Hills 90210 was a popular primetime television soap opera that aired from October 1990 to May 2000 on the Fox Network in the United States and subsequently on various networks around the world. ... Meteor Man may refer to: The Meteor Man (film), a 1993 film about a superhero starring Robert Townsend. ... This article is about the singer. ... Un-Break My Heart is the second single released from Toni Braxtons multi-Platinum album Secrets. ... Actors in period costume sharing a joke whilst waiting between takes during location filming. ... For the documentary about Jerry Seinfeld, see Comedian (film). ... Mark Flex Alexander Knox (born April 15, 1970) is an American actor and comedian. ...


Voice

Shanice is a singer credited with a five octave vocal range. Soultrack.com in their biography states, 'she recorded her debut album for A&M Records, Discovery, at age 13. Despite her young age, Shanice showed an amazing vocal range (five octaves)'[4]. RushPRnews also confirms Shanice wide vocal range by noting: "It's always been about the voice for Shanice. She can boast of a five-octave range, which she handles with beauty and ease" [5]. Thus, Shanice has the ability to sing falsetto, as mentioned in Musicmatch's review of her 1991 international successful Inner Child album: "Shanice sure has an impressive voice, including the ability to sing in headvoice (top upper range) like Mariah Carey and Minnie Riperton" [6]. Shanice can be heard using this ability in songs such as her cover of Minnie Riperton's "Lovin' You", "Fly Away", "Ain't Got No Remedy", "Never Changing Love" and in her duet with Jon Secada for the Pocahontas soundtrack "If I Never Knew You" among other songs. Look up discovery in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... {{Album infobox | Name = Inner Child| Type = Album | Artist = Shanice | Cover = Shaniceinnerchild. ... This article is about the singer. ... Minnie Riperton (November 8, 1947 – July 12, 1979) was an American singer and songwriter noted for her rare five-and-a-half octave vocal range and her 1975 hit single Lovin You. ... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ... Jon Secada Da Cunha (born Juan Secada on October 4, 1961) is a Cuban American singer and songwriter. ... Pocahontas is the thirty-third animated feature in the Disney animated features canon. ... If I Never Knew You is the love theme and the second single from Disneys 1995 animated feature Pocahontas. ...


Comeback

Not a stranger to taking long gaps between albums and singles, "Every Woman Dreams" finally emerged in June of 2005. The single did moderately well at R&B radio. After several pushbacks, her fifth studio album Every Woman Dreams was released on February 21, 2006, by an independent label. According to her MySpace page title, she will be releasing a new album in 2008. Every Woman Dreams is the title of R&B singer, Shanices, sixth studio album, which features the song of the same name. ... is the 52nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Discography

Main article: Shanice discography

Albums

U.S. Top 100 singles

Singles from Discovery Discovery was Shanice Wilsons first album. ... {{Album infobox | Name = Inner Child| Type = Album | Artist = Shanice | Cover = Shaniceinnerchild. ... 21. ... Shanice was the fourth album released by R&B singer, Shanice. ... In 1999, a collection of Shanices hits from her first three albums was released. ... Every Woman Dreams is the title of R&B singer, Shanices, sixth studio album, which features the song of the same name. ... (Baby Tell Me) Can You Dance was the first single from Shanices debut album, Discovery. ... I Love Your Smile was the name of R&B singer Shanices single released in late 1991. ... When I Close My Eyes was the first single from Shanices fourth album, Shanice. ...

Awards

The Golden Lion (it: Leone dOro) is the name of the highest prize given to a film at the Biennale Venice Film Festival. ...

Trivia

  • Shanice and gospel singer Tonéx sang the theme song to the UPN sitcom One On One.
  • Shanice appeared and sang "I Love Your Smile" at the Grammy in the Schools Day event on the campus of the University of Illinois, Chicago, IL in 1992.
  • Shanice has only recorded 5 studio albums in twenty years.
  • Shanice provided the English version theme song "Love Is the Gift" for Square Electronic Arts' (now Square Enix) PlayStation 2 game, The Bouncer. The song is only present in the game and was never featured on any of her music albums.
  • Shanice appeared in Mr. T's "Be Somebody... or Be Somebody's Fool!".

Tonéx (pronounced toe-nay) (born May 16, 1975 in San Diego, California) is an American contemporary gospel singer and preacher. ... PS2 redirects here. ... The Bouncer is a beat em up by Squaresoft featuring RPG elements. ... Be Somebody. ...

Personal Life

  • Shanice married husband, Flex Alexander, in 1999.
  • She has two children with her husband.

External links

The Internet Movie Database (IMDb) is an online database of information about movies, actors, television shows, production crew personnel, and video games. ... TV.com is a website belonging to the CNET Games and Entertainment family of websites. ...

References

  1. ^ Shanice
  2. ^ BIGGEST MOVES INTO THE TOP 10
  3. ^ allmusic
  4. ^ Shanice | SoulTracks - Soul Music Biographies, News and Reviews
  5. ^ New York Singing Sensation: Shanice’s new album Every Woman Dreams to be released February 2006
  6. ^ Inner Child by Shanice
  7. ^ Shanice's MySpace page
Singles from Discovery Discovery was Shanice Wilsons first album. ... {{Album infobox | Name = Inner Child| Type = Album | Artist = Shanice | Cover = Shaniceinnerchild. ... 21. ... Shanice was the fourth album released by R&B singer, Shanice. ... Every Woman Dreams is the title of R&B singer, Shanices, sixth studio album, which features the song of the same name. ... In 1999, a collection of Shanices hits from her first three albums was released. ... (Baby Tell Me) Can You Dance was the first single from Shanices debut album, Discovery. ... I Love Your Smile was the name of R&B singer Shanices single released in late 1991. ... When I Close My Eyes was the first single from Shanices fourth album, Shanice. ... Mark Flex Alexander Knox (born April 15, 1970) is an American actor and comedian. ...

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Shanice - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (466 words)
Shanice Lorraine Wilson (born May 14, 1973 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) is a Grammy nominated American RandB singer.
Born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA, Shanice starred in a KFC commercial with Ella Fitzgerald at 9.
While she has not achieved significant commercial success with her later albums, she is acknowledged as a talented singer and many of her songs appeared on various soundtracks.
Shanice (535 words)
Shanice works hard and isn't too proud to stay behind the scenes - for several years in the mid-90s she sang backup on a number of Babyface projects, before he put together her much-hyped 1999 release.
She was identified as Shanice Wilson on this release, produced by Bryan Loren.
Shanice has really worked on her voice, and she now has a soaring high range that recalls Mariah Carey, and enough to savvy to rap like Salt without sounding completely incongruous.
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