Shania The Artist was born on the island of Jamaica but was raised in the United States back and forth since she was 5 yrs old so It’s no wonder why her sound is so unique. She brings a deep sultry sound mixed with an island twist never before heard. With a cross between neo soul and mainstream r&b, she has set out to prove that crossing barriers can be achieved even with a unique voice by simply mixing the right music, voice, and words.
Growing up with a strict father in the states, she learned to love wordplay when she was only allowed to read books after school which caused her to go into her own world and paint scenes from the books. “The Artist” to her means more than just music, “it’s how you see the world, and how you paint your own heart for people to see,” she stated.
The last talk before her mom passed in 2014 of breast cancer, keeps fueling shania to keep going… her mom told her there is something unique that can’t be explained, your music speaks volumes, don’t give that up. “even in death my loyalty don’t sway,” says Shania, “I promised my mom and i will continue to infect people with something that can change how people view the world.”
with her new EP album “Fed Up” Shania The Artist proved once more her range is broad and captures soulful yet spicy rhythms and sounds all in one album… with the first single off the album “Watch Me” Shania The Artist wanted to speak to her audience and let them know that she likes to be classy and mix sexual appeal as well… it is possible to have beauty and brains and cross them even in an unorthodox way… after all, you can’t infect change by being just like what you’re trying to change.
First of all tell us about the start of your professional career ?
I really started diving into my music in 2014 after my mom passed even though I’ve been singing since I was 5, I really took it by the reigns as a promise to my mom and to myself because I just couldn’t leave music alone in whatever I was doing. It’s always been there waiting to come out.
What advice would you give to beginners who are nervous?
Advice to beginners would be to not listen to the negativity. A lot of people are going to love you and a lot are going to equally hate or don’t like your content as well. But the negative ones is just the people who didn’t have the balls to chase their dreams as passionately as you are. Their fear can easily become yours if you listen to them. Keep on the path and don’t stop unless you want to stop.
What’s your motto or the advice you live by?
My motto would be “look at all the music, ideas, inventions… that never made it to light all because someone didn’t follow their dreams and died in the process. Don’t let that be you.”
What was your most memorable performance to date?
The most memorable was the “SWEET AUBURN FESTIVAL 2017” performance in ATLANTA. It was my first main stage performance and had a lot of people who came out. This was the big time type of performance, I even got a live interview that day and was bought back by the radio personal to do a separate interview which was my very first one. I knew then I had arrived.
Since beginning your career tell me about a situation that has made you proud. Why was this, and what was the outcome?
My proudest moments is when I drop a music video and I hear the feedback on my artistic expressions and ideas in the video. My fans love the twists I put on the visuals. Also as a sexual artist they love my pictures and how I interpret art this way. For them to love who I truly am makes me all the more motivated to continue with what I’m doing.
how can our fans find you on social media ?
Im a big Instagram fanatic lol… https://www.instagram.com/Shania.the.artist
And YouTube is my favorite place for all my videos just search SHANIA THE ARTIST