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Shanice

Grammy-Nominated American R&B/Pop-Rock Singer-Songwriter, Actress and Television Star

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Shanice Lorraine Wilson-Knox, better known as Shanice, is a Grammy-nominated American R&B/pop-rock singer-songwriter and actress. She scored the Top 10 Billboard hit singles "I Love Your Smile" and "Silent Prayer" in 1991 and "Saving Forever for You" in 1993. In 1999, Shanice scored another hit song, "When I Close My Eyes," which peaked at number No. 11 on Billboard's Hot 100 chart. She is widely recognized for her coloratura soprano voice and her ability to sing in the whistle register.

Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Wilson relocated to Los Angeles with her mother and aunt (Krystal and Penny) who were themselves interested in pursuing careers in the music industry. They soon abandoned their aspirations of stardom, instead focusing their efforts on young Shanice; forming the management company Krystal Penny to cultivate and promote her talents. At age 9, Shanice appeared in a Kentucky Fried Chicken commercial with the legendary jazz vocalist Ella Fitzgerald. In 1984, she appeared as a regular on the children's program "Kids Incorporated." At age 11, Shanice competed on "Star Search." Shortly after her appearance on "Star Search," she was signed to A&M Records.

In 1987, at 14, A&M Records released her debut album, Discovery. It produced two top-ten R&B hits, "(Baby Tell Me) Can You Dance" and "No ½ Steppin'." Wilson went on to sign a deal with Motown Records in the summer of 1990, releasing Inner Child in late 1991, which included her best-known hit single "I Love Your Smile." It reached the top ten in 22 countries, including the U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100. The album also featured a cover of Minnie Riperton's 1974 hit "Lovin' You," a rendition that brought attention to her five-octave vocal range.

After Inner Child, Wilson continued to record albums, including 1994's 21… Ways to Grow with producer Rhett Lawrence a L.A session musician and Earth Wind & Fire guitarist Dick Smith. This effort was followed by a move to LaFace Records, who released the 1999 album Shanice. While she has not achieved significant commercial success with subsequent albums, she has contributed various tracks for films, such as Boomerang ("Don't Wanna Love You") and The Meteor Man ("It's for You"). Wilson also achieved success with her top-ten hit "Saving Forever for You," from the "Beverly Hills 90210" soundtrack. She also recorded "If I Never Knew You," a duet with Jon Secada, for the original soundtrack of Disney's 1995 film "Pocahontas."

Shanice performs occasional backing vocals for other artists, and can, for example, be heard on Toni Braxton's "Come on Over Here" and "Un-Break My Heart," as well as Usher's "Bedtime." In 2010 she performed vocals on the track "Behind the Mask," from Michael Jackson's posthumous album Michael.

In addition to singing, Wilson is also an actress, appearing in 1997 on the Broadway stage as the first black performer to star in the role of Eponine in the musical "Les Misérables." In 2001 Shanice also starred in the made-for-TV movie "One Special Moment," an adaptation of Brenda Jackson's 1998 novel of the same name.

After a five-year hiatus, Wilson released her fifth studio album Every Woman Dreams on her own label Imajah (named for her two children). More recently, she recorded the song "A Midnight Rendezvous" for the 2012 Kinect rhythm game Rhythm Party. She also performed the English theme song for the video game The Bouncer, called "Love Is the Gift."

Currently, Shanice is filming her OWN series "Flex & Shanice".

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    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Shanice for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Shanice, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Shanice or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO BOOK Shanice?

    Booking fees for Shanice, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Shanice, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • WHO IS THE AGENT FOR Shanice?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Shanice for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Shanice for your next private or corporate function.
  • WHAT IS A FULL-SERVICE TALENT BOOKING AGENCY?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Shanice or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Shanice or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.
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Shanice

Grammy-Nominated American R&B/Pop-Rock Singer-Songwriter, Actress and Television Star

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Shanice Biography

Shanice Lorraine Wilson-Knox, better known as Shanice, is a Grammy-nominated American R&B/pop-rock singer-songwriter and actress. She scored the Top 10 Billboard hit singles "I Love Your Smile" and "Silent Prayer" in 1991 and "Saving Forever for You" in 1993. In 1999, Shanice scored another hit song, "When I Close My Eyes," which peaked at number No. 11 on Billboard's Hot 100 chart. She is widely recognized for her coloratura soprano voice and her ability to sing in the whistle register.

Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Wilson relocated to Los Angeles with her mother and aunt (Krystal and Penny) who were themselves interested in pursuing careers in the music industry. They soon abandoned their aspirations of stardom, instead focusing their efforts on young Shanice; forming the management company Krystal Penny to cultivate and promote her talents. At age 9, Shanice appeared in a Kentucky Fried Chicken commercial with the legendary jazz vocalist Ella Fitzgerald. In 1984, she appeared as a regular on the children's program "Kids Incorporated." At age 11, Shanice competed on "Star Search." Shortly after her appearance on "Star Search," she was signed to A&M Records.

In 1987, at 14, A&M Records released her debut album, Discovery. It produced two top-ten R&B hits, "(Baby Tell Me) Can You Dance" and "No ½ Steppin'." Wilson went on to sign a deal with Motown Records in the summer of 1990, releasing Inner Child in late 1991, which included her best-known hit single "I Love Your Smile." It reached the top ten in 22 countries, including the U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100. The album also featured a cover of Minnie Riperton's 1974 hit "Lovin' You," a rendition that brought attention to her five-octave vocal range.

After Inner Child, Wilson continued to record albums, including 1994's 21… Ways to Grow with producer Rhett Lawrence a L.A session musician and Earth Wind & Fire guitarist Dick Smith. This effort was followed by a move to LaFace Records, who released the 1999 album Shanice. While she has not achieved significant commercial success with subsequent albums, she has contributed various tracks for films, such as Boomerang ("Don't Wanna Love You") and The Meteor Man ("It's for You"). Wilson also achieved success with her top-ten hit "Saving Forever for You," from the "Beverly Hills 90210" soundtrack. She also recorded "If I Never Knew You," a duet with Jon Secada, for the original soundtrack of Disney's 1995 film "Pocahontas."

Shanice performs occasional backing vocals for other artists, and can, for example, be heard on Toni Braxton's "Come on Over Here" and "Un-Break My Heart," as well as Usher's "Bedtime." In 2010 she performed vocals on the track "Behind the Mask," from Michael Jackson's posthumous album Michael.

In addition to singing, Wilson is also an actress, appearing in 1997 on the Broadway stage as the first black performer to star in the role of Eponine in the musical "Les Misérables." In 2001 Shanice also starred in the made-for-TV movie "One Special Moment," an adaptation of Brenda Jackson's 1998 novel of the same name.

After a five-year hiatus, Wilson released her fifth studio album Every Woman Dreams on her own label Imajah (named for her two children). More recently, she recorded the song "A Midnight Rendezvous" for the 2012 Kinect rhythm game Rhythm Party. She also performed the English theme song for the video game The Bouncer, called "Love Is the Gift."

Currently, Shanice is filming her OWN series "Flex & Shanice".

Shanice Videos

  • Shanice - I Love Your Smile 1991 PV - YouTube

FAQs on booking Shanice

  • How to book Shanice?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Shanice for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Shanice, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Shanice or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Shanice?

    Booking fees for Shanice, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Shanice, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Shanice?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Shanice for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Shanice for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Shanice or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Shanice or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Shanice is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Shanice for your event is available upon request. Shanice generally travels from Los Angeles, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Keshia Chante, F. Gary Gray, Q Parker, Pharrell Williams and Darius Rucker. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Shanice for an upcoming live or virtual event.

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  • Shanice - I Love Your Smile 1991 PV - YouTube

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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