Norwegian born artist Omer Bhatti also known as O-Bee released his new single entitled “See The Light” featuring Shontelle. Check out the video above of See The Light in the making.
- Shontelle has revealed to DailyStar that she is set to collaborate with ‘In My Head’ hitmaker Jason Derulo. The Bajan singer just supported Derulo on tour, during which they agreed to work together. Shontelle says: “We want to go to Miami and do it soon as possible together. “Maybe we’ll do a trade-off and write a song for each other”.
- O-Bee, better known as Omer Bhatti ( Michael Jackson’s ‘unknown son’ ) recently announced in an interview with Metro News that he has recorded a duet with Shontelle which will be included in his debut album due to release this summer.
- Shontelle set to perform at the upcoming “The Power of One” event in New York on March 10th, to help celebrate Women’s History Month with other inspiring young women through a special music focused panel and performances with violinist Caitlin Moe, and Deux Chattes. - PRNews
- ‘Perfect Nightmare’ official UK single release: March 14, 2011 – get ready to request team UK!
- ‘Say Hello To Goodbye’ official US single release: March 15, 2011 – music video estimated to be shot within the next 2 months. (Can’t wait to see this!)
- Rihanna’s ‘Man Down‘ (co-written by Shontelle) has a strong chance of becoming a single. - RocNation
Listen to “MAN DOWN” from Rihanna’s album LOUD, produced by Rock City & co-written by Shontelle
On this reggae-tinged track, Rihanna delivers graphic lyrics about shooting a man, but it’s not like she’s armed with a glock and gunning down dudes on the street. “The song is about breaking a man’s heart,” Rihanna explains. “It’s a very cleverly written song and what I love about it is that it’s not a lyric you’d normally hear a female singing.” As for the reggae vibe of the record, Rihanna says the music is an echo of her roots. “The vibe is Jamaican and West Indian,” she says. “That’s something that’s close to me.”
“I wanted to exude the energy and space I’m in right now that’s what I always try and do with my music. Right now in my life I feel very loud and in charge of my life and I can’t wait for everyone to hear the new album. It has such a variety of sounds but it all makes sense for this album. ‘Man Down‘ is a straight up Jamaican record and I love it, I even do a little chat on it at the end haha.”
“When I was writing my part, we were in the studio together, She really works hard. We were at one of her concerts and she literally got straight off the stage, walked right onto the studio bus, and went straight to work.”
The “Impossible” songstress revealed that “Man Down,” which she describes as “very dramatic,” was easy to write based on the duo’s comfort level that came with growing up together. “It was good because it was like, ‘I know you, I know what you need, I know what you want.’”
If you thought there were only talented females from Barbados (Rihanna, Shontelle, Livvi Franc & Vita Chambers), you thought wrong! Let me introduce you to Hal Linton, he is an SRP/Universal Motown recording artist & songwriter, producer, multiple BMA award winner, and one of the best voted BET Rising Icon’s. His talents are truly promising and will leave an indelible mark on music. GET FAMILIAR!
That said, you should be super excited like I am, to hear the song they both recorded in studio recently titled ‘Scream’. It was ‘magic’ and close sources say it’s a HIT!
Read more about Hal Linton, check out his recent Artist Spotlight over at Neonlimelight.
In an exclusive interview Neonlimelight recently had with London-based singer/songwriter Mr. Hudson, he revealed he wouldn’t mind working with Shontelle! Read an extract below:
When asked about working with another Barbados-native, “T-Shirt” singer Shontelle, Hudson cited time constraints as the reason behind them not being able to pair up. “It’s kind of just a rumor, but like Lil Wayne wants to f-ck every girl in the world, I want to work with every girl in the world.”
Source: Neonlimelight (Thanks TJ!)
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Below are extracts from a recent interview Shontelle did with EveryUrbanThing.
EUT: How has life changed since signing to SRC Records/Universal Motown?
Oh my gosh, life has changed a lot because I’ve had to move away from home. I live in New York now so I’m away from friends and family a lot, which can be very lonely. Also, it’s weird to be somewhere where people recognise you and want to take their photo with you, it’s all very different but also very exciting. Also, I have a lot less time to relax, not much down time, very busy, every day.
EUT: How was supporting Beyonce on tour?
Wow, the experience of a life time, I was very nervous going on tour knowing that Beyonce fans do not tolerate any mediocrity when you see her live it’s like the closest thing of perfection so there was a lot of pressure. When they get something less than that they’re like who’s this wannabe Beyonce girl, we don’t want her.
But it was the complete opposite her fans were completely supportive of me, Beyonce’s people said they’d never had someone fill this many seats so early, which meant people were there to see me which was a great feeling.
EUT: Who would you like to work with?
The queen! Call your girl up, you know how to reach me! I really love Alicia keys, thats one of my dreams. I had dreams of working with Michael Jackson but now that’s never going to happen what a tragedy, it saddens me.
Getting to work with Akon again would be really cool, or to have a Rihanna/Shontelle track 2 bastion girls. There are some cool UK acts like Tinchy Stryder and Alexandra Burke, who you might see me collaborate with as we’re all friends.
EUT: What has been your best moment of 2009 so far?
I would have to say, other than the success of T-shirt and Stuck with Each other singles, the highlight definitely was the Beyonce tour, and the best moment on the tour was having Beyonce herself ask to see me.
I thought I was in trouble! But she called me in and she said that I really want to say to you that I think you’re incredible and it’s a pleasure to have you on tour, I keep seeing your videos on TV and I think they’re amazing and you’re so talent, so keep your head on and you’ll get there. You’re doing a great job diva, it’s been pleasure having you on the tour. She’s living legend already.
Source: EveryUrbanThing | Read the full interview here