Shannon (born Shannon Brenda Greene on May 2, 1958, in Washington, D.C.), is an American singer. She is best known for her 1983 dance-freestyle record "Let the Music Play."
In July 1983, the "Let the Music Play" single was released without her knowledge. Shannon was invited back to lay down more songs for Liggett and Barbosa. Barbosa, a Puerto Rican from New York was considered the founder of Freestyle music, and "Let the Music Play" has become widely acknowledged as the first Latin freestyle track.
Politics within Atlantic Records were affecting the atmosphere, and Shannon asked to be released from her recording contract in 1987. Earlier that year, she had managed to record one last single, "Criminal," for the movie Fatal Beauty. This track was a pop-sounding single typical of the era, and lacked the soulful punch of other Shannon recordings. The single had a flip side by the R&B act Madame X.