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Shontelle

Barbadian pop singer Shontelle (born Shontelle Layne) gained notice as the songwriter behind Alison Hinds' "Roll It Gal," a hit in her native country. The SRC label, home to friend Rihanna, offered a contract, which prompted her to put her studies behind to focus on a music career. Shontelligence, her debut album, was released in November 2008 and stalled out of the gate, despite input from the likes of Stargate. It was given a second push the following February. The album peaked at number 24 on Billboard's Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart; somewhat surprisingly, for being such a pop-oriented album, it failed to appear on the Billboard 200 chart. She had greater success with the lead single to her second album. The regretful breakup song "Impossible," a preview of her second album, was released in February 2010 and hit the Top 20 of the Hot 100 by July. No Gravity was released in September.


Shontelle was born on October 4, 1985 in Saint James, Barbados, to Raymond and Beverley Layne.
She has two younger sisters, Rayana and Rhea Layne.
Shontelle was a student at the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus in Barbados (currently on hold), and was on her way to becoming a lawyer before SRC, the same label known for discovering her friend Rihanna, saw her talent.
Shontelle wrote the song "Roll It Gal" for regionally renowned Alison Hinds. The song had big success in the Caribbean, New York, Miami and Europe.
Her lyrical writing helped her to perform with Natahlee Burke (another artist from Barbados). Their hit song was "Colours" which was a song showing the pride of being Barbadian did so well, that a remix was made to represent the whole Caribbean.

 

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DAUBETERRE
January 27, 2011 (2:33pm)
OHHH!!!!!!SWEET, SWEET, SEEWT LADY!!!!!!!!!!!!
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