SHONTELLE albums When her frothy, singalong hit "T-Shirt" began saturating airwaves in 2008, young Bajan singer-songwriter Shontelle seemed primed to inherit Rihanna's crown as the sexy queen of mainstream R&B. The artist's debut, SHONTELLIGENCE, finds its legs, as did Rihanna's first effort, in the middle ground between urban contemporary pop and the influence of her native island. Tracks like the reggae-driven "Flesh and Bone" represent the latter, while pop singles like "T-Shirt" and the club-ready "Roll It" prove Shontelle's ability to cross over successfully.
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SHONTELLE discography Shontelligence, Shontelle's debut album from 2008, spawned a Top 40 single in "T-Shirt" but didn't sell nearly as well as expected. The Barbadian pop singer's follow-up is designed to fare better, with higher-profile songwriting and production collaborations, and its lead track, "Impossible," is a Top 20 hit, and already her most successful single to date.
Recording information: 2nd Floor Studios, Hollywood, CA; 3:20 Studios, Los Feliz, CA; Chalice Studios, LA; El Studio InDaMix, Dominican Republic; Icon Studios, Atlanta, GA; Levcon Studios; Limestone, Sweden; Nordhansen Studio, Sthlm; The Loft Recording Studios, Bronxville, NY; The Vault, Stockholm.
Photographer: Robert Ascroft.