MP3 Shadiya - The Best of Me
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13 MP3 Songs
URBAN/R&B: Soul, URBAN/R&B: Rhythm & Blues
HEADLINES...... Songstress SHADIYA makes R&B album that makes ya feel good all over!!!! Titled The Best of Me. Experience the DOCTOR of good music. Now, a word from her.........
"I immensely enjoyed making this album. I was able to experiment a little with different sounds and rhythms. Usually you see my Thank you's on the album but I want to take time here to thank my wonderful and loyal fans for giving me the opportunity to indulge you through music. It has been such an honor serving you. Come, sit and eat at my table of love."
Not afraid to experiment and not shackled by what is considered mainstream, Artist/Producer/Writer/Arranger/Singer/Executive, SHADIYA, brings to the stage sultry, smooth R&B and jazz sounds that collectively represents every music style imaginable.
Shadiya's music career began while singing in the church choir when the music director discovered her talent. Wanting to see that talent blossom, the director took Shadiya under her wing and paid for her vocal and piano lessons. "I didn't even know I could sing until Mrs. Carr told me." From then on, with her mother and god mother as her managers, Shadiya was auditioning and singing for benefits such as the American Cancer Society, March of Dimes, Dogwood Arts Festival, Dollywood (formally known as Silver Dollar City) and political and church groups.
At age 13, she was challenged to audition for the Miss Tennessee Talented Teen contest. Winning the contest with her rendition of "Summertime" from Porgy and Bess, she went on to represent her state in the Hal Jackson's International Talented Teens Pageant held at the Coconut Grove in Hollywood, California. This one experience was a turning point in Shadiya's life. It opened many doors to building her self-esteem, to offering opportunities to interact and perform with some of the hottest stars such as Janet Jackson, Johnny Gill, Jeffrey Osbourne, Ready for the World, Bobby Brown, and DeBarge.
In high school she auditioned and won a place in the All-East and then All-State Chorus. Shadiya also enjoyed acting in highschool and tore the house down when she played Queenie in ShowBoat. Showing her versatility, she tried her hand at modeling and had various modeling jobs forSears and other companies and organizations. At age 14, she recorded her first Gospel cassette titled, "Rise Again." After attending a year of college, she joined the Army as a medical specialist, paratrooper and served in the Persian Gulf War. She has appeared on World Monitor Special Broadcast, Montel Williams Show and CBS/Boston Children's Hospital Telethon. In 1989 she appeared in the movie, My Mother Wears Combat Boots with Barbara Eden (who played I Dream of Jeanie). Showcasing her writing skills, she co-authored a coloring book about children's cancer titled How My Life Changed. Independently released in 1997 was her first R&B single titled,"Love is the Answer." In 1998 her first R&B CD was titled "Songs of Love." In the year 2000, she wrote and released the Jamilia Cancer Fund CD with a beautiful track titled Miracles.
All of Shadiya's albums showcase all of her titles as songwriter, producer, arranger, and vocalist. This album brings you soulful R&B. Her influences...Minnie Ripperton, Glady's Knight, Aretha Franklin, Natalie Cole, Patti Labelle, Angela Winbush, Dolly Parton, Prince, Maxwell, Sade and Toni Braxton. This artist pours from her souls passions that will change your life or at least, at times, send shrills up your spine.
*****Don't forget to check out Shadiya's other releases******-Songs of Love, Heart of a Woman, Share My World, Sultry Soul Singer, and The Search is Over.
Shadiya's Share My World album cover is the poster child for Superdups advertisement all over the country. You can check it out in Artist Pro magazines and other music mags. Shadiya was one of the top 12 DIY picks in the Sept/Oct 2004 Performing Songwriter magazine.
She was also chosen as one of the artists to be heard on XM radio. You can send in your requests on Channel 52- Unsigned. Big thanks goes out to all our friends overseas. Overseas radio programming Solar Radio has been great with playing Shadiya's music and Starpoint Radio with Dave W. Closer to home is WNTI in New Jersey. Listen and request on the Crow's Nest at https://www.tradebit.com.
Download individual songs by Shadiya for 99cents on I-Tunes, Napster and all of the internet download service stores. Shadiya's albums are available at retail stores. Just walk in, special order it and have it delivered to your door.
Looking for it on the club scene? New Jersey has been pumping her up at the Hip Hop Cafe, Cache, Casablanca, Mobile, Sambuca, Tribecca, Lace, Platinum as she incorporates more dance tunes.
Shadiya was also on the 47th Annual Grammy Awards entry list for Share My World. Entered in the categories of Record of the Year, Best R&B Album, Best R&B Song, Song of the Year, Best New Artist, Best Female R&B Vocal Performance.
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