Y’all remember “Colours” back in 2008? Well, Natalie Burke and Shontelle are back with a new catchy track called “Fyah”. Take a listen below:
Natalie & Shontelle – Fyah “2016 Soca” (Barbados Crop Over) ♫
Shontelle has been a bit quiet on the music lately but here’s a brand new featuring to enjoy while waiting for the highly-anticipated third album. Fellow Bajan singer/songwritter Toni Norville has teamed up with Shontelle for the new single “Count On Me“. The track was co-written by Toni and Shontelle. Listen below:
What’s your thoughts on this new track?
The 11th Barbados Music Awards, the Caribbean’s most internationally acclaimed music awards event, took place on Sunday, January 3rd at the Garfield Sobers Gymnasium in St Michael, Barbados. Shontelle won the BMA Diamond Awards for Excellence and High Achievement in the Music Industry and also performed live.
Shontelle thanks fellow Bajan Super Star Rihanna for opening doors for Barbadian artists on the global music market and covered “Man Down” wich she co-wrote. – BarbadosToday
Shontelle singing “T-Shirt” – The Nation Barbados
Congrats Shon! Xx
Shontelle performed at Cavalli Club in Dubai a few days ago (on 12/30/2015). She also gave a quick interview to dubaiweek wich you can read below. Pictures from the event have been added to the gallery and can be viewed by clicking on a thumbnail below:
She’s the original Barbadian music star, when she’s not performing in Dubai you can catch her relaxing on the beach and as well as a songbird, she’s also a legal eagle.We shoot the breeze with Shontelle Layne, before she does her thing at Dubai’s Cavalli Club on 30th December, supported by Enzo. Can’t make the gig? You’ll miss an exclusive preview of the 30-year-old singer songwriter’s new single, but why not stick on debut album Shontelligence and enjoy shining R&B singles ‘Tshirt’ and ‘Battlecry’?
You’ve played in Dubai a lot Shontelle. What brings you back?
I can’t explain how much I love Dubai. Any opportunity to visit I’ll take! The experience of performing and being in Dubai is so elating, and coming from such a small island so far away, I feel so blessed.
I have some great friends and fans in Dubai who are the reason I am able to come here and sing so often. I’ll be performing at the fabulous Cavalli Club again and I can’t wait! Thanks to my agency Level A Management for always take care of me in the Middle East.
Do you have any great hangouts here we should know about – what’s your favourite restaurant/bar/place to shop?
Everyone must go to the Dubai Mall to shop (we hear you, sister).
I really enjoy the Marina and you cannot visit Dubai without seeing the Burj Khalifa and the Dubai Fountain! What a fantastic display of art and engineering! But when it’s time to relax I love going to Jumeirah Beach. I love how you can see Burj Al Arab from the beach and the staff brings you cold towels, frozen treats and fresh fruit to keep you cool in the blazing heat.
You’re performing December 30th, so does that mean you get New Year’s Eve off? Where’s your perfect place to see in the New Year?
I never have NYE off. The perfect place to see in the New Year? Dubai of course!
Any New Year’s resolutions, for your career or personal life?
My biggest resolution is to pay more attention and be more proactive with decisions made as far as both my career and personal life go. Taking things into my own hands and learning not to rely on anyone else. Just make it happen and always ask questions when you don’t know.
Never be afraid. Sometimes if you want it done right, you have to do it yourself.
You’re also a talented songwriter – anyone you’d love to write for in 2016?
I would love to continue writing for Rihanna and I want to work with Bruno Mars again. I still think it would be fun to write with Alicia Keys or Stevie Wonder. Maybe Beyonce. And although Adele’s songs are very personal and she does lots of her own writing, somehow I feel I have a few songs already written that would fit her perfectly.
I also really enjoy writing for new talent. We’ll see what 2016 brings my way.
Finally, is it true you have a degree in entertainment law? If you hadn’t become a music star, would you be a lawyer?
Its true I studied entertainment law. I most likely would have joined the bar and practised for sure. But I would still find a way to be strongly involved in music. And I would definitely still be writing.
Shontelle will take the stage at the Barbados Music Awards on Sunday January 10th, 2016 – for a special performance & to receive the BMA Diamond Award in recognition of outstanding global career achievements.
On October 13th, Big Borthers Big Sisters Southeastern Pennsylvania celebrated their 100 year anniversary at the Big Night Out gala, held at The Kimmel Center. Shontelle was there and performed her hit song Impossible.
Shontelle talks music industry, inspiration and what’s next for her with Bruce Buffer on It’s Time Podcast. You can also hear an exclusive snippet of a new song. New Shontelle album due for release in 2016.
Swedish Electronic Music Producer Eddzaa has unveiled his latest single, called “Just Breathe” in collaboration with electronic/house artist Burccinn and which features vocals from barbadian singer Shontelle. The track is now available on all online music stores.
Listen to the song below:
In other news, Shontelle has signed a new deal with SMH Entertainment and is currently working on her new album, rumoured to be release later this year.