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Written by DJ Dennis on 30 oktober 2021
Shontelle – Sanctify
Track Title: Sanctify
Launch Date: 29th October 2021
ISRC Code: NOHEK2110010
Artist Location: Barbados
Barbadian pop star, Shontelle is ready to release a beautiful new ballad single and video. The single and video will officially be out this Friday, October 29th. Sanctify is Shontelle’s first single out of several singles from her coming EP due for release spring 2022. The single is produced by Kim Ofstad who also produced plenty of hits including Madcon’s Beggin (over 230 million streams on Spotify) and Glow.
“I am first and foremost, a creator. I am also a chameleon; I fit in where I need to,” Shontelle explains. “Some people would call me a pop / R&B artist, but I’m really just a singer sharing my stories.”
The gorgeous young singer was born Shontelle Layne on the beautiful island of Barbados, the eldest of three sisters, and still speaks with an intoxicating West Indian lilt. While attending a high school, where she served as a drill sergeant in the Cadet Corps, Shontelle met and became friends with another young talent with dreams of making it big – her name was Rihanna.
After writing childhood stories with her sister and chants for her cheerleading squad in school, one of the first songs she wrote, Roll It Gal, found its way to Alison Hinds, another prominent singer in Barbados, where the song became a hit. At this point, Shontelle was brought to the world stage by the very same company that discovered Rihanna in Barbados. She went on to co-write Man Down, the sixth single lifted from Rihanna’s fifth studio album LOUD. Shontelle’s role on Man Down awarded her the title as a Grammy nominated songwriter. She released two well-received albums on Universal Motown, Shontelligence and No Gravity including hits like Impossible, T-Shirt, Stuck With Each Other and Say Hello To Goodbye.