Shannon Ramsey, July 08, 1983, was born and raised in Baltimore, MD. She discovered her gift at a very early age, yet was extremely shy when it came to singing. Shannon was introduced to the music of all the greats, i.e. Phyllis Hyman, Anita Baker, Luther Vandross…etc, by none other than her father, Frederick D. Ramsey. Her father would play all of these amazing songs, while Shannon would lip sing every word because she was too shy to let anyone know she hand a huge talent. As, Shannon got older she step out of the “shy” slight and in the spotlight, after seeing the world renowned superstar “BRANDY”. Shannon began to realize pursuing her dream as a professional singer was not only possible, it was achievable. “…seeing Brandy on television and hearing her music allowed for me to see and believe a young African American girl could excel, pursue and achieve her dream…she was an inspiration for me…”
In 2002, Shannon decided to leave college to figure out her life and make decisions on what she truly wanted to be. She went to Germany and the Netherlands to sing and write songs with her cousin/mentor Kamary Phillips. It was during her travels that, Shannon realize she needed to come back home complete what she started, which was college and do it on her terms. In 2004, Shannon re-enrolled to Morgan State University, where she changed her major from Math/Chemistry to Liberal Arts. While at MSU, she was an active member of the world renowned Morgan State University Choir, with this ensemble she traveled to places, such as the Bahamas, the U.S. Virgin and British Islands, and Prague, Chez Republic. Shannon is a proud member of Sigma Alpha Iota International Music Fraternity for Women, Alpha Sigma Lambda National Honors Society and a lifetime member of The National Honors Society. She graduated, with honors, from the university, with a Bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts with a concentration in Vocal Performance, in 2008.
She won a single demo package and distribution through Koch Records at the 92Q Annual Music Seminar. As the winner she won the coveted spot of opener for Little Wayne at Baltimore’s First Mariner Arena. She out performed over 100 Baltimore artists and brought the house down with her powerful voice. She went on to win the Philly Music Conference and has performed twice on the WORLD RENOWNED APOLLO stage. She has sung all over the US on her own as a solo artist and with her POWER HOUSE singing group FORGVN. Shannon was also one of four finalists from Maryland to star on the CW’s new HIT series THE NEXT. The list of things this young has done goes on and on…
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