Saturday, June 26, 2010
Jango Song Of The Day-Sunshine Anderson
Song:Heard It All Before
Heard It All Before was one of the top R & B jams of the summer of 2001. Sunshine Anderson's route into the music business may seem like a fairytale but it has since turned into a legal nightmare and she is currently on the comeback trail for the second time. She was born Oct. 8, 1974 in Winston-Salem, NC and grew up in Charlotte. The story goes that Sunshine was studying criminal justice at North Carolina Central University in Durham when Wallace Sellars heard her singing while she was standing in line at the cafeteria. Sellars brought her to the attention of Soulife Records VP and veteran music producer Mike City. He signed her up and singer Macy Gray became her manager. Soulife had a distribution deal with Atlantic Records and Your Woman was released in June 2001. The album reached #8 on the Billboard Hot 200. Heard It All Before is a great song written by Anderson and City. It reached #3 on the R & B Singles chart and #18 on the Billboard Hot 100. The video is also hot. It helps that Sunshine is gorgeous and her singing style is earthier than some of the other singers from that time period. The follow up single Lunch Or Dinner also charted. Unfortunately, Soulife got into a legal squabble with Atlantic and Sunshine was forced to leave the label. In 2004 she signed with Music World which is owned by Matthew Knowles (Beyonce's dad). She released Sunshine At Midnight in 2007. It reached the lower level of the charts but Music World may not have promoted it very well. Then she got married and had a baby in 2007. She currently works as a cosmetologist in Atlanta and is a single mom to her daughter Skyy. She has also signed to be managed by the great R & B singer Anthony Hamilton and they are currently working on a new CD. Sunshine Anderson is a great talent so I'd like to see her be successful again. Thanks to http://www.blackamericaweb.com/ for the update. Here's the video for Heard It All Before by Sunshine Anderson.