Sunshine Anderson

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Sunshine Anderson
Born(1974-06-07) June 7, 1974 (age 39)
Greenville, North Carolina, United States
GenresR&B, soul, neo-soul
OccupationsCEO, Singer-songwriter, record producer
Years active2001–present
LabelsSoulife, Atlantic, Shining Star, Music World, Verve Forecast
WebsiteSunshineAnderson.com
 
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Sunshine Anderson
Born(1974-06-07) June 7, 1974 (age 39)
Greenville, North Carolina, United States
GenresR&B, soul, neo-soul
OccupationsCEO, Singer-songwriter, record producer
Years active2001–present
LabelsSoulife, Atlantic, Shining Star, Music World, Verve Forecast
WebsiteSunshineAnderson.com

Sunshine Anderson (born June 7, 1974) is a female American R&B and soul singer and songwriter.

Music career[edit]

Beginnings[edit]

Anderson was born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and later moved to Charlotte. Wallace Sellars, a friend of a producer/Soulife A&R Vice President, Mike City, heard Anderson singing on her way to the cafeteria of North Carolina Central University (where she earned a B.S. in criminal justice) and introduced the two.[1] From there, Anderson was managed by Macy Gray during the recording of her first album.[2][3][4][5]

2001–2002: Your Woman[edit]

In June 2001, Anderson released her debut album, Your Woman on Atlantic Records. The album debuted at #8 on Billboard's Hot 200 and #2 on Top R&B charts. The lead single, "Heard It All Before," (released May 21, 2001) peaked at #18 on the Hot 100 and a #3 on the R&B charts. The follow-up single "Lunch or Dinner," peaked at #54 on R&B charts. Her album was certified gold later that year.

2004–2007: Sunshine at Midnight[edit]

In August 2004, Anderson signed to Matthew Knowles' new record label Music World Entertainment.[6] In 2006, her first single for her new label, "Something I Wanna Give You" was released and peaked at #80 on Billboard R&B charts. A video of the song was shot in Los Angeles by director Gil Green.[7]

On January 23, 2007, Sunshine Anderson released her second album, "Sunshine at Midnight." The album debuted and peaked at #86 on Billboard 200 and #16 on R&B. In addition to release of the album, Anderson toured with singer Brian McKnight. Later that year, the follow-up singles "Force of Nature" (#75 R&B) and "Wear The Crown" were released.[6]

2010–present: The Sun Shines Again[edit]

In September 2010, Sunshine Anderson announced on her Twitter that her new single "Lie to Kick It" was released to radio. Her third studio album, The Sun Shines Again was released November 2, 2010 on Verve Forecast Records.[8]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

YearAlbumChart positions[9][10]RIAA Certification
U.S.U.S. R&BU.S. IndieUK
2001Your Woman52-39Gold (750,000+ copies sold)
2007Sunshine At Midnight86164-N/A (175,000+ copies sold)[11]
2010The Sun Shines Again-50--TBD

Singles[edit]

YearSongChart positions[10][12]Album
U.S.U.S. R&BU.S. DanceUK
2001"Heard It All Before"183119Your Woman
"Lunch or Dinner"-54-57
2006"Something I Wanna Give You"-80--Sunshine at Midnight
2007"Force Of Nature"-75--
"Wear The Crown"----
2010"Lie To Kick It"-84--The Sun Shines Again
2011"Say Something"[13]----

References[edit]

  1. ^ later she moved to Washington DC where she worked for several years. Sunshine anderson was involved with singer Mike Anthony. Sunshine Anderson at MTV.com
  2. ^ Interview with Sidewalks Entertainment
  3. ^ Interview on Anderson's official site
  4. ^ Sunshine Anderson Survives Label Drama, Macy Gray
  5. ^ Sunshine Anderson biography on Yahoo! Music
  6. ^ a b Essence Gets A Taste Of Sunshine Anderson
  7. ^ Sunshine Anderson Returns With New Album. Billboard. Retrieved: June 23, 2009.
  8. ^ [1][dead link]
  9. ^ Artist Chart History at Billboard.com
  10. ^ a b Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 23. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  11. ^ Independent Sales Chart 4/25/07
  12. ^ Artist Chart History at Billboard.com
  13. ^ Official website