Shanell aka SnL | Interview
Shanell is a singer/songwriter and choreographer from Massachusetts. As a classically trained dancer in jazz, ballet, and modern dance, her career began from dancing in music videos for Ciara. Relocating to Atlanta, Shanell would write songs at night in the studio with hit-making producer Bangladesh. As a dancer for Ne-Yo, who signed her to his publishing company, Shanell went on tour and continued to record and write for Ne-Yo, Kelis, Danity Kane, Melanie Fiona, and Jennifer Hudson. Shanell had a collection of songs written that didn’t fit certain artists, motivating her to become an artist. She was introduced to Lil Wayne, who offered her a deal on Young Money Entertainment, with creative control of her projects.