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Sunshine Anderson
Born October 8, 1974 (1974-10-08) (age 35)
Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States
Genres R&B, soul
Occupations CEO, Singer-songwriter, record producer
Years active 2001–present
Labels Soulife, Atlantic, Shining Star, Music World
Website SunshineAndersonMusic.com

Sunshine Anderson (born October 8, 1974) is a female American R&B and soul singer and songwriter.

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Music career

Beginnings

Anderson was born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and later moved to Charlotte as a child. 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

In June 2001, Anderson released her first album on Atlantic Records. The album debut at #8 on Billboard's Hot 200 and #2 on Top R&B charts. Her debut album, Your Woman, was certified gold. "Heard It All Before", the lead single, charted at #18 on the Hot 100 and a #3 on the R&B charts. With the top ten hit Heard It All Before, Sunshine Anderson quickly became one of Soullife/Atlantic's signature singers.[6] The follow up single "Lunch or Dinner", debut at #54 on Hot R&B charts.

In 2003, Sunshine left Atlantic Records and started searching for a new record label.

2004-2007: Sunshine at Midnight

In August 2004, Anderson signed to Matthew Knowles' new record label Music World Entertainment. In 2005, Anderson started her own record label, entitled "Shining Star".[7] In 2006, the lead single "Something I Wanna Give You" was released and debut at #80 on Hot R&B charts. A video for lead single "Something I Wanna Give You" was shot next month in Los Angeles by director Gil Green.[8]

On January 23, 2007, Sunshine Anderson released her sophomore album, entitled "Sunshine at Midnight". The album debut at #86 on Billboard's Hot 200 and #16 on Hot R&B charts. In addition to release of the album, Anderson toured with singer Brian McKnight. In May 2007, the album's second single "Force of Nature" was released and debut at #75 on Hot R&B charts.[7]

Personal life

Anderson became pregnant in February 2007 and got married in July of the same year. She confirmed that she would have to slow down on her career, as her child was due November.[7]

Discography

Albums

Year Album Chart positions[9] RIAA Certification
U.S. U.S. R&B U.S. Indie UK
2001 Your Woman 5 2 - 39 Gold (750,000+ copies sold)
2007 Sunshine At Midnight 86 16 4 - N/A (175,000+ copies sold)[10]

Singles

Year Song Chart positions[11] Album
U.S. U.S. R&B U.S. Dance UK
2001 "Heard It All Before" 18 3 11 9 Your Woman
"Lunch or Dinner" - 54 - 57
2006 "Something I Wanna Give You" - 80 - - Sunshine at Midnight
2007 "Force Of Nature" - 75 - -
"Wear The Crown" - - - -
"Sunshine at Midnight" - - - -

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