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Sharissa

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From childhood, Motown’s Sharissa wished to carve a location for herself in the wonderful world of music. The desire was solid from age seven, prompting her to sing in the home in Brooklyn, where she was created, and in the Bronx, where she was raised. Her excitement was in a way that her father offered her the nickname “Small Stevie Question.” In New York’s Edenwald Tasks, she belted it out for neighbours. By junior high and senior high school, she was serenading fellow college students within the cafeteria. As a woman, hardly into her teenagers, the aspiring vocalist joined up with a group called Triple Dose. Performers such as for example Whitney Houston and Stephanie Mills offered plenty of motivation, and Sharissa curved out her musical education by hearing functions by such performers as Grandmaster Adobe flash, the Feelings, Patti LaBelle, Deniece Williams, Gladys Knight, as well as the Sugarhill Gang. She also viewed many televised musical special offers and captured them on video to review later. These applications included many that were specialized in performers from her long term label, including Motown Involves the Apollo and Motown 30. In the beginning of her profession, Sharissa discovered herself providing support vocals. During this time period she caused a summary of performers that included Wyclef, Beanie Sigel, Dad MC, and Carl Thomas. On No Fifty percent Steppin’, her debut released by Henchmen/Motown, the vocalist gained co-writing credit and loved assistance from suppliers Gerald Isaacs, Container, Trackmasters, and Tag Batson. “SOME OTHER Night time” was released because the album’s 1st single. The discharge also contains the Lil’ Mo-penned “EACH ONE OF THESE Years,” as well as the monitor features Groove Theory’s Bryce Wilson within the producer’s seat.

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Full Name Sharissa
Profession Singer, Songwriter
Nationality American
Music Songs Any Other Night, No Half Steppin, Over A Man, I Got Love, Dun Put Up Too Long, Do We Really, I'm Heat, Put Down That Phone, Thug Love, All These Years, U’ll Never Find, In Love Wit A Thug, That's Enough, I'm Waiting, Come Around My Way, Argument, You Can Do Better, I'm Through, Every Beat Of My Heart, Issues, Sumthin', Money Ain't Gonna Change Us, Half Steppin, I Can't Wait, Gone 2 Long, Intro, Guess Who’s Back, Further, I'm in Love With a Thug, Take Me As I Am, Not Looking, Intro
Albums No Half Steppin', Every Beat of My Heart
Movies Play'd: A Hip Hop Story


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1 Debut album, 'No Half Steppin', peaked at #7 on the Billboard R&B Album Chart and #44 on the Billboard Hot 100 Album Chart.
2 Second single, "No Half Steppin'", peaked at #78 on the Billboard R&B Singles Chart.
3 Debut single, "Any Other Night", peaked at #23 on the Billboard R&B Singles Chart and #72 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart.
4 Signed to Motown Records.


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Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Survive This 2005 Sharissa
Play'd: A Hip Hop Story 2002 TV Movie Yanesha

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Love Actually 2003 as Dawes, "Take Me as I Am" 2003 / performer: "Take Me as I Am" 2003

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