Shontelle Layne Wiki Biography
Shontelle Layne is a Saint James, Barbados-born Barbadian singer and songwriter best known for her songs like “T-Shirt” and “Impossible”. Born on 4 October, 1985, she is better known by her first name, Shontelle which is also her professional name. A well-known singer in R&B, pop and hip hop genre, Shontelle has been actively entertaining us since 2008.
A talented singer who has managed to rise as a popular artist in such a short time, how rich is Shontelle as of now? In 2015, Shontelle has a net worth of $4 million. Needless to say, all of this wealth has been amassed from her singing career. The sales of her moderately successful albums, various concerts and international tours have been very significant in making her a multi-millionaire singer at the present.
Shontelle Net Worth $4 Million
Raised in Barbados, Shontelle was inclined towards having a singing career as a teenager. In her early twenties, she started her professional singing career and released her debut album “Shontelligence” in 2008. Her debut single “T-Shirt” reached #36 on the US Billboard Hot 100, and the song was also moderately successful in reaching #10 in countries like Belgium as well as the UK. Her first album sold more than 30,000 records in the US alone and reached #24 on the R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. This proved to be a pivotal point in Shontelle’s career as a singer, and earned her not only popularity on an international level but also helped her add millions to her net worth.
In 2010, Shontelle released her second album entitled “No Gravity” under the label Universal Motown. The album sold less than her first, but reached #81 on the Billboard 200. In the album, she has collaborated with many other popular celebrities like Bruno Mars, Tony Kanal among others. Since release, her second album has sold hundreds of thousands of the copies, and this has obviously helped her add to her pile of riches.
As of now, Shontelle has been working on her third studio album under the Universal Republic label . Although the new album was supposed to be released in 2013, it has not been released to date. Apart from albums, Shontelle has also been performing live in several concerts and tours. Along with different places in the USA, she has performed in many international musical tours as a supporting act. She performed an opening act for Beyoncé’s tour in 2009 entitled the “I Am… Tour”. She has also performed on Jason Derulo World Tours as a supporting act in 2010 and 2011.
Aside from performing, Shontelle is also noted for her involvement in charity works as she has advocated for girl’s education, cancer research and more via organizations like She’s The First. She also performed in the concert Together for Care which raised funds for Alzheimer’s sufferers. For now, thirty years old Shontelle has been enjoying her life as a single lady who likes to keep her dating profile private, in her successful career as a singer which is complemented by her present net worth of $4 million.
|Net Worth||$4 Million|
|Date Of Birth||October 4, 1985|
|Place Of Birth||Saint James Parish, Barbados|
|Profession||Songwriter, Singer, Rapper|
|Education||University of the West Indies|
|Parents||Beverley Layne, Raymond Layne, Impossible, T-Shirt – Main, Stuck With Each Other|
|Nicknames||Shontelle Layne, Šontel , Шонтель Лейн , Σοντέλ Λέιν|
|Record Labels||SRC Records, Motown Records, Republic Records, Universal Republic Records|
|Albums||Shontelligence, Licky, TBA|
|Jimmy Kimmel Live!||2010||TV Series performer – 1 episode|
|So You Think You Can Dance Canada||2010||TV Series performer – 1 episode|
|T4 on the Beach 2009||2009||TV Movie performer: “T-Shirt”|
|Grey’s Anatomy||2009||TV Series performer – 1 episode|
|Confessions of a Shopaholic||2009||performer: “Stuck With Each Other”|
|Black Girls Rock||2010||TV Movie|
|Rihanna: Man Down||2011||Video short as Shontelle Layne|
|Huff Post’s BV 365||2012||TV Series||Herself|
|The Mo’Nique Show||2010||TV Series||Herself|
|Jimmy Kimmel Live!||2010||TV Series||Herself – Musical Guest|
|Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day 2010||2010||TV Movie||Herself|
|2010 New Now Next Awards||2010||TV Special||Herself|
|T4 on the Beach 2009||2009||TV Movie||Herself|
|Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade||2008||TV Movie documentary||Herself|