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About Shinique

Durham, NC

T. "Shinique" Owens

"Desire is the key to motivation, but it's the determination of an unrelenting pursuit of a goal and a commitment to excellence that will enable you to attain the success you seek." Ask singer/songwriter/vocal arranger/producer Shinique about her desire and determination, and she will simply reply, "music." "Music is literally what makes me want to stay alive! I'm in love with all genres of music."

Born and raised in Long Island, NY, it was destined for T. "Shinique" Owens to be musically inclined. Raised in a music-based family, Shinique began singing and songwriting at a very young age. Raised in a family full of vocalists (mother, father, & siblings), Shinique developed her sound through her outside musical influences.

Even throughout adolescence, Shinique continued to perfect her craft, developing an individual sound, comparable to few. Shinique has been constantly praised for her complicated harmonies, her rich, soulful tone, and her poetically-content lyrics. "I just write how I feel sometimes. I take my life and those who surround me and express it through music." Now, at the tender age of 22, finds herself venturing into music engineering, creating more versatility in her musical endeavors.

Shinique's influences range from a wide range in music, everywhere from R&B, gospel, soul, neo-soul, rock, country and many other genres of music. With a notable and distinctive voice, Shinique has noted some of music's best as her influences. Aaliyah, Brandy, India.Arie, Beyonce, and the Clutch are listed as some of her biggest influences. Shinique's sound has been considered very diverse and original from any mainstream artist, already creating a buzz for her on the internet.

With an alto tone and signature harmonies compared to those of none other than one of her biggest influences, Brandy, Shinique is prepared to make her mark in music as a writer. Equipped with a pen and pad, Shinique is prepared to enter 2009, making it a year of her own to be recognized world-wide as a singer/songwriter. "I just want to be appreciated not only as a singer, but as an accomplished songwriter as well." Without a doubt, Shinique is bound to hit the music scene in a major way.

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