Born: June 7, 1974
Place of Birth: Winston-Salem, NC
Zodiac Sign: Gemini
Career and Life
Sunshine Jocelyn Sian Anderson is a female American R&B and soul singer and songwriter.
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. From there, Anderson was managed by Macy Gray during the recording of her first album.
In 1999, Anderson signed with Atlantic Records. Anderson released her debut album, Your Woman in April 2001. The album debuted at #8 on Billboard's Hot 200 and #2 on Top R&B charts. The lead single, "Heard It All Before," (released May 21, 2001) peaked at #18 on the Billboard Hot 100 and at #3 on the R&B charts. The follow-up single "Lunch or Dinner," peaked at #54 on R&B charts. The album was certified gold later that year.
In August 2004, Anderson signed to Mathew Knowles' new record label Music World Entertainment. In 2006, her first single for her new label, "Something I Wanna Give You" was released and peaked at #80 on Billboard R&B charts. A video of the song was shot in Los Angeles by director Gil Green.
On January 23, 2007, Anderson released her second album, Sunshine at Midnight. The album debuted and peaked at #86 on the Billboard 200 and #16 on the R&B charts. In addition to the release of the album, Anderson toured with singer Brian McKnight. Later that year, the follow-up singles "Force of Nature" (#75 R&B) and "Wear The Crown" were released.
In September 2010, Anderson announced on her Twitter that her new single "Lie to Kick It" was released to radio. Her third studio album, The Sun Shines Again was released November 2, 2010 on Verve Forecast Records.