Shenseea featuring Tyga - Blessed
In less than three years, Shenseea has ascended through Jamaica’s dancehall ranks to become one of the genre’s most sought-after artists. Known for her alluring style and bold delivery of patios rhymes, (called deejaying in Jamaican parlance) Shenseea has already worked with some of dancehall’s top acts. Born Chinsea Lee in Mandeville, Jamaica, Shenseea and her family moved to Kingston, the island’s capital, and the epicenter of reggae and dancehall music, when she was three years old. Like so many great Jamaican vocalists before her, Shenseea developed her love of music while singing in church; throughout her childhood and early teens, Shenseea primarily listened to American pop and hip-hop; it was during her high school years that she discovered dancehall reggae, and her affinity for performing it. Graduating from high school, Shenseea attended college but dropped out and took an office job and continued singing and deejaying, at lunch breaks, when her boss was out of the office and whenever she got the chance. She began posting her renditions of American and Jamaican artists’ songs on her social media pages and received widespread encouragement.
Her 2016 collaboration with dancehall luminary Vybz Kartel, “Loodi,” established Shenseea’s fame throughout Jamaica and the Caribbean; the following year, Shenseea toured Europe with dancehall superstar Sean Paul, which put her before the largest audiences of her career. Since her initial rise, Shenseea has brought her enigmatic energy and performances to sold out shows and festivals across the Caribbean and internationally. Not to mention her widespread success on Youtube where she garners millions of views for her music videos and performances clips. In January 2019, Shenseea officially signed to Head Concussion Records/Interscope Records, a move that comes after multiple single releases reaching in the millions and live appearances. The 22-year old artist is currently at work on her debut album, a collaboration with renowned hit maker, Rvssian marking a huge move to take over the globe with her pop star appeal.