Shenna Somsmieh

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Shenna Somsmieh
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Born
Woodbridge, VA
NationalityAmerican
CitizenshipUnited States of America
Alma materHoward University
Occupation
  • SInger
  • songwriter
  • actress
  • dancer
  • model

Shenna Somsmeih, known as stage name Shenna, is an American singer, songwriter, actress, dancer, and model from Woodbridge, VA.[1] She has performed all over North America and Europe.

Early Life

Shenna dropped out of Howard University in 2013 and moved to New York to pursue music.

Career

In 2014, Shenna made her debut with her EP Dream of Color. In 2016 she released her first full length album, Made of Gold. This album received over 200,000 streams[2] on Spotify's Discover Weekly playlist.

Shenna's music represents the perception of what a pop artist should look like. Her EP Blue Memories is about overcoming depression and dealing with emotions.

Shenna is apart of The Music Playground. Her music has been played in many shows and movies. In 2019, she was invited to the Grammy Awards in LA as a voting member of the Recording Academy.[1]

Discography

Album

  • Made of Gold (2016)

Extended Plays

  • Dream of Color (2014)
  • Made of Gold (2016)
  • Blue Memories (2019)

Notable Performances

Shenna has performed all over the world. Some notable performances are:

  • Disney World
  • The Highline Ballroom
  • Central Park
  • Toronto's Mod Club
  • D.C. Pride Festival
  • iHeart Radio
  • Japan

Tour

Shenna went on her tour called the "Blue Memories Tour." On her tour she performed at the All Things Go Fall Classic festival. She performed a three city tour in Japan alongside singer-songwriter, Shihori.

Song Placements

Shenna's songs can be heard in shows and movies. Her song "Take Your Time (Dream in Color)" was played in an episode of MTV's show Finding Carter.[3]

Her song "Hope You're Happy" was played in MTV's show Teen Mom: Young and Pregnant.[4] In the movie Miss Stevens, her song "Gold" was featured.[5] In the season 16 premiere of Bad Girls Club (season 16) you can find Shenna's song "You Can't Sit With Us." [6]

Press

Shenna's music has been featured in many different music news platforms and magazines.

  • Nylon (magazine) - "Soundcheck: The 10 Best Music Releases of the Week"[7]
  • Highsnobiety - "10 Under the Radar Artists to Discover This Week"[8]
  • Refinery29 - "New Music to Know: The Bold, The Beautiful, & The Bangers"[9]
  • Popdust - "Shenna Asks For Brutal Honesty In "Conversation'"[10]
  • The Music Playground - "Shenna"[2]

Sponsorship

In 2017, Shenna partnered up with Reebok at their flagship store in NYC. She held an in-store performance and ran a toy drive for Mount Sinai Children's Hospital. [1]

Award Achievement

Shenna was nominated for Artist of the Year, Best Female Artist, and Video of the Year at the 2017 Voiceless Music Awards.[1]

Ambassador

As of 2018, Shenna is a Brand ambassador for:[1]

  • Many Ethnicities
  • Mixed Chicks
  • Artist Block Entertainment

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 "Shenna Music | EPK | "Blue Memories" EP out now". Shennamusic. Retrieved 2020-08-24.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Shenna | The Music Playground". Retrieved 2020-08-24.
  3. jantz, ryan. "Music From Finding Carter: Season 2, Episode 5". soundtrack. Retrieved 2020-08-24.
  4. sancaw. "Music From Teen Mom Young & Pregnant: Season 2, Episode 15". soundtrack. Retrieved 2020-08-24.
  5. Miss Stevens (2016) - IMDb, retrieved 2020-08-24
  6. "Find Shenna's "You Can't Sit With Us" in the season 16 premiere of Bad Girls Club". Retrieved 2020-08-24.
  7. Nazim, Hafeezah. "Soundcheck: The 10 Best Music Releases Of The Week". Nylon. Retrieved 2020-08-24.
  8. "10 New Artists to Discover This Week: Nafets, Giraffage & More". Highsnobiety. 2017-10-25. Retrieved 2020-08-24.
  9. Komonibo, Ineye. "New Music To Know: The Bold, The Beautiful, & The Bangers". www.refinery29.com. Retrieved 2020-08-24.
  10. 10207037939562084 (2018-07-13). "PREMIERE | Shenna Asks For Brutal Honesty In 'Conversation'". Popdust. Retrieved 2020-08-24.

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