In less than three years, Shenseea has ascended through Jamaica’s dancehall ranks to becomeone of the genre’s most sought-after artists. Known for her alluring style and bold delivery ofpatios rhymes, (called deejaying in Jamaican parlance) Shenseea has already worked with someof dancehall’s top acts. Born Chinsea Lee in Mandeville, Jamaica, Shenseea and her familymoved to Kingston, the island’s capital, and the epicenter of reggae and dancehall music, whenshe was three years old. Like so many great Jamaican vocalists before her, Shenseea developedher love of music while singing in church; throughout her childhood and early teens, Shenseeaprimarily listened to American pop and hip-hop; it was during her high school years that shediscovered 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 anddeejaying, at lunch breaks, when her boss was out of the office and whenever she got thechance. She began posting her renditions of American and Jamaican artists’ songs on her socialmedia pages and received widespread encouragement.
Her 2016 collaboration with dancehall luminary Vybz Kartel, “Loodi,” established Shenseea’sfame throughout Jamaica and the Caribbean; the following year, Shenseea toured Europe withdancehall superstar Sean Paul, which put her before the largest audiences of her career. Sinceher initial rise, Shenseea has brought her enigmatic energy and performances to sold out showsand festivals across the Caribbean and internationally. Not to mention her widespread successon Youtube where she garners millions of views for her music videos and performances clips. InJanuary 2019, Shenseea officially signed to Head Concussion Records/Interscope Records, amove 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 renownedhit maker, Rvssian marking a huge move to take over the globe with her pop star appeal.