Shontelle Layne (born October 3, 1985) was born on October 3, 1985 in Saint James, Barbados and is better known by her stage name, Shontelle. She is the oldest of 3 sisters.
Shontelle was a student at the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus in Barbados, and was on her way to becoming a Lawyer before SRC, the same label known for discovering her friend Rihanna, saw her talent.
Shontelle wrote the song "Roll It Gal" for regionally renowned, Alison Hinds. The song had big success in the Caribbean, New York, Miami and Europe and she appeared in the music video for the re-worked "Roll It" performed by J-Status featuring Rihanna & herself. Her lyrical writing helped her to peform with Natahlee (a Barbadian singer). Their hit song was "Colours" which was a song showing the pride of being Barbadian did so well, that a remix was made to represent the whole West Indies.
Shontelle was recently signed to Street Records Corporation/Universal Motown Records.
After Rihanna, Shontelle is the second singer from Barbados to have a hit song, on a world renowned record label.
She will perform at the 18th Annual Kissmas Bash on December 9th, 2008 at HSBC Arena in Buffalo, NY at a yearly radio event on WKSE KISS 98.5.
Shontelle performed her hit single "T-Shirt" on the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, on November 27, 2008.
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