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Some people sing; some people are born to sing. R&B artist Sharice Styles falls into the latter category. With music and church as the two constants in her life, Sharice was moved by the spirit of song at an early age. You can hear it now in the music that this versatile singer, songwriter and performer creates. It’s all there in her new single, “Pull The Plug,”(RedSha Entertainment) co-written with songwriter Shirazi and produced by the multi-talented 7 Aurelius. Standing 6 feet tall, and the picture of grace, style and finesse, Sharice has the looks of a fashion model and the voice of an angel. Her music is about passion and empowerment, mixing the traditional sounds of soul with contemporary flavors. Her goal: to reach audiences, touch their hearts and make a difference in their lives — just as her talent and faith lead her to make a difference both on and off the stage. Sharice was born and raised in Yonkers, New York. Her father, Carl Davis, was a member of the Grammy Award-winning Dixie Hummingbirds, and she clearly inherited his talent, along with a desire to perform. “When I was 18 or 19, my parents moved and I helped them clean out their house,” she recalls. “You know those handprints you make when you’re in preschool, the ones with all the glitter on them? I found mine, and I had written, ‘I am a star.’ I was 4 years old, and I meant it!” By age 12, Sharice’s talent was so obvious that she was enrolled in a school for gifted students in fine arts. She discovered the poetry of Maya Angelou, which she read aloud on the school radio station every morning. She also began writing and reading her own poetry. Encouraged by her teacher, she explored creative writing, and soon her poems became lyrics, which in turn became songs. With determination and drive, Sharice made connections in the music industry. She found a manager and began doing session work with Jam Master Jay and DMX, as well as having her songs recorded by major-label artists.

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