Shenseea Selected as One of Billboard’s Artists to Watch in 2022
Jamaican dancehall artist Shenseea has been selected as one of Billboard’s artists to watch in 2022.
The accolades come on the heels of her latest hit single, Lick, featuring American rapper Megan Thee Stallion.
The magazine released a list of the top 15 upcoming hip hop and R&B stars who are expected to impact the industry this year.
Shenseea was ranked second to R&B singer Munilong, ahead of several newcomers such as Nigerian singer Tems, featured on Drake’s Fountains, Dream Doll, Nardo Wick, Capella Gray and others.
This year’s list included several artists from various genres, such as Afrobeats and dancehall, hoping to break into the mainstream market.
Shenseea has been in the works for a few months now, and with four Grammy nominations and her song Lick setting the tone for the start of the year, the artist’s fans have high expectations.
As she shares the news that Billboard has named her one of 15 artists to watch in 2022, the Jamaican singer promises her fans that 2022 will be a movie.
The blessed singer is is also gearing up to release their long-awaited debut album Alpha on March 11. Alpha is said to be a crossover of genres as she experiments with new sounds outside the confines of dancehall.
Shenseea’s album will finally arrive after years of hit singles such as “Love I Got For U”, “Blessed” and Side Chick Song.
The album was released through Rvssian’s Rich Immigrants/Interscope Records.
Shenseea is currently rolling on a musical high. Last year, she released buzz-worthy tracks Run Run and Be Good and was featured on Kanye West’s Grammy-nominated album Donda.
In December, the singer won the Music of Black Origin (MOBO) award for best reggae act.
Shenseea rose to prominence in 2016 with his collaboration Loodie, which featured Vybz Kartel. Side Chick Song, Blessed, Be Good, Lighter (with Tarrus Riley), You’re the One I Love and Shenyeng Anthem were his later hit songs.