Her name is Shanarial Johnson aka Shanarial and she is going to take the music industry by storm. Shanarial resides in Pensacola Florida, where she is currently completing her education at Pine Forest High School. She began singing at the young age of three and never looked back. She has always been around music as her mother was a choir director when she was young and would always tell her “If you are going to sing then be the best signer you can be”. At the age of sixteen she entered into the Pensacola Star Idol competition and took first place.
Later after winning her first major competition she was asked by Fantasia Barrino to open up for her at her upcoming concert at the Pensacola Saenger Theater. Well it wasn’t enough to just open for Fantasia but to receive a personal complement from this star was unbelievable. That was not the end of her invites as she was asked to open for the Keith Sweat concert at the Pensacola Civic Center this year in 2010. She has performed and selected as the winner of her round on the Steve Harvey Radio Star in September 2010. Shanarial has recently performed in other markets such as Pensacola FL, Dothan AL, and Tampa FL where she performed with recording artist Danny Clay performing a “Tribute to Luther Vandross” duet “The Closer I get to You”.
Recently Shanarial was approached by the Prime Time Promotions LLC management agency and offered her a promotional development deal. This opportunity allowed Shanarial at the young age of 17 to complete her first single released entitled “My Accessory” which was released on Friday, October 1, 2010. The song was written by Matthew “Isaiah” Jackson & Antoinette “Nettie” Smith of Tampa Fl and recorded at Evil “G” recording studio in Pensacola Florida can be heard by clicking on the “My Accessory” link in the music box below.
Someone asked what makes Shanarial so unique from any other singer her age. Most people who know her would tell you that she has a young spirit, old school soul and a voice that will shock you from the time she begins to sing. As she climbs towards the mountain top she asked that everyone keeps her in their prayers that she will continued to be blessed to provide music into everyone’s heart.