Shanta Williams Fuentes is an Independent Pop Music Artist and Songwriter born and raised in New York City. Her parents were entertainers that migrated to the United States from Trinidad & Tobago. Shanta began performing at the tender age of 6 as a child model and actress . She later attended Performing Arts Academy in Middle School and High School. In her teens she served as a lead vocalist in the youth choir of the church her mother began attending. At age 16 Shanta was discovered at her first open mic night by German Record Producer Toby Gad . It was then she began recording music professionally and developing a career in the Music industry. She has since worked with various music professionals and has over a decade of songwriting and Music recording experience. She was also nominated for an " L.A Music Award ". Shortly after attending Business College Shanta took a hiatus from music and started a family. In 2016 she rededicated her life to Jesus Christ and felt called back into music . The following year of 2017 she released her first Gospel Music song entitled “In A New Way”. The single earned a Music accolade and was her introduction to the Christian Music Scene. 2020 has been a breakthrough year musically for Shanta. In spite of a global pandemic and economic crisis, she released an EP! The August 20th release of her debut music project titled 'Desert Rose' was well received and has solidified Shanta as a true Artist with a promising career on the horizon.
HELP IS FROM YOU
"Shanta Fuentes’s latest single entitled “Help is from you” is an uplifting and happy song coupled with a music video that gives others hope in God for the uncertainty we face in life. The song showcases faith based lyricism a uniquely constructed piece of musical artistry. Her music exhibits not only her versatility and prowess but will surely cement her style as well as pave the way for the varied expressions of her musical ideas and artistic craft as well as her diversified approach to music in general. This is the music that will push the boundaries of our perception as well as inspire and drive us to introspective conversations. It’s the music that may not change the world, but can change the people in the world".
- Written by Blessing Mokoena
" -These songs are carried by her undeniably top notch vocal talent, and range from straight forward pop, to R&B, and flourishes of gospel, musically.
-There are two here that standout as reasons to be excited about future music from Fuentes. Those would be "Lenses" and "Love Like This," which were dropped in advance of the EP's release. "Lenses" specifically, stands out as the best song with a memorable R&B hook, as well as "Freedom" which features a guest rap from L. David, adding a dose of musical diversity.
-Ultimately, this is a small taste of what I think will be much higher heights of music to come from Shanta Fuentes..."
Josh Balogh of Jesusfreakhideout.com
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