Shataramarie Jackson is a soul singer and songwriter most famous for her debut single Cincinnati (Prince'ton Street). Popularly known by her stage name Shataramarie, she released her debut EP album, This Is Me, on October 1, 2015. The album contained 9 songs including the popular singles Cincinnati (Prince'ton Street) and I Want You To Be Mine. The album received positive reviews and the song Cincinnati (Prince'ton Street) was the top requested song on rnbhits.com in 2016. In June 2016, she was nominated for 3 music awards at the first annual UAH Awards in Los Angeles, California. Shataramarie is also a successful model and was one of the top models in the modeling program ‘Model Me Bad’ in Antioch, CA. She is currently signed to EL Mari Entertainment which released her debut album. She has two more albums: Me & My Guitar and NakedInLove/NakedInHate to her credit.
Rise To Stardom
Shataramarie Jackson started out as a child model at the age of 2 years when she appeared in baby GAP commercials. She was interested in singing and was introduced to music when her family was featured in various magazines and talent shows, including Summer Jam of 1992. Her mother was in a group named ‘West Coast Family’ which performed around the bay area. In 1998, at the age of 11, Shataramarie won her first talent show, singing How Do I Live by Leanne Rimes. When she was 16, she joined a girl group named Triple SK. However, it became hard for her being in the group as her interest in music didn't quite match up with her teammates. She later decided to go solo. teammates. She later decided to go solo.
In the meantime, she took up modeling as a career. She did well as a model, featuring in many magazines, including three cover appearances. After working as a model for about 5 years, she decided to come back to music. She trained for three years before releasing her debut single Cincinnati (Prince'ton Street), which made her popular overnight. She was nominated for three awards at the inaugural UAH Awards in Los Angeles, in 2016. She won the Top R&B Singer award at UAH Awards in 2017.
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What Makes Shataramarie So Special
A fan of Sade, Prince and Cher, Shataramarie Jackson started writing songs when she was in school. Her songs have a laid back jazzy vibe to them. Between music and modeling, she is more passionate about the former. Even though she can play the guitar, she considers her voice to be her best instrument. Everything she does, including her songs, comes from her heart. She doesn't shy away from putting her personal experiences into her music. The song Cincinnati was a spontaneous creation from Shataramarie, she didn't have to write down the song.
Family & Personal Life
Shataramarie Jackson was born on October 9, 1987, in the Fillmore District in San Francisco, California. She is the daughter of Leona Kim and Henry Lee Jackson, famously know as Big Bank Hank from the Sugarhill Gang. She later moved to Los Angeles to pursue her dreams. She has three children named Xavier, Hailo and Trinity.
Her favourite sport is Tennis. She intends to take a vacation someday to go back home to Hawaii. The three things she is addicted to are: social media, music and vegan food. On a very stressful day, she likes to do yoga. She is a fan of Bruno Mars and hopes to do a song with him one day.
Once Shataramarie Jackson told in an interview that the song Cincinnati is about a person she likes, a guy named Princeton. It was later revealed that she had a crush on Jacob Perez a.k.a. Princeton from the American boy band, Mindless Behavior. She also revealed that she has never been to Cincinnati, but when she named the song, her manager told her that there is actually a street named Princeton Street in Cincinnati. She decided to go with the name anyways. When asked in an interview if the person she wrote the song on knows about her inspiration, she said that he knows now.
There was a rumor about her being in a relationship with another Mindless Behavior member, Mike River, the lead vocalist of the band. She, however, posted a tweet during this time to assert that she is single and alone with her songs, and she that she is enjoying being single. Previously, she had been in a relationship for 9 years.