Singer, Songwriter, Entrepreneur, & Social Activist, Shelby Johnson or as Prince dubbed her “Shelby J.” is a native of Greensboro, North Carolina. She is the CEO of Blackgypsy Enterprises. Her company specializes in spreading positive messages through recorded Music, Books, Art & Live Performances. The core messages being Love & Light.
Shelby has performed with some of the greatest talent in recorded music history. She has toured & recorded Nationally & Internationally with her band Blackgypsy, Groove Theory, Mary J. Blige, Anthony Hamilton, D’Angelo, Santana, Larry Graham & her current band leader & mentor PRINCE!
In late 2006, Shelby began performing as part of Prince’s band the NPG in Las Vegas. Shelby J. took to the field at the 2007 Superbowl Halftime Show with Prince & later rocked the European scene in the history making concert series, “21 Nights in London” @ the O2 arena. Shelby J. can be heard singing her heart out on the Prince track, “Chelsea Rodgers” (Planet Earth) & on “Misty Blue” & “Baby Luv”(Indigo Nights/21 Nights book & cd). Shelby J. is entering her 7th year as a member of Prince’s All-Star band the New Power Generation. Prince states, “2013 will BE BIG!!” Shelby is ready for all the excitement the future holds! She is currently recording songs for her much anticipated & very 1st solo album scheduled for release in 2013.
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