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Sunshine Anderson, Old School 105.3 On-Air Personality, Recording Artist

Though she sang in musicals and talent shows throughout her childhood, Charlotte, NC native Sunshine Anderson was discovered while waiting in line in a cafeteria at North Carolina Central University, the institution where she earned a B.S. in criminal justice. A friend of producer Mike City heard Anderson humming while she waited and introduced her to City. After she graduated from college, Anderson briefly lived & worked for the government in Washington, D.C., but eventually relocated to Los Angeles, where she worked with City on her debut album and found a manager in critically acclaimed singer Macy Gray. Propelled by the single “Heard It All Before,” Anderson’s first album — 2001’s Your Woman — debuted at number two on Billboard’s R&B albums chart and reached near platinum status selling over 800,000 copies. Sunshine at Midnight, released on Mathew Knowles’ Music World label and featuring assistance from Dr. Dre, Raphael Saadiq (as well as City), was released nearly six years later. Anderson’s third album, The Sun Shines Again (2010) on which Sunshine wrote/co-wrote three songs – is aggressive and emotional, with lyrics of love, yearning, mistrust and desire, all atop soulful, melodic grooves with songs like “Say Something” and “Lie to Kick It”. Today, Sunshine resides in Charlotte, NC and is excited to be in the midst of great things happening in the city. She’s set to release a New Single, “Lemme Find Out” this summer! & You can also catch her on the radio! Every Saturday listen into Radio One Charlotte’s “Old School 105.3”, 2-6pmEST the “Sunshine Saturday Takeover”! Sunshine’s music has lead her to acting, another love, & she’ll also be featured on the new FoxTV 10-Part MiniSeries “Shots Fired” coming this Spring, featuring Sanaa Lathan, Helen Hunt & Richard Dreyfuss & more! Sunshine has many talents & plans on making space in her life for all of them at certain points! In 2009 she became a Licensed Cosmetologist & just recently, the end of 2016, now a Certified Eyelash Extensions Technician at Lash Etiquettes in Ballantyne Charlotte! She’s moving closer towards her dreams of her owning her own salon one day! Sunshine is thankful to still have the opportunity to perform her classic, hit records on the road, & to grace the same stages, opening for artists like Frankie Beverly & MAZE, Lyfe Jennings, Morris Day & The Time, & Meli’sa Morgan! Stay Tuned for what’s to come!