Though she sang in musicals and musicals and talent shows throughout her childhood, Charlotte native Sunshine Anderson was discovered while waiting in line in the cafeteria at North Carolina Central University, the institution where she earned her B.S.in Criminal Justice. A friend of producer Mike City heard Anderson humming while she waited and later introduced her to City. After she graduated from college, Anderson 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.
Today, Sunshine resides in Charlotte, NC. She can be heard waking Charlotte up weekday morning with The Rickey Smiley Morning Show on 105.3 RNB.