Throwback Tuesday: Shanice – ‘I Love Your Smile’


Shanice is a Grammy-nominated R&B singer-songwriter and actress. Released as the first single from her 1991 album Inner Child, “I Love Your Smile” reached No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 and went to No. 1 on the Billboard R&B chart, staying on the top for 4 weeks in December of ’91.

Shanice performed the song as the first musical guest on ‘The Tonight Show with Jay Leno’ on May 25, 1992. The song was nominated for a Grammy Award in ’92 for ‘Best Female R&B Vocal Performance.’ The record features a saxophone solo by Branford Marsalis, while Janet Jackson and René Elizondo, Jr. can be heard laughing at the end of the song.

In the music video, Shanice is in a studio having several pictures taken by a photographer. One scene shows her in a leather jacket, another has her sitting in a chair in front of a microphone stand, and another has her dancing with several backup dancers. Shanice is known for her five-octave vocal range and her ability to sing in the whistle register. SMILE and check out this classic video above!

After the jump check out Shanice showcasing her amazing vocal range when she performed her classic cover of Minnie Ripperton’s “Loving You.”

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