Monday, November 3, 2008

Shana

Shana (born Shana Joy Petrone on May 8, 1972 in Parkridge, Illinois) is a female singer from the late '80s/early '90s. She was raised in Hollywood, Florida and began singing when she was 5 years old.

During her freshman year of high school, Shana and a friend attended the Broward County Fair where they sang in a karaoke booth owned by music producers, Ron Albert and Steve Alaimo, who were starting their own record label, Vision Records.
In 1989, Shana released her first single "I Want You" which became successful in Florida after the label sent a demo tape to radio station, Power 96.

The song managed to peak at #40 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #34 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales chart.
During that same year, 17-year-old Shana released her debut album "I Want You" which peaked at #165 on the Billboard 200.
The follow-up single "You Can't Get Away" peaked at #82 on the Billboard Hot 100. The last single "Falling Slowly" was released, but didn't chart.

Later on, Shana faced issues with her record label and ended up leaving the music scene. She later attended community college, did bartending, print work and commercials.
By the late '90s, Shana returned to the music scene as a country singer under her full name Shana Petrone.

In 1998, she released her debut country single "Heaven Bound" which was moderately successful.

The follow-up singles "This Time" and "Something Special" were also moderately successful on the country charts. Despite that, Shana never released a country music album.

Today, Shana is married with a child. Although she continues to perform & record country music, she is not signed to a major record label.

To see Shana's official website, go to:
http://www.shanapetrone.net/

To see the music video for "I Want You," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wapAh6zz4wQ

To see a fan-made video for "You Can't Get Away," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X4FDQpPH7HU

To see a fan-made video for "Falling Slowly," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EF2kieRxmV4


[updated on 03/10/13]

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