Shanti Snyder at Japan Expo 2011
|Birth name||Shanti Snyder|
|Also known as||Shanti|
|Born||June 4, 1981|
|Origin||Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan|
|Occupation(s)||Singer, Songwriter, Lyricist, TV host|
|Labels||Hayama, Nippon Columbia|
Shanti Snyder (born 4 June 1981), better known as Shanti, is a Japanese lyricist, singer, songwriter, and music TV host of mixed descent, based in Japan and hailing from Kanagawa Prefecture. She performs with a few different formations at clubs in the Tokyo area and has also appeared with various other musical artists. Shanti's voice is well known through her collaborations with Yoko Kanno, notably in Escaflowne the Movie, where she was the vocalist on the theme song "Sora".
Shanti is a frequent lyricist and vocalist for commercials, working with many Tokyo based commercial song production companies and advertising agencies, recording songs and narrations for businesses such as Coca-Cola, Tokyo Disney Resort, and Xerox. Shanti Snyder wrote four songs on J-pop singer Crystal Kay's debut album, C.L.L Crystal Lover Light.
In 2008, the song called "Home" that Shanti co-wrote with Hajime Yoshizawa featured her voice. It received attention in Japan when it was used for a caffe latte advertising campaign featuring Scarlett Johansson. In June 2008, when the song was pre-released on iTunes to promote Hajime Yoshizawa's Japan album, it was number 1 on iTunes for a short time.
- Share My Air, January 18, 2008
- Born to Sing, June 23, 2010
- Romance with Me, January 26, 2011
- Lotus Flower, February 22, 2012
- Cloud 9, December 5, 2012
- "The Christmas Song", 2010
- "Lovin' You", 2012
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