|Birth name||Chanelle Scott Calica|
|Born||25 December 1983|
|Origin||Hackney, London, England|
|Genres||Grime, hip hop, electro, garage|
|Occupations||Rapper, songwriter, actress|
|Associated acts||Ghetts, Azealia Banks, Alesha Dixon|
Chanelle Scott Calica (born 25 December 1983), better known by her stage name Shystie, is an English female rapper-songwriter and actress. Her mother was born and raised in Barbados and her father born and raised in Grenada making her heritage West-Indian. She grew up in Hackney, East London. Shystie started gaining fame in 2003 with her white label response to Dizzee Rascal's "I Luv U" and a tour with Basement Jaxx, The Streets and 50 Cent which led to her being scooped up by major label Polydor. She is also the leading actress in the television series Dubplate Drama.
- 1 Debut album - Diamond in the Dirt
- 2 Dubplate Drama [Series 1/2/3]
- 3 Kidulthood
- 4 Adulthood
- 5 Sket
- 6 illegal Activity
- 7 Recent Activity
- 8 Filmography
- 9 Discography
- 10 Awards and nominations
- 11 References
- 12 External links
Debut album - Diamond in the Dirt
Shystie's debut album, Diamond in the Dirt was released in the UK only in 2004 by Polydor.
Shystie's first single was "One Wish" which peaked on its first week on the UK Singles Chart at number 40, having no main stream radio or music channels support aside Channel U and MTV Base. The B-Side was "One Wish Remix" featuring Kano and produced by Terror Danja. Her second single was "Make It Easy" and the B-side was "Juiced"; it charted at number 57 Shystie's debut album went on to sell 60,000 copies across the UK, the same year Shystie was nominated for 'Best Newcomer' at the MOBO Awards.
In 2005 Shystie featured in the computer game with her own character, 'Juiced', released worldwide in multiple formats. She also recorded a track and accompanying video entitled 'Juiced' which was featured on the games soundtrack and her album.
Dubplate Drama [Series 1/2/3]
Dubplate Drama is a British television series that aired on Channel 4 between 11 November 2005 and 3 July 2009. The show was created by Luke Hyamms, Shystie and her manager. The premise of the series involved a group of young musicians, leading role played by Shystie attempting to make it big by securing a record deal. Three series of the show were broadcast - the first series contained six fifteen-minute episodes, the second contained six thirty-minute episodes, and the third contained two feature-length specials of sixty minutes each. The show was described as "the world's first interactive drama series", as it allowed viewers to vote on the outcome of each episode. The first two series of the show were released on DVD, with the third remaining unreleased. The show was notable for its well-known British talent, including roles played by Shystie, Noel Clarke, Adam Deacon, N-Dubz and Tim Westwood.
In March 2006, Shystie had two songs, 'One Wish' and 'Womans World' featured in the box office hit in feature film 'Kidulthood'.
In June 2008, Shystie played the role of 'Lisa' in the film Adulthood which went on to become a number 1 UK box office hit. Adulthood is the sequel to Kidulthood which she wrote the theme song 'Arms Open Wide' which featured on the Adulthood Soundtrack'.
In Sept 2011 Shystie wrote the theme song for the feature film 'Sket' along with writing four other songs which were used for the film.
Synopsis: illegal activity is an action-packed drama set in a rough housing estate in London, yet nothing on the block is quite how it seems. We follow Winston a street level dealer and his crew for one day, witnessing the devastating effect their trade has on the block. Society is crumbling, families unravel and desperation causes internal conflict. The need to satisfy this addiction before it spirals out of control. Police are closing in and are determined to infiltrate the hierarchy in an attempt to put a stop to this Illegal Activity.
In April and July 2011 Shystie released two mix tapes entitled, 'You're Welcome' and 'Blue Magic', in Sept Shystie modelled for UK designer Nasir Mazhar at London Fashion Week and was featured in Vogue for her performance, in Oct 2011 she wrote the theme song for UK feature film 'Sket' along with 4 other songs. In March 2012 Shystie released a promo single and video for "Bad Gyal" and in August released her 2nd promo single and video for "Feel It", both lifted off her EP entitled Pink Mist produced by her producer LzBeatz.
In April and Sept 2012, Shystie cat walked at New York Fashion Week for sunglasses designer StevieBoi. The fashion show was filmed and aired by VH1. Shystie also released two mixtapes, "Gold Dust Vol.1" and the follow up 16 track mixtape enttled Gold Dust Vol.2, which received mixtape of the week on Radio One and gained over 40,000 downloads to date.
In July, Azealia Banks took to twitter to announce that herself and Shystie had collaborated on a track called "Neptune" taken from Ms Banks debut Mixtape "Fantasea", the song has gained 126,324 plays since its first upload on Azealias sound cloud.
In August Shystie dropped a brand new track called "Control It" again for the second time featuring Azealia Banks which got its first airplay on 28 August on Radio 1xtra by Mista Jam. This track is taken from her new mixtape Gold Dust Vol.2 which was released on the 21st Sept 2012.
In February 2013 Shystie modelled and performed at London Fashion week and was featured on Vogue for the second time. March 2013, Shystie and Azealia Banks went from friends to enemies after Azealia posted on Twitter that Shystie and Azealia's "Control It" video was "bogus" and "not Azealia", Shystie also dropped a diss track directed at Banks called "Doppelganger". The track replaced "Control It" as the third track on Pink Mist.
On 28 April 2013, Shystie released her EP independently through her in house team 'Starwork Music' entitled 'PINK MIST' via iTunes which debuted at number 4 in the charts.
In August-December, Shystie supported Kendrick Lamar on his Europe leg of his tour and went on to perform in 15 other countries. She will again be modelling at New York Fashion Week and doing more acting for 2014. She is currently working on her new project.
|Dubplate Drama||2005||Dionne||Lead Role|
|Dubplate Drama||2007||Dionne||Lead Role|
|Dubplate Drama||2009||Dionne||Lead Role|
|Title||Album details||Peak chart positions|
|Diamond in the Dirt||—||—||—|
|Pink Mist [EP]||4||—||—|
|Grand Theft Audio||
|The Treasure Chest||
|Gold Dust - Vol.2||
|Year||Song||UK Singles Chart||Album|
|2004||"One Wish"||40||Diamond in the Dirt|
|2004||"Make It Easy"||57|
|"I Luv U" 12"||2003||Shystie||679 Recordings|
|"Shystie vs The Streets" 12"||2003||Shystie||679 Recordings|
|"The Battle" 12"||2003||Shystie vs Lady Sovereign||Medasyn|
|"Step Bac" 12"||2004||Shystie||Polydor|
|"Nu Style" 12"||2008||Shystie||Rat Records|
|"Pull it" 12"||2009||Shystie||Not On A Label|
|"Bad Gyal"||2012||Shystie||Starwork Music|
|"Feel It"||2012||Shystie||Starwork Music|
|"Control It"||2012||Shystie ft Azealia Banks||Not On A Label|
|"Scumbag"||2013||Shystie||Not On A Label|
Singles as featured artist
|Single||Year||Peak chart positions||Album|
(Estelle Feat: Beverley Knight, Ms Dynamite, Terri Walker, Shystie and Dion)
|"Kick You Out"
(Ms Dynamite Feat: Baby Blue, No Lay, Shystie)
(Alesha Dixon Feat: Shystie)
(Azealia Banks Feat: Shystie)
|"—" denotes single that did not chart or was not released|
|Song||Year||Artist(s)||Movie / Television Series|
|"Hold It Down"||2006||Fireworkz ft Shystie||Dubplate Drama Vol.1|
|"Make It Easy Remix"||2006||Shystie ft J2K & Crazy Titch||Dubplate Drama Vol.1|
|"One Wish"||2006||Shystie||Dubplate Drama Vol.1|
|"One Wish (Remix)"||2006||Shystie ft Kano, Bruza & Ron 'E' Redz||Dubplate Drama Vol.1|
|"Street Slang"||2006||Shystie ft Ron 'E' Redz||Dubplate Drama Vol.1|
|"Rain"||2006||Shystie||Dubplate Drama Vol.1|
|"House Of Cards"||2006||Shystie||Dubplate Drama Vol.1|
|"Invisible Artist"||2007||Shystie||Dubplate Drama Vol.2|
|"Unborn Child"||2007||Shystie||Dubplate Drama Vol.2|
|"Arms Open Wide"||2008||Shystie||Adulthood|
|"Make It Easy"|
|Shystie, Ghetts, Nolay||"Sket"|
|Shystie||"We Be Rollin'"|
|"What They Talking About?"|
|"Niggas In Paris"|
|2013||Shystie, Azealia Banks||"Control It"|
Featured Music videos
|2005||Alpha & Omega ft Shystie||"Haze"|
|2005||P Jam ft Shystie Narstie, L.Man, Solo & Demon||"Spun A Web"|
|2005||Fireworkz ft J2K, Shystie, Goodz, L-Man, Narstie, Hypa & Marcie||"Hold It Down"|
|2006||Don Diablo ft Shystie||"I Need To Know"|
|2010||Nazir Mazhar ft Shystie||"SHOWStudio"|
|2011||Fireworkz ft Bounty Killer, Ghetts, Shystie, Trilla & English Frank||"Limb By Limb"|
|2012||Motive ft Shystie||"Whipped"|
|2012||Vince Kidd ft Shystie, Scorcher and Exo||"Sick Love"|
Awards and nominations
MOBO Awards 2004 - Best Newcomer - NOMINATED
Broadcasting Press Guild Awards 2006 - Best Television Series [Dubplate Drama] -NOMINATED
OMA Awards 2012 - Best Female for 2011 - NOMINATED
OMA Awards 2012 - Best Video for a mixtape for 2011 - NOMINATED
OMA Awards 2012 - Best Grime Mixtape for 2011 - NOMINATED
- Brooks, Libby (2003-09-30). "Top girls: part one". London: Guardian.co.uk. Retrieved 2008-02-20.
- polyhex.com UK Singles Chart runs
- "Mobo Awards 2004: The nominees". BBC News. 2004-08-24. Retrieved 2008-02-19.
- . London. Missing or empty
- Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 513. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.