Nadine Renee

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Nadine Renee
Birth name Renee Shamir
Also known as Nadine Shamir, Nadine Renee, "Harmony"
Born (1972-02-09)February 9, 1972
New York, USA
Died December 2, 2004(2004-12-02) (aged 32)
Miami, Florida, USA
Genres Electronica/dance
Occupation(s) Singer/musician
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1989–2004
Associated acts Planet Soul

Nadine Renee (February 9, 1972 – December 2, 2004) was an American singer and dance musician. In 1995 her single Say You'll Stay was popular in the Miami and Los Angeles radio circuits. In 1996, Samir teamed up with Miami DJ George Acosta under the moniker Planet Soul. Their single, Set U Free went all the way to #26 on Billboard's top 40 chart,[1] crossed over to the R&B charts, and went on to become an international hit.

Early life and education[edit]

Shamir was born in New York City but as an infant moved with her mother to Miami, Florida. Shamir traveled the world during her formative years and gained a deep passion for music. At 16 she released her first album on an independent label (she recorded under the name Nadine Renee).


In 1988 Shamir released her debut album Say You'll Stay under the stage name Nadine Renee. After high school she released a second album called Lets Make Love'vadau

She toured Europe and in the late 1990s recorded a CD for MCA, where she worked as a receptionist, which was shelved. The next album Nadine was released by MCA in 1999. The album's first single was "Next To Me".[2][3] The album was reworked and released on Orchard in 2000 under the title Oasis of Love. She continued painting, writing screenplays, and making music, but began to focus on her personal life.

From the year 2000 on, she released her music on (which was the most successful legal music platform at the time) and scored several No 1 hits.

In 2002 she worked with Bad Boy Bill on the track Costa Del Sol. The track was remixed by multiple artists and became and international hit.


In January 2003 she wed Jon Shamir.[4] On December 1, 2004, she gave birth to their first and only child, Liat Nadine Shamir,[4] and died of complications the following day.[4]


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits (8th ed.). New York: Billboard Books. p. 493. ISBN 0-8230-7499-4. 
  2. ^ Billboard - 28 Aug 1999 - Page 18 "Her songs are published by Warner/Chappell Music. Songs like the effervescent "Sugar Kisses," the Latin-spiced "Caribe Sangre," the Evelyn "Champagne" King-sampled "Sexy D.J.," and the set's first single, the power ballad "Next To Me," ..."
  3. ^ National Hispanic news 1999 "Singer Nadine Renee's self-titled debut album ... Songs like Next To Me," 'Sincere" written by Dianne Warren) and the hot-blooded "Caribe angre" reveal her vocal artistry ..."
  4. ^ a b c Hatcher, Monica (2004-12-06). "Nadine Shamir Singer and co-writer of techno hit Set U Free". Miami Herald. Archived from the original on 2004-12-23. Retrieved 2009-10-24. 

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