Quanteisha grew up in Edmonton, Alberta. In 2008 she entered the local singing competition Bounce Showdown, held by contemporary hit radio station 91.7 The Bounce (CHBN-FM), becoming the fourth winner.
After being signed with HipJoint Productions, out of Vancouver, Quanteisha recorded two songs in 2008, "Cover Girls" and "Get Loose". "Cover Girls" would get licensed for use on the sitcom 'da Kink in My Hair, and a music video. In 2009 she released "Someday" and "D'n'G", and "Someday" was used in the sitcom Gigantic. Also in 2009, a "Get Loose" remix was featured in the American Pie Presents: The Book of Love comedy film. Her single, "Stars", has won a Juno Award for R&B/Soul Recording of the Year.