Quanteisha

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Q Benjamin
Birth name Quanteisha Benjamin
Origin Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Genres R&B
Occupation(s) Singer, Songwriter, Rapper
Years active 2008–present
Labels Unsigned
Website www.quanteisha.com

Quanteisha Benjamin, often referred to by the mononym Quanteisha, is a Canadian R&B singer.

Early life[edit]

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.[1]

Singing career[edit]

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.[2] 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.

Discography[edit]

Discography for Quanteisha.[3]

Singles[edit]

Song Album Release date
"Get Loose" Quanteisha October 28, 2008
"Cover Girls"
"Someday" Someday January 1, 2009
"Someday [Remix]"
"Get Loose - the Remix" Get Loose the Remix March 30, 2009
"D'n'G" single December 15, 2009
"Stars" single 2010[4]

Music videos[edit]

Song
"Cover Girls"[5]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Nominee/work Award Result
2011 "D'n'G"[6] Canadian Radio Music Award for dance/urban/rhythmic song Nominated
2011 "Stars"[7] Juno Award for R&B/soul recording of the year Won

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Edmonton student wins 2008 Showdown". Edmonton Journal. Canada.com. June 24, 2008. Retrieved February 1, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Quanteisha Gigantic!!". Hip Joint Music Group. June 2, 2010. Retrieved February 2, 2011. 
  3. ^ iTunes. "Quanteisha". Apple Canada. Retrieved February 2, 2011. 
  4. ^ Quanteisha Benjamin. "Quanteisha". Facebook. Retrieved February 2, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Quanteisha". Hip Joint Music Group. Retrieved February 2, 2011. 
  6. ^ Canadian Music Week. "2011 Nominees". Canadian Radio Music Awards. Retrieved March 20, 2011. 
  7. ^ Juno Awards (March 27, 2011). "2011 Juno Award Winners". The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. Retrieved March 28, 2011. 

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