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Birth nameShanell Lynn Woodgett
Also known asSnL
Born (1980-11-15) November 15, 1980 (age 40)
Anaheim, California, United States
OriginSpringfield, Massachusetts, United States
Occupation(s)Singer, songwriter
Years active2007–present
LabelsYoung Money, Cash Money, Republic
Associated acts

Shanell Lynn Woodgett (born November 15, 1980) known simply as Shanell or SnL, is an American singer and songwriter from Springfield, Massachusetts. She is signed to Lil Wayne's Young Money Entertainment, which was formerly an imprint of Birdman's Republic Records-distributed Cash Money Records.


Born in Anaheim, California Shanell was raised in Massachusetts and is the older sister of recording artist D. Woods. Her introduction to music was from her father, a Merrill Lynch Financial Advisor. A classically trained dancer in the disciplines of Jazz, ballet and modern dance, she began her career as a music video dancer for artists like Ciara. Dancing by day, Shanell penned songs by night to production from Iowa producer and friend Bangladesh, garnering a name for herself as a songwriter.[1]

As a principal dancer for Ne-Yo, who later signed her to his publishing company, Shanell headed out on tour where she continued to record and hone her writing skills, penning songs for Danity Kane, Ne-Yo, Melanie Fiona, Kelis and Jennifer Hudson.[1] She was introduced to Lil Wayne, who offered her a slot on his Young Money Entertainment roster, creative control of her projects, and the opportunity to join him on stage during his I Am Music Tour. Shanell was also on the 40-city I Am Music II Tour with Lil Boo, Lloyd Banks, Kidd Kidd, Kevin Kev and Big Dawg Movement which started in Hartford, CT July 13, 2011 and ended in Woodlands, TX September 11, 2011.[2]

Most recently, Shanell released a visual for "Boy Stop Playin'" in January 2014, which was included on her June 2013 EP Midnight Mimosas.[3]


Compilation albums[edit]

List of albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications


We Are Young Money
  • Released: December 21, 2009
  • Label: Young Money, Cash Money
  • Format: CD, digital download
9 3 1
Young Money: Rise of an Empire[8]
  • Released: March 11, 2014 (US)[8]
  • Label: Young Money, Cash Money, Republic
  • Formats: CD, digital download
7 4 2
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.


List of mixtapes, with year released
Title Album details
A Taste of Shanell aka Snl
  • Released: August 13, 2009
  • Label: Young Money
  • Format: digital download
Shut Up and Listen
  • Released: March 3, 2010
  • Label: Young Money
  • Format: digital download
Nobody's Bitch
  • Released: September 2012
  • Label: YMCMB
  • Format: digital download
Midnight Mimosas[9]
  • Released: June 4, 2013
  • Label: YMCMB
  • Format: digital download
Nobody's Bitch 2
  • Released: July 22, 2014
  • Label: YMCMB
  • Format: digital download
88 Keyz
  • Released: January 19, 2016
  • Label: Young Money
  • Format: digital download


As lead artist[edit]

Year Title Album
2011 "My Button" Non-album song
2012 "So Good" (featuring Lil Wayne and Drake) Midnight Mimosas
"Last Time" (featuring Busta Rhymes) Nobody's Bitch
2014 "Catch Me at the Light" (featuring Yo Gotti) Young Money: Rise of an Empire
"Hittin Like" (featuring Chanel West Coast)
2015 I Can Be Your Stripper" TBA

As featured artist[edit]

List of singles, with selected chart positions
Year Title Peak chart positions Album
US Pop
2009 "Prom Queen"
(Lil Wayne featuring Shanell)
15 16 22 36 Rebirth
2010 "Lipstick Diva"
(Muff Mommy featuring Shanell)
Non-album single "—" denotes releases that did not chart or receive certification.
2015 "Together Whatever"
(Lucky Nick featuring Shanell)
Non-album single

Guest appearances[edit]

List of non-single guest appearances, with other performing artists, showing year released and album name
Title Year Other artist(s) Album
"My Weezy" 2008 Lil Wayne, Lil Twist, Tyga Dedication 3
"Runnin" 2009 Lil Wayne Rebirth
"American Star"
"I'm So Over You"
"Wayne On Me" No Ceilings
"That's All I Have" Lil Wayne, Tyga
"Skit 2" None
"Handstand" Nicki Minaj Beam Me Up Scotty
"What a Girl Gudda Gudda Guddaville
"Sacrifice" Gudda Gudda, Lil Wayne, Mack Maine
"Show Me Something New" Jae Millz The Virgo Mixtape: "He Nasty"
"Callin' Out" 2010 Gudda Gudda Back 2 Guddaville
"Tell Me (Remix)" Jae Millz The Flood Continues
"Can't Nobody" 2011 New Boyz Too Cool to Care
"Rather Be" Benny Benassi Electroman
"Kandle Light and Roses" Blaqstarr Blaqstarr The Mixtape
"Cha-Ching" 2012 Millionaires #YourGirlDoesParty
"Motivations" 2013 Quez Black Boe Knows 2
"She Wanna Ride" 2014 Cash Out Let's Get It
"Check" Gucci Mane The Return Of Mr. Perfect
"Admit It" 2015 Lil Wayne Sorry 4 the Wait 2
"Duck" Lil Wayne, Jae Millz, Gudda Gudda No Ceilings 2


  1. ^ a b Biography!. Shanell aka SnL Fans!. Retrieved 17 August 2011. Archived June 15, 2012, at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ Search Results for "Lil Wayne" (27).
  3. ^ "Shanell". Retrieved March 21, 2020.
  4. ^ "Tyga Album & Song Chart History: Billboard 200". Billboard. Retrieved October 18, 2011.
  5. ^ "Tyga Album & Song Chart History: R&B/Hip-Hop Albums". Billboard. Retrieved October 18, 2011.
  6. ^ "Tyga Album & Song Chart History: Rap Albums". Billboard. Retrieved October 18, 2011.
  7. ^ "Gold & Platinum Searchable Database – March 05, 2013". RIAA. Retrieved March 6, 2013.
  8. ^ a b "Young Money Readies 'Rise of an Empire' Compilation for March". Retrieved January 22, 2014.
  9. ^ [1]

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