Shannon Rubicam

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Shannon Rubicam
Born (1951-10-11) 11 October 1951 (age 67)
Seattle, Washington, United States
Associated actsBoy Meets Girl, George Merrill

Shannon Rubicam (born October 11, 1951 in Seattle, Washington) is an American female singer/songwriter who is best known for being half of the mid-to-late-1980s pop duo Boy Meets Girl.

Her husband, George Merrill, was the other half of Boy Meets Girl, who are best remembered for their 1988 hit "Waiting for a Star to Fall".[1][2] Merrill and Rubicam first met in 1975 when both were performing at a friend's wedding.[3] The couple also wrote two hit songs for Whitney Houston, "How Will I Know" and "I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)",[3] both of which hit Number 1 in the United States, among other countries, during the second half of the 1980s, just before Boy Meets Girl shot to fame.

Merrill and Rubicam have one child, a daughter named Hilary,[3] who appeared in their "Waiting for a Star to Fall" video as the young blonde-haired girl. They divorced in 2000 but have continued working together for various music projects.[4][5]

In 2011, Rubicam published her first novel, titled The Wonderground.


  1. ^ Hunt, Dennis (21 February 1989). Album Pulls at the 'Reel Life' Heartstrings of Boy Meets Girl, Los Angeles Times, Retrieved November 22, 2010
  2. ^ Graham, Jefferson (28 December 1988). Boy Meets Girl: Now their `Star' is rising, USA Today, Retrieved November 22, 2010
  3. ^ a b c (16 January 1989). Boy Meets Girl! Boy Loses Girl! But Now They're Back Together, and Singing in An Altared State, People, Retrieved November 22, 2010
  4. ^ Mann, Brent. 99 Red Balloons...and 100 Other All-Time Great One-Hit Wonders, p.71-73 (2003) (ISBN 0806525169)
  5. ^ Shannon biography,, Retrieved November 22, 2010

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