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Birth name Deborah Sarah Epstein
Born (1982-09-14) September 14, 1982 (age 33)[1]
Paris, France
Origin France
Genres R&B, pop, soul
Occupation(s) singer, songwriter
Years active 2000–present
Labels Sphere Musique/eOne Music Mosley Music Group
Interscope Records
Universal Music Group
Daylight Records
Associated acts Timbaland, Nelly Furtado

SoShy (born Deborah Sarah Epstein;[2] September 14, 1982),[1] is a French-born American singer and songwriter.[3]

Early life[edit]

She was born Deborah Sarah Epstein[2] in Paris, France, on September 14, 1982,[1] to a French-Argentine-Italian mother and a French father of Russian ancestry. Her early childhood was spent in New York City and Los Angeles.[4]


SoShy, who began singing in clubs at the age of fifteen, started to work with Lone, a French writer/producer in 2003, and from there signed a deal with Sony Music/Daylight. Since signing, SoShy has traveled the world for her debut album, co-writing with artists including BloodShy, Sam Waters, Walter Turbitt, Mark Ronson, Cool and Dre, Steve Kipner, Estelle, Jim Beanz, Michelle Bell, Kovas, Novel and more. She was also featured at the 2005 and 2007 MUSEXPO music conferences.

SoShy co-wrote with Ryan Tedder "Strike the Match" for the ECHO Music Awards nominated German all-female pop band Monrose .

"Appetite for Love" was written in Gunnersbury, London in 2004 with former members of the rock group Rising Times and producer Guz Lally after songwriting stalwart Wayne Hector declined the session. The title was paraphrased from the hard rock group Guns N' Roses' debut album.

In addition, she wrote a song for the American pop rock singer Chris Cornell on his new album Scream. Also in 2009 she wrote the song "Elvis", sang by the Belgian group Leki & The Sweet Mints.

SoShy was signed to Timbaland's Mosley Music Group/Interscope/Universal Music Group.She can be heard on "Morning After Dark" which she co-wrote, the first single from Timbaland's 2009 album Shock Value II.[3] Her single "Dorothy" was featured on the FIFA 10 soundtrack and her song "The Way I" was featured on The Official Soundtrack of FIFA 06. They soon after intensively promoted the hit single by performing live on TV for the MTV Music Awards, Conan O'Brien Tonight Show, followed by many live shows, such as House of Blues Los Angeles and also throughout the world.

She is currently signed to Sphere Musique/eOne Music. Her debut album Crack The Code was released September 9, 2014 worldwide. The first two lead singles ("Whateva Man" and "City Of Angels") are now available on iTunes.[5] The video for "Whateva Man" premiered on Vevo September 3, 2014.[6]


Studio albums[edit]

Title Album details Sales
Crack the Code TBA TBA TBA

Solo singles[edit]

Year Song Album(s)
2005 "The Way I" FIFA 06 soundtrack
2009 "Dorothy" FIFA 10 soundtrack
2014 "Whateva Man" Crack The Code
2014 "City Of Angels Crack The Code

As featured artist[edit]

Year Song Chart positions Album
2009 "Morning After Dark" (with Timbaland and Nelly Furtado) 61 6 19 6 13 8 21 11 13 8 Shock Value II

Solo songs[edit]

Year Song Album(s)
2004 "Over Again" TBA
"What If" TBA
2014 "Whateva Man" Crack The Code
"City Of Angels" Crack The Code

Other appearances[edit]

Year Song Artist Album(s) Notes
2006 "Strike The Match" Monrose I Am Co-writer of the song with Ryan Tedder
2006 "Appetite For Love" Natalia Everything and More Co-writer of the song with Cameron Jean-Laing; Lee Macdougall; Gulzar Singh Lally
2009 "Ease Off The Liquor" Timbaland Shock Value II (additional vocals)
"Lost Cause" Chris Cornell Scream writer of the song
"Elvis" [7] "Leki & The Sweet Mints" Leki & The Sweet Mints writer of the song


  • "Morning After Dark (Chew Fu 2016 B-Boy Fix Remix)" (with Nelly Furtado & SoShy)
  • "Morning After Dark (French Version) (with Nelly Furtado & SoShy)


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