STAR of the Month: Shenseea targets Nicki Minaj, Beyonce levels
Shenseea's aspirations are huge. In the span of her short career, the entertainer, whose given name is Chinsea Lee, has shown her chops as a dancehall performer, and even demonstrated impressive rapping skills during BBC Radio 1Xtra's 'Freshman Cypher' last year.
To consider the scope of the rising starlet's dream is to put in a box, as she has plans to pave other pathways to guarantee international success.
"I'm not just an artiste that caters to one audience I'm going to be an everybody artiste. Everybody who love dancehall, everybody who love not-so-raunchy songs, everybody who love roots and reggae everybody who loves the singing type of international stuff ..." Shenseea told THE STAR.
The Star of the Month is internationally active, evident in her frequent flyer miles. Particularly for this summer season, the 21-year-old will scarcely spend any weekend in the land of wood and water.
"A lot of people would say I'm international now because I'm travelling and I have a major fanbase across the world. Every single place I go, there's always #ShenYengs. But for me, where I want to reach I'm talking about some Rihanna, Nicki Minaj, Beyonce type levels. That's international to me where I don't even have to take a show; I can do my own shows ... my own tours," she said.
To accomplish a reputation comparable to the likes of those pop icons, Shenseea believes she must employ stan-culture; by capturing the attention of more internationally-based fans, and gaining their unfailing loyalty.
"I'm still trying to work to get their attention. Remember, I have the Caribbean and I have my country. Once you build your fan base with something now, and you show them the type of person you are, you know seh dem start get loyal and loyal ... you know that anything you throw at them, they will like it," the Shen Yeng Anthem singer said.
Following the recent release of her feature on Christina Aguilera's latest album, the local star revealed that there is more international work in the pipeline.
"I'm working on a lot of international stuff now, that you guys have not heard. I haven't released anything of that sort," she said, offering a two-year timeline to make it big internationally.
"I have to just keep on doing my thing when it comes on to reggae and dancehall music and when my fan base is really, really big, then I can move on," Shenseea said.