Was born October 7, 1982 in SouthBend,INDIANA to Tanji Hobson she was born into a musically inclinded family. Desires to Before Wash Hobson and her Great Uncle Issac Hayes died he made shantel vow to be the one carrying out their last names into higher heights she saw and believed in their visions. Landed Record distribution /Artist Deal with Rampart Street Music Group/Jamalar Agency Europe. In between the years of her music career its been many disputes,unfair issues unresolved, undeserved fame over years.Contract offer by BMG records,Booked a private showcase with Music Industry C.e.o.Karry Douglas WorldWide Records,Before she was offered a deal with (female group)MJ records Ceo Michael Jackson,Phantom/Bungalo/Universal records signed her to distribution. Deal Nov.2009 Ringtones/Ringback ringtones with Sprint and Verizon nationwide Etc offers from indie labels.Shantel is now ready for higher heights currently working on collaboration with Music Industry most respected writer,Producer so much more is yet to come Stay Tune.