Shanice Born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA, Shanice starred in a KFC commercial with Ella Fitzgerald at 9. Later, she was discovered by A&M Records at the age of eleven, and released her debut album, Discovery, in 1987, which wasn't a huge pop hit, but did score R&B chart action, and the singer a 1987 Soul Train Award nomination for Best New Artist, she lost the award to R&B singer Miki Howard. She signed a record deal at Motown Records in 1991. Her 1991 album Inner Child contained the popular hit single "I Love Your Smile", produced by Narada Michael Walden. Also included on the is a cover of Minnie Riperton's 1974 hit "Loving You". This and other songs like "Fly Away" helped showcase her rare coloratura soprano talent. In 1993, she made a guest appearance on the popular television sitcom Family Matters.
After "I Love Your Smile", Shanice continued to record albums, including 1999's Shanice, produced chiefly by Babyface. While she has not achieved significant commercial success with her later albums, she is acknowledged as a talented singer and many of her songs appeared on various soundtracks. She also sings backup and does studio sessions and can be heard on Toni Braxton's song Talking In His Sleep (it's untrue that she was on Unbreak My Heart, the session vocalist was Sheree Ford Payne, who also can be heard on He Wasn't Man Enough For Me). She can also be heard making vocal contributions to various games. She is married to actor/comedian Flex Alexander, with whom she has two children: daughter Imani Shekinah and son Elijah Alexander.
Not a stranger to taking long gaps between albums and singles, "Every Woman Dreams" finally emerged in June of 2005. The single did moderately well at R&B radio. After several pushbacks, her fifth studio album Every Woman Dreams was released on February 21, 2006, the album entered at No. 194 on the Billboard 200 album chart, and sold nearly 6,000 copies in her opening week.