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Shontelle’s living a ‘Perfect Nightmare’

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The time has come again for the Barbados Music Awards (BMA) and Bajan songwriter and international pop star Shontelle has been nominated in 4 categories – Female Entertainer Of the Year, Best Soul/R&B, Music Video Of The Year (Female), and Best Soul/R&B/Hip-Hop Single. As usual, her major competitor is Rihanna.
Last year Shontelle wasn’t able to attend but won Album Of The Year and received a special BMA Platinum Award for being Barbados’ second best selling female of all time.
Even better is the release of her sophomore album, No Gravity, which is due to be released in stores Tuesday (September 21).
Shontelle’s new single off the album, following her smash Impossible, has been recently announced as Perfect Nightmare.
The track was produced by Rodney ‘Darkchild’ Jerkins, who has worked with artistEs including Lady Gaga, Britney Spears, The Pussycat Dolls, Beyoncé and more.
Shontelle has been busy since the start of this month with appearances and radio and TV interviews.
On September 1, she was in Los Angeles to shoot her Perfect Nightmare video with director Colin Tilley, who has worked with Chris Brown, Li’l Wayne, Justin Bieber and more. Tilley tweeted “doing alot of interesting set design for this shoot . . . a very stylised boxing arena.”
 Shontelle attended and performed at the 2010 WEEN Awards (Women In Entertainment Empowerment Network) at the Asia Society on September 2, in New York City.
On September 5 she was in Jamaica where she was the headliner for the Pulse Caribbean Model Search finals. She did T-Shirt, Perfect Nightmare and Impossible. Since her meteoric rise to stardom, Shontelle has only performed in the Caribbean once, and that was in Trinidad some years ago.
She then flew to London, on a short productive trip, to do the UK release  of Impossible and was on BBC London Radio morning programme with Robert Elms on September 8. That same day she was a very special guest on Tim Westwood’s BBC Radio 1Xtra Hot 6@6 countdown. They talked about everything from her new album, goals, Barbados, to hotel rooms, characteristics of her perfect boyfriend, and it gets even steamier from there!  She later attended the 2010 Mobo Awards Nominations Launch which was held at the Mayfair hotel. She left London on September 11.
A taping of the late night ABC show Jimmy Kimmel on September 10 saw Shontelle promoting No Gravity. She and her band delivered a great performance of her hit single Impossible. (NSH)

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