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Is The Unofficial Shanice Home Page really the very first Shanice fan web site?

Actually, it's not. Before I put my site up on the web back in 1997, there were at least two others on the web that I knew of. One of those pages was a Shanice picture page and the other one was a page run by an Engineering student at Morgan University. Both of those pages are now closed. Although I can't take credit for having the very first Shanice web site, my site has been up and running longer than any other Shanice page on the web.

Why did you decide to create The Unofficial Shanice Home Page?

After the last Shanice site had shut down in early 1997, I tried searching for other Shanice sites on the web but could not find even one. As a long-time Shanice fan, I strongly felt that there needed to be another Shanice fan site on the web but the question that ran through my mind was how long would it be before somebody steps up and takes action on this? A few months? A year? I basically didn't want to wait that long and since I was taking an HTML class at the time, that's when I decided to use what I had learned to good use and in late March of 1997, The Unofficial Shanice Home Page was born.

Do you have Shanice's personal address? If you do, can you give it to me so I can write to her?

No, I don't have her personal address. If I did have it, would I give it to you? Are you kidding? Hell no! :-) But seriously folks, despite the fact that Shanice is an entertainer, she is still entitled to her privacy and we all have to respect it. However, I'll tell you what I will do for you. I will give you her fan club address which you can also find printed on the "Shanice" album and here it is:

Shanice Friendship Club
P.O. Box 1587
South Pasadena, CA 91031-1587

If you're too cheap to spring for the .33 cents stamp, you may send e-mail for her to me at and if I'm in a good mood then I will pull a quarter, a nickel, and three pennies out of my own pocket and send your letters via snail-mail in to her for you. However, I must point out that I'm not exactly Mr. Moneybags myself so unless you're really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, poor or unable to leave the house and get to a mailbox yourself for some reason, please do it yourself. It won't get to her any faster by having me send it to her for you so you might want to dig through that sofa for any loose change for the postage.

Is Shanice really married?

Yes. Shanice married actor/comedian Flex Alexander on February 19, 2000.

Why didn't they put songs like "Saving Forever For You" and "It's For You" on the Ultimate Collection cd?

Well, this is just my personal guess and not necessarily the actual reason but here are my thoughts on this subject. These two songs along with other songs that Shanice recorded for various soundtracks were not released on Motown Records so the folks who put this compilation together either couldn't get permission from the labels that originally released them or maybe they just didn't want to bother going through all the red tape. I'm not sure but I was also upset that they didn't include these songs on the Ultimate Collection cd.

But if Motown didn't have the right to include those songs on the Ultimate Collection cd album without permission from those other labels, how come they were able to include songs from her first album? Didn't she record her first album for A&M Records?

Yes, her first album was released on A&M Records. So how and why were they able to get permission from A&M more easily? Simple. Both Motown and A&M used to be distributed and owned by Polygram and I know this for a fact because I used to be a promotions intern for Polygram Group Distribution in San Francisco back in the early 1990's. A few years ago, Polygram was bought out by Universal Music Group and if you look at a copy of the Ultimate Collection cd carefully, you'll notice the name of the label which released it is Hip-O/Uni(short for Universal). In other words, it's still all in the same family since the entire catalog for both Motown & A&M is now owned by Universal Music Group.  Whew! I think I got that all covered. :-)

What happened with the "Yesterday" single?

In an effort to get the single out quickly, they rushed shooting on the video but the end result was something that wasn't good enough to be aired so LaFace decided to just cancel the single altogether. Personally, I thought they should have at least considered re-shooting the video because that song was just too damn good to waste.

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