She was discovered by R&B singer Montell Jordan, who liked that Shae’s voice didn’t sound like other voices.
Shae was originally Montell’s background singer, doing studio work and demos for him. After signing to Uptown Records, Shae recorded her debut album in 1998. On January 26, 1999, Shae released her one and only debut album “Talk Show” which peaked at #16 on Billboard’s Heatseekers Albums chart and #43 on Billboard’s R&B Albums chart.
Her first single “Talk Show Shhh!” peaked at #88 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #17 on Billboard’s Hot R&B Singles chart, staying on the chart for 20 weeks. The song was also featured in the movie, “Ringmaster” starring Jerry Springer.
Shae’s follow-up single “Bad Boy” featuring rapper Ja Rule, failed to make the charts. After that, she was released from her contract with Uptown Records.
She has appeared on albums such as Sisqo’s “Unleash the Dragon” album, Tamia’s “A Nu Day” album, Whitney Houston’s “The Greatest Hits” album, and the Phil Collins tribute album, “Urban Revival.”
These days, nothing much has been heard from Shae and it seems as if she has faded into obscurity.
To see the music video for “Talk Show Shhh!!,” go to: