Shannon Rebecca Saunders (born July 4, 1994) is an English singer songwriter whose success has come from a large online following, which includes YouTube, Twitter and Instagram. She is now working on her own material with an Album set for release in 2015.
Shannon Saunders started a YouTube channel in 2009 posting covers of songs by many artists, as well as her own originals. As of June 20th, 2014 she has over 49,000 subscribers and over 1.4million total upload views.
2010: My Camp Rock 2:
As well as performing locally in 2010, Shannon's YouTube channel notoriety meant she was approached to audition for the Disney Channel UK talent contest My Camp Rock 2. She won the competition and as a result her version of the Alan Menken/Glenn Slater song "I See the Light" was featured on the Tangled soundtrack.
Shannon Saunders' YouTube following quickly gained the attention of Kwame Kwaten from ATC Management . Shannon has written with Writers/ Producers such as Dee Adam, Amy Wadge, Wilkinson and Eg White. Shannon's own independent Lovejoy Records is set to release her debut Album in 2015.
Her first single "Heart Of Blue" was released on iTunes on 14 January 2013, following the high demand from her homemade music video, which went viral on the Sunday before, and received over 30,000 views in less than four days. As of June 2014, the song has had over 600,000 views.
Saunders released her second single "Scars" shortly afterwards, on 8th July 2013. She then went on to supporting both Lewis Watson and Lucy Spraggan on their UK tours, releasing her third single, "Atlas", in December.