Ms. Shanell of Young Money or rather just Shanell of Young Money, was born in California, but moved to the east coast at a young age. As a kid, her father taught Shanell and her siblings the art of music and performance. After living in Massachusetts for some time, she moved down to Atlanta where she attended the famous performing arts school, Tri-Cities High School. While there, Shanell took classes ranging from dance to singing. Once she graduated and perfected her art, she became a fixture on stage as a back up dancer for superstar Ne-Yo.