KINGSTON, Jamaica — Jamaican Dancehall artiste Shenseea has been confirmed as the Connecticut Sun Music Ambassador for its 20th Anniversary Season in the United States.
The announcement was made today on its website. The Connecticut Sun disclosed that during the 2022 season, they will be using Shenseea’s song “Sun Comes Up” off of her debut album as the backdrop to a hype video that will run into the opening sequence of all of Connecticut Sun home games.
Sun Comes Up is an inspirational song about persistence and determination in the face of adversity.
“In addition to having the organisation’s name in the title, the song could not be more fitting for the Connecticut Sun franchise as it seeks to take hold of the elusive WNBA championship,” The Connecticut Sun said in its article that announced Shenseea as the Music Ambassador.
Meanwhile, Connecticut Sun President, Jen Rizzotti, was quoted in the article stating, “We are very excited to have Shenseea as our music ambassador for the Sun’s 20th Anniversary season. We have been working on ways to use our platform to highlight young artists and bring fans an elevated experience all season long. Having Shenseea work with us is definitely a step in that direction. Her song, Sun Comes Up, fits us as an organisation perfectly, and I can’t wait for fans to enjoy the song along with us.”
“I’m so excited to be teaming up with the Connecticut Sun with a song that is so close to my heart, Sun Comes Up. I am especially honoured to be a part of something that supports other strong women, and this collaboration represents everything that I want my music to be—music that empowers and uplifts people,” Shenseea was quoted as saying.
Since the Jamaican star arrived on the dancehall scene, she has acquired more than 600 million music video views, 12 million social media followers, and three million monthly listeners on Spotify. Additionally, In 2019, she was crowned Billboard’s Fastest Rising Dancehall Artist; she has reached #2 on Billboard’s Reggae Digital Song Sales Chart; and in February 2022, she was named an Apple Up Next artist.
Shenseea is currently signed with Rich Immigrants/Interscope Records, and has become one of the most highly-requested dancehall artists over five years.
Shenseea has collaborated with notable artists from different genres including Megan Thee Stallion, Young Thug, Shaggy, Sean Paul, Kanye West, Christina Aguilera, Santigold, and Masego. She recently released her debut album, ALPHA, in March 2022, which includes her single “Lick” featuring Megan Thee Stallion, as well as features from Offset, 21 Savage, Tyga, Sean Paul, Beenie Man, and more.