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"I respect the pen. When the words stop flowing from my thoughts to my pen, I put the pen down. I stop writing. I never want to force lyrics."

- Shaunté Usual


Artist: Shaunté Usual

Genre: Alternative

Label: Innovate Music

Official Website:

About Shaunté Usual

Shaunté Usual is more than what meets the eye - a woman on a journey to leave her mark on your ears and your heart.

With an extensive background in the performing arts, Usual started her career as a professional NFL Cheerleader for the Washington Redskins where she had the pleasure of performing in over 25 countries spanning across 5 continents for the USO and DOD. She later brought her talents to the world of theater and acting with appearances as the lead in the musical stage play, "Inner City" and HBO's "The Wire".

Shaunté’s music has been placed in tv shows, web series, and movies. She’s worked with Grammy-winning producers and artists. In conjunction with her solo career she is also the featured female vocalist in the group Cool Peoples; an eclectic group of songwriters, producers, rappers and vocalists. Their second album titled Black Velvet was just released. The group was formed by Caligrafi Jones who is Shaunté’s executive producer and collaborative partner.

With the release of her latest album, #TUX : The Usual Xperience, Vol. 1 Shaunté gives her audience an intimate look into the heart of a woman in love.

Featured Video

“Creating music is like creating the vibes of life. The beat of the heart. The steps we walk and the turns we take. For me it's life score. Some people take pictures and create photo albums. I do that too, but I create music for those moments.”

- Shaunté Usual

#TUX : The Usual Xperience, vol. 1

#TUX : Can WeShaunté Usual
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#TUX : PhoenixShaunté Usual
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#TUX : FlowShaunté Usual
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#TUX : SirensShaunté Usual
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#TUX : BlackedOutShaunté Usual
00:00 / 04:07
#TUX : Conscious DeceptionShaunté Usual
00:00 / 03:57

"Never miss the opportunity to say I love you. "

- Shaunté Usual

Music Videos

#TUX : The Usual Xperience “Can We”

#TUX : The Usual Xperience “Phoenix”

#TUX : The Usual Xperience “Blacked Out”

Live Performances

“Can We” Live at iHeart Ripped Radio - Fashion Victuals

"Phoenix" Live at Nitelight Lounge

“Phoenix” & “Flow“ Live at iHeart Ripped Radio - Fashion Victuals

“Can We” Live at Nitelight Lounge

Media & Press

iHeart Ripped Radio Live Performance with host intro - Fashion Victuals. August 2019

iHeart Ripped Radio Live Performance with host intro - Fashion Victuals. August 2019

iHeart Ripped Radio - Fashion Victuals Deluxe Highlights. May 2019

Press Photos

Behind the Scenes Photos

Exclusive Extras

Choosing a favorite of the #TUX : The Usual Xperience, vol. 1 Album

Ever wonder what life is like post being a NFL Washington Redskins Cheerleader?

A snapshot into the Xperience of #TUX

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