Saturday, February 12, 2011

Sofia Shinas

Sofia Shinas (born on January 17, 1968 in Windsor, Ontario, Canada) is a singer\actress who started her career in the 90's.
In 1992, she released her self-titled debut album. It's unknown how or if the album ever charted.

She co-wrote every song on the album and worked with various music producers and remixers such as Steve Peck, Daniel Abraham, Mitch Kaplan, Mark 'MK' Kinchen, Roger Sanchez, Tommy Musto, Ben Grosse and Boris Granich.
Sofia's first single, "The Message" became a moderate hit, peaking at #75 on the Billboard Hot 100, #39 on Billboard's Rhythmic Top 40 chart, #38 on Billboard's Top 40 Mainstream chart, and #20 on Billboard's Dance Music\Club Play Singles chart.
The second single, "One Last Kiss" fared well in Canada, but failed to make any impact in the U.S.
The last single, "State of Mind" didn't peak on the Hot 100, but managed to peak at #16 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music\Club Play Singles chart. After that, Sofia left the music business for an acting career.

In 1994, she made her film debut in the movie, "The Crow" starring the late Brandon Lee. After that, she starred in the movies "Terminal Velocity," "Hourglass," and "Dilemma." She guest-starred on shows such as "The Hunger" and "The Outer Limits."

These days, Sofia is still continuing her acting career, but whether she'll come back to her music career, well, we don't know about that yet.

She also attended the USC School of Cinema-Television and graduated in 2008. While attending the school, Sofia directed a thesis called "Spring Eternal" that stars Jude Narita and Sebastian Seigel.

To see a fan-made video for "The Message," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4HOvboYZIHU

To see a fan-made video for "One Last Kiss," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=poKQk1_PsCM

To see a fan-made video for "State of Mind," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XcrBYbtqxWs

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