Singer, Songwriter, Entrepreneur, & Social Activist, Shelby Johnson Allen or as Prince would say.."ShelbyJ." is a native of Greensboro, NC
She is CEO of Blackgypsy Enterprises. Her company specializes in Spreading Positive messages, Light & Love through recorded Music, Books,Art & live performance.
This Smith High School Alum has toured & recorded Nationally & Internationally with her band Blackgypsy, Groove Theory, Mary J. Blige, Anthony Hamilton, D'Angelo, Santana, Larry Graham & her current band leader,mentor and "co-star" for the 2007 History making Superbowl Halftime Performance...PRINCE!
She is currently recording songs for much anticipated & very 1st solo album scheduled for release in Spring 2013. Or as Shelby says.."The album will be droppin..when the Flowers R Poppin'!" The 1st single "North Carolina" featuring Anthony Hamilton and produced by Prince was released on 12-12-12 and skyrocketed to #1 on Amazon's Neo-Soul/R&B chart & has remained in the top 20!! Go Shelby!!! Downlosd your copy today on Amazon, Itunes or CdBaby.com.
She is happily married to fellow Greensboro native Levern Allen III.
Together with his parents Cecelia & Levern Jr., they operate BEZINGY Inc. a local North Carolina Apiary supplying delicious All natural Wildflower Honey & honey products.
Shelby is the daughter of Greensboro's own Mamie & Ernest Johnson and currently resides in Charlotte, NC.
Performing is her Life & her mission is to use her platform and VOICE to Encourage everyone to Shine & reach there full God given Potential.