Watch UNSUNG: Shannon
With her 1983 breakthrough hit “Let The Music Play,” “Shannon”, was at the helm of a genre-defining dance sound that blended dance, Latin and hip hop. But behind the scenes, she struggled with warring record labels, touching off a battle for control over her music.
For five decades and counting Betty Wright has brought the “real” to R&B, with a powerful voice and sassy delivery that produced over ten top twenty hits. But those songs reflected aspects of a harder life, as label troubles and family tragedy threatened to silence her voice.