Gig Seeker Pro


Arlington, Texas, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2015 | SELF

Arlington, Texas, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2015
Solo R&B Singer/Songwriter




"KAZI 88.7 Juice & Jam with DJ Slyce feat. Shailaun"

"[Au Naturale] That's the jam right there. We're gonna have to start getting that in the rotations! A lot of people are going to feel this song." - KAZI 88.7

"4 Track Series"

"Shailaun has walked enough runways to earn an income as a model, but true beauty is in her voice and soul." - Transient Mic

"Fab TV Singers - Shailaun"

"The soothing, sweet sounding singer/songwriter, Shailaun, stopped by our FAB Dallas Mag headquarters for an interview and to spread the word of her upcoming album release. Shailaun's the best!!!" - Fab Dallas

"For The Upscale"

"with help from up and coming songstress Shailaun Manning - Elevated Conscious is arguably the most melodic and powerful song on the entire project." - Upscale

"AfroElle Magazine"

Shailaun has been described as a teacher, humble, with an old soul, and a blessing with gifts that will brighten the world. - Patricia Miswa

"Inspirational Moments with Tanisha: Xtreme"

Tune in you will be blessed by this artist. - Tanisha Jones

"Impress Ent."

"Catch her if you can!" - Impress Ent.


She has fallen under the radar but she is putting an end to that because this triple threat diva is making major moves. - Papy Saygbay



Au Naturale (feat. Rey Psalms)                                                                                    2019

Dinner and Wine by Dezyne (feat. Shailaun)                                                                2014

Angels & Liberation  by Dan Armani Sounds (feat. Shailaun)                                      2014

Passion This Deep (feat. Shailaun)                                                                              2013

Elevated Conscious (feat. Shailaun)                                                                            2013

D.I.R.E. Death in Return Excellence (feat. Dave Coresh, Shailaun, & Chuck L.I.)       2013



Shalaundra "Shailaun" Manning is an international singer-songwriter, actress and model from Arlington, Texas. For as long as she can remember, she has been an artist and has always been connected to all things music. Her distinct and unique style derives from many musical influences and genres from her roots in Gospel, to R&B, to Electronic, to her now Sophisti-Pop platform. Her soul stirring music speaks across cultures and generations with smooth, sultry sounds in alto reminiscent of Sade fused with the lyrical stylings of Anita Baker, Erykah Badu and India Arie. Shailaun creates tunes with an internal desire to heal and encourage herself and the world around her. 

Shailaun (pronounced shy-lawn) had her first major singing opportunity in 2004 where she sang the Negro national anthem for the Lincoln and Lawrence D. Bell high school Black History Month program. In February of 2005, she received that opportunity again with Trinity Christian School in Cedar Hill, Texas. After graduating from Sam Houston high in 2006, Shailaun began pursuing a career in modeling, working with industry giants such as Michael Buble, Empire of the Sun, Fossil and Southwest Airlines. 

However, music remained her outlet; as many of her songs were formed from her experiences during this journey. Since the fall of 2012 Shailaun has been recording and performing her music on stages throughout the US and Spain from Elastic Arts (Chicago), Sandaga 813 (Dallas), Cheer Up Charlie’s (Austin) and Soul Station (Madrid). Additionally, Shailaun has made appearances for major community events such as the 41st “Original” MLK Jr. Parade in Houston, Texas. 

In May 2020, Shailaun partnered with Grammy Award winning producer Rickey "Slikk" Offord and released her classic R&B single Our First Kiss to the world. This release is a prelude to more of her highly-anticipated music (release dates TBA). Shailaun has opened for R&B sensation Mario, and songstress Vivian Green in Dallas, Austin and San Antonio, TX venues. Shailaun is a May 2019 graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, represented by Kim Dawson Agency in Dallas, and is an independent artist. 

Band Members