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A member of the Motown label roster during the 1990s, R&B singer Shanice was best known for her infectious smash "I Love Your Smile." Born May 14, 1973, Shanice Wilson entered show business virtually as a toddler, appearing in a number of musicals and television commercials; by 1984 she was a regular on the series Kids Incorporated, and soon after performed on the program Star Search. Her appearance there caught the eye of A&M Records, and at the age of 11 Shanice was under contract to the label. She issued her debut Discovery in 1987, scoring a pair of minor hits with the singles "(Baby Tell Me) Can You Dance" and "No 1/2 Steppin'." Signing to Motown in 1990, she teamed with producer Narada Michael Walden and recorded Inner Child, scoring with the hit "I Love Your Smile" as well as "I'm Cryin'" and "Lovin' You." Shanice subsequently appeared on a number of movie soundtracks, including Boomerang and Disney's Pocahontas, duetting with Jon Secada on "If I Never Knew You." Her third solo LP, 21 Ways to Grow, appeared in 1994, followed five years later by her self-titled LaFace label debut.