Shelita Burke is a pop-electronic artist and writer based in Los Angeles and Paris, France. She is known for her engaging, collaborative, and spontaneous live performance style. Originally from Seattle, Shelita independently toured the world with over 150 shows across Europe, Asia, and Africa as well as a myriad of performances throughout the U.S. Her recent appearance at SXSW has brought on the attention of the music industry at large with many blogs featuring her.
Shelita was featured in Forbes Magazine (2018) for harnessing her knowledge of technology as a data scientist and cryptologist to reach fans through social media: "How Pop Artist Shelita Burke Uses Data Science And Blockchain To Her Advantage" and it reached success as the most popular article read in the entertainment section.
Her ability to connect with audiences and engage her expansive network of over 600,000 followers on all of her social media platforms combined (Twitter over 310,000 followers, Instagram over 181,000 followers, Facebook over 172,000 followers), close to 4 million plays on Spotify, over 8 million plays on Soundcloud, and over 1.5 million views on YouTube) has resulted in a devoted global audience and prompting media interest from NPR, The Village Voice, Billboard, MTV, and many music industry taste makers.
Her latest songs are a departure from her earlier acoustic releases and transports the rising star into the pop world as a result of her collaboration with hit producer Marcus “Bellringer” Bell (Usher, Britney Spears, P Diddy, Snoop Dogg, Timbaland). The response has been infectious, with the most resent single “Penetrate” rising to #14 on Billboard’s Next Big Sound, a viral response amongst streaming services, and social media impressions reaching over 40 million people. Added attention was generated from her first single “Belong” which achieved over 2.7 million Spotify plays. Her forthcoming EP is planned for release later this year.
"Shelita’s eclectic Folk Jazz fusion engenders an audience reaction that is rarely seen these days. Her live shows are a must see!" - The Village Voice
"Shelita Burke has put together a wonderful, mystical set of rhythms and melodies on her latest EP, Transfixed. Right from the drop as it opens – this lady stole my heartwith an absolutely inspiring performance through her vocals…jazzy in the sound…there’s a lot of style and grace..." - Skope Magazine