Shannon Brown

Shannon Brown (born November 29, 1985) is an American professional basketball player. He attended Proviso East High School in Maywood, Illinois, was named Illinois Mr. Basketball in 2003, and played college basketball for Michigan State University. He was drafted by the Cleveland Cavaliers with the 25th overall pick in the 2006 NBA draft.

Shannon Brown
Shannon Brown Naval Medical Center
Brown signing a basketball during his tenure with the Los Angeles Lakers
Free agent
PositionShooting guard / Point guard
Personal information
BornNovember 29, 1985 (age 33)
Maywood, Illinois
Listed height6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Listed weight210 lb (95 kg)
Career information
High schoolProviso East (Maywood, Illinois)
CollegeMichigan State (2003–2006)
NBA draft2006 / Round: 1 / Pick: 25th overall
Selected by the Cleveland Cavaliers
Playing career2006–present
Career history
20062008Cleveland Cavaliers
2007Albuquerque Thunderbirds
2008Rio Grande Valley Vipers
2008Chicago Bulls
2008Iowa Energy
2008–2009Charlotte Bobcats
20092011Los Angeles Lakers
20112013Phoenix Suns
2014San Antonio Spurs
2014New York Knicks
2014Miami Heat
2017–2018Wisconsin Herd
2018Delaware 87ers
Career highlights and awards

High school and college career

Brown attended Proviso East High School in Maywood, where his teammates included fellow 2006 draftee Dee Brown . In 2003, he was named Illinois Mr. Basketball[1] and a McDonald's All-American .

Considered a five-star recruit by, Brown was listed as the No. 1 shooting guard and the No. 3 player in the nation in 2003.[2]

Brown played college basketball for the Michigan State Spartans. He was second-team All-Big Ten as a junior and an All-Big Ten Defensive selection.[3]

Professional career

Cleveland Cavaliers (2006–2008)

Shannon Brown Luke Walton
Brown (left) practices shooting with former Lakers teammate Luke Walton.

Brown was drafted in the first round with the 25th pick of the 2006 NBA draft by the Cleveland Cavaliers. Appearing in only 23 games (5 starts) in his debut season, he showed promise, scoring in double figures twice (10 points vs. New York on November 29 and 14 vs. Toronto on 3/3), but was hampered by an injury to his shin.

Brown was assigned to the NBA Development League's Albuquerque Thunderbirds on March 2, 2007[4] but was recalled by the Cavaliers a day later. In his sole game as a Thunderbird, Brown scored 14 points with four rebounds and six assists.[5][6] Brown returned to the NBA Development League, this time with the Rio Grande Valley Vipers, on January 11, 2008.[5] In four games as a Viper, He averaged 23.5 points, including a 37-point performance against the Dakota Wizards on January 16.[7] He was recalled by the Cavaliers on January 17.[8]

Through 2007–08's All-Star break, Brown played in 15 games during the season (starting four games), averaging 7.0 points per game.

Chicago Bulls (2008)

On February 21, 2008, Brown was traded to the Chicago Bulls as part of a 3-team deal between the Bulls, the Cavaliers, and the Sonics. The Sonics received Cavs forward Ira Newble, Cavs forward Donyell Marshall, and Bulls forward Adrian Griffin. The Cavs received Bulls center Ben Wallace, Bulls forward Joe Smith, the Bulls' 2009 2nd round pick (which turned out to be Danny Green), Sonics forward Wally Szczerbiak, and Sonics guard Delonte West. While the Bulls received Brown, Cavs forward Drew Gooden, Cavs guard Larry Hughes, and Cavs forward Cedric Simmons.[9][10]

Charlotte Bobcats (2008–2009)

On August 6, 2008, he was signed to the Charlotte Bobcats to a one-year contract worth the minimum NBA salary of $800,000.[11][12] He would average only 4.8 points in limited action with the Bobcats.

Los Angeles Lakers (2009–2011)

On February 7, 2009, Brown was traded, along with Adam Morrison, to the Los Angeles Lakers for Vladimir Radmanović.[13]

Brown's playing time with the Lakers was initially limited. Towards the end of the season, Brown experienced an upswing of playtime. In the 5 final games of the season, Brown played for an average of 16.4 minutes. With those minutes, he averaged 7.2 points, 2.4 rebounds, and 1.6 assists.[14]

Brown with the Lakers in 2010

Brown's increased playtime carried on to the playoffs. In the opening game in the first round match-up against the Jazz, Brown played 22 minutes. He had 9 points, 3 assists, 2 rebounds and a steal. He finished the series averaging 17.4 minutes, 7.2 points, 1.2 rebounds, 1.8 assists, and one steal per game.

On July 6, 2009, Brown agreed to return to the Lakers for two years and $4.2 million.

It was announced on January 18, 2010 that he was selected to compete in the Sprite Slam Dunk Competition in Dallas at the 2010 All-Star weekend. On the same day, he led the Lakers with 22 points in their 98–92 win against the Orlando Magic.[15] Brown participated in the dunk contest on February 13, 2010, but did not advance beyond the first round.[16]

On February 16, 2010, in a game against the Golden State Warriors, Brown scored a then career-high 27 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for his first career double-double.[17] He won his second championship at the end of the season.

On August 8, 2010, Brown signed a two-year deal with the Lakers worth $4.6 million.[18][19] During that season, he averaged 8.7 points in 19 minutes per game. He scored a season-high 21 points in two separate games against the Milwaukee Bucks (Nov. 16) and the Chicago Bulls (Nov. 23). During the postseason, Brown averaged 7 points per game. In the Lakers' last two games against the Dallas Mavericks, Brown scored 10 and 15 points respectively before his team was swept.

On June 30, 2011, Brown elected not to exercise his option to extend his contract with the Lakers for the 2011–12 season.[20]

Phoenix Suns (2011–2013)

After the 2011 NBA lockout ended on December 8, 2011, the Phoenix Suns signed Shannon Brown to a one-year contract.[21] On March 15, 2012, Brown led the Suns with 21 points in a tough 91–87 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers. On March 27, 2012, Brown scored a career high 32 points, with five 3-pointers, in a loss to the San Antonio Spurs.[22] On April 7, 2012, Brown scored 20 points in the third quarter against his former team, the Los Angeles Lakers. He led the team with 24 points in a blowout 125–105 victory. Two days later, Brown grabbed seven rebounds for the Suns (tied for the team game-high with Marcin Gortat) in a blowout 114–90 victory against the Minnesota Timberwolves.

On July 25, 2012, Brown agreed to re-sign with Phoenix[23] on a two-year deal worth $7 million. On November 7, 2012, Brown hit six straight three-pointers in the fourth quarter to lead the team in points with 24 and help them win 117–110 against his former team, the Charlotte Bobcats. Two days later, he scored 12 of his 22 points in the fourth quarter of a 107-105 victory against another former team, the Cleveland Cavaliers. This was the first time he scored 20 or more points in consecutive games.[24]

On October 25, 2013, Brown was traded, along with Marcin Gortat, Malcolm Lee, and Kendall Marshall, to the Washington Wizards in exchange for Emeka Okafor and a 2014 first-round draft pick.[25] Brown, Lee, and Marshall were all waived by the Wizards three days later.[26]

San Antonio Spurs (2014)

On February 1, 2014, Brown signed a 10-day contract with the San Antonio Spurs.[27] On February 12, 2014, he signed a second 10-day contract with the Spurs.[28] After Brown's second 10-day contract expired, the Spurs decided to part ways with him. The Spurs would eventually win the 2014 Finals the same season, their 5th title in franchise history.

New York Knicks (2014)

On February 27, 2014, Brown signed a 10-day contract with the New York Knicks.[29] On March 10, 2014, he signed a second 10-day contract with the Knicks.[30] On March 20, 2014, he signed with the Knicks for the rest of the season.[31] On July 23, 2014, he was waived by the Knicks.[32][33]

Miami Heat (2014)

On August 27, 2014, Brown signed with the Miami Heat.[34] On November 24, 2014, he was waived by the Heat after appearing in five games.[35]

NBA G League (2016–2018)

On October 30, 2016, Brown was selected by the Grand Rapids Drive in the second round of the 2016 NBA Development League Draft,[36] but was waived by the Drive on November 10.[37]

On November 16, 2017, Brown was added to the roster of the Milwaukee Bucks G-League affiliate, the Wisconsin Herd.[38] On January 26, 2018, he was traded to the Delaware 87ers, making his debut that same day.[39]

Career statistics


  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high
Denotes seasons in which Brown won an NBA championship

Regular season

2006–07 Cleveland 23 5 8.8 .378 .280 .714 .9 .4 .3 .1 3.2
2007–08 Cleveland 15 4 14.5 .369 .310 .609 1.2 1.1 .7 .1 7.0
2007–08 Chicago 6 0 3.7 .200 .000 .500 .3 .0 .2 .3 1.5
2008–09 Charlotte 30 0 11.4 .455 .286 .800 .8 .9 .6 .2 4.8
2008–09 L.A. Lakers 18 0 7.6 .524 .667 .889 1.1 .6 .2 .1 3.2
2009–10 L.A. Lakers 82 7 20.7 .427 .328 .818 2.2 1.3 .7 .4 8.1
2010–11 L.A. Lakers 82 0 19.1 .425 .349 .911 1.9 1.2 .8 .2 8.7
2011–12 Phoenix 59 19 23.7 .420 .362 .808 2.7 1.2 .7 .3 11.0
2012–13 Phoenix 59 22 23.8 .420 .277 .784 2.5 1.8 1.0 .3 10.5
2013–14 San Antonio 10 1 10.3 .286 .000 .778 1.3 .5 .1 .0 2.3
2013–14 New York 19 0 7.8 .421 .000 .667 .8 .2 .6 .0 2.1
2014–15 Miami 5 2 17.8 .368 .429 .667 .2 .6 .8 .0 4.0
Career 408 60 18.0 .420 .332 .807 1.9 1.1 .7 .2 7.6


2007 Cleveland 1 0 .0 .000 .000 .000 .0 .0 .0 .0 .0
2009 L.A. Lakers 21 0 13.1 .434 .480 .792 1.2 .6 .5 .1 4.9
2010 L.A. Lakers 23 0 14.1 .393 .281 .714 1.3 .9 .4 .3 4.9
2011 L.A. Lakers 10 0 16.6 .459 .280 .643 1.9 .7 .6 .2 7.2
Career 55 0 13.9 .422 .341 .727 1.3 .7 .5 .2 5.2


2003–04 Michigan State 30 24 22.9 .451 .341 .807 2.5 1.3 1.1 .0 7.9
2004–05 Michigan State 33 31 25.1 .447 .330 .848 3.2 1.7 1.2 .2 10.9
2005–06 Michigan State 34 34 35.2 .467 .390 .830 4.4 2.7 1.5 .1 17.2

Music video and film appearances

He appeared in music videos to Toni Braxton's "Yesterday",[40] Monica's "Love All Over Me",[41] and Nelly's "Just a Dream".

Brown appears as himself in the 2012 film Think Like a Man. Brown also appears in the 2015 film Trainwreck as a member of the Knicks.

Personal life

Brown has a son, named Shannon Christopher Brown,[42] and a daughter named Laiyah Shannon Brown,[43] as well as two stepsons (via his marriage to Monica), Rodney Ramone Hill III and Romelo Montez Hill. Brown's younger brother Sterling also became an NBA player.[44]

Since 2010, Brown has been in a relationship with R&B singer Monica. The pair met in June 2010 when Brown was consulted to star as her love interest in the music video for the single "Love All Over Me".[45] In October 2010, Monica confirmed her engagement to Brown via Twitter, posting a photo of her rose-cut diamond ring.[46] On November 22, 2010, Monica and Brown were married in a secret ceremony at their Los Angeles home. The marriage, however, did not become a matter of public record until January 21, 2011, when Brown told the Hip-Hop Non-Stop TV-Show.[47] The couple had a second wedding ceremony for family and friends in July 2011.[48]

On March 27, 2019, it was reported Monica was divorcing Brown.[49]


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External links

2005–06 Michigan State Spartans men's basketball team

The 2005–06 Michigan State Spartans men's basketball team represented Michigan State University in the 2005–06 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. Their head coach was Tom Izzo, who was in his 11th year at Michigan State. The team played its home games at Breslin Center in East Lansing, Michigan, and competed in the Big Ten Conference. MSU finished the season with a record of 22–12, 8–8 in Big Ten play to finish in a tie for sixth place. As the No. 6 seed in the Big Ten Tournament, they defeated Purdue and Illinois before losing to Iowa in the semifinals. They received an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament as the No. 6 seed in the Washington D.C. bracket, marking the school's ninth consecutive trip to the NCAA Tournament under Izzo. They lost in the First Round to eventual Final Four participant, George Mason.

2009–10 Los Angeles Lakers season

The 2009–10 Los Angeles Lakers season was the 62nd season of the franchise, 61st in the National Basketball Association (NBA) and 50th in Los Angeles. During the offseason, the Lakers signed free agent and former defensive player of the year forward Ron Artest. Coming off from winning their fifteenth championship in the NBA Finals defeating the Orlando Magic in five games, the Lakers successfully defended their title. They spent the most money of any team on player salaries that season, totaling $112.7 million ($91.3 million on player salaries and $21.4 million on luxury tax). The Lakers once again sold out all 41 home games for the season at Staples Center.

The Lakers clinched the Pacific Division for the 21st time in franchise history. Despite winning eight games less than the previous season, they still held the top seed in the Western Conference playoffs and made it to the NBA Finals for the third straight season in which they defeated the Oklahoma City Thunder in six games in the first round, swept the Utah Jazz in four games in semifinals and the Phoenix Suns in six games in the Western Conference Finals en rote to advancing to the NBA Finals where they defeated the Boston Celtics in a rematch of the 2008 NBA Finals won by the Celtics 4 games to 2. This time, the Lakers won the series 4 games to 3 for their 16th NBA title and handed Boston its first Game 7 loss in an NBA Finals in team history. Kobe Bryant won his second consecutive NBA Finals MVP as well as his fifth and final NBA Championship.

On July 14, 2010, Phil Jackson won the 2010 ESPY Awards for Best Coach/Manager while Kobe Bryant won for Best NBA Player.

2011–12 Phoenix Suns season

The 2011–12 Phoenix Suns season was the 44th season of the franchise in the National Basketball Association (NBA), as well as the last season the Suns had point guard Steve Nash on the team. The season was shortened to sixty-six games due to the 2011 NBA Lockout. Going into the All-Star break with a 14–20 record, the Suns went 14–6 in their next 20 games to push back into playoffs contention. Towards the end of the season, the eighth-seeded Suns were still in the hunt, but a loss after their second-to-last game on the road against the Utah Jazz eliminated them from playoff contention. They went 8–7 in April, finishing the season with a 33–33 record, 10th-best in the West.

Nash led the team in assists per game (10.7; second-best average in the league, most assists in total), three-point percentage (.390%), and free throw percentage (.894%), while averaging a career-high in field goal percentage (.532%). Center Marcin Gortat led the team in most statistical categories, including games played (66), games started (66), minutes per game (32.0), field goal percentage (.555%), rebounds per game (10.0), blocks per game (1.5), and points per game (15.4). Nash was the lone member of the Suns selected for the 2012 NBA All-Star Game, his eighth appearance. In a game against the Denver Nuggets on April 21, Nash passed Oscar Robertson for fifth all-time in total assists.

2012–13 Phoenix Suns season

The 2012–13 Phoenix Suns season was the organization's 45th season in the National Basketball Association. This season was the first since the 2003–04 season that the Suns were without star point guard and former two-time MVP Steve Nash after Nash was sign-and-traded to the rival Los Angeles Lakers. Another fan favorite, Grant Hill, also left for Los Angeles in this season, but he would sign with the Los Angeles Clippers. By technicality, the player who held the most playing experience for the Suns this season was Jermaine O'Neal.


48May is a New Zealand pop rock group. The band consists of Jon Austin (vocals, guitar), CaptainHook (guitar, vocals), Stan Bicknell (drums, vocals) and Shannon Brown (bass, vocals). Hook and Jon went to Hamilton Boys' High School together, while Stowers in the year above, was the lead singer in the band The Grinners (née Lyon), while Shannon Brown is well known on the New Zealand music circuit for his roles in bands such as Tadpole.

The name "48May" came from their residence during university; at 48 May Street in Hamilton. They have achieved success within New Zealand including a place on the New Zealand leg of the 2005 Big Day Out and Edgefest05 tour, their first record (The Mad Love) going Gold in NZ, and their second record (Streetlights and Shadows) being released in Japan by Triple Vision followed by 48May touring through Japan with Four Year Strong and Every Avenue in support of the release. They have also performed as support act for Alien Ant Farm, Simple Plan, Panic! at the Disco, and Steriogram, among others.

48May have since split due to all members going their separate ways. Jon is now working in advertising in Sydney, married with a son, CaptainHook is Head Engineer at York Street Studio in Auckland, Stan is living in Melbourne, and in 2010, Shannon studied at the University of Waikato, school of education, majoring in English and Theatre Studies. Shannon began a teaching career at Hamilton Boys' High School as head of drama in 2013. He is now the senior curriculum leader at Rototuna High School.

Baby I Lied

"Baby I Lied" is a song recorded by American country music artist Deborah Allen. It was released in August 1983 as the first single from the album Cheat the Night. The song reached number 4 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart. It was also her only hit on the Billboard Hot 100, where it went to number 26. The song was written by Allen, Rafe VanHoy and Rory Bourke.

The B-side of the single, "Time is Taking You Away from Me" was written by Allen and VanHoy, and is a track that has not appeared on any subsequent albums.

Cold War (ice hockey)

The Cold War was a college ice hockey game played between U.S. college rivals Michigan State University and the University of Michigan on Saturday, October 6, 2001. It set a then-world record for the largest crowd at an ice hockey game with 74,544.Longtime rivals with the University of Michigan in hockey (and other sports), MSU decided not to play this contest at East Lansing's Munn Ice Arena, but instead set up an ice rink in the middle of the much larger Spartan Stadium, which they filled to 103.4% of capacity. This meant that 74,544 packed the Big Ten football stadium (the home of the MSU football team) to watch the MSU Spartans and the U-M Wolverines skate to a 3-3 tie. Two 300-piece marching bands were present on field and the game was internationally televised. Country artist Shannon Brown sang during the second intermission.

Corn Fed (album)

Corn Fed is an album released in 2006 by American country music artist Shannon Brown. Although she had recorded two major-label albums previously, Corn Fed was the only one to be physically released. The album's title track peaked at #47 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts in early 2006, while the second single ("Pearls") failed to chart.

John Rich of Big & Rich produced the album. He previously recorded the track "She Brings the Lightning Down" on his 1999 debut album Underneath the Same Moon. The track "Why" was also recorded by Jason Aldean on his 2005 self-titled debut album, from which it was released as a single in late 2005.

Earl Clark

Earl Rashad Clark (born January 17, 1988) is an American professional basketball played for San Pablo Burgos of the Liga ACB. He played college basketball for the University of Louisville and was drafted 14th overall by the Phoenix Suns in the 2009 NBA draft.

Jason Aldean (album)

Jason Aldean is the self-titled debut studio album by American country music artist Jason Aldean. It was released on July 26, 2005 via Broken Bow Records. The album produced three singles on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs charts: "Hicktown" (No. 10), "Why" (No. 1), and "Amarillo Sky" (No. 4). The album has been certified platinum by the RIAA.

Several of this album's tracks were recorded by other artists, including two of the singles: "Amarillo Sky" previously served as the title track to McBride & the Ride's 2002 album of the same name and "Why" was also recorded by Shannon Brown on her 2005 album Corn Fed. In addition, "Good to Go" was recorded by John Corbett on his self-titled debut album, from which it was released as a single. Furthermore, "Asphalt Cowboy" was previously recorded by Blake Shelton on his 2003 album The Dreamer.

Jim Brewer (basketball)

James Turner Brewer (born December 3, 1951) is a retired American National Basketball Association (NBA) player.

Brewer was the first notable player to come out of Proviso East High School, which has one of the most successful high school basketball programs in Illinois. In 1969, Brewer, playing center, led his team to the first of four state championships. Brewer was followed at Proviso East by other future NBA players, notably Doc Rivers, Michael Finley, Dee Brown, Shannon Brown, Sterling Brown, and JeVon Carter.

The 6'9" 210 pound forward then attended the University of Minnesota, where he was a teammate of future Baseball Hall of Famer Dave Winfield. Brewer played in the 1972 Summer Olympics, including the United States' controversial loss to the Soviet Union in the gold medal game, before being drafted by the Cleveland Cavaliers in the first round (2nd pick) of the 1973 NBA draft.

Whenever Brewer scored a basket at a Cavaliers home game, the public address announcer would declare, "Two for the Brew!" Brewer played nine seasons in the NBA from 1973 to 1982. Then he played with Pallacanestro Cantù in Italian Serie A along with players as Pierluigi Marzorati and Antonello Riva with coach Giancarlo Primo. He won a Euroleague and was an Intercontinental Cup finalist.

Brewer is the uncle of former NBA player and current Los Angeles Clippers head coach Glenn "Doc" Rivers and the great uncle of Doc's son, Houston Rockets point guard, Austin Rivers.In 2007, the Illinois High School Association named Brewer one of the 100 Legends of the IHSA Boys Basketball Tournament.

Monica (singer)

Monica Denise Brown (née Arnold; born October 24, 1980) is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and entrepreneur. Born and raised in College Park, Georgia, she began performing as a child and became part of a traveling gospel choir at the age of ten. Monica rose to prominence after she signed with Rowdy Records in 1993 and released her debut album Miss Thang two years later. She followed it with a series of successful albums, including the global bestseller The Boy Is Mine (1998) as well as the number-one albums After the Storm (2003), The Makings of Me (2006) and Still Standing (2010). Throughout her career, several of Monica's singles became number-one hits on the pop and R&B record charts, including "Before You Walk Out Of My Life", "Don't Take It Personal (Just One of Dem Days)", "Like This and Like That", "The Boy Is Mine", "The First Night", "Angel of Mine", "So Gone", and "Everything to Me".

Monicas's popularity was further enhanced by her roles in television series such as Living Single, Felicity, and American Dreams, and films including Boys and Girls (2000), Love Song (2000), and Pastor Brown (2009). A contributor to the NBC talent show The Voice, in 2008, she appeared in the Peachtree TV reality show special Monica: The Single which tracked the recording of the song "Still Standing" along with her personal life and resulted in her own highly rated BET series Monica: Still Standing, containing a similar concept. Separated from rapper Rodney "Rocko" Hill, father of her first two children, Monica married professional basketball player Shannon Brown in November 2010. Their first child together, a daughter, was born in 2013.Monica has sold 5.3 million albums in the United States and she is recognized as one of the most successful urban R&B female vocalists to emerge in the mid to late 1990s. According to Billboard, she is the youngest recording act to ever have two consecutive chart-topping hits on the Billboard Top R&B Singles chart, as well as the first artist to top the US Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart over the span of three consecutive decades (1990s, 2000s, and 2010s). In 2010, Billboard listed Monica at number 24 on its list of the Top 50 R&B and Hip Hop Artists of the past 25 years. A four-time nominee, she won a Grammy Award for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals for "The Boy Is Mine" at the 41st awards ceremony and has been the recipient of one Billboard Music Award, one BET Award, and two BMI Pop Awards.

New Life (Monica album)

New Life is the seventh studio album by American recording artist Monica, released by RCA Records on April 6, 2012. It marked the singer's debut release with the company following the disbandment of her former label, J Records in October 2011. A musical continuation of her commercially successful 2010 album Still Standing, Monica started working on the album only weeks after the release of the former. She reteamed primarily with frequent writers and producers, including Bryan-Michael Cox, Jermaine Dupri, Missy Elliott, and Cainon Lamb but also collaborated with new and upcoming producers such as singer Rico Love, whose songs replaced much of her cousin, producer Polow da Don's original material.

New Life is predominately a contemporary R&B album with major influences of pop and soul. The album's lyrics explore the complexities of romantic relationships and stages of love, much of which was inspired by Monica's marriage to professional basketball player Shannon Brown and her relocation to Arizona. Guest vocalists on the album are rappers Rick Ross and Wale as well as singer and close friend Mary J. Blige. Entertainer Brandy, who had previously collaborated with Monica on their number-one record "The Boy Is Mine" (1998), features on the single "It All Belongs to Me".

New Life received a mixed reception by critics, many of whom praised Monica's vocal performances and the album's trend-detaching nature but found the material too generic and cliché-addled. Upon its release, the album debuted at number four on the US Billboard 200, and at number two on Billboard's Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart, selling 69,000 copies. With first month sales of 116,400 copies, New Life sold significantly less than its predecessors. Singles such as "Anything (To Find You)" and "Until It's Gone" failed to sell or chart noticeably on both the pop and the R&B charts.

Shannon Brown (disambiguation)

Shannon Brown may refer to:

Shannon Brown, American basketball player

Shannon Brown (musician), American country music artist

Shannon Brown (New Zealand musician), bass player and vocalist for the New Zealand band 48May

Shannon Brown (singer)

Shannon Leigh Brown (born July 23, 1973) is an American country music singer from Spirit Lake, Iowa. Although she has recorded three albums on various labels, only one of these — 2006's Corn Fed — was released. In her career, she has charted four singles on the Billboard country charts, with her highest-charting single being a 2002 cover of Deborah Allen's "Baby I Lied," at number 40. She also contributed the song "Half a Man" to the soundtrack for the 1998 film Happy, Texas.

Shaun Silva

Shaun Silva is a music video director who works primarily in the country music field. He has directed a number of music videos for many country music artists, including many of Kenny Chesney's music videos. His other clients include: Jason Aldean, Danielle Bradbery, Luke Bryan, Blake Shelton, Old Dominion, Sugarland, Brooks & Dunn, Florida Georgia Line, and Rascal Flatts. In addition, Silva has also directed a few videos for acts from outside music genres, such as Uncle Kracker, Kaleo, and 3 Doors Down.

In 2008, Silva received four nominations in the Country Music Television (CMT) awards. In 2010, he won the award for Best Director.Shaun Silva and wife Shannon Brown (who is a country music singer in her own right) have two sons.

Sony Music Nashville

Sony Music Nashville is the country music branch of Sony Music Entertainment. Based in Nashville, Tennessee, Sony Music Nashville includes its three country recording labels Arista Nashville, Columbia Nashville, and RCA Nashville, as well as Christian music company Provident Label Group.

Tom Izzo

Tom Izzo (, Italian pronunciation: [ˈittso]); born January 30, 1955), is an American college basketball coach who has been the head coach at Michigan State University since 1995. On April 4, 2016, Izzo was elected to the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame.Under Izzo, Michigan State has been a successful collegiate basketball program, earning him the nickname of “Mr March” by some on account of his past success in the NCAA Tournament. Izzo has led the Spartans to the 2000 NCAA Division I National Championship, the 2009 NCAA National Championship Game, eight Final Fours, nine Big Ten championships, and six Big Ten Tournament championships in his 24 years at Michigan State. The coach with the most wins in school history, Izzo's teams have earned invitations to 22 consecutive NCAA tournaments, in addition to setting the Big Ten record for the longest home winning streak. These accomplishments led analyst Andy Katz at ESPN to deem Michigan State the top college basketball program for the decade from 1998 to 2007.Izzo is currently the longest-tenured coach in the Big Ten Conference, and his teams are often recognized for their rebounding prowess and defensive tenacity. He has won four national coach of the year awards and maintains a considerable coaching tree—several of his former assistants are currently head coaches at other Division I schools. Izzo has won nine regular-season conference titles, tied for the third most in conference history. He has also won the most Big Ten Tournament titles (six) in conference history. Izzo is second all-time in Big Ten wins (288 through 2019), trailing only Bob Knight.

Without You (Monica song)

"Without You" is a song by American recording artist Monica. It was written by India Boodram, Kesia Hollins, Jamal Jones, Jazmyn Michel, and Mansur Zafr, with production helmed by her cousin Polow da Don, along with Zafr, for her seventh studio album, New Life, released in 2012. A dedication to her husband, NBA basketball player Shannon Brown, "Without You" is a ballad which features a thunderous beat and light synth riffs. The fourth single from New Life, it was serviced to rhythmic US radio on May 8, 2012 and reached number 91 on the US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.


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