From the official site:
Though she only released three albums in the mid-1980s, Shannon made a huge impact on the music world and helped set the trend for a dance sound that still pulsates in clubs today.
Brenda Shannon Greene was born in Brooklyn in 1958 and studied singing and dance as a child. While attending York University, she joined the New York Jazz Ensemble as a vocalist. In 1983, she recorded "Let the Music Play" for the dance label Emergency Records. Its thumping, synth-laden sound set the standard for dance-club music and reached the number two spot on Billboard's R&B chart and number eight on Pop.
The following year saw the release of her first LP, which soon went gold. Two other top ten R&B hits followed along with two additional LPs. Shannon was poised to become a breakaway star, but the closing of Emergency Records, various litigations surrounding "Let the Music Play," and the decline of dance-oriented radio stations put an abrupt end to these ambitions. However, in 2000 she released a new album, the trance-inspired "The Best Is Yet to Come," which proved that Shannon still had what it takes to get bodies grooving on dance floors around the world.