Shanda Hopkins
Region: Newfoundland and Labrador
Genre: Country, Singer-Songwriter

Shanda Hopkins was born in St Johns,NL . She currently resides in Brownsdale , Trinity Bay. Shanda started writing music at the age of 11 and she gives a big thank you to Mark Murphy ( Billy and the Bruisers) who came into her classroom one day as a substitute teacher and introduced her to the art of writing her own songs . Shanda started to play the gutiar at the age of 12 . She was so eager to learn to start adding music to the songs she wrote. Her father would write the chords for her on a sheet of paper and she just would be in her room practising every chance she got. Shanda's family always played together and sang together during family events and shanda says that encouraged her to preform and want to be a artist . Growing up she was very active in many singing events throughout her childhood years (Canadian Idol) and even made it to see the celebrity judges one year on the show. Shanda is well know amongst her peers for always preforming something which makes her stand out .She has heart and determination to someday succeed in the music industry. 

Shanda was recently in the contest SingNl with Zack Werner and advanced to the wild card event. she also captured the front page of the NL Telegram for her Magistic performance . 

Shanda spends her days raising her young family along side her husband and working with Comfort Homecare… When she has her downtime you can find her with a pen a piece of paper capturing the next song . 

Shanda will be releasing her first album titled 'Rewind' in September 2017 produced by David Fits.