Virginia Commonwealth University student and cross-genre artist, Shy Lennox knew his dreams of breaking into mainstream spaces were not farfetched when his music independently reached 500,000 streams on Spotify and over 200,000 plays on Apple Music.

At the age of 21, Lennox has made academic strides as a vocal performance major, and virally with the release of his EP, Audition. “I have always been very passionate about making art,” he explained. Soon to follow, his first-ever concert at Flora, a well-known venue in Richmond, Virginia, booked over capacity — becoming a sonic affirmation for the soloist.

“I knew my dues were paid, and I could aim higher,” said Lennox. With his eyes on the prize, the newcomer boasted a glowing performance at Virginia’s PRIDE and took his debut strut down the catwalk of NYFW — giving him the confidence he needed to take his talents to Hollywood. “My music has been played on KRCW Radio in Los Angeles. That was a big moment,” the crooner explained.

Each hurdled Lennox leaped over gave him the courage to explore more in the studio, and broaden his signature twist of alternative R&B over waxed poetics. “After [further establishing my] growing recognition, I was featured in the Ink MagazineImirage MagazineArtistic Manifesto, and became the first starring male splashed on RVA Magazine‘s Pride Guide,” Lennox told The Knockturnal. Withal, the many facets of Shy Lennox show promise. Get to know the on-the-rise singer in his words now.

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About The Author

Bianca Alysse is a creatively driven Bronx-born writer and editor. Before becoming The Knockturnal‘s music editor she served as Latina‘s creative coordinator and was a contributor at Billboard. The Boricua scribe has a lengthy resume in the music industry and has penned for Universal Music Publishing Group, Epic Records, G.O.O.D. Music, Compound Entertainment, Artistry & Récords, and Arcade Creative Group. Her work has been seen on platforms like VIBE, mitú, TIDAL, Remezcla, and behind the scenes at New York Fashion Week. As an independent contractor, she has written for Sony Music Entertainment’s global business affairs department, Warner Music Group, and currently Roc Nation.

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