Shanell Lynn Woodgett (born November 15, 1980) known simply as Shanell or SnL, is an American singer, songwriter from Springfield, Massachusetts. She is signed to Young Money Entertainment, an imprint of Birdman's Republic Records-distributed Cash Money Records.


Born in Anaheim, California Shanell was raised in Massachusetts and is the older sister of recording artist D. Woods. Her introduction to music was from her father, a Merrill Lynch Financial Advisor. A classically trained dancer in the disciplines of Jazz, ballet and modern dance, she began her career as a music video dancer for artists like Ciara. Dancing by day, Shanell penned songs by night to production from Iowa producer and friend Bangladesh, garnering a name for herself as a songwriter.

As a principal dancer for Ne-Yo, who later signed her to his publishing company, Shanell headed out on tour where she continued to record and hone her writing skills, penning songs for Danity Kane, Ne-Yo, Melanie Fiona, Kelis and Jennifer Hudson. She was introduced to Lil Wayne, who offered her a slot on his Young Money Entertainment roster, creative control of her projects, and the opportunity to join him on stage throughout his I Am Music Tour. Shanell was additionally on the 40-city I Am Music II Tour with Lil Boo, Lloyd Banks, Kidd Kidd, Kevin Kev and Big Dawg Movement which started in Hartford, CT July 13, 2011 and ended in Woodlands, TX September 11, 2011.

Most recently, Shanell released a visual for "Boy Stop Playin'" in January 2014, which was included on her June 2013 EP Midnight Mimosas.


Compilation albums

List of albums, with selected chart positions
TitleAlbum detailsPeak chart positionsCertifications


We Are Young Money
  • Released: December 21, 2009
  • Label: Young Money, Cash Money
  • Format: CD, digital download
Young Money: Rise of an Empire
  • Released: March 11, 2014 (US)
  • Label: Young Money, Cash Money, Republic
  • Formats: CD, digital download
"—" denotes a recording that didn't chart or wasn't released in that territory.


List of mixtapes, with year released
TitleAlbum details
A Taste of Shanell aka Snl
  • Released: August 13, 2009
  • Label: Young Money
  • Format: digital download
Shut Up and Listen
  • Released: March 3, 2010
  • Label: Young Money
  • Format: digital download
Nobody's Bitch
  • Released: September 2012
  • Label: YMCMB
  • Format: digital download
Midnight Mimosas
  • Released: June 4, 2013
  • Label: YMCMB
  • Format: digital download
Nobody's Bitch 2
  • Released: July 22, 2014
  • Label: YMCMB
  • Format: digital download
88 Keyz
  • Released: January 19, 2016
  • Label: Young Money
  • Format: digital download


As lead artist

2011"My Button"Non-album song
2012"So Good" (featuring Lil Wayne and Drake)Midnight Mimosas
"Last Time" (featuring Busta Rhymes)Nobody's Bitch
2014"Catch Me at the Light" (featuring Yo Gotti)Young Money: Rise of an Empire
"Hittin Like" (featuring Chanel West Coast)
2015I Can Be Your Stripper"TBA
List of singles, with selected chart positions
YearTitlePeak chart positionsAlbum
US Pop
2009"Prom Queen"
(Lil Wayne featuring Shanell)
2010"Lipstick Diva"
(Muff Mommy featuring Shanell)
----Non-album single"—" denotes releases that didn't chart or receive certification.
2015"Together Whatever"
(Lucky Nick featuring Shanell)
----Non-album single

Guest appearances

List of non-single guest appearances, with additional performing artists, showing year released and album name
TitleYearOther artist(s)Album
"My Weezy"2008Lil Wayne, Lil Twist, TygaDedication 3
"Runnin"2009Lil WayneRebirth
"American Star"
"I'm So Over You"
"Wayne On Me"No Ceilings
"That's All I Have"Lil Wayne, Tyga
"Skit 2"None
"Handstand"Nicki MinajBeam Me Up Scotty
"What a GirlGudda GuddaGuddaville
"Sacrifice"Gudda Gudda, Lil Wayne, Mack Maine
"Show Me Something New"Jae MillzThe Virgo Mixtape: "He Nasty"
"Callin' Out"2010Gudda GuddaBack 2 Guddaville
"Tell Me (Remix)"Jae MillzThe Flood Continues
"Can't Nobody"2011New BoyzToo Cool to Care
"Rather Be"Benny BenassiElectroman
"Kandle Light and Roses"BlaqstarrBlaqstarr The Mixtape
"Motivations"2013QuezBlack Boe Knows 2
"She Wanna Ride"2014Cash OutLet's Get It
"Check"Gucci ManeThe Return Of Mr. Perfect
"Admit It"2015Lil WayneSorry 4 the Wait 2
"Duck"Lil Wayne, Jae Millz, Gudda GuddaNo Ceilings 2