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Christopher DeShun Ward aka Shun Ward, American Vocalist, was born on February 16, 1988 in Tyler, Texas. He is the only child to his mother, Pamela Ward. Shortly after his birth, Shun’s mother relocated to Houston, Texas.
At the age of three, his mother and great grandmother discovered that he loved to sing. He had an incredible voice and a talent for remembering church songs. When he was five years old, he was invited to sing and travel with the New Rising Star Missionary Baptist Church Choir. They performed at many churches around Houston. Throughout their travels, Shun became very well known and gained much respect around the community for his strong vocals.
Eventually, at age seven, his great grandmother (who was one of the church organizers) asked if he would like to become the lead singer of The New Rising Star Missionary Baptist Church choir. Shun was excited to take on the responsibility.
Later and away from his gospel roots, Shun began performing at talent shows around the north side of Houston. He would go on to win a youth choir competition at Forest Brook High School where he competed against 14-15 year olds.
At fourteen years old Shun continued to compete at several different talent shows and also experimented with writing and recording original material. Unfortunately, as he honed his writing skills, he also became influenced by the corruption of the inner city. His school grades declined as he started smoking and selling illegal substances.
Then seventeen years old Shun and his mother moved to Nacogdoches after his great grandmother passed away. Shun was distraught.

At twenty-one, he was incarcerated for a year. After his release, he vowed to change his life and get back to the things that he loved most- singing, writing, and recording.
At twenty-two, more mature and focused, he requested help from family to make his dreams come true. Together they formed GruvSoul with Shun Ward as the premiere artist.
Shun is released his debut 2011 album release entitled, Shun Ward City. The first four tracks of the project entitled, The Prelude to Shun Ward City, is available throughout the internet on most digital retail outlets.
2013 proved to be a prosperous year, Shun was featured as lead vocalist on Kontor Records (Germany), “Top Of the Clubs vol. 59“, this compilation teamed Shun With T-Pain, Snoop Dogg, and Flo’Rida.
Also in the same year, Shun Ward was featured on Rap Legend, Devin The Dude’s album, “One For The Road” (eOne Music Publishing).
In 2014, Shun Ward released his first full album independently, Shun Ward – USA (Under Shun’s Authority).

LISTEN TO SHUN WARD'S NEW SINGLE "UPTOWN" FT YOUNG ONE BELOW
Available on "USA- Under Shun's Authority" by Shun Ward at most digital retailer (iTunes, Amazon, etc.)

(Houston, Texas)
Shun Ward pays a tribute to New York styled hip-hop by giving this Uptown classic a makeover. He shows much respect to the birthplace of modern music. R&B vocalist/songwriter, Shun Ward (IG: ShunWardMusic), captivate audiences with the help of Hip-Hop artist, Young One (IG: YoungOne_100). Their blend of smooth and flow is like none other.

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