Shanti Arielle Shanti Arielle Baton Rouge, Louisiana Shanti Arielle is a pop singer, songwriter, and producer from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Her love for music and writing grew from watching her father perform as a musician and poet. She incorporates hard hitting beats made for the dance floor, and is heavily influenced by the likes of Diana Ross, Britney Spears, Prince, and Amy Winehouse. "Some people grow up never having the privilege of at least one positive mentor to encourage and guide them through life, assuring them that it's okay to be unique. I had that and I still had to struggle just to make it out of childhood alive."