The first single to feature her vocals was "Stalk You," a house 12" issued only in Japan; it has since been remixed by numerous producers and is a staple of her live set. She also lent her voice to the soundtrack of The Fighting Temptations. In 2005, she was hired as the lead keyboardist for Tyler Perry's stage play Meet the Browns. In 2007, Grammy and Tony Award-winning vocalist Jennifer Holliday
sought her out to become the choral director for the theatrical production of Dreamgirls during the National Black Arts Festival in Atlanta. Sunshine came to national attention during four daily performances at the 2008 Democratic National Convention, and was subsequently invited to sing at President Barack Obama
's inauguration in 2009.
She released her self-titled debut album in 2010. It was co-produced by the artist with lyricist/guitarist/producer and musical partner Dana Johnson. The set, featuring the range of her singing skills, also included guest appearances by Roy Ayers
and Christian McBride
. The same year she played a principal role in Douglas Tappin's musical drama I Dream, directed by Jasmine Guy. After touring with B.B. King
in 2011, Sunshine released Live at Union Chapel in 2012. She signed to Shanachie
in 2013, and released her debut for the label, The Sun Room, in May of 2014. It was co-produced with Johnson and Jean Paul "Bluey" Maunick. The album hit number three on Billboard's Heatseekers chart, and also landed on the R&B and Hot 200 charts. In January 2016, Sunshine issued the groove-laden single "Come Do Nothing" in anticipation of the release of her next studio long-player, Twenty Sixty Four, which arrived later that April. ~ Thom Jurek, Rovi