Sharlene-Monique is a multi award-winning singer-songwriter, who began singing in church aged 4.
Her debut EP Destiny was released in April 2018 and combines emotive, soulful vocals with inspiring songs of empowerment, love and self-acceptance. It has been streamed over 700,000 times internationally on Spotify including Japan, Taiwan & the Philippines. Her music video ‘You’ won Best Solo, Best Inspirational and Music Video Of The Year at the Jump Music Video Awards 2017. In 2019 she was awarded the award for 'Best Performing Artist' & 'Originality/ Inspirational Music' from the women's organisation Voice & Hope'.
2018 was a year of first's for Sharlene with the release of her debut EP 'Destiny' which was recognised by the voice Newspaper and the Black British List. Two performances on the hit BBC TV show Call The Midwife, a special performance and hosting spot at the Houses Of Parliament, the British Airways headquarters for Rocking Ur teens and a feature on MTV for Black History Month. It was also the year she sung at Windsor castle for the Royal Wedding in May with the Kingdom Choir, which led to a deal with Sony Music Global & a string of high profile performances including Westminster Abbey, The Invictus Games (Australia) and Pride Of Britain. Topping off this experience with a debut album released in October 2018, Sharlene wrote the original song on the album titled Chases. 2019 started with a European tour in London, Amsterdam, Norway & Ireland. Sharlene's passion to inspire people and create music with a message is evident in every song she writes. She's currently working on her latest project set for release summer 2019.
Sharlene has worked alongside award-winning gospel prom choir conductor Karen Gibson for over 5 years and has travelled extensively throughout Europe leading gospel workshops. She's an award-winning choir conductor and teacher. Her school choir won the Hillingdon School Choir Competition in 2017 & 2018 for their pop and contemporary performance.