At just 18 years old, Shalamar Baker has a voice far beyond her years.

Spotted on Instagram, Shalamar’s first big break came as a feature on the Tays track Star, featuring in the video alongside rappers Tays and Aitch.

Having been subjected to the pressures of growing up in an online world, Shalamar is on a mission to empower young people, showing the reality behind the filtered images that flood the internet. Life is realest beyond those perfected square images.

Named after the 80s band, Shalamar channels a retro energy into her powerful voice, crediting Whitney Houston and Celine Dion, alongside Christina Aguilera and Britney Spears as influences and inspirations.

Shalamar is currently recording her first track to be launched later in 2021.