Shirma’s rich, powerful and soulful voice makes her one of the most popular singers of the Netherlands. After her appearance in The Voice, she made a leap to the next level of her career.
Her musical journey started as backing vocal for artists like Chaka Khan, Michael Bolton, Alain Clark, Candy Dulfer, Henny Vrienten and Anouk. Anouk represented the Netherlands in 2013 at the Eurovision Song Contest and Shirma Rouse was proclaimed as best backing vocal by The Eurovision Times.
Shirma has released four albums and her third album,“Shout It Out Loud”, was awarded in 2015 with Edison Jazzism Audience Award.
In 2017 and 2018 Shirma Rouse honored the 75th birthday of Aretha Franklin with “The Queen of Soul Celebration Tour”, a series of concerts in the Netherlands and of Shirma’s self-written sung-through theatershow “Shirma sings Aretha”.
In March 2017 Shirma Rouse released her highly anticipated 4th studio album, Soul Serenade, a heartwarming tribute to love with newly written songs, a duet with US soul sensation Ryan Shaw, classic songs like Imagine and Let it be have been newly arranged.
In August of 2018, Aretha Franklin suddenly passed away. Shirma was asked by RTL Late Night to go to Detroit to attend the funeral, a very emotional and special request. Here she decided to honour the Queen of Soul one more time with a series of acoustic concerts; A TRIBUTE ! which will be performed from September 2018 going forward.
In December 2018 Shirma will go back to her roots with a series of Christmas Gospel Sessions in churches throughout the Netherlands. She is currently recording a studio album with songs for this show.
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