Tamara Marthe (born on 28 November 1985 in Trappes), better known as Shy’m, is a French pop singer. She released her first album Mes Fantaisies in 2006 and has since released four more albums.
Sexy Shy’m is one of the most successful French singers of the 21st century, with four Double Platinum albums, including #1 album Caméléon (2012). In 2012 and 2013 she received the “Francophone Female Artist of the Year” award at the NRJ Music Awards.
Shy’m was born in Trappes (a western suburb near Paris), France to a French metropolitan mother and a French Caribbean father from Martinique, in a family oriented to music and creative arts.
Fan of Red Hot Chili Peppers and Beyoncé, she nevertheless grew up to the sound of Zouk – a French Caribbean music genre, and R&B. From an early age, she became interested in dancing and singing. She started taking lessons in dancing and she earned the nickname, “Spicy Tam” as a result of the effort she put in it.
In 2012, Shy’m joined the Les Enfoires charity ensemble.