Stout’s electrifying persona and fresh house meets neo soul fusion are the product of a lifelong relationship with music. Her story began at the age of five in the basement of her grandmother’s church, where a young Stout (then still known as Denise Renee) first sang with the church gospel choir. Her talent for singing gospel and soul music continued to blossom later in life, when she had the opportunity to tour with Alicia Keys for three years. 2015 saw the release of her debut album, Awakened, which charted #11 on Billboard’s Gospel Charts. 2017 marked a significant shift in Stout’s musical journey—she moved away from her gospel roots and joined The Funk Apostles, where she was given the nickname ‘Stout,’ that now defines her from her bandmates.
After releasing her buzz-generating debut single, “Queen” (2018), and wrapping up a successful first solo tour, Stout is primed to make waves with her fresh sound and well-seasoned attitude. Her debut EP is set to release this summer, and she is currently on tour, moving audiences across the country and leaving her heart on the stage.