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Nikkole
Nikkole
Nikkole Live in Concert at The Live The Dream Tour Gala Concert
Nikkole Live in Concert at The Live The Dream Tour Gala Concert
Background information
Nikkole Hall
Born (1980-07-12) July 12, 1980 (age 37)
Ahoskie, NC, United States
Origin Los Angeles, California, United States
Genres Pop
Singer, songwriter

Nikkole Hall (born July 12, 1980), better known by her stage name Nikkole, is an American singer and songwriter. She is known for her Billboard charting hit songs "Zero" and "Gonna Get It Right" from her 4th studio album Hallucinations (2014).[1] The songs have peaked on the Dance Club Songs chart at #7 and #20 respectively.[2] She is a featured artist on the song "You Keep Lifting Me Higher" from Norman Brown's album Stay With Me (2007)[3] that has reached #1 on the Billboard Heatseeker Albums, Jazz Albums charts and also peaked at #11 on the Billboard Top R&B/ Hip-Hop Albums Chart and at #107 on the Billboard 200.[4] Nikkole has also been featured in the top 10 of Cosmopolitan Magazine's search for the Next Female Rock Star in 2008.[5]

Music career

Nikkole's debut album Appearances was released on January 9, 2001.[6] The album was funded in part by her career as a model at the time and background vocal stints for various artists.[7] This was followed up with A Girl Like Me on October 11, 2005.[8] In 2007 Nikkole was a featured vocalist and co-writer on the song "You Keep Lifting Me Higher" from Norman Brown's album Stay With Me.[3] The album reached #1 on the Billboard Heatseeker Albums, Jazz Albums charts and also peaked at #11 on the Billboard Top R&B/ Hip-Hop Albums Chart and at #107 on the Billboard 200.[4] On August 12, 2008 Nikkole released her third album Creolepatra.[9] She was chosen as one of the semi finalists of America's Top 10 Fearless Female Rockstars by Cosmopolitan Magazine in a StarLaunch Search in 2008.[5] The title was eventually won by Mieka Pauley. She also collaborated with Arturo Sandoval on a single entitled "Amazing" in 2011.

After having spent over a decade toiling in relative obscurity, Nikkole's breakthrough came with her fourth album Hallucinations released on July 15, 2014.[1] The first two singles, "Gonna Get it Right" and "Zero" reached #7 and #20 respectively on the Billboard Dance Club Songs chart.[2] The songs were accompanied by music videos, both of which were directed by Ethan Lader.[10] The album was produced by British producer Derek Bramble and had a more pop influenced sound compared to her previous releases that were more R&B influenced.[11] In 2015, the music was nominated for 4 International Music and Entertainment Association (IMEA) Awards,[12] and went on to win 2 of the Awards for Pop Artist of the Year and Pop Song of the Year.[13] In the same year, the music was also nominated for 2 Awards at the Hollywood Music in Media Awards (HMMA).[14][15] In 2016, Nikkole was nominated for an award at the 16th Annual Native American Music Awards (NAMA).[16]

Nikkole has cited Aretha Franklin, Natalie Cole, Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston as her early influences growing up.[10]

Awards

Year Recipient Nominated work Award Result Ref.
2015 Nikkole NA IMEA Award for Pop Entertainer of the Year Nominated [12]
2015 Nikkole NA IMEA Award for Pop Artist of the Year Won [13]
2015 Ethan Lader Nikkole - Zero IMEA Award for Music Video of the Year Nominated [12]
2015 Derek Bramble / Jeanette Olsson IMEA Award for Pop Song of the Year Won [13]
2015 Ethan Lader HMMA Award for Independent Music Video Nominated [14]
2015 Nikkole HMMA Award for Music Genre (Pop) Nominated [15]
2016 Nikkole Nikkole - Hallucinations NAMA Award for Best Pop Recording Nominated [16]

Discography

Studio albums

Title Album Details Role Release Date Label
Appearances[6] Solo Primary Artist January 9, 2001 SE Entertainment Records
A Girl Like Me[8] Solo Primary Artist October 11, 2005 SE Entertainment Records
Creolepatra[9] Solo Primary Artist August 12, 2008 SE Entertainment Records
Hallucinations[1] Solo Primary Artist July 15, 2014 Global Infinity Records

References

  1. ^ a b c "Nikkole - Hallucinations". AllMusic. Retrieved 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "Nikkole - Billboard Charts". Billboard. Retrieved 2015. 
  3. ^ a b "Norman Brown - Stay With Me". AllMusic. Retrieved 2015. 
  4. ^ a b "Norman Brown - Billboard Charts". Billboard. Retrieved 2015. 
  5. ^ a b "Cosmopolitan Magazine - Next Female Rock Star". Cosmopolitan Magazine. Retrieved 2015. 
  6. ^ a b "Nikkole - Appearances". AllMusic. Retrieved 2015. 
  7. ^ "The Genie of Soul - An Interview with Songstress Nikkole". Blue Steel Magazine. Retrieved 2015. 
  8. ^ a b "Nikkole - A Girl Like Me". AllMusic. Retrieved 2015. 
  9. ^ a b "Nikkole - Creolepatra". AllMusic. Retrieved 2015. 
  10. ^ a b "Meet Nikkole: Pop Music's New Diva of Dance". IshTalk. November 2014. Retrieved 2015. 
  11. ^ "Q&A With Recording Artist Nikkole". NewsWhistle. June 2014. Retrieved 2015. 
  12. ^ a b c "2015 IMEA Award Nominees". IMEA Awards. Retrieved 2015. 
  13. ^ a b c "2015 IMEA Award Winners". IMEA Awards. Retrieved 2015. 
  14. ^ a b "2015 HMMA Award Nominees for Music in Visual Media". HMMA Awards. Retrieved 2015. 
  15. ^ a b "2015 HMMA Award Nominees for Music Genre". HMMA Awards. Retrieved 2015. 
  16. ^ a b "16th Annual Native American Music Awards Nominees". NAMA. Retrieved 2016. 

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