Nicki Kris is a singer/songwriter based in Raleigh, North Carolina. She began her music career in 2011 with the release of her first single, My Christmas Wish, which was followed by her debut album release, the soul-laced I Come Alive. Both releases went on to achieve radio success, and several tracks from I Come Alive were on the first-round ballot for the Grammy Awards, and were featured in the hit reality show Dance Moms on Lifetime TV. Nicki was instantly recognized as a powerful singer with the chops to compete with the best in the business, along with being reviewed as a songwriter-on-the-rise. Her song Together We Stand, which was featured on Dance Moms as well as The Viewis today still one of the most streamed and downloaded songs garnishing airplay and fans from all over the world. The song also won the public vote in the Pop/Rock category in the 2017 Global Peace Song Awards.
Nicki followed up her debut album with 2014’s Dream Big, an Americana / Country/Pop influenced EP. The songs from Dream Big received radio play worldwide and were again featured in TV shows and songwriting contests globally. Nicki once again made the first-round ballot for the Grammy Awards with her performances and compositions, further solidifying her rise as a powerful contemporary singer / songwriter.
In 2015 Nicki moved into the electronic field, first with Picture Yourself, the closing credits song from the award-winning film Mother by ASD Media & Entertainment. Followed by, You’ve Got A Hold On Me, a song inspired by the 50 Shades of Grey series and co-written with her Producer, Kevin McNoldy. Between these two singles, Nicki has garnered almost ½ million Soundcloud streams outperforming multi-platinum artists who launched their albums that same year.
However, it was her heartfelt anthem Falling To Pieces, released in mid 2016 and another Song co-written with Kevin to mourn the victims of the tragedy at Pulse nightclub in Orlando that catapulted Nicki’s lyrically empowering songwriting and powerful vocals to a whole new level. All proceeds from the iTunes sales of Falling To Pieces were donated to the OneOrlando Fund. Their quote, “This tragedy will not define us, but will bring us closer together” perfectly underscored the meaning of Falling To Pieces.
In June of 2017, Nicki released Captain America. The song, a patriotic pop/rock anthem asks each of us to find our inner superhero, to step up, stand up, and peacefully fight for all human rights regardless of any differences between us. With the help of Kevin’s masterful arrangement and expressive instrumentation the song has easily become Nicki’s most musically mature and emotionally moving effort to date. Captain Americahas amassed more than 850,000 streams on SoundCloud and was a contender on the first-round ballot for the 60th Grammy awards in multiple categories.
Captain America was followed up in 2018 with Nicki’s new single, Heartbeat, which served as a “sequel” of sorts to the previous song. It was based around the continuous 24-hour-a-day turmoil surrounding the current US Commander-In-Chief, and despite its moody, dark vibe it served as an uplifting warning: “You are not winning the war, ‘cause I can take this and more, and I will make this right again.” Heartbeat became the title track to Nicki’s next album, which was completed in late 2018, and launched to the world in early 2019.
Heartbeat contains 14 songs co-written with Nicki’s producer / engineer Kevin McNoldy (Dave Matthews, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Sissy Spacek, Parachute), which includes remixes of Picture Yourself, You’ve Got A Hold On Me, Falling To Pieces, and Captain America. These early singles earned well over one million Soundcloud streams even before the launch of the full album, which is an impressive feat for any artist, let alone an independent one. Nicki has also made the first-round ballot for the GRAMMY® Awards for six years in a row, as well as winning several international songwriter / performance awards for her singles. The future looks bright for this rising star! Follow Nicki to hear her latest music, see her newest live performances, and to receive Nicki’s most current news.
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