Debi Nova

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Debi Nova
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Background information
Birth name Deborah Nowalski Kader
Born (1980-08-06) August 6, 1980 (age 33)
San José, Costa Rica
Origin Escazú, Costa Rica
Genres Dance, Pop, Latin
Occupations Singer-songwriter, Dancer
Years active 2001–present
Labels Warner Bros.
Decca Label Group
Associated acts Britney Spears, Sérgio Mendes, Boney James, Ricky Martin
Website www.debinova.com/

Deborah Nowalski Kader, better known by her stage name Debi Nova, is a Costa Rican singer-songwriter and dancer from Escazú, Costa Rica who resides in Los Angeles, California.

Nova has sung on various projects from jazz artist Boney James to rapper Q-Tip to Sérgio Mendes and will.i.am of the Black Eyed Peas. Her single CD, "One Rhythm," has an English version, Spanish version and six mixes.

She has been involved in six projects nominated for a Grammy award, a dance song which reached #1 on the Billboard Dance charts, and has collaborated with artists including Sean Paul, Ricky Martin and Franco De Vita.

Early life[edit]

Debi was born August 6, 1980 in San José, Costa Rica and is of Polish Jewish descent. She started playing piano at age four, and played classical music for ten years. She became singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist at the age of 14. She moved to Los Angeles at age 17 when she signed her first record deal. She is a graduate of LAMA College for Music Professionals.

Career[edit]

Nova started as a backing vocalist for Gandhi,[1] with whom she had the chance to open for Deep Purple.[2] She also has worked with Ricky Martin, with whom she recorded a Spanish version of the song "I Don't Care". Nova made background vocals for Britney Spears in her song "Lace and Leather", from her album Circus.

In 2004 she scored a #1 track on Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart with "One Rhythm".[3] A remix of the song was featured on the soundtrack for the EA Sports video game FIFA Football 2005.

More recently, she has featured on projects by Illa J (brother of J Dilla) and Sa-Ra as well as Urban Legend (artist)'s Tropical Techniques.

On April 20, 2010, she made her US television debut on Dancing with the Stars. Nova also participated in the Colgate MaxWhite Charging Up The Music campaign.[4]

She recently released her first studio album Luna Nueva in 2010, which features her new single "Drummer Boy".

In 2011, MTV Latin America awarded her the prize MTV Chiuku: , for her work in the United Nations’ campaign “UNITE to end violence against women” organized by UN Women, and in April 2012, she was named ambassador of YUNGA (Youth and United Nations Global Alliance).

Nova is one-third of the group "LR1" (Latinos are One) along with Jean Shepherd (of the electro-Latin funk band, Navegante) and Velcro. The single "Maña y Corazón" was produced by Andres Levin and released on September 13, 2011 to kick off Latino Heritage Month.

Recently, Nova was selected as the official voice of the Central American Games, San José 2013, with the song “Arriba Arriba” (Get Up, Get Up) and was also invited to participate in the TEDx Joven Pura Vida (Youth Pure Life) conference, where she shared her story, her music and encouraged young people to follow their dreams.

On December 17, 2013, she released her EP "Un Dia a la Vez". The project is entirely in Spanish and serves as a preview for her upcoming album , "SOY", which is set for release in 2014.[5] The album is being produced by Grammy-winning producer Cachorro López

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions[6] Album(s)
U.S. Hot 100 U.S.
Hot
Dance
Singles
Sales
U.S.
Dance Music
/Club Play
U.S.
Hot
Dance
Club Play
U.S.
Tropical
/Salsa
2004 "One Rhythm" 13 1 One Rhythm
2010 "Drummer Boy" 5 25 Luna Nueva

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