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Holness on MTV Live in December 2008.
April 13, 1984 |
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Nicole Holness (born April 13, 1984) is a TV host and R&B singer. Between 2002 and 2005, she was part of the Canadian girl group X-Quisite alongside Melanie Fiona and Nirvana Savoury. In 2006, Nicole was chosen as one of the original seven co-hosts of MTV Canada and their flagship series MTV Live. Nicole continues to co-host MTV Live alongside host Paul now "Big Boy" Lemieux, host Sheena Snively and comedian, Dave Merheje.
Nicole hails from a Jamaican, Native Aboriginal Canadian, Scottish and West Indian background. A Toronto native, Nicole is fluent in French and attended Cedarbrae Collegiate Institute. She has a history in ballet and jazz dance, and has been a model in several national print advertisement campaigns.
Part of X-Quisite
In 2002, Holness was part of a Canadian R&B girl group called X-Quisite alongside Melanie Fiona and Nirvana Savoury. Signed to Warner Music (Canada), the group released their self-titled debut studio album X-Quisite in 2003. In 2004, during the Juno Awards, an equivalent of Canadian Grammies, the band was nominated as one of five finalists for "R&B/Soul Recording of the Year" for the album X-Quisite. The group had a number of singles from the album, notably "Bad Girl" and "No Regrets" The group disbanded in 2005.
On March 1, 2011, Holness released her debut album Unreleased. The album was preceded by her debut single, "Epic", which was released May 5, 2009. A second single "Pop Yo Bottles" was later released on June 29, 2010.
- in X-Quisite
- 2002: X-Quisite (For details and tracklist, see X-Quisite)
- 2011: Unreleased
- in X-Qusite
- "Bad Girl" (2004) (also appeared on Now! 9 Canadian series)
- "No Regrets"
- 2009: "Epic"
- 2010: "Pop Yo Bottles"
- http://www.openingday.com/ X-Quisite's label
- Mihsin, Andre (2004-02-12). "Juno Nominees Chit-Chat: X-Quisite Look Forward To Hitting West Edmonton Mall". Chart. Retrieved 2009-09-11.