Nicole Holness

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Nicole Holness
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Holness on MTV Live in December 2008.
Born (1984-04-13) April 13, 1984 (age 30)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Occupation Singer

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.

Since joining the MTV team, Nicole has found a new meaning for Fresh Meat Dave. Nicole has interviewed numerous guests including Akon, Ciara, Ken Tamplin and Lily Allen.

Beginnings[edit]

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[edit]

Main article: X-Quisite

In 2002, Holness was part of a Canadian R&B girl group called X-Quisite[1] 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.

Solo career[edit]

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.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

in X-Quisite
  • 2002: X-Quisite (For details and tracklist, see X-Quisite)
Solo
  • 2011: Unreleased

Singles[edit]

in X-Qusite
  • "Bad Girl" (2004) (also appeared on Now! 9 Canadian series)
  • "No Regrets"
Solo
  • 2009: "Epic"
  • 2010: "Pop Yo Bottles"

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Patch, Nick (January 28, 2010). "Grammy Watch: Melanie Fiona". Toronto Star. Archived from the original on 2012-07-06. Retrieved 18 April 2010. 

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