Nikki Flores

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Nikki Flores
Birth name Brandi Nichole Flores
Born (1988-10-17) October 17, 1988 (age 25)
Origin Los Angeles, California
Genres pop
Occupations Singer, songwriter, actress
Years active 2005–present
Associated acts Ryan Tedder, Brian Kennedy, Danja, Rita Ora, Miss A, Nas, Christina Aguilera
Website http://www.nikkiflores.com

Nikki Flores (born October 17, 1988) is a Mexican-American pop singer, pianist, and songwriter.

Career[edit]

Nikki Flores landed a music contract with Epic Records in 2005. Her parents—both musicians themselves—encouraged her talent by allowing her to record in the family's home studio and by age 12 she had written her first song ("Cry"). Flores planned to release her debut album "This Girl" in Fall 2005. The first single off This Girl was "Strike", where Flores sings in both English and Spanish.[1] The album was eventually shelved and she was signed under Ryan Tedder's own Patriot Records which is under Universal Republic. After almost 10 years of professional experience in the music industry, Flores is actively pursuing a full-time career as a songwriter under the direction of Sony/ATV Music Publishing where she has been signed as a writer since 2006. She most recently has written songs for Christina Aguilera, Nas, South Korean pop group Miss A, Shontelle [2] and many more.[3][4][5]

Flores collaborated with producer Brian Kennedy to create her biggest (and most personal) song to date, "Let It Slide", with over 18,000,000 viral views. She claims to be most proud of this song because of how relatable it is to her audience. "I was only writing about something that was so true for me in my life at that time. I released it on a whim and the response I got was overwhelming." she says. "The messages I receive from girls all over the world, telling me that my song saved them from going back to an abusive relationship, or gave them the strength they needed to move on, is exactly why I do what I do. Music reaches so many people, and I'm so proud to spread a positive message".

On June 16, 2014 Nikki Flores announced she would be releasing a new song titled, "Home" - available on iTunes July 01, 2014.

Discography[edit]

Year Song Album Artist Producer/Writer
2006 "Strike" "Aquamarine" Nikki Flores Ryan Tedder, Denise Pearson, Nikki Flores
2007 "I Wanna Know You Like That" "TCG EP" The Cheetah Girls Evan Rogers, Carl Sturken, Nikki Flores
2007 "Painkiller" "Almost Famous: The Sexy Lady EP" Nikki Flores featuring Yung Berg Danja (record producer), The Clutch
2007 "A Little Obsessed" "3rd Base" Jamali (band) Billy Mann, Nikki Flores
2008 "Hollywood Life" "Raven-Symoné" Raven-Symoné Michael Mani, Jordan Omely, Nikki Flores
2010 "City Lights" Nikki Flores Ryan Tedder, Nikki Flores, Noel Zancanella, Steve Perry, Neal Schon
2011 "My Shine"[6] Don Benjamin featuring Nikki Flores Don Benjamin, Nikki Flores
2012 "Lips" "Touch" Miss A Fuego (producer), Redd Stylez, Nikki Flores
2012 "Roses" "Life is Good (Deluxe Edition)" Nas featuring Nikki Flores Al Shux, Redd Stylez and Nikki Flores
2012 "Empty Words" "Lotus (Deluxe Edition)" Christina Aguilera Busbee, Nikki Flores, Ali Tamposi and Christina Aguilera
2013 "Put Me On Blast" Untitled Shontelle Greg Ogan, Corey Chorus and Nikki Flores

Miscellaneous[edit]

Year Song Artist Credit
2009 "Got Dynamite" Demi Lovato Background Vocals
2012 "Shine Ya Light" Rita Ora Vocal Producer
2012 "Missing Me" Keyshia Cole Background Vocals
2013 "Big Dreamer" Willow Smith Co-Writer, Vocal Producer, Background Vocals

Filmography[edit]

2007 Super Sweet 16: The Movie - July, 2007

2010 "Yo Gabba Gabba"[7] Dancey Dance

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