|Birth name||Nicholle Jean Leary|
|Born||St. Paul, Minnesota, United States|
|Genres||Soul, R&B, hip hop, pop|
|Occupations||Singer-songwriter, pianist, actress|
|Instruments||Vocals, piano, keyboards|
|Labels||Columbia records, S-Curve Records|
|Associated acts||Lupe Fiasco, Black Thought, Nouveau Riche|
Nikki Jean born Nicholle Jean Leary, St. Paul, Minnesota, United States is a singer-songwriter, musician, and occasional actress. She was a part of the band Nouveau Riche, and is featured on Lupe Fiasco's second album, The Cool, as a lyricist and vocalist. As an actress, she performed in the award winning independent film On the Outs.
In 2011, she signed as a recording artist with indie label S-Curve Records. She released her debut solo album Pennies In A Jar. The lead single, "Steel And Feathers (Don't Ever)" was co-written by Bob Dylan. The album contains the track "Million Star Motel" which features rapping from Lupe Fiasco and Black Thought. On July 14, She performed "How To Unring A Bell" on the Late Show with David Letterman to promote her album.
- DJ Deckstream — "Five Alarm" and "Exit Sign"
- Lupe Fiasco — "Hip Hop Saved My Life" and "Little Weapon"
- Muja Messiah — "So Far So Good"
- Sylk130 — "Fallen Angel"
- Tu Phace — "Say Yes"
- Oddisee — "Tell The Truth"
- Traphik — "Favorite Song"
- Brother Ali - "Shine On"
- Freeway - "Sweet Temptations"
- Pennies In A Jar (2011)
with Nouveau Riche
- Nouveau Riche Longtail EP
- Free Money EP
|2004||On The Outs||Malia|