Nija Charles

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Nija Charles
Born (1997-10-20) October 20, 1997 (age 21)
Union, New Jersey
GenresHip Hop, R&B, pop
Years active2017–present[1]
LabelsUniversal Music Publishing Group

Nija Charles, professionally known as Nija (born October 20, 1997) is an American songwriter and record producer.[2] Charles began her professional music career in 2017 writing songs for Beyonce and Jay-Z (“Heard About Us” and “LoveHappy”); Cardi B and SZA ("I Do"); Cardi B and Kehlani ("Ring"); Jason Derulo for the 2018 Official World Cup and Coca-Cola anthem ("Colors”); and Chris Brown ("Pull Up"). She is signed to Universal Music Publishing Group.[3]


Charles gained interest in music as a child, observing her uncle and aunt experiment on the production software Fruity Loops. In 2016, she enrolled in the Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music at New York University where she practiced her production and songwriting skills. During the second semester of her sophomore year, Charles met her current manager, Christian McCurdy. He introduced her to RCA A&R J Grand, and he flew her to Los Angeles to work with producers and other artists and repertoires in the recording industry. Charles continued traveling between Los Angeles and New York City for short bi-weekly trips, allowing her to work on music in Los Angeles while still attending classes in New York City. Charles left Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music in 2017 after signing a publishing deal with Universal Music Publishing Group. As a songwriter and producer, Charles' songs have reached platinum status, having composed or produced for Beyonce, Jay-Z, Chris Brown, Cardi B, SZA, Kehlani, and Jason Derulo.[4]

Songwriting discography[edit]

Year Artist(s) Song Album
2017 Kid Ink "F with U (featuring Ty Dolla $ign)" 7 Series (EP)
Lecrae "Lucked Up (featuring Nija)" All Things Work Together
Chris Brown "Pull Up" Heartbreak on a Full Moon
Flo Rida "Hola (featuring Maluma)" FR5*
Lyrica Anderson "Don't Take It Personal" Adia
"Mind Fucked"
"Late Night"
Daniel Skye "Stuck On You (featuring PnB Rock)" -
2018 Jason Derulo "Colors (The Official 2018 Coca-Cola Fifa World Cup Song)" -
Cardi B "Ring (featuring Kehlani)" Invasion of Privacy
"I Do (featuring SZA)"
Tone Stith "Light Flex (featuring 2 Chainz)" Uncle Drew (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
The Carters "Heard About Us" Everything Is Love
Christian Lalama "Tic Toc" -
Kid Ink "Cana (featuring 24 Hrs)" -
Bia "Blue Bank" Nice Girls Finish Last: Cuidado - EP
"Vibes On Me (featuring Kodak Black)"
"Drown In My Cup"
Kodie Shane "Hiatus" Young HeartThrob
Meek Mill "Uptown Vibes (featuring Fabolous & Anuel AA)" Championships
"On Me (featuring Cardi B)"
"24/7 (featuring Ella Mai)"
21 Savage "A&T (featuring City Girls)" I Am > I Was
2019 Sean Paul "Shot & Wine (featuring Stefflon Don)" -
Eric Bellinger "Type A Way (featuring Chris Brown & OG Parker)" The Rebirth 2
ELHAE "Sanctuary (featuring Big Krit) Trouble In Paradise
Rich The Kid "I'm Alright" The World Is Yours 2

References/Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ "Songwriter Nija Discusses Her Experience Penning The Hooks On Cardi B's "I Do" & "Ring"". Genius. May 5, 2018.
  2. ^ "Nija Charles". Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG). April 20, 2018.
  3. ^ "Universal Music Publishing Group signs Nija to global publishing deal". UMPG. July 3, 2018.
  4. ^ "Nija Biography". Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG). August 18, 2017.

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