Nikki Flores

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Nikki Flores
Birth name Brandi Nichole Flores
Born (1988-10-17) October 17, 1988 (age 28)
Origin Los Angeles, California
Genres Pop
Occupation(s) Singer, songwriter, actress
Years active 2005–present
Associated acts Nas, JoJo, Christina Aguilera, The Midnight, Jake Miller, Ryan Tedder, Brian Kennedy, Danja, Namie Amuro, Måns Zelmerlöw, Mýa
Website http://www.nikkiflores.com

Nikki Flores (born October 17, 1988) is an American Independent pop singer, pianist, songwriter, and actress.

Career[edit]

Nikki Flores landed a music contract with Epic Records when she was 17 years old 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 from This Girl was "Strike", where Flores sings in both English and Spanish.[1] The album was eventually shelved and Flores was dropped from the label. She was then signed to Ryan Tedder's own Patriot Records which is a subsidiary label under Universal Republic. Tedder and Flores parted ways when the label dissolved in 2012.

Flores collaborated with producer Brian Kennedy (Rihanna, Chris Brown, Ciara) in 2009 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".

In 2012, Flores co-wrote and featured on "Roses" by Nas for his eleventh studio album Life is Good. Life Is Good appeared on several critics' year-end top albums lists. It was named the best album of 2012 by The Source and Okayplayer. The album was also ranked number 18 by Rolling Stone, number 12 by Complex, number 16 by James Montgomery of MTV, number six by Martin Caballero of The Boston Globe, and number seven by Jon Caramanica of The New York Times. Life Is Good received a Grammy Award nomination in the category of Best Rap Album for the 2013 Grammy Awards. It was also nominated for Album of the Year at the 2013 BET Hip Hop Awards.

In 2015, Flores was a part of writing on many critically acclaimed records, with Namie Amuro selling over 500k [2] and going #1 in Japan with her album Genic, Måns Zelmerlöw record Perfectly Damaged #1 in Sweden, Jake Miller releasing two EPs, Lion Heart and Rumors - EP, both going #1 on iTunes in the US, and III (pronounced Tringle), a triple single extended play by American recording artist JoJo featuring song "Save My Soul" written by Flores and praised by media outlets such as Billboard,[3] Rap Up [4] and Idolator.[5]

10 years after being signed for the first time, Nikki Flores is currently pursuing a full-time career as a songwriter under the direction of BMG Publishing and manager India Allen, and is in the studio with Swedish writing/production team The Family (Linnea Deb, Joy Deb, Anton Malmberg Hård af Segerstad) and producer/guitarist Blake Stranathan writing her debut independent solo project.

In recent media, "Forever In Love" is featured in the 2016 video game Watch Dogs 2.[6]

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 "Let It Slide" Nikki Flores Brian Kennedy, Nikki Flores, Jayson Sanchez
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
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
2014 "Ghost" "Lion Heart" Jake Miller featuring Nikki Flores The Fliptones, Nikki Flores, Jake Miller
2015 "Selfish Girls" "Rumors-EP" Jake Miller Jean Robert Redwine, Nikki Flores, Jake Miller, David Quinones, Nicholas Furlong
2015 "Someday" "Perfectly Damaged" Måns Zelmerlöw Nikki Flores, Linnea Deb, Joy Deb, Anton Malmberg Hård af Segerstad, Måns Zelmerlöw
2015 "Unbreakable" "Perfectly Damaged" Måns Zelmerlöw Nikki Flores, Linnea Deb, Joy Deb, Anton Malmberg Hård af Segerstad, Måns Zelmerlöw
2015 "Golden Touch" "Genic" Namie Amuro Nikki Flores, Andy Love, Joacim Persson, Joehannes R Joergensen
2015 "Silhouette" "Right Here Right Now" Jordin Sparks Nikki Flores, Lars Halvor Jensen, Johannes R. Joergensen
2015 "Save My Soul" "III." JoJo Nikki Flores, Linnea Deb, Joy Deb, Anton Malmberg Hård af Segerstad
2016 "My Heart Wants Me Dead" TBA Lisa Ajax Nikki Flores, Linnea Deb, Joy Deb, Anton Malmberg Hård af Segerstad, Sara Forsberg
2016 "Coolin'" "Smoove Jones" Mýa Nikki Flores, Dennis-Manuel Peters, Daniel Coriglie, Mario Bakovic, Mýa
2016 "Whatta Man (Good Man)'" "Whatta Man" I.O.I Ryan S. Jhun, Emile Ghantous, Stephen Daly, Nikki Flores, Phillip
2016 "Mad Love" "Mad Love" JoJo Nikki Flores, Joanna Levesque
2016 "Jason (feat. Nikki Flores)" "Endless Summer" The Midnight Tim McEwan, Tyler Lyle & Nikki Flores
2016 "XII XV EP" "XII XV EP" Nikki Flores

Miscellaneous[edit]

Year Song Artist Credit
2009 "Got Dynamite" Demi Lovato Studio Background Vocals
2012 "Shine Ya Light" Rita Ora Vocal Producer
2012 "Missing Me" Keyshia Cole Studio Background Vocals/ Vocal Producer
2013 "Love LA" Emblem 3 Studio Background Vocals
2014 "Bind Your Love" Cher Lloyd Studio Background Vocals
2014 "Adrenalina" Wisin ft Jennifer Lopez & Ricky Martin Studio Background Vocals
2015 "Somebody Loves You" Charlie Wilson Studio Background Vocals

Filmography[edit]

2007 Super Sweet 16: The Movie - July, 2007

2010 "Yo Gabba Gabba!"[7] Dancey Dance 2016 bring back

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