Nikki Flores

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Nikki Flores
Birth nameBrandi Nichole Flores
Born (1988-10-17) October 17, 1988 (age 30)
OriginLos Angeles, California
GenresPop
Occupation(s)Singer-songwriter, actress
Years active2005–present
Associated actsNas, JoJo, Christina Aguilera, Jake Miller, Ryan Tedder, Brian Kennedy, Danja, Namie Amuro, Måns Zelmerlöw, Mýa, The Midnight
Websitehttp://www.nikkiflores.com

Nikki Flores (born October 17, 1988) is an American independent pop singer, musician, songwriter, and record producer.

Career[edit]

Recording artist[edit]

Nikki Flores began writing songs and performing at 8 years old. Her parents, who are both musicians, built a home studio allowing her to perform. Flores was signed to Epic Records in 2005, at age 16. She recorded two unreleased albums, including This Girl, which featured "Strike", written and produced by Ryan Tedder; she was released from the label in 2009.[citation needed]

At this time Flores collaborated with producer Brian Kennedy for a song entitled "Let It Slide". She uploaded a demo version of "Let It Slide" to her Myspace page and it received over 19 million views and reached No. 1 on the Myspace Top 100 charts.[citation needed] She is 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 said.[This quote needs a citation]

In 2010, Flores signed onto Ryan Tedder's Patriot Records, administered by Universal Republic. Tedder and Flores parted ways when the label was dissolved in 2012, and she turned her attention to writing with and for other artists.[citation needed]

Songwriting career[edit]

In 2012, Flores co-wrote and was featured on "Roses" by Nas which was a deluxe edition bonus track on Life is Good. It received a Grammy Award nomination in the category of Best Rap Album and was also nominated for Album of the Year at the 2013 BET Hip Hop Awards. 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, ranked No. 18 by Rolling Stone, No. 12 by Complex, and No. 7 by Jon Caramanica of The New York Times.[citation needed][relevant? ]

She contributed lyrics and melodies to "Coolin" on Mýa's Smoove Jones; "Empty Words" on Christina Aguilera's Lotus; and "One Bad Night", "Palace", and "Sleepover" for Hayley Kiyoko. She had multiple collaborations with JoJo, including "Mad Love" on Mad Love, 2017's "Wonder Woman" and "Save My Soul" from EP III, which was praised by media outlets such as Billboard, Rap Up and Idolator.[1][2][3]

Flores is also known in Asia, writing the song "Golden Touch" for Namie Amuro's Genic which was a No. 1 album in Japan.[4] She wrote "Rush" and "Gold" for Riri, and "Whatta Man" for I.O.I, which peaked at No. 2 on the Gaon Digital Chart on August 7–13, 2016, with 128,760 downloads sold and 2,752,097 streams. Flores has written for YG recording artists in South Korea.[citation needed]

XII XV EP[edit]

In 2015, Flores enlisted the help of producer/musician Blake Stranathan, long time collaborators The Family (Linnea Deb, Joy Deb, Anton Malmberg Hård af Segerstad), and producers Glashaus to build her first release. The project was emotionally centered around ending a six-year relationship and the phases of finding herself in the aftermath. Her website noted influences of Frank Ocean, Mariah Carey, Aaliyah and Kanye West.[5][better source needed]

In 2016, Flores digitally released two promotional singles, "Canary" (September 9) and "How to Love Her" (October 28), along with music videos shot and directed by Topshelf Junior (Jhene Aiko, Kehlani). On December 8, Flores released XII XV, a six-song EP which peaked at No. 20 on the US iTunes pop charts the week of its release.[citation needed]

Discography[edit]

Year Song Album Artist Producer/writer
2018 "We Are The Light" (featuring Nikki Flores)[6] We Are The Light Markus Schulz Markus Schulz, Nikki Flores
2017 "Light Years" (featuring Nikki Flores) Nocturnal The Midnight Tim McEwan, Tyler Lyle, Nikki Flores
2017 "Wonder Woman" JoJo Nikki Flores, Joanna Levesque, Josh Monroy
2017 "Over Again" Day Of The Don Dondria Nicole Nikki Flores, Bryan Michael Cox, August Grant
2017 "Rush" RIRI Nikki Flores, Andy Love, Joacim Persson, Johan Alkenas
2017 "Sleepover" Hayley Kiyoko Nikki Flores, Hayley Kiyoko, Jonathan Dorr, Cecil Bernardy
2016 "Canary" XII XV EP Nikki Flores Nikki Flores, Blake Lee
2016 "Say It" Nikki Flores, Linnea Deb, Joy Deb, Anton Malmberg Hård af Segerstad
2016 "How To Love Her" Nikki Flores, Blake Lee
2016 "2:01AM"
2016 "About You"
2016 "After All" Nikki Flores, Thomas Glashausser, Daniel Glashausser
2016 "Gold" RIRI Nikki Flores, Steve Daly, Justin Gray
2016 "Mad Love" Mad Love JoJo Nikki Flores, Joanna Levesque, Josh Monroy
2016 "One Bad Night" Citrine EP Hayley Kiyoko Nikki Flores, Hayley Kiyoko, Bram Inscore
2016 "Palace" Nikki Flores, Hayley Kiyoko, Jonathan Dorr, Cecil Bernardy
2016 "XFaded" O'G3NE Nikki Flores, Justin Gray
2016 "Whatta Man (Good Man)'" Whatta Man I.O.I Nikki Flores, Philip Bentley, Emile Ghantous, Stephen Daly, Ryan S. Jhun
2016 "Jason" (feat. Nikki Flores) Endless Summer The Midnight Tim McEwan, Tyler Lyle & Nikki Flores
2016 "California" Hello I'm Saara Saara Nikki Flores, Linnea Deb, Joy Deb, Anton Malmberg Hård af Segerstad
2016 "Leaving LA" Watch The World Markus Schulz Nikki Flores, Markus Schulz
2016 "My Heart Wants Me Dead" Melodifestivalen 2016 Lisa Ajax Nikki Flores, Linnea Deb, Joy Deb, Anton Malmberg Hård af Segerstad, Sara Forsberg
2016 "I Will Wait" Isa
2016 "Coolin'" Smoove Jones Mýa Nikki Flores, Dennis-Manuel Peters, Daniel Coriglie, Mario Bakovic, Mýa
2015 "Born To Be Alive" Nine Samantha Jade Nikki Flores, Clarence Coffee, The Fliptones
2015 "Galaxies" Lena Nikki Flores, Robin Grubert, Stefan Skarbek
2015 "Save My Soul" III. JoJo Nikki Flores, Linnea Deb, Joy Deb, Anton Malmberg Hård af Segerstad
2015 "Silhouette" Right Here Right Now Jordin Sparks Nikki Flores, Lars Halvor Jensen, Johannes R. Joergensen
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"
2015 "Golden Touch" Genic Namie Amuro Nikki Flores, Andy Love, Joacim Persson, Johannes R Joergensen
2014 "Ghost" Lion Heart Jake Miller feat. Nikki Flores The Fliptones, Nikki Flores, Jake Miller
2012 "Roses" Life is Good (Deluxe Edition) Nas featuring Nikki Flores Al Shux, Dan Wilson, Nasir Jones, Redd Stylez and Nikki Flores
2012 "Empty Words" Lotus (Deluxe Edition) Christina Aguilera Busbee, Nikki Flores, Ali Tamposi and Christina Aguilera
2012 "Lips" Touch Miss A Fuego, Redd Stylez, Nikki Flores
2010 "City Lights" Nikki Flores Ryan Tedder, Nikki Flores, Noel Zancanella, Steve Perry, Neal Schon
2007 "Let It Slide" Brian Kennedy, Nikki Flores, Jayson Sanchez
2007 "Painkiller" Almost Famous: The Sexy Lady EP Nikki Flores featuring Yung Berg Danja, The Clutch
2007 "A Little Obsessed" 3rd Base Jamali (band) Billy Mann, Nikki Flores
2007 "I Wanna Know You Like That" TCG EP The Cheetah Girls Evan Rogers, Carl Sturken, Nikki Flores
2006 "Strike" Aquamarine Nikki Flores Ryan Tedder, Denise Pearson, 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 feat. Jennifer Lopez & Ricky Martin Studio background vocals
2015 "Somebody Loves You" Charlie Wilson Studio background vocals

Filmography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/pop-shop/6671098/jojo-tringle-atlantic-records-musical-limbo-interview
  2. ^ http://www.rap-up.com/2015/08/20/jojo-three-new-singles-tringle/
  3. ^ http://www.idolator.com/7604925/jojo-tringle-release-stream-all-three-songs
  4. ^ http://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/20730-_genic/
  5. ^ http://www.nikkiflores.com
  6. ^ "Markus Schulz Announces 'We Are the Light' LP Confirms Release Date, Tracklist & Next Single". EDM Sauce. 6 October 2018. Retrieved 7 October 2018.
  7. ^ Nikki Flores - IMDb