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I have been singing every since I was 9 years old. I started out in Messiah Baptist Church choir from there progressed on to singing school talent shows from grades 5 to 8 at Jamas Childrens University. When I was a freshman in college I took vocal and keyboard class, at Essex County College, and took it from there and participated in the school choir and vocal chamber, at Seton Hall University. In the process of attending Essex County College I started writing my own lyrics, but did not really start recording until 2009.
I go by the name of Nikole S. My last name is Smith I figured it be a lot easier for people to remember. I also use it because I want to be identified as myself rather then some fancy stage name, that can possibly change my entire image or way of being.
I am more of an R&B, Pop, Hip Hop artist. Some people would thing because of my vocals I sound a little bit country, but my grandmother was born in Virginia what can I say, some of your southern roots come out when you lease expect it. When it comes to music I find that there is a way to incorporate every piece of your life emotionally and vocally.
My Musical Influences are: The Jacksons, Whitney Houston, Jay Z, Mariah Carey, Boys II Men, Donna Summers, Selena, Janet Jackon, Linkin Park, and Beyonce.
One of the strangest places I have performed:
I know this sounds weird but, the strangest place I have ever performed at is when my grandmother put me on the spot at made me sing in the lobby of my building. No Joke I looked at her as if to say nana this is not a performance venue …please do not do that to me, I love you but please no. I have not even had a rehearsal, I am no good for this today