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Nikki Jean

Nikki Jean at the 40th Annual Songwriters Hall of Fame Ceremony
Background information
Birth name Nicholle Jean Leary
Born August 25, 1983 (1983-08-25) (age 26)
St. Paul, Minnesota, U.S.
Origin Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Occupations Musician, singer-songwriter, actress
Instruments Vocals, piano
Years active 2007–present
Labels Columbia
Associated acts Lupe Fiasco, Nouveau Riche, Mayer Hawthorne, DJ Deckstream

Nikki Jean (born Nicholle Jean Leary on August 25, 1983 in St. Paul, Minnesota) is an American singer-songwriter, musician and occasional actress. She is the singer, songwriter and pianist for Nouveau Riche, an indie/hip-hop band based out of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. She is also featured on Lupe Fiasco's second album, The Cool, as a lyricist and vocalist.She's also featured in the "Hip Hop Saved My Life" video with Lupe Fiasco which was released through iTunes on March 18, 2008. Nikki Jean wrote and recorded "Five Alarm Fire" released by DJ Deckstream on Manhattan Records. She recorded Sting's "Be Still My Beating Heart" with The Randy Watson Experience on Rewind!5, released on Ubiquity Records. She is also featured on the song "So Far, So Good" from the album "Thee Adventures of a B-Boy D-Boy" by Muja Messiah.Nikki has been confirmed to be apart of The 2010 Lilith Tour featuring a slew of female artists that will perform across the country.

As an actress, she performed in the award winning independent film On the Outs.

From April 16, 2008 to August 6, 2008, Nikki Jean was part of the Glow in the Dark Tour with Kanye West, Lupe Fiasco, Rihanna and N.E.R.D..


The Nikki Jean Project

Nikki Jean is known throughout the YouTube community for her original videos which appear on her channel "nikkijeanproject". With over 2.7 million total video views, over 347,000 channel views and over 8,700 subscribers, she has won three YouTube honors: most viewed musician of the day, most viewed musician of the week and a most viewed musician of the month.

Known Songs

  • "8 Blocks"
  • "Be Still my Beating Heart" (COVER)
  • "Blindin Me"
  • "Coming Around"
  • "Dirty Laundry"
  • "Faithful"
  • "Fly"
  • "Get Over The Sun"
  • "Infinitely Valuable"
  • "My Favorite Song"
  • "Perfect Mess"
  • "Plastic Loves You"
  • "Pennies in a Jar"
  • "Roses, Second Chances"
  • "Sedate Me"
  • "Sex,Lies and Sunshine"
  • "Sunshine"
  • "Shadows"
  • "Smile For Me"
  • "Timeless"
  • "What's A Girl Supposed To Do"


Guest appearances

  • DJ Deckstream — "Five Alarm"
  • DJ Deckstream — "Exit Sign"
  • Lupe Fiasco — "Hip Hop Saved My Life"
  • Lupe Fiasco — "Little Weapon"
  • Muja Messiah — "So Far So Good"
  • Sylk130 — "Fallen Angel"
  • Tu Phace — "Say Yes"
  • Oddisee — "Tell The Truth"
  • Traphik — "Favorite Song"

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