With all of these accomplishments, Nikkole was chosen as Pop Artist of the Year at the IMEA’s in 2015, and is a proud voting member of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (The GRAMMYs). Her music has been featured in film, television, commercials and soundtracks. Nikkole has toured with and / or shared the stage with many mainstream artists including: Babyface, Boyz II Men, Macy Gray, Bobby Brown and countless others. Magazine spreads and articles about Nikkole have appeared in many top publications including Cosmo, where she was chosen as one of America’s Top 10 Fearless Female Rockstars! The success of her recording career has also led to her inking several endorsements and sponsorships with national and global companies.
Even with all of the accomplishments and exploits Nikkole has conquered, she saw a bigger even brighter horizon. Her artistic spirit craved change. She and her team set their sights on enlisting platinum producing British powerhouse, Derek Bramble (David Bowie, Faith Hill, Whitney Houston) to produce her 4th studio album, “Hallucinations”. The album was mixed by GRAMMY award-winning engineer Ted Greenberg (P!NK, Chaka Khan, The Cure), and mastered by Pete Doell of Universal Music Group. This set includes not only Nikkole’s heartwarming songwriting, but also the incomparable songwriting skills of Lindy Robbins (One Direction, Selena Gomez, Demi Lovato).
Nikkole’s lead-off single Gonna Get It Right hit the ground running and led to a Top 20 Billboard Dance Chart Hit, and successful touring in the U.S. as well as abroad. Her follow-up single Zero, a club and radio-friendly banger got the full club treatment courtesy of killer remixes by club legends such as Grammy winner Dave Audè, Razor N Guido, Moto Blanco, Crazibiza and a Chill-Out wind down tempo, remixed by Grammy winner Ricky Kej . Zero made it’s Billboard Chart debut at #46 with a bullet, and peaked #7 on the Billboard Dance Chart. The single landed in the Top 10 on Spotify, won Best Pop song at the IMEA’s and was nominated along with the video at the HMMA’s. The videos for both singles were directed by MTV Award-winning director, Ethan Lader. In August 2016, “Hallucinations” was nominated for the prestigious Native American Music Award in the Best Pop Recording Category.
Nikkole is supremely proud of “Hallucinations”. Despite all it took to get to this place, she wouldn’t have it any other way. She has emerged with a stylistically wide-ranging and sincerely artistic “statement-making” Pop album. Serving as the album’s executive producer, Nikkole finds herself exposing the most authentic version of who she is to date, thanks to clear-eyed, honest storytelling, sonic boundary-pushing, and expanded creative control. “I have such a specific vision in mind,” Nikkole says, “I wanted to make sure that I was one of the people at the helm helping it translate.” “Hallucinations is an emotional and energetic roller coaster. It’s raw energy and musicianship.”
In 2019, Nikkole teamed with legendary pop and R&B Producer Leon Sylvers III (Dam-Funk, N’Dambi, Blackstreet, New Kids on the Block, Shalamar) to produce her forthcoming 5th Studio album. This new collection features songs penned by Nikkole, Leon Sylvers III, Academy award-winning recording star and master guitar player Ray Parker, Jr., among many talented collaborators. 2020 is sure to bring forth one of Nikkole’s most dynamic albums ever!