Friday, April 13, 2012

Nicki Richards

Nicki Richards (born in Honolulu, Hawaii) is a female R&B singer, songwriter, producer, & actress.

She has recorded and performed with numerous artists such as Madonna, Mariah Carey, Gloria Estefan, Whitney Houston, Mick Jagger, Michael Jackson, Tina Turner, Stevie Wonder, Celine Dion, Mary J. Blige, Missy Elliott, Anastacia, Lenny Kravitz, Bette Midler, Michael Jackson, Al Green, Maxi Priest, and many more.

Nicki appeared in commercials starting at the age of five and won "Star Search." In 1991, she was signed to a record deal on Atlantic Records by the president of the record label, Ahmet Ertegun.
During that same year, Nicki released her debut album, "Naked (To the World)" which didn't appear to chart on the Billboard 200.
The first single from the album "Naked" peaked at #27 on Billboard's Hot Black Singles chart, staying on the chart for 12 weeks.
The follow-up single, a cover version of Seal & Crofts' song, "Summer Breeze" peaked at #24 on Billboard's Hot R&B Singles chart, staying on the chart for 12 weeks.

In 1999, Nicki made her acting debut in the independent urban drama film, "Colorz of Rage." She was a part of a female ensemble in the 2002 film, "Chicago" & appeared in two musical comedies by Robert Klein. She has also appeared in theater productions such as "Like Jazz," "Over the Top," "Spunk," and "Beehive."

Nicki performed on the PBS children's show "Between the Lions" and appeared in commercials for Burger King, Coca Cola, & Colgate.
In 2008, Nicki released her second self-titled album independently which is available on iTunes.
The first single from the album, "Bring the Love" peaked at #3 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music\Club Play chart in March of 2009.
The follow-up single, "Why You Wanna Hurt Me So Bad" peaked at #13 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music\Club Play chart in September of that same year.

Today, Nicki continues to perform and when she isn't performing, she resides in Manhattan, New York doing studio & jingle work.

To see Nicki's official website, go to:
http://www.nickirichards.com

To see Nicki's Twitter page, go to:
www.twitter.com/nickirichards

To see Nicki's MySpace page, go to:
www.myspace.com/nickirichards

To see Nicki's Facebook page, go to:
www.facebook.com/nickirichardsmusic

To see Nicki's YouTube page, go to:
www.youtube.com/user/nickirichards1

To see the music video for "Summer Breeze," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rLUD9uLaQZM

To see the music video for "Naked," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=56t3Kgdj1K8

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