Support our efforts, sign up to a full membership!
(Start for free)
Register or login with just your e-mail address
Jazz 15/03/2010

16-Year-Old Singing Prodigy Nikki Yanofsky Shines On Jazz/Pop Infused Debut Album Nikki, Out May 4th On Decca

Hot Songs Around The World

We Can't Be Friends (Wait For Your Love)
Ariana Grande
200 entries in 24 charts
Fortnight
Taylor Swift & Post Malone
135 entries in 25 charts
End Of Beginning
DJO
231 entries in 22 charts
I Like The Way You Kiss Me
Artemas
229 entries in 25 charts
Stumblin' In
Cyril
188 entries in 16 charts
Beautiful Things
Benson Boone
429 entries in 26 charts
Too Sweet
Hozier
201 entries in 22 charts
Lose Control
Teddy Swims
555 entries in 25 charts
Espresso
Sabrina Carpenter
160 entries in 26 charts
Grustnyi Dens
Artik & Asti
174 entries in 2 charts
Texas Hold 'Em
Beyonce
277 entries in 23 charts
Until I Found You
Stephen Sanchez
238 entries in 16 charts
Unwritten
Natasha Bedingfield
340 entries in 22 charts
Cruel Summer
Taylor Swift
645 entries in 20 charts
New York, NY (Top40 Charts/ Shore Fire Media) - Sixteen-year-old Nikki Yanofsky is poised to break out as one of the year's most-exciting new artists with her self-titled CD 'Nikki,' out May 4th on Decca. 'Nikki' is a fizzy, spirited collection of newly arranged standards and elegant originals reflecting the young singer's love of jazz, blues, R&B, soul, and traditional pop. Already deemed a rising star by NBC's Brian Williams, the press has hailed Yanofsky as a "young Ella Fitzgerald" (Seattle Post-Intelligencer) with a "golden road ahead" (NBC Nightly News) and a "bright, pitch-perfect voice" (Washington Post).

Produced by 15-time Grammy-winning producer Phil Ramone and Grammy-winning songwriter and producer Jesse Harris (best known for his work on Norah Jones' 'Come Away With Me' and 'Feels Like Home'), 'Nikki' showcases Yanofsky's "purity across her multi-octave range" (NY Post), and her effortless ability to tackle standards, as well as her own original collaborations with Harris and Ron Sexsmith. The disc also includes a new song written by breakout critics' darling Feist.

A national treasure in her native Canada, Yanofsky was the musical standout performer at the 2010 Winter Olympics, with performances during the opening AND closing ceremonies to a worldwide audience of over 3.2 billion. She earned her first No 1 hit single with "I Believe" - CTV's Official Song for the Vancouver 2010 Olympics. The song garnered Nikki the highest first week sales of any Canadian artist in Soundscan history and was certified quadruple-platinum, making her the youngest Canadian artist to ever achieve such a distinction. She also headlined the Montreal Jazz Festival at age 12 and was nominated for two Juno Awards at age 13, the youngest performer to do either. The fashion-forward 10th grader, who's performed at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, and the Kennedy Center, has also been praised as "a refreshing alternative to mainstream music" in a recent Women's Wear Daily cover story.

Additional impressive accomplishments already on Yanofsky's resume: being the youngest singer to record for Verve Records when she sang "Airmail Special" for 'We All Love Ella: Celebrating the First Lady of Song,' recording for Walt Disney's 'High School Musical 2,' and collaborating with Grammy Award-winning musicians Herbie Hancock and Will.i.am (from The Black Eyed Peas) for Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's audio book 'On the Shoulders of Giants.'






Most read news of the week


© 2001-2024
top40-charts.com (S4)
about | site map
contact | privacy
Page gen. in 0.5013361 secs // 4 () queries in 0.0048649311065674 secs


live