VOGUE, MTV UK and Seventeen Magazine have all recognized KimberlyNichole for her sense of style, stage presence and captivating voice. An “avant-rock n soul, tutu-clad”, song stylist and songwriter, Nichole hails from Seattle, Washington, the city that spawned music innovators Quincy Jones, Nirvana and Jimi Hendrix. Similar to her hometown music legends, her passion for music began at a very young age. KimberlyNichole grew up listening to the gospel/soul music played by her parents and the grunge/alternative music, which dominated the Seattle music scene. These musical styles have all influenced Nichole’s sound.
After spreading her wings and relocating to New York, her journey went into full speed. She’s performed at packed venues coast to coast and even internationally. KimberlyNichole has shared the stage with Janelle Monaé, English Rock band The Heavy, Aloe Blacc, Bilal, Shabazz Palaces and Nona Hendryx. Her mesmerizing performance style has also captured the attention and support of Quincy Jones, writing legends Ashford & Simpson and fashion savant André Leon Talley. Talley was so impressed by Nichole that he invited her to the VOGUE Magazine ofﬁce and featured her in the fashion magazine.
KimberlyNichole’s most amazing milestone has been writing and releasing her debut album "The Yellow Brick Journey", which was self-funded and self-distributed. Music from the album has been placed on MTV,VH1, LOGO and Showtime. In 2011 KimberlyNichole caught the attention of BET and made her national TV performance debut on 106 & Park and on the BET 11’ Awards for their MusicMatters Campaign (“featuring tomorrow’s stars, today”).
KimberlyNichole is continuing to expand her brand and increase her buzz by wowing audiences in some of New York’s best alternative music venues. She’s also writing and recording new music. To help in her recording efforts she is the 2012 recipient of the ASCAP Foundation's "Reach Out and Touch" Award in honor of the late Nick Ashford. The award was established by Valerie Simpson to advance the careers of promising young songwriters by providing financial assistance for professional recordings of their works.
And by night, she serves as the Mistress of Ceremonies at New York's wildly popular The Box - Theater of Varieties (owned by Simon Hammerstein, grandson of Oscar Hammerstein II). She has achieved an incredible amount of success as an unsigned artist with no agent, PR or management. Her journey is a testament to what determination, hard work and raw talent can achieve.