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    Nikka Costa

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    Genre:Dance, Alternative, Hip-Hop, Rock, Funk, Soul
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    Most Popular Songs (more)

    1Ching Ching Ching lyrics
    2Fatherless Child lyrics
    Push & Pull lyrics
    4Without Love lyrics
    5I Gotta Know lyrics
    6It's Your Dream lyrics
    7You lyrics
    Nikka Costa in duet with Don Costa
    8So Have I For You lyrics
    9Midnight lyrics
    10He's My Clown lyrics

    Most Popular Albums (more)

    1Everybody Got Their Something [2001]
    2Here I Am... Yes, It's Me [1989]
    3Pebble To A Pearl [2008]
    4Loca TentaciĆ³n [1989]
    Nikka Costa [1981]
    6Fairy Tales [1983]
    7Butterfly Rocket [1996]
    8Can'tneverdidnothin' [2005]


    The daughter of famed arranger/producer Don Costa and goddaughter of her father's longtime client, Frank Sinatra, R&B vocalist Nikka Costa is no stranger to the music business. Born Domenica Costa on June 4, 1972 in Tokyo, Japan, she landed her first gig at age five, when she opened for the Hawaiian entertainer Don Ho. Two years later, a young Costa wowed 300,000 Police fans in Chile. The burgeoning singer was a natural talent, and her childhood gigs paved the way for a fruitful career.

    Costa went back and forth between Los Angeles and Europe, enjoying her youth while molding a sophisticated music career. She made her studio debut in 1981 with a recording of "(Out Here) On My Own," a song from the musical Fame, and watched as the 45rpm record climbed to the top of the European charts. She released several albums throughout Europe, Israel, Central and South America, most of them going platinum. Whirlwind success, however, was matched by her exciting life at home, as Costa spent time in her father's recording studio alongside luminaries like Quincy Jones, Sly Stone and Sammy Davis Jr.

    Nikka Costa's late teens were spent atop the German charts, and by the time she reached her mid-twenties, she called Australia home. She became a favorite in the Outback, landing a deal with Mushroom Records and issuing Butterfly Rocket in the mid-'90s. The album help garner Costa a nomination for "Best New Artist" at the annual Australian Recording Industry Awards.

    The new millennium sparked a new scene for Nikka Costa. Now a mature woman with a fiery spark of determination and passion, the red-headed siren's songwriting expanded into an alluring art, and her urban vocals sashayed with class and raw sexiness. She soon signed with the Aussie label Cheeba Sound, home to soon-to-be labelmate D'Angelo. The sultry single "Like a Feather" marked Costa's almost ignored debut in fall 2000 when the cut was used in a Tommy Hilfiger advert. Virgin Records took notice, however, and properly re-introduced Nikka Costa to the world in spring 2001 with the full-length release of Everybody Got Their Something. She returned in May of 2005 with Can'tneverdidnothin' and supported the album by touring with one of its guest stars, Lenny Kravitz. Pebble To A Pearl followed in 2008, furthering her synthesis of funk, soul, and contemporary R&B. ~ MacKenzie Wilson, All Music Guide

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