Rising R&B starlet Mali Nicole has brought a refreshed flair back to the music scene, with her commanding presence and bolstering voice. Hailing from Watts, CA, the singing sensation is making a name for herself in the spotlight with her mature vocals and bold sense of style.
Mali began singing at a young age in her grandfather’s famed community center, Watts Labor Community Action Committee, in Watts, CA. At a young age, Mali recognized the power of community and music, which shaped her into the young woman she is today. Recently graduating from high school, Mali has been working night and day to perfect her mature vocals and writing skills on her upcoming project, Central Ave, Vol. 1 of her 3 part EP series. Her first single, Mirror Dance, demonstrates growth into a young woman, singer and dancer. This single sheds light on her personal growth and evolution from her 2013 offering, Sweet Sixteen, a compilation of covers of her favorite songs to celebrate her 16th birthday. Since stepping into the spotlight, Mali has recognized her impact on young kids, which inspired her to write Finish First, a personal book that empowers and encourage her peers to follow their dreams. Mali is currently touring Los Angeles Area high schools to discuss the book and spread its positive message to thousands of kids and young adults throughout Southern California.
"I am excited to share Central Ave project with the world been working very to make it perfect it embodies where I am at in life growing up in LA this project is honest and real which reflects the city that raised me,” said Mali Nicole on her project. “I think lot of girls that come from a similar place will be able to relate."
Mali Nicole began her road to success as 1/5 of her family group Statik Express. To get their music noticed, they would sell their album throughout LA neighborhoods every day and then one day they sold their album to FOX’s hit show, X Factor producer. This chance encounter eventually lead the group to secure an audition for X Factor, where they beat out hundreds of thousands of contestants to make it to the "TOP 30" on X Factor. This national exposure eventually landed her a record deal with Stampede Management, the company responsible for the success of Snoop Dogg, YG, Riff Raff, Far East Movement, and more. Mali Nicole has created quite a buzz as a breakout artist after the release of her debut solo mixtape, Sweet Sixteen. The project received praise from press including Sister2Sister Magazine, GlobalGrind, Bossip, BlackCelebKids, The Los Angeles Sentinel and more. She has also guested in entertainment icon Snoop Dogg's "The Good Good" music video.