Pint-size frame, gigantic pipes, humble spirit, outlandish sense of humor, and genuine personality, it's hard to believe all of these qualities belong to one undeniable talent. But once you hear the sound she carries, her amazing range will astound you. And you too will agree that Nicole Alexandria is a force impossible to ignore.
The Cincinnati, Ohio native knew at a very young age she had dreams bigger than the roof she sang under. After seeing Mariah Carey perform on television for the first time, Nicole knew at age six, that being an entertainer was what she ultimately wanted for her life. She would sit in her room for hours at a time playing Mariah Carey's album repeatedly, learning every note, lyric, ad-lib, and high note until she perfected it. She could emulate just about anything you put in front of her, whether it was a song or a funny scene in a movie. She would use these talents as a way to entertain her mother, family members, and guests that would visit. It was apparent very early that Nicole and the spotlight were inseparable.
When she was just ten, Nicole auditioned for the prestigious School for Creative and Performing Arts in Cincinnati. She sang the Disney classic "A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes" and was accepted on the spot. She was given the moniker, "Canary" by the head vocal coach because of her sweet sound, wide range, and tone. This began her journey into vocal, drama, and creative writing instruction, in which her song-writing and story-telling abilities would soon be discovered.
By age 14, Cincinnati was becoming too small to support her big dreams. Nicole and her mother made the decision to move to Dallas, Texas, in hopes of opening up better opportunities. It was here that Nicole auditioned for American Idol in Austin, Texas. She didn't make the cut and she says that was her first major disappointment. "I felt like a failure. I felt like I let everyone down. I didn't want to return to Dallas and face my friends. I was crushed. But it made me stronger. We need rejection in life. It makes you even hungrier for what you want. Hungry for something better." It was setbacks like this one, combined with family hardships that revealed gifts Nicole never fully channeled before and made her an excellent songwriter. Prayer and writing songs were how she coped with difficult situations, and this honed her writing skills.
In the summer of 2007, after graduating from high school, Nicole and her mother relocated to Atlanta, Georgia where she was accepted into Clark Atlanta University. Still believing in her dreams, Nicole decided to take a risk, and dropped out of college after her first semester to pursue her aspirations of becoming a major name in the music industry.
Relying on hard work, persistence and tenacity, Nicole struck out and soon met Grammy- nominated producer Christopher "Deep" Henderson, who became her mentor. Henderson showed her how to network and told her she had what it takes to become a great songwriter as well. He also introduced her to SESAC director of writer/publisher relations for Atlanta, Cappriccieo Scates, who saw potential in Nicole's writing ability and offered her membership with the performing rights organization. Along the way, she met Justen "J Rob" Robinson, who was making a name for himself in the city as a producer. They clicked instantly and formed a team, working together in the studio writing and recording.
Currently, Nicole Alexandria is working with Justen "J Rob" Robinson on new music. She still resides in Atlanta, where she continues to sing and write music, and her fan base is growing exponentially. With over 1,000,000 views on her YouTube channel alone, she is developing a following of supporters who watch and listen to her faithfully. She is proud of her viral success and believes "If you continue to put yourself out there and you believe you have what it takes to be successful, someone has to listen and take notice eventually. I will not stop making noise until someone hears me. Even then I will keep singing." In one word, Nicole Alexandria is “unstoppable.”