Nikka Costa
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Nikka Costa

Los Angeles, California, United States | SELF

Los Angeles, California, United States | SELF
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“An authoritative, refreshingly organic pop-funk manifesto.” - SPIN

“Before and audience she goes deep and sexy and ugly, singing hard and on pitch, screaming hard and on pitch, hips like a boomerang, knees on the floor.” – The New York Times

“A rocking triumph.” – Vanity Fair

“The songs sparkle and Costa’s own big heart consistently comes through.” – Elle

“Costa proves a tireless champion for self-expressed freedom and the pursuit of one’s passions.” - VenusZine
- Various


“Before and audience she goes deep and sexy and ugly, singing hard and on pitch, screaming hard and on pitch, hips like a boomerang, knees on the floor.” – The New York Times - New York Times


Discography

Everybody Got Their Something (2001) - US #120
can'tneverdidnothin' (2005) - US #157
Pebble to a Pearl (2008) - US #157
PRO?WHOA! (2011)

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In 2000, Costa's song "Like A Feather" was featured in a Tommy Hilfiger television advertising campaign. That exposure coupled with the track's music video helped launch her U.S. music career. The album Everybody Got Their Something was released in 2001 and reached #120 on the Billboard 200. She toured with Lenny Kravitz who also performed on the record.

Costa was a guest singer on Mark Ronson's album Here Comes the Fuzz. Ronson has produced some of Costa's songs. Her song "Push & Pull" from the album Everybody Got Their Something is included in the soundtrack of the 2001 movie Blow starring Johnny Depp.
Her studio album Pebble to a Pearl was released on October 14, 2008.

In 2011, Nikka released the 'PRO*WHOA EP' on her label, Gofunkyourself Records. She's headlined a US tour to promote it, but has also done multiple dates with Prince, including his NPG Festival in Denmark with Janelle Monae and Raphael Saadiq.