South African singer-songwriter Nikki Williams is renowned for her audacious and fearless vocals. She was born in Port Elizabeth and lived there for the majority of her early years until her family relocated to Nashville, Tennessee in the United States. She had always wanted to be a musician, and among the numerous genres she enjoyed listening to was country music.
Even after her parents divorced and her father went back to his own country, she stayed in the United States with her mother and younger sister. Her parents’ divorce had a profound impact on her and gradually turned her into a social outcast. During her junior year of high school, she signed a publishing agreement with Sony ATV, proving that her teenage rebellion had made her the most punk-looking girl in the land of country music. She co-wrote the song “Fly Again,” which was featured on the “Country Strong” soundtrack. She then moved to Los Angeles, where she worked on her vocals and obtained a deal with a record producer. Her first hit, “Kill, Fuck, Marry,” a breakup song, was published in November 2012 and became popular right away. The pop/rock track was followed by the club-oriented hit ‘Glowing’ which became an instant success. She recently started her journey to become a successful musician, and she undoubtedly has a bright future ahead of her.
Childhood & Formative Years
On November 9, 1988, in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, Nicole Williams was born. She is one of her parents’ four daughters.
She was born and raised primarily in Port Elizabeth, where she made her church debut at the age of four. She used to perform singing recitals for her family and friends when she was seven years old.
Her parents decided to immigrate to America and made Nashville their new home. Nicole moved to a new town when she was sixteen, and it took her a while to become used to the language and customs of the area.
Her parents separated not long after she moved to Nashville, and the four kids continued to live with their mother. The separation of Nicole William’s parents had a profound effect on her character and life thereafter. She took the break very hard and began acting like a rebel, going out to bars and hanging out with the wrong crowd.
She went to Nashville’s Ravenwood High School, although she never gave her academics any thought. She used to write as a way to escape her chaotic life, and she soon realized how good she was at it. She used to write songs every day after school.
She was greatly influenced by modern-day country-Western icons like Alan Jackson, Taylor Swift, and others, and her lyrics reflected her restlessness and introspection. She was self-sufficient by her junior year of high school, having secured a publishing agreement with Sony ATV.
The career of Nikki Williams
She moved to Los Angeles when she was twenty-one years old, met record producer Breyon Prescott, and secured a deal with his Chameleon Entertainment (a joint venture with the Island Def Jam Music Group).
She also had the opportunity to collaborate with Aaron Philips in addition to Prescott. She developed as a singer under their tutelage, becoming a seductive newcomer to the pop-rock scene.
She co-wrote the song “Fly Again,” which was included on the 2010 Gwyneth Paltrow film “Country Strong” soundtrack. An older partner who supported her work and confidence served as the inspiration for the song.
“Like My Mother Does,” a song that American Idol finalist Laura Alaina sang in 2011, was co-written by Nikki.
November 2012 saw the release of her debut single, “Kill, Fuck, Marry,” which was co-written and produced by Sia Furler and Stargate. This eerie track quickly gained the interest of both fans and reviewers, becoming a financial triumph.
Her second single, “Glowing,” was made available in December 2012. Along with Sandy Vee, Arnthor Birgisson, Daniel James, Leah Haywood, and Bebe Rexha, she co-wrote the song. It’s a lively dance song that displays a variety of her strong vocal qualities.
The lyric video for her third single, “Thank God It’s Friday,” was released in November 2013. The song is a good choice for the sirens that love to party.
“Heart Attack,” the lead single from Demi Lovato’s fourth album “Demi,” (2013), is another song she wrote. The single sold 215,000 copies in its first week of release, landing it at number 12 on the US Billboard Hot 100.
Large Works of Nikki Williams
Her hit single from 2012, “Glowing,” peaked at #48 on the “Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs” list before rising to #3. It also peaked at #1 on the Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 chart and reached #21 on the Billboard Pop Songs chart.
Individual Life and Legacy
She wed Weston Cage, the actor Nicholas Cage’s son, in New Orleans on April 24, 2011. Cage filed for divorce in October 2011, and it was formally granted in June 2013.
Net worth of Nikki Williams
The estimated net worth of Nikki Williams is about $1 million.