Nikki Jean

Born and raised in St. Paul, Minnesota, Nikki Jean studied theatre before moving to Philadelphia and joining the band Nouveau Riche as lead singer. She gained major recognition for her contributions to Lupe Fiasco’s “Hip Hop Saved My Life” from the Grammy-nominated album, The Cool, before going on tour with Kanye West (Glow In The Dark Tour, 2008) and Mayer Hawthorne (A Strange Arrangement Tour, 2009).

Nikki Jean co-wrote songs with Bob Dylan, Burt Bacharach, Lamont Dozier, Carly Simon and more for her 2011 Pennies in a Jar LP, before releasing 2013’s X-Mas EP and 2014’s EP. She also appeared on Brother Ali’s A Bite Marked Heart (2012) and Lupe Fiasco’s Tetsuo & YouthThe Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.

Last year, in addition to appearing on a whopping six tracks from Lupe Fiasco’s Drogas Wave LP, Nikki Jean also released a string of new singles, including “People & Planes”, “Mr Clean”, and most recently, “Pink Lemonade”, all of which appear on her Rhymesayers Entertainment debut, Beautiful Prison.

Past Shows


Feb
28
th
2020
Palace Theatre
Feb
28
th
2020
Palace Theatre

Atmosphere

with The Lioness, Nikki Jean and DJ Keezy
Jan
13
th
2020
Mainroom
Jan
13
th
2020
Mainroom

Atmosphere

with The Lioness, Nikki Jean and DJ Keezy
May
26
th
2018
Mainroom
May
26
th
2018
Mainroom

The Klituation and Junglepussy

with Sa-Roc, Nikki Jean, Lady Midnight and more!

More Shows

Dec
7
th
Fine Line

Wolves of Glendale

Oct
26
th
The Fitzgerald Theater

Richard Thompson

Oct
24
th
First Avenue

The Heavy Heavy

with Dylan LeBlanc
Aug
15
th
Palace Theatre

Forrest Frank

with Josiah Queen