She resembles your refined Ella Fitzgerald “a tisket a tasket”, meets the modern raucous Lady Day of the streets. Nicole Wray personifies the cool girl next door - one moment she’s kickin’ it with the fellas, the next, she’s blowin’ down the stage in her sassy dress. One minute she’s getting her nails “did” with the girls, the next, she’s playing ball in the park. Nicole Wray epitomizes your down to earth diva with her larger than life, yet approachable persona. Her sultry yet compelling voice speaks to the core of your soul, demanding your attention in a calming, pre-flowing demeanor. Easy to talk to and honest, Nicole could simply be your best friend, or possibly your girlfriend in your fantasy, as she is soothingly soulful and sexy. This young talented singer is destined to become music’s next legend. Nicole was born in the glitz and glam state of California, predestined to become a star. Shortly after, she moved to the small town of Portsmouth, Virginia (across the bay from Ella’s hometown of Newport News), where the performance bug bit her at an early age, and buzzed her way to her first recording contract as a teenager. Nicole crafted her soulful voice in church where she became one of the star choir members, and even began to model in local fashion shows, hence her unique style of contemporary classic meets urban. It was during this time when Nicole gained camaraderie with Hip Hop/R&B music mogul Missy “Misdemeanor” Elliot. Missy, impressed with Nicole’s talents, gained confidence and devotion in Nicole’s artistry. Subsequently, Nicole rose to fame as the first artist to be signed to Missy Elliot’s Goldmind label and made her first professional recordings on Missy’s “Supa Dupa Fly”. Nicole released her first debut album, Make it Hot, selling over 700,000 copies worldwide with sultry ballads such as “Seventeen” and “Curiosity”, to dance floor grooves such as “Make It Hot”, a top ten hit R&B banger produced by Timbaland. At 17, one can say Nicole was doing very well for herself. She had three music videos under her belt and various collaborations on assorted albums. Shortly after parting ways with Goldmind, Nicole honed in on her songwriting, by immersing herself into music legends of the past and the reserved awareness of the tuneful present, to make her groundbreaking mark in the future. Presently, Nicole is working on her sophomore album entitled Young, Talented and Beautiful on the Family Over Everything (F.O.E./ A.FAM) label where she will create under the direction of industry veteran executive Demmette Guidry (Lauryn Hill, Fugees, Wyclef Jean, Beyonce’, Destiny’s Child, NAS, 50 Cent, Alicia Keys, Jagged Edge, Jermaine Dupree, Maxwell) and Aftermath super producer Focus (Beyonce’, Destiny’s Child, Pink, Usher, Dr. Dre, Jennifer Lopez, 50 Cent, Faith Evans, Nsync) as she is transformed into the icon she is destined to become. With her new album Young, Talented and Beautiful, Nicole educates listeners about love, life, relationships and struggle, all while staying true to her Soul music roots. In this album, she demonstrates her immense growth as an artist and a young woman. Only this time it’s not R&B, it’s a movement ya’ll!