By the time she was 8 years old, Brandi Nichole Flores had a notebook full of songs she composed at her mothers piano by ear, and drums programmed on her fathers mpc.
Her parents, both young musicians themselves, encouraged her creativity by building a home studio in their garage, where she learned to write songs and record herself before 6th grade.
Nikki spent most weekends on local talent show stages or jamming with her dad's friends bands.
Before long, talent scouts began to notice.
in 2005, the 15 year-old fontana, California native was was flown to New York city to play her songs live for Sony executives, and she was signed to Epic Records.
Six years, two record deals, three tours, and two shelved albums later, Nikki realized she had very little control of the music she was making, or the chances of it being released on her terms.
She was dropped from her label contract, and to pay bills in the mean time, became a "Go-to" demo singer for hit-makers like Rodney Jerkins, Red One, and J Kash.
Her natural instinct for harmonies and vocal production kept producers calling, while Nikki continued to sharpen her tools.
Flores officially turned her focus back to songwriting and production in 2015 when she inked a new publishing deal with BMG. This time with a new fire for authenticity, She found her niche working closely with long time collaborators JoJo, Hayley Kiyoko and The Midnight; even lending her pen to two Grammy nominated albums, Nas’ “Life Is Good” and Mya’s “Smoove Jones”.
in 2021, Nikki had her first commercial release as a record producer with JoJo's 4th extended play, Trying Not To Think About It.
She is currently writing, advocating for creatives, and producing her own project under AN alias.