By the time she was 8 years old, Brandi Nichole Flores had a notebook full of songs she had composed at her mothers piano by ear. Her parents, both young musicians themselves, encouraged her creativity by building a home studio in their garage, where she learned how to write and record herself before she was in middle school. After a few years of cutting her teeth on local talent show stages, 16-year-old Flores 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 ever being released on her terms. She was dropped from her label contract, and to pay the bills in the interim, went on to become the go-to demo singer for producers like Rodney Jerkins and RedOne. Her natural ear for harmonies and ability to record a song in under two hours kept producers calling, and paved a way for Nikki to expand her network, and learn the vocal production ropes directly from some of the best to have ever produced pop records.
In 2015, armed with her experience and now under the guidance of BMG music publishing, Nikki turned her attention back to writing songs, this time with a specific passion for female singer/songwriters; having been one herself, she brings a unique perspective to the room. Nikki found her niche working closely with young power-houses like JoJo and Hayley Kiyoko; even lending her pen to two Grammy nominated albums, Nas’ “Life Is Good” and Mya’s “Smoove Jones”. She continues to follow her passion advocating for artists, as well as writing & producing a pending project under AN alias.