|Birth name||Kimberly Nichole|
|Genres||Rock, Blues, Soul|
|Associated acts||Living Colour, Janelle Monae, Aloe Blacc, Bilal, Mayer Hawthorne, The Heavy|
Kimberly Nichole is an American singer-songwriter and actress. She came to national attention in 2015 for her competing on season eight of NBC's reality competition series The Voice, placing sixth place.
- Early life 1
- Artistry 2
- Television 3.1
- 2015: The Voice 3.2
- Filmography 4
- References 5
Nichole was born and raised in Spelman College.
Nichole grew up listening to gospel and soul music played by her parents. She later got involved in rock'n roll type of music.Because of this, Nichole has oftened been called "The Mistress of Madness" by several other artists.
To pursue her career, Nichole moved to New York City. She started performing at the popular private night club The Box with a band that she had formed. She has shared the stage with several famous artists including Aloe Blacc and Janelle Monae. Nichole also recorded a nine track album called Yellow Brick Journey and a four track EP cover called Rock Ballerina. Because of this, Nichole has been known for her incredible amount of success as an artist with no agents. Nichole was then found by fashion savant, Andre Leon, who featured her in Seventeen Magazine. Nichole and her band will release a new album called The Lonely Bones soon. She has also built her career leveraging shows at the Apollo Theater.
2015: The Voice
Kimberly Nichole auditioned for the eighth season of The Voice singing Tina Turner's Nutbush City Limits. Both Blake Shelton and Pharrell Williams turned around but Nichole chose Williams as her coach. In the Battle rounds, Nichole faced off against Lowell Oakley, where they sang "Hound Dog" by Big Mama Thornton. Nichole was defeated by Oakley, then "stolen" by Christina Aguilera to compete on her team instead.
In the Live Playoffs, Nichole advanced to the Top 12 by singing "What's Up" by 4 Non Blondes. In the Top 12, Nichole performed The Animals' "The House of the Rising Sun", which peaked at #3 on the ITunes chart.Nichole advanced to the Top 8 after singing the Etta James hit "Something's Got A Hold On Me". In the Top 8, Nichole sang "Creep" by Radiohead.In honor of Mother's Day, Nichole sang John Mayer's Free Fallin' in the Top 6.As well as Michael Jackson's Dirty Diana.Nichole was placed in the bottom two, along with fellow contestant India Carney.Nichole sung "Seven Nation Army" by The White Stripes for her Instant Save performance.Nichole was defeated by Carney.Thus, eliminating her from the competition.
Nichole returned to the season finale as one of the sixteen eliminated artists. She sang "Some Nights" and "Carry On" with the Top 20 artists. She also performed "She Talks to Angels" by The Black Crowes along with Brian Johnson, Corey Kent White, Deanna Johnson and finalist Joshua Davis.
- ? Studio version of performance reached the top 10 on iTunes
|Blind Audition||"Nutbush City Limits"||Tina Turner||March 2, 2015||N/A||
Blake Shelton and Pharrell Williams turned
Joined Team Pharrell
|Battle Rounds (Top 48)||"Hound Dog" (vs. Lowell Oakley)||Big Mama Thornton||March 16, 2015||N/A||
Stolen by Christina Aguilera
|Knockout Rounds (Top 32)||"If You Love Somebody Set Them Free" (vs. Koryn Hawthorne)||Sting||March 23, 2015||N/A||Saved by Coach|
|Live Playoffs (Top 20)||"What's Up"||4 Non Blondes||April 7, 2015||5||Saved by Public Vote|
|Live Top 12||"The House of the Rising Sun"||The Animals||April 13, 2015||12||Saved by Public Vote|
|Live Top 10||"Something's Got A Hold On Me"||Etta James||April 20, 2015||1||Saved by Public Vote|
|Live Top 8||"Creep"||Radiohead||April 27, 2015||3||Saved by Public Vote|
|Live Top 6||"Free Fallin'"||Tom Petty||May 4, 2015||4||Eliminated|
|"Dirty Diana"||Michael Jackson||7|
(India Carney, Kimberly Nichole, Lexi Dávila, Rob Taylor, Sonic)
|"Like a Prayer"|
Christina Aguilera & her team
(India Carney, Rob Taylor, Kimberly Nichole)
|19.1||Top 10||"Rocket Man/Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting"|
Top 8 Girls
(Hannah Kirby, Koryn Hawthorne, Kimberly Nichole, Meghan Linsey, India Carney)
|"Wake Me Up"|
|22.1||Jason Derulo (with India Carney and Kimberly Nichole)||"Want to Want Me"|
|28.1||The Top 20||"Carry On / Some Nights"|
(with Brian Johnson, Deanna Johnson, Corey Kent White and Kimberly Nichole)
|"She Talks To Angels"|
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- Molinari, Jessica. "Kimberly Nichole & Lowell Oakley's 'The Voice' Battle Round Was The Most Dramatic One EVER". Bustle. Retrieved 20 June 2015.
- Weiss, Shari. "Kimberly Nichole "What’s Up" The Voice Video: Breaks Down After Standing Ovation For Incredible Performance During Playoffs". Gossip Cop. Retrieved 20 June 2015.
- "Blake Shelton honestly concedes that rival team member Kimberly Nichole could end up winning The Voice as final 12 perform". DailyMail Online. Retrieved 20 June 2015.
- Molinari, Jessica. "Kimberly Nichole Wows In 'The Voice' Top 10 & Proves That She Will Win This Competition". Bustle. Retrieved 20 June 2015.
- Rackham, Casey. "Kimberly Nichole's 'Voice' performance of 'Creep' embodies 'insecurity' in a powerful way". Zap2It. Retrieved 20 June 2015.