Nikki Jean

Nikki Jean
Nikki Jean
Birth name Nicholle Jean Leary
Born August 25, 1983 (1983-08-25) (age 28)
St. Paul, Minnesota, United States
Genres Soul, R&B, Hip-Hop, Pop
Occupations Singer-songwriter, Pianist, Actress
Instruments Vocals, Piano, keyboards
Labels Columbia records, S-Curve Records
Associated acts Lupe Fiasco, Black Thought, Nouveau Riche

Nikki Jean (born Nicholle Jean Leary in St. Paul, Minnesota) is a singer-songwriter, musician, and occasional actress from the United States. She was a part of the band Nouveau Riche, an indie/hip-hop band based out of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. She is also featured on Lupe Fiasco's second album, The Cool, as a lyricist and vocalist. As an actress, she performed in the award winning independent film On the Outs. From April 16, 2008 to August 6, 2008, Nikki Jean was part of the Glow in the Dark Tour with Kanye West, Lupe Fiasco, Rihanna and N.E.R.D.

In 2011, she signed as a recording artist with indie label S-Curve Records. She released her debut solo album "Pennies In A Jar" on July 12, 2011 via S-Curve Records. The lead single, "Steel And Feathers (Don't Ever)" was co-written by Bob Dylan. The album also contains the track "Million Star Motel" which features rapping from Lupe Fiasco and Black Thought.[1] On July 14, She performed "How To Unring A Bell" on the Late Show with David Letterman to promote her album.[citation needed]


Guest appearances

  • DJ Deckstream — "Five Alarm"
  • DJ Deckstream — "Exit Sign"
  • Lupe Fiasco — "Hip Hop Saved My Life"
  • Lupe Fiasco — "Little Weapon"
  • Muja Messiah — "So Far So Good"
  • Sylk130 — "Fallen Angel"
  • Tu Phace — "Say Yes"
  • Oddisee — "Tell The Truth"
  • Traphik — "Favorite Song"


  • Pennies In A Jar (2011)

with Nouveau Riche

  • Nouveau Riche Longtail EP
  • Free Money EP


Year Title Role Notes
2004 On The Outs Malia


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