At only 19 years old, Indonesian R&B artist NIKI has already achieved global recognition from the four corners of her bedroom as “the internet’s favorite R&B princess” (Noisey).
NIKI’s breakout single “See U Never” quickly amassed over 2M streams, garnering praise from media powerhouse VICE, among others. Her follow-up releases, “I Like U” and “Chilly” achieved similar success, further solidifying her rise alongside “new-school goddesses” into the R&B pantheon (VICE).
The epitome of self-reliant artistry, NIKI has slammed the door on the conventions of teen pop stardom—writing, recording, and producing her music on her own. A mesmeric blend of silky production and grounded, yet cathartic lyrics, NIKI’s emotionally-rich music draws inspiration from both her personal experiences between Jakarta and the United States, as well as the 90s R&B influences she grew up with on YouTube.
NIKI’s remarkable versatility and genre-bending artistry has earned her a top #20 charting position on Billboard’s Top 200 as a both a featured artist and producer on 88rising labelmate Rich Brian’s Amen project, as well as a spot on 88rising’s sold-out Double Happiness Tour this past February.