Nikki Yanofsky sits for a nature pretty picture in the latest issue of NKD magazine, available online now!
The 20-year-old Canadian singer opened up to the mag about being bullied and overcoming obstacles in the jazz world. Check it:
On her childhood: “The biggest challenge in school was just like, I got bullied a bit through elementary school and high school, but I sort of ignored it.”
On the music industry: There’s like the people in jazz that are really supportive of the up-and-comers that are trying to keep that music alive and there are the people that are kind of like oh you haven’t lived enough to sing that that song.”
On genres: “To me, jazz is so timeless. It’s just one of the few genres of music that just encourages you to be free. There’s no rules in jazz.”
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Nikki Yanofsky kills her live performance of “Necessary Evil” during Dancing with the Stars on Monday night (October 27) in Los Angeles.
The 20-year-old singer performed her song while contestant Lea Thompson and her pro-partner Artem Chigvintsev did their dance.
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“That was surreal! Thnx 2 everyone who watched!! On cloud 9,” Nikki tweeted after her performance.
Added bonus for Nicky — Artem and Lea really loved dancing to her song.
“@NikkiYanofsky thank you so much for singing your song it was beautiful @LeaKThompson and I loved dancing to it!” Artem tweeted.
Watch her full performance below!
Nikki Yanofsky “Necessary Evil” DWTS 10/27
Nikki Yanofsky takes in some beach scenery while recording her cover of The Beatles‘ “Oh! Darling” in Venice Beach, Calif.
“I’m a huge fan of The Beatles. Like a huge, huge fan,” the 19-year-old Canadian singer shared with ELLE mag. “And I think that song is just like a classic blues song. It really walks the line of what I do—singing bluesy and jazzy songs.
She adds, “I thought it would be a really cool song to re-do, especially from a girl’s perspective. Because Paul McCartney, when he sang it, he sounded almost so desperate that I wanted to get the girl’s side of things.”
Nikki also shared about her new album, out on October 7th in the US, “I feel like I’ve grown a lot as a person since my first record. I recorded it from ages 14-16. In those four years since then, I feel like I did a lot of self-discovery. It’s a never-ending process. But my main goal is to be happy. I want to just put out something that I feel represents me. Just keep chasing the good music.”
Nikki Yanofsky Covers The Beatles ‘Oh! Darling”
Nikki Yanofsky keeps it classic in black while arriving to the premiere of Keep On Keepin’ On at Landmark Theatre on Wednesday night (September 17) in Los Angeles.
The 20-year-old Canadian singer stepped out to support the documentary that follows jazz legend Clark Terry over four years to document the mentorship between Terry and 23-year-old blind piano prodigy Justin Kauflin as the young man prepares to compete in an elite, international competition.
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“Holy, I REALLY don’t think I can sleep in this california #heatwave without AC much longer #floorfanssuck #nottalkingaboutanaudience,” she recently tweeted.
In case you missed it, check out Nikki‘s latest music video for “Necessary Evil”!
Let’s play the how brave are you game — are you brave enough to pet a black jaguar like Nikki Yanofsky is in her new music video for “Necessary Evil”?
The 20-year-old Canadian singer just released the video on Vevo after letting Canada have the first look a week ago, and it was well worth the wait.
“#Tbt to shooting my music video in France! What do you guys think of this place?? I look like an ant next to the chateau! So excited to share the video with you all. More to come soon, stay tuned #NecessaryEvil #musicvideo #throwbackthursday #france,” Nikki wrote on Facebook earlier, teasing the finished project to her fans.
Watch it below!
Nikki Yanofsky – “Necessary Evil” Music Video
Nikki Yanofsky prints it up for the 2014 MuchMusic Video Awards held at MuchMusic HQ on Sunday evening (June 15) in Toronto, Canada.
The 19-year-old singer was joined on the red carpet by the cast of Degrassi — Luke Bilyk, Aislinn Paul, Sarah Fisher, Melinda Shankar and Cristine Prosperi.
“‘Handed him a bottle of water filled with tequila’ #SING @edsheeran nicest guy. #mmvas,” Nikki captioned with a pic of her and Ed Sheeran backstage.
Speaking of Ed, apparently he wants to guest star on Degrassi!
“Only on the live lounge: Ed Sheeran says he is serious about appearing on an episode of @Degrassi in the future. He even did a Degrassi rap,” the Live Lounge tweeted out. Nice!
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There is just one more day until Nikki Yanofsky‘s Little Secret album is out and thanks to the CBC, we’ve got a first listen!
“You all have been SO patient w/ me, I wanted to give you a 1ST LISTEN of #LittleSecret before it drops on May 6!” the 20-year-old singer tweeted to her fans with a link to the full stream.
JJJ can’t decide on our favorite song on the album. It’s between every single one of them because they’re just that good — “Something New”, “Blessed With Your Curse”, “Waiting on the Sun”, “Necessary Evil”, “Little Secret”, “Jeepers Creepers 2.0″, “Out of Nowhere”, “You Mean the World to Me”, “Knock Knock”, “Enough of You”, “Bang” and “Kaboom Pow?”.
Nikki added, “Wow. I can’t believe all the overwhelmingly amazing feedback this first listen stream has been getting. SO HAPPY you guys like the new cd!!”
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