Meet the Talented Black Musical Artists Taking Over 2021/10
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She’s the brain behind some of the biggest hits!
Nija is a 23-year-old Grammy Award winning songwriter who is responsible for helping make hits like “Rain on Me” by Ariana Grande and Lady Gaga, “I Do” by Cardi B and SZA and she’s also gotten to work with JAY-Z and Beyonce with songs “Heard About Us” and “Lovehappy.”
While Nija has gotten to work with some big names, this young LA-based artist is now ready to make a name for herself.
“I feel like me creating my own music was always bound to happen,” Nija tells PEOPLE. “I’ve written for so many of my favorite artists and there’s still a part of my creativity that the world hasn’t been able to see yet. Also as a writer, I’m telling other people’s stories, so I’m more of a vessel and I feel it’s my time to share my story.”
Nija’s versatile songwriting style has gotten the attention of many as she has been placed on BET’s “Future 40 2020” list She was also named in Rolling Stone‘s “Future 25” in October 2020.
“I want listeners to know that the music is definitely worth the wait,” says Nija. “It’s a breath of fresh air because it’s not like what’s out right now. The music’s so relatable and there’s something for everyone. That’s the main thing for me as an artist as well, is being able to be an artist that people can relate to.”
Be on the lookout for her debut this year!