- Nivea (singer)
Nivea Birth name Nivea B. Hamilton Born March 24, 1982 Origin Savannah, Georgia, United States Genres R&B, soul, hip hop Years active 2000–present Labels Jive, Zomba, Formula Associated acts Lil Wayne, Akon
Nivea B. Nash (née Hamilton, born March 24, 1982) who performs under the mononym Nivea, is an American recording artist whose recordings reached the Billboard charts during the early 2000s. Nivea is known most for her singles "Don't Mess With My Man" and "Laundromat".
2000-2003: Music beginnings and debut album
She appeared on Mystikal's 2000 single "Danger (Been So Long)". Her debut solo single, "Don't Mess with the Radio", followed in 2001. In 2002 she released her second single in the U.S., "Don't Mess With My Man" featuring Brian and Brandon Casey: (of R&B group Jagged Edge), which peaked at number eight on U.S. Billboard Hot 100 singles chart in 2002. Another single, "Runaway" (featuring Pusha T) was released in Japan that year.
Nivea's self-titled debut album was released on December 10, 2002. The album reached the Top 100 of the U.S. Billboard 200 albums chart. In 2003, "Don't Mess with My Man" was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals. Nivea's third U.S. single "Laundromat" featured singer R. Kelly.
In 2004, she released the Lil Jon-produced single "Okay". The music video for Okay featured the artist YoungbloodZ and Lil Jon who were also featured on the song. In May 2005 she released her second album Complicated. A second single, "Parking Lot" was released shortly before she got pregnant with her first child. Jive Records subsequently dropped promotion for the project, although she appeared on Soul Train the following year.
In 2006, Nivea signed a new contract with Formula Records and released her third album Animalistic on November 15, 2006 in Japan. The album was primarily produced by her then-husband, The-Dream. The album's first & only single off the album was "Watch It."
2010-present: Nivea: Undercover and Purple Heart
In 2010, she released a buzz single titled "Love Hurts." Also that year, she appeared on a few mixtapes including Sir Will ("It Only Hurts Forever") and Rasheeda ("Surprise" "Say Something Remix"). Additionally, she released another video for her remake of the Sade hit, "Stronger Than Pride."
In September 2011, she released her first EP "Nivea: Undercover" which featured a set of acoustic covers.
Her fourth studio album, "Purple Heart" is set for a 2012 release.
Nivea married R&B singer and producer Terius "The-Dream" Nash in 2004. Their daughter Navy Talia was born on May 10, 2005, and couple also has twin boys. The couple divorced in 2007. Nash stated in an interview, "I decided to end it because I didn't want to take this person [Nivea] and treat them a certain way based on what I was changing into, based on being bitter". Nivea was engaged to her on-again, off-again boyfriend, rapper Lil Wayne, and on November 30, 2009, gave birth to their son, Neal Carter.
In June 2011, she was arrested for a DUI following a car crash in Atlanta, GA while coming home from a wedding reception for Toya Carter. She later spoke to Sister2Sister magazine, saying the DUI arrest claims were false, and that she nearly lost her life:
- "The tree went through my windshield and almost went through me", Nivea revealed. As she related to us, had she not moved to check on her child, a branch from the tree would have gone straight through her forehead.
- ^ a b Wilson, MacKenzi (2005). "Nivea > Biography". allmusic. http://www.allmusic.com/artist/p465428/biography. Retrieved 2009-09-22.
- ^ a b Rashaun, Hall (2001-08-18). "Nivea Jumps From Danger". Billboard 113 (33): p. 21. http://books.google.com/books?id=7RMEAAAAMBAJ.
- ^ http://celebrity-babies.com/2005/06/17/first_pic_of_ni/ Nivea and Terius' Daughter Navy
- ^ Osorio, Kim (2009-04-03). "The Dream Talks About His Relationship". Black Entertainment Television. http://www.bet.com/Music/News/thedreamtalksabouthisrelationship_MUSICNEWS_4.3.htm. Retrieved 2009-07-09.
- ^ http://www.bet.com/news/music/2011/06/21/nivea-crashes-car-with-child-in-tow-arrested-for-dui.html
- ^ http://www.s2smagazine.com/stories/2011/06/nivea-speaks-weekend-arrest
Nivea Albums Singles Feature singles Related articles
Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.
Look at other dictionaries:
Nivea — This article is about the cosmetics brand. For the R B singer, see Nivea (singer). Nivea Owner Beiersdorf AG Country Germany Introduced … Wikipedia
Nivea (album) — Nivea Studio album by Nivea Released December 10, 2002 … Wikipedia
Nívea Stelmann — Born Nívea Stelmann Leôncio April 6, 1974 (1974 04 06) (age 37) Paraíba do Sul, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Occupation Actress Years active 1993–present … Wikipedia
Nivea discography — Nivea discography Releases ↙Studio albums 3 ↙EPs 1 ↙ … Wikipedia
Don't Mess with My Man (Nivea song) — This article is about the single by Nivea, not to be confused with the Lucy Pearl song, later covered by Booty Luv. For the Lucy Pearl single, see Don t Mess with My Man . Don t Mess with My Man … Wikipedia
Complicated (Nivea album) — Complicated Studio album by Nivea Released May 3, 2005 ( … Wikipedia
Duffy (singer) — This article is about the Welsh female singer born in 1984. For the English male singer born in 1944, see Duffy Power. Duffy Duffy performing live at the Superbock Festival on 17 July 2009 Background information … Wikipedia
The Platinum Brothers — Infobox musical artist Name = The Platinum Brothers Img capt = Img size = Landscape = Background = group or band Alias = The Platinum Bros. Origin = flagicon|USA Atlanta, Georgia, U.S. Genre = Rap, hip hop, and R B Years active = 2002 present… … Wikipedia
You Are Everything — is a soul song written by Thom Bell and Linda Creed. Recorded in Philadelphia at Sigma Sound Studios, it was originally released in 1971 as a single produced by Bell for the Philly soul group The Stylistics. Their version became a top 10 hit for… … Wikipedia
Producciones de The Neptunes — Anexo:Producciones de The Neptunes Saltar a navegación, búsqueda The Neptunes han producido a los más grandes artistas del mundo, han creado y escrito grandes canciones número uno en el Billboard 100. Contenido 1 1999 2 2000 3 2001 … Wikipedia Español