Nikka Costa, whose real name is Domenica Costa, is an American singer who started her artistic career at the age of 5 by recording a single with Hawaiian singer Don Ho. An exploit that she repeated with Franck Sinatra four years later in 1981.
Also at the age of 9, she recorded her first single "(Out here) On my own", a single that was going to be a worldwide hit. The same goes for the eponymous album which comes out in stride.
Two years later in 1983 the relatively successful album "Fairy Tales" was released. Difficult to compete as the bar imposed by the first album is high.
Six years will pass before the album "Here I am ... Yes, it’s me" is released in 1989. Album that will do little better than the previous one.
She managed to get back into the race in the mid-90s with the album "Butterfly rocket". A winning comeback confirmed in 2001 by the album "Everybody got their something" which also experienced its heyday, notably thanks to the track "Like a feather". But that's another story….
To discover or rediscover.
Discography (among others ...) :
On my own 1981
I believe in love 1981
So glad I have you 1982
I believe in fairy tales 1983
Stay daddy stay 1983
Fisrt love 1983
Don’t cry 1989
Renegade (Take my breath away) 1989
All for the love 1990
Master blaster 1995
Get off my sunshine 1996
Come clean 1996
Like a feather 2001
So have I for you 2001
Push & pull 2001
Fooled ya baby 2005
I gotta know 2005
Around the world 2005
Stuck to you 2008
Someone for everyone 2008
Come rain or come shine 2017
Arms around you 2017
1981 ... a first title that propels her One Shot to the rank of planetary star. Unexpected colossal success for this very young girl, only 9 years old, who did not ask for so much ...
1981 ... an exceptional year which saw her fly from mega hit to mega hit. A shattering start that will have to be confirmed in the years to come ...
1982 ... confirm, this is what will be the hardest for this young gifted. A year 1982 that will not look like the previous one. With titles bordering on caricature...starting with this one !
1982 ... a very musical, very Broadway title. Of course, the American public can navigate it. The rest of the world, much less ...
1983 ... the physical metamorphosis is amplified. The "doll" side has disappeared to make way for a more pre-teen style. All that was his strength is gone ...
1983 ... the result is much better as soon as she returns to the Intimist. An area that suits her really well, that's obvious !
1983 ... blatant confirmation with this title once again more inspired than average. The "With emotions" register really allows her to give the best of herself
1989 ... the new metamorphosis. And physical and sound ! Everything has changed, the style, the sound, the appearance. Clearly more in tune with the times, phew !
1990 ... chase the natural, it comes back at a gallop. She still feels so much at home in the Intimist and even though the years have passed, she returns with obvious pleasure
1990 ... the year of rebirth with a succession of high-caliber titles which allow her to return to the forefront. It was time !
1995 ... and yes, it is the same. From the "doll" to the femme fatale. Almost 15 years have passed since its inception. In truth, these are 2 totally opposite careers that she will have made
1996 ... after Nirvana mode, here she is in Anastacia mode. Singer who will explode only a few years later. But the similarity of style between the 2 singers is obvious. So who copied from whom ...?
1996...a second part of her career, to say the least, radically opposed to the first. There really is the Nikka before and the Nikka now...
2001...especially when you see her dressed like that, it's really hard to imagine that she's really the same. And yet it is her...
2001...for those who discovered her during her 2nd part of her career, how can they imagine for a single second that she produced one of the biggest titles of the 80s...
2001...a pretty fine title which allows her to remind us that she excels in this field. And this since childhood...
2005...we are approaching 25 years of career and she is still there anyway. Extremely rare for an artist who started her career so early...
2005...it is precisely because she knew how to completely reinvent herself in the second part of her career that she is still there today. That's called having it all figured out...
2005...certainly, she will never reach the top steps of the podium, but what she continues to offer decade after decade largely holds up. Isn't that the main thing...
2008...three albums produced during the 2000s alone, quite a feat when you see where she comes from. Who could have imagined that she would still be there in 2008 when she started her career in 1981 ? Not many people, that's for sure...
2008...a fine decade which saw her return to racing in an unexpected way to say the least. Like what, in music, everything is always possible...
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