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Event Archive - Nina Sky, Rico Uno, Butter, Lil' India

Fri. April 27th 2012 Fortune Sound Club (No Minors)
10:00PM - 2:00AM doors at 9:00PM
$10 early bird $15 advance
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Presented by: Fortune Sound Club
The number two is powerful. Not only does it signify Nina Sky's tag teaming force on the R&B plateau, it also signifies the culmination of their sophomore release, “Starting Today.” Since their global recognition in 2004 with the reggae-infused pop jam, "Move Ya Body," the duo has spent five years challenging their voices and learning more about themselves in life and in business. "Just because we weren't in the spotlight doesn't mean we weren't making moves,” Natalie explains. “These last five years were spent traveling, doing shows all over the world, writing and working with other artists. We've really had time to mature into women and master our craft. It shows lyrically and vocally on this album."

Nina Sky's ascent in the music business was supported by MTV VJ, HOT 97 jock and producer DJ Cipha Sounds, who met the two at 17 and immediately recognized their gift. "When we auditioned for Cipha, we didn't know what to expect. But he embraced our performance and soon after, asked us to hit the studio with him,” Natalie reflects. “At our first session he played us the Coolie dance riddim and, within 30 minutes of hearing it and vibing out, we'd written "Move Ya Body," continues Nicole. “We had no idea what would come of it but he kept saying the song was gonna be big. Same way he believed in us, we believed in him, and the song took off!." Cipha assisted the duo in signing with Eddie O'Loughlin and Next Plateau Entertainment/Universal Records. "Move Ya Body," off their self-titled first release, made Nina Sky a household name in 2004.

The “Nina Sky” album hit the industry with a brand of R&B that was unprecedented, coming from two Puerto Rican twin sisters from Queens. That same year, rapper N.O.R.E. called on Nina Sky for vocal assistance on "Oye Mi Canto," featuring Daddy Yankee, which became the first reggaeton record to hit mainstream radio and showcased the ladies bilingual talents. The duo was featured on The Alchemist's ode, "Hold You Down," featuring Prodigy of Mobb Deep and Illa Ghee, and on DJ Tony Touch’s "(Hey DJ) Play That Song." They also released two independent mixtapes, "Nina Sky The Mixtape" and the Latin-influenced "La Conexion", which produced the anthem, "Ladies Night," featuring Ivy Queen and Pitbull. In 2007, Nicole and Natalie were featured on DJ Envy & Brooklyn emcee Red Café's "Things You Do” and teamed up with Rick Ross for the street record “Flippin’ That.” A year later, the duo worked with The Alchemist yet again on “Key To The City" and vocally assisted Talib Kweli's "Hostile Gospel" alongside Joell Ortiz and Blu. To prep listeners for their sophomore return, the duo also released “Curtain Call” featuring Rick Ross, and the Salaam Remi-produced teaser “On Some Bullshit.”

Now, with “Starting Today” complete, Nina Sky welcomes tastemakers and fans to rejoice in their return. Their new single, "Beautiful People" and new label, Polo Grounds Music/J Records, is as close to a musical rebirth as the duo can get. An elaborate work of art, “Starting Today” showcases the growth and versatility that is Nina Sky.


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