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Encyclopedia > Nikki McKibbin
Nikki McKibbin
Background information
Born September 28, 1978 (1978-09-28) (age 29)
Origin Grand Prairie, Texas, U.S.
Genre(s) Rock
Occupation(s) Singer, Songwriter
Years active 2002, 2005—present
Label(s) Chenoa Records (2005-Present)
RCA Records (2002-2003)
Website NikkiMcKibbin.com

Nikki McKibbin (born Katherine Nicole McKibbin on September 28, 1978 in Grand Prairie, Texas, U.S.) is an American rock music singer-songwriter who finished third in the 2002 debut season of the reality television series American Idol. Prior to American Idol, McKibbin was one of the top twenty finalists in the first season of Popstars. She just released her debut album, Unleashed. Image File history File links Unbalanced_scales. ... If you hold the copyright to an image (e. ... is the 271st day of the year (272nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ... This article is about the city in Texas. ... For other uses, see Texas (disambiguation). ... For other uses of terms redirecting here, see US (disambiguation), USA (disambiguation), and United States (disambiguation) Motto In God We Trust(since 1956) (From Many, One; Latin, traditional) Anthem The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City National language English (de facto)1 Demonym American... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article is about the genre. ... In the music industry, a record label can be a brand and a trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos. ... RCA Records is one of the flagship labels of Sony BMG Music Entertainment. ... is the 271st day of the year (272nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ... This article is about the city in Texas. ... For other uses of terms redirecting here, see US (disambiguation), USA (disambiguation), and United States (disambiguation) Motto In God We Trust(since 1956) (From Many, One; Latin, traditional) Anthem The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City National language English (de facto)1 Demonym American... This article is about the genre. ... // This article is about the genre of TV shows. ... For the most recent American Idol season, see American Idol (season 7). ... Countries which had a version of Popstars Popstars is an international reality television program and a precursor to the Idol series. ... Look up unleashed (nikki mckibbin album) in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...

Contents

Early life

Growing up, people would tease her for her rocker-chick style. After American Idol, she remarked how she thought it was funny that she got praised for her originality on the show but made fun of it in Texas. After high school, she went to and graduated from cosmetology school. She also joined the business world and founded Angelfire Productions, a karaoke company, which she sold in 2005 to focus on her music career.[1] She would often sing at the Dallas Coyote Ugly Bar.[2]


She is a single mother and has a son named Tristen. She had struggled with money before Idol, and at one point had a career as a stripper.[3]


American Idol

In 2002, Nikki auditioned for the show American Idol, earning a spot in the finals. According to the American Idol archives, McKibbin was the first finalist to sing in a fixed rock style in the competition. For the most recent American Idol season, see American Idol (season 7). ... This article is about the genre. ...


Post-Idol career to Present

Immediately following her stint on American Idol, McKibbin signed with 19 Management and RCA Records. They urged her to record a country album, but she was determined to stay true to her rock roots; she rejected the idea, saying that she was a "rocker, not a country singer." The creative differences resulted in no releasable recordings being produced. 19 Entertainment, based in the United Kingdom, is a leading creator and producer of entertainment properties, including American Idol in the United States, Pop Idol in the United Kingdom, as well as versions of the Idol format in more than 30 countries around the world. ... RCA Records is one of the flagship labels of Sony BMG Music Entertainment. ... Country music is a blend of popular musical forms originally found in the Southern United States and the Appalachian Mountains. ...


In 2004, she appeared on the holiday CD Christmas In A Fishbowl with several other reality stars for Fishbowl.com.


In 2005, McKibbin appeared in several reality shows, including a special "Reality TV Stars" episode of the NBC series Fear Factor, and the sports competition show Battle of the Network Reality Stars in which her team won. She also appeared in the E! Entertainment reality show Kill Reality which documented the filming of The Scorned, a television movie with a cast comprised of reality television stars. McKibbin plays a singer in the film. The movie premiered October 31, 2005. After The Scorned McKibbin was accepted into the Screen Actors Guild. This article refers to the American television show by this title. ... Battle of the Network Reality Stars is a television series that aired on the Bravo channel in the US in August and September 2005. ... E! (Entertainment Television) is an American cable television and direct broadcast satellite network. ... Kill Reality is a 2005 series which ran on E! Entertainment television about the all-stars of reality television making a horror movie called The Scorned. ... The Scorned (2005) The Scorned was the first movie that was cast entirely with the all-stars of Reality Television. ... is the 304th day of the year (305th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


McKibbin made an appearance in the band Rivethead's music video "You're So Cold". A Rivethead is a person associated with the Industrial Music scene[1]. // The man responsible for coining the term Rivethead in the context of Industrial Music was Chase[2], founder of Re-Constriction Records, a subdivision of Cargo Music specialized in Industrial Music[3]. In the early 1990s Chase released...


In May 2005, McKibbin joined Dallas rock band Downside. They did several shows together including a sold out show at the Hard Rock Cafe in Dallas, but due to creative and personal differences Nikki left the band in September of the same year. In 2005, it was announced that she was signed to Australian indie label Astral Records, with her rock-influenced album originally intended to be released in February 2006. Recording began with manager/producer Joe Canizarro in December 2005, starting with a cover of "To Be With You" by Mr. Big. The single "The Lie"/"To Be With You" and a limited edition behind-the-scenes DVD was made available from her official web site. It was announced in Summer 2006 that McKibbin and Astral Records had decided to part ways and that she would be exclusively signed to Joe Canizarro's label Chenoa Records. Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Mr. ...


Her producers for her debut album include Canizarro (), Stephen Ferrera, who worked with Kelly Clarkson, and Chenoa Music recording artist Annica.


McKibbin's long-awaited debut album Unleashed came out May 22, 2007. Look up unleashed (nikki mckibbin album) in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... is the 142nd day of the year (143rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ...


For her 2007 Tour to promote her album, McKibbin is working with Texas band Rivethead.[4] A Rivethead is a person associated with the Industrial Music scene[1]. // The man responsible for coining the term Rivethead in the context of Industrial Music was Chase[2], founder of Re-Constriction Records, a subdivision of Cargo Music specialized in Industrial Music[3]. In the early 1990s Chase released...


It was announced in June of 2008 that McKibbin would be joining the reality show "Celebrity Rehab 2" on VH1. It is currently not known what addiction caused her to join the show. [5]


Performances on American Idol

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Discography

Albums

  1. Unleashed (2007)

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Singles

Year Title Album Idol Waves online radio
2006 "To Be With You" The Lie (CD-DVD) 8
2006 "The Lie" The Lie (CD-DVD) 1 (4 weeks)
2007 "Naked Inside" The Lie (CD-DVD) 4
2007 "Save What's Left of Me" Unleashed 8
2007 "Cry Little Sister" Unleashed 16

See also: 2006 in British music Musical groups established in 2006 Record labels established in 2006 // January – James Nicholl, drummer of Pay*Ola became ill and was admitted to hospital. ... See also: 2006 in British music Musical groups established in 2006 Record labels established in 2006 // January – James Nicholl, drummer of Pay*Ola became ill and was admitted to hospital. ... See also: 2007 in country music 2007 in British music 2007 in hip hop 2007 in metal Albums released in 2007 Musical groups established in 2007 // January George Shearing is knighted for services to music in the Queens New Year Honours List. ... See also: 2007 in country music 2007 in British music 2007 in hip hop 2007 in metal Albums released in 2007 Musical groups established in 2007 // January George Shearing is knighted for services to music in the Queens New Year Honours List. ... See also: 2007 in country music 2007 in British music 2007 in hip hop 2007 in metal Albums released in 2007 Musical groups established in 2007 // January George Shearing is knighted for services to music in the Queens New Year Honours List. ...

Others

  1. American Idol: Greatest Moments (2002)
  2. Christmas In A Fishbowl (2004)
  3. I Saw You On Tv (2007)
  4. American Christmas (2007)

See also: 2002 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 2002 Record labels established in 2002 // 2002 was marked by significant trends in rock music. ... See also: 2004 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 2004 Record labels established in 2004 2000s in music. ...

References

  1. ^ http://www.foxesonidol.com/cgi-bin/ae.pl?mode=1&article=article1804.art&page=1 FoxesonIdol.com Interview Dec. 12 2005
  2. ^ http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6493728/ Which Idol Singers can make it Nov. 22 2004
  3. ^ http://www.steppinoutmagazine.com/10_23_02/html/interview.html Steppin Out Interview Oct. 23 2002
  4. ^ http://www.pegasusnews.com/news/2007/apr/02/rivethead-teams-iidoli-nikki-mckibbin Rivethead teams up with Idol Nikki McKibbin Apr 2 2007
  5. ^ [1] Celebs check into Celebrity Rehab 2

External links

For the most recent American Idol season, see American Idol (season 7). ... For the in-memory database management system, see In-memory database. ... MySpace is a social networking website offering an interactive, user-submitted network of friends, personal profiles, blogs, groups, photos, music, and videos. ... For the most recent American Idol season, see American Idol (season 7). ... The first season of American Idol premiered on June 11, 2002 (under the full title American Idol: The Search For A Superstar) and continued until September 4, 2002. ... Kelly Brianne Clarkson (born April 24, 1982) is an American pop rock singer, songwriter, and occasional actress. ... Justin Guarini (born Justin Eldrin Bell on October 28, 1978 in Columbus, Georgia) is a singer/songwriter, actor who rose to fame in 2002, as the first runner-up on the debut season of the television show “American Idol”. His father, Eldrin Bell, is a former Atlanta Chief of Police. ... Tamyra Monica Gray (born July 26, 1979 in Takoma Park, Maryland) is an American actress and singer, best known for her rise to fame as one of the finalists on the first season of the reality television program American Idol in 2002. ... RJ Helton (born Richard Jason Helton on May 17, 1981 in Pasadena, Texas) is a gay American singer and was the fifth place contestant in the first season of American Idol. ... Christina Christian (born June 21, 1981 in Brooklyn, New York) is an American television correspondent on the TV Guide Channel and is also an American singer. ... Ryan Starr (born Tiffany Ryan Montgomery on November 21, 1982) is an American female singer and song writer. ... Image:AJgil. ... James Conrad Verraros (b. ... American Idol promotional photo. ... Kimberley Locke (born January 3, 1978 in Hartsville, Tennessee) is an American adult contemporary pop/R&B singer and plus-size fashion model. ... For the album, see Jasmine Trias (album) Jasmine Soriano Trias (born November 3, 1986) is a Chinese American singer and entertainer who was the third-place finalist on the third season of American Idol due in part to tremendous call-in support from California, New York To China (source: *USA... Vonzell Solomon (born 18 March 1984), also known as Baby V, is an American singer who was the third-place finisher in the fourth season of the television series American Idol. ... Elliott Yamin (born Efraym Elliott Yamin[1] on July 20, 1978) is an American singer who is known for his hit single Wait for You as well as being the third-place finalist on the fifth season of American Idol. ... Melinda Marie Doolittle (born on October 6, 1977) is an American singer who finished as the third place finalist on the sixth season of American Idol. ...

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