“I BELIEVE” SOARS TO #1 ON THE iTunes® TOP SONGS CHART
Universal Music Canada, the country’s leading music company, is pleased to announce the debut studio release of Montreal vocal sensation Nikki Yanofsky titled, Nikki on April 27th (Decca / Universal Music Canada).
“It is once in a lifetime that a talent like Nikki Yanofsky comes singing along and her arrival is about to set the music world alight,” commented Randy Lennox, President and CEO, Universal Music Canada. “While “I Believe” has made Nikki an instant household name and a new voice of our nation, her debut album is certain to garner her international acclaim.”
Nikki was produced by 15-time Grammy-winning producer Phil Ramone (Ray Charles, Frank Sinatra, Burt Bacharach, Paul Simon) and Grammy-winning songwriter and producer Jesse Harris (best known for his work on Norah Jones’ Come Away With Me and Feels Like Home).
Nikki is a collection of newly arranged standards and elegant originals Yanofsky co-wrote with Harris and Canadian singer-songwriter Ron Sexsmith that reflects her love for jazz, blues, R&B, soul, and traditional pop vocal styles. A composition written for Yanofsky by acclaimed Canadian songstress Feist (“Try, Try, Try”) will also appear on the album.
Nikki features classic selections from the American Songbook including “I Got Rhythm”, “God Bless The Child” and “Over the Rainbow” as well as original compositions that Yanofsky co-wrote including, “For Another Day”, “Never Make It On Time”, “Bienvenue Dans Ma Vie,” and the soulful, R&B-flavoured “Cool My Heels”.
Hot on the heels of her 16th birthday this week, Yanofsky is taking the world by storm with her smash hit single and CTV’s Official song for the Olympic Games, “I Believe” topping the iTunes® Top Songs Chart. Yanofsky’s climb to the top officially marks the vocal prodigy’s first #1 hit single. “I Believe” – CTV’s Official song for the Vancouver 2010 Winter Games – was written by award winning composer, Stephan Moccio and Canadian music maverick Alan Frew.
The video for “I Believe” premiered during the 2010 Super Bowl halftime show on CTV this past weekend, bringing the song into millions of Canadian homes nationwide. It has also been making waves and just crowned “The Big One” on MuchMusic and “Choice Cut” on MuchMoreMusic. View the video on the CTV website here.
Yanofsky and Moccio will perform “I Believe” for the first time LIVE on CTV’s Olympic Morning direct from the International Broadcast Centre in Vancouver this Saturday (February 13).
For more information, visit www.nikkiyanofsky.com.