NIJA CHARLES (born October 20, 1997) is an American songwriter/record producer from Union, NJ, based in Los Angeles, CA.
Nija developed her interest for music as a child growing up watching her uncle and aunt experiment on the production software Fruity Loops. This curiosity soon evolved into a passion that filled her everyday.
Following her dream, Nija was accepted into the infamous Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music at NYU. Here she took her passion a step further by writing melody and lyric on her own production. While this was originally just a strategy in order to promote her production, her songs immediately received great reception and spread quickly to a few prominent music producers and A&R’s.
Shortly after her first semester of sophomore year, Nija met her soon-to-be manager who introduced her to industry vet and senior A&R for RCA Records, J. Grand. Two weeks later she was flown to Los Angeles to work with some of the most prominent producers/artists in the recording industry.
Almost instantaneously this became a bi-weekly trip in which she would write songs in Los Angeles on the weekends and fly back to New York for her morning classes during the weekdays. After nearly 8 months of being bi-coastal, and showing record-breaking promise as a songwriter, Nija submitted a notice of leave to university and signed to Universal Music Publishing Group.
At only the age of 20, Nija is already a multi-platinum selling, billboard-award winning songwriter and producer who has landed songs with such artists as Chris Brown, Flo Rida, and Jason Derulo.
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