Years Active: 1981-present
Genres: R&B, Blue-Eyed Soul, Pop, Rock
Nikka Costa was born June 4, 1972 in Tokyo, Japan and is a singer whose music combines elements of funk, soul, and blues. Her father Don Costa was a notable producer and a musician with many connections in the music business. During her childhood Costa was surrounded by famous musicians and traveled around the world with her father. At age 5 Costa recorded a single with Hawaiian singer Don Ho. Italian producers Danny B. Besquet and Tony Renis were working with her father on the album Don Costa Plays The Beatles when they had a brainstorm to produce an album with Nikka singing while her father played acoustic guitar. The album was well received in Europe and Costa became known as a child star...
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