Named as KIIS FM’s artist of the week and with over 3.4 million subscribers and 689 million views on Youtube, Megan is taking the music world by storm by out subscribing music giants like Britney Spears, Sia, and Fifth Harmony. After leaving Sean Diddy Comb’s Bad Boy Records/Interscope, Megan independently released her debut album “Escape,” late last year, with an overwhelming response.
Born and raised in Katy, Texas, Megan did not always know she wanted to be a musician, but she knew music would always be part of her life. Growing up, she played piano for many years, but it wasn’t until high school when she purchased a guitar from a local pawnshop that she fell in love with creating and performing music. From that moment, she knew there was nothing else she wanted to pursue, and once she started making music there was no going back. To this day, she can still remember telling her parents that creating music was what she wanted to do for the rest of her life.
Family has always been important to Megan and continues to be one of her most powerful influences. She will never forget her parents’ undying support and those late night drives to open mic sessions after school. For Christmas, her parents realized performing music was not going to be a phase, and they bought her a new guitar to replace her old “Pawn Shop.” This guitar was what she would eventually use to make her first YouTube video with a cover of “Use Somebody” by Kings of Leon.
It was these trailblazing creative covers that launched Megan’s career in 2009. Quickly recognized for her raw talent and passion for music, Megan became a viral sensation landing a spot in the coveted Top 100 Music Channels alongside top selling artists such as: Katy Perry, Adele & Coldplay.
Continuously evolving as an artist, Megan released her debut album of original songs on October 14, 2014. The 5-song EP, titled “Escape,” featured the lead single, “Electrified.” “Escape” showcases Megan’s pitch perfect vocals, captivating melodies, and unforgettable lyrics in a series of pop songs that will undoubtedly leave fans wanting more.
Following the international success of her debut EP “Escape,” singer-songwriter Megan Nicole embarked on a North American headlining tour. The “Sweet Dreams” tour kicked off in Toronto, ON on August 26, 2015 and continued throughout the United States until the tour wrapped in Los Angeles on September 21, 2015.
In addition to her tour, Megan developed and starred in the Relativity Digital Studios film “Summer Forever.” The music video for the film’s namesake song and creative inspiration, which was co-written and performed by Megan Nicole, has more than 14 million views online. The film was released on September 4, 2015 with an accompanying soundtrack released by Hollywood Records.
Apart from her music, Megan embraced her Latina heritage by partnering with Univision as the YouTube cohost of La Banda opposite William Valdes. La Banda is a new competition where Univision and Simon Cowell are looking for the world’s ultimate Latino super group through the largest Latino talent search is US TV history.
After an incredibly busy 2015, Megan is back in the studio working on her sophomore EP of original music, slated for release in early spring 2016.
Megan currently resides in Los Angeles.