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Nicole Nelson's Biography

Nicole Nelson

Nicole Nelson is an accomplished singer, songwriter, and recording artist living in Burlington. The half-Irish, half-Trinidadian, self-proclaimed introvert resides off the grid in a former factory building with her partner of ten years, artist Dwight Ritcher. The two share an eclectic life (on and off the stage), performing together regularly in the popular indie band "Dwight & Nicole." She spends her free time hanging with her family, friends, and beloved dog Apple.

Nelson has received considerable high praise: Pop star and powerhouse singer Christina Aguilera proclaimed, "There are good voices, and then there are GREAT voices--Nicole's is definitely the latter!" The Boston Globe calls her "Sublime" and even famed renaissance woman Dr. Maya Angelou was a fan, calling her "Magnificent!" In September, 2012 Nelson's rendition of Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah" performed on NBC's "The Voice" stole the hearts of millions and shot her to #24 on the iTunes Pop Chart. This placed Nicole on the world stage, winning awards and landing on the covers of magazines and newspapers--including the Burlington Free Press, crowning her "The Voice of Vermont." She is also passionate about promoting a balanced, healthy lifestyle and is a proud ambassador for the environmentally conscious global nonprofit One Percent for the Planet.