Real Name : Nicole Yanofsky
Born : February 8, 1994 Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Origin : Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Genres : Jazz, pop
Occupations : Singer-songwriter
Nicole "Nikki" Yanofsky born February 8, 1994 is a Canadian jazz-pop singer-songwriter from Montreal, Quebec. She is best known as the vocalist of the Canadian CTV theme song for the 2010 Winter Olympic Games, "I Believe".
She performed Canada’s National Anthem at the Opening Ceremonies of the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver, British Columbia. She also performed as part of the Closing Ceremonies and the 2010 Winter Paralympic Games Opening Ceremony.
Yanofsky performed internationally at jazz festivals and major concert venues both solo and alongside artists such as Herbie Hancock, Quincy Jones, Stevie Wonder, Wyclef Jean, Celine Dion, the late Marvin Hamlisch and The Count Basie Orchestra.
Yanofsky had three releases; Ella...Of Thee I Swing (Live DVD/CD - 2008), Nikki (CD - 2010) and Live in Montreal (Live DVD - 2010). Her second studio album is currently in post-production.
September 2013 saw the release of her single and video "Something New" executive-produced by Quincy Jones.
She was born and raised in a "close-knit Jewish family" in Montreal, Quebec Her parents are Elyssa (née Rosenthal) and Richard Yanofsky. She graduated from St. George's School of Montreal.
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