Nikki Jean born Nicholle Jean Leary, St. Paul, Minnesota, United States is a singer-songwriter, musician, and occasional actress. She was a part of the band Nouveau Riche, and is featured on Lupe Fiasco's second album, The Cool, as a lyricist and vocalist. As an actress, she performed in the award winning independent film On the Outs. From April 16, 2008 to August 6, 2008, Nikki Jean was part of the Glow in the Dark Tour with Kanye West, Lupe Fiasco, Rihanna and N.E.R.D. In 2011, she signed as a recording artist with indie label S-Curve Records. She released her debut solo album Pennies In A Jar. The lead single, "Steel And Feathers" was co-written by Bob Dylan. The album contains the track "Million Star Motel" which features rapping from Lupe Fiasco and Black Thought. On July 14, She performed "How To Unring A Bell" on the Late Show with David Letterman to promote her album.
- Born: August 25, 1983 (age 35), Saint Paul
- Genre: Hip hop music
- Websites: http://nikkijeanmusic.com/