Niykee Heaton is a singer, songwriter, and model who got her big break after uploading covers of popular songs on her YouTube channel. The genres of the songs she covered were hip-hop and contemporary songs mostly with the use of an acoustic guitar. After gaining buzz through her channel, she released her debut EP titled Bad Intentions in 2014 and embarked on her debut tour in 2015 which she named The Bedroom Tour. As a marketing strategy to further push her brand, Niykee uses her body to attract crowds to her tours. More so, the singer has been open about her surgeries which she had to enhance her looks. Find out more about her surgery, career, net worth and other interesting facts pertaining to Niykee below.
Niykee Heaton – Bio, Ethnicity
Nicolet Aleta Heaton popularly known as Niykee Heaton was born in Geneva, Illinois, to father, Joel R. Heaton, and mother, Veronica Heaton on the 4th of December 1994. She had an older sister named Rachel Heaton, who unfortunately lost her life in 2007 at the age of 21 due to liver cancer. Since then, she has just one brother named, Cheyne Heaton.
Though Nicole looks like your average Caucasian girl, it might surprise you to discover that she does have a mixed heritage from her parents Joel R. Heaton and Veronica Heaton. From her father’s side, she is of Welsh, Norwegian, English and German ancestry while she is also of South African ancestry from her mother’s side. That is to say, her mother’s parents are white South Africans.
Though Niykee Heaton has never spent a long time in SouthAfrica, she has, however, had the chance to visit for a short while and she says that the experience made her have a deeper connection to Africa.
Her musical journey began a lot earlier as she started writing songs when she 5 years old. By the time Nicolet was 9, she had taught herself how to play the guitar. As a kid, she dedicated herself to music as it was also a means to escape the tough upbringing she had as a result of her low income earning family as well as the fact that her father was a heavy drinker. As she got older, Aleta didn’t see herself as a major performer but just a music maker because she had a major issue with stage fright.
Nevertheless, her passion for music motivated her to create a Youtube channel while she was still a high school student. For the channel, she began uploading covers of popular songs as well as some of her original works where she showed her guitar playing skills. The following year, in December 2012, she covered one of Chief Keef’s hit songs Love Sosa which got a lot of views. The video was soon posted on the WorldStarHipHop website further pushing her to the sights of several record labels. Though she wasn’t signed by any record label at the time, Niykee Heaton, however, got herself a manager named Lauren with whom she built a good catalog of songs.
In 2014, she was signed to AllDef Digital and by the 24th of April, 2014, she topped Billboard’s Next Big Sound chart. In September of the same year, the debut EP, Bad Intentions, was released by Niykee. The EP performed well as it reached the top ten in the U.S. iTunes Store and topped the Twitter + Billboard Trending 140 charts.
In the last quarter of 2015, she headlined her first concert tour named The Bedroom Tour. On the 6th of August 2018, social media was agog with the post Niykee Heaton made on her Snapchat story. It was a nude video of herself. She, however, explained that the video wasn’t intentionally posted stating that it was an accidental post.
Niykee Heaton is one singer who is poised to do what she must to get heard and push her brand. With the mild success of her songs bought on the Apple music platform(Itunes), her live performances and tours, as well as her paid time as a picture model, she has been able to make a good amount of money for herself. With a current net worth of $1.5 million, she isn’t doing badly at all. Also, being that Heaton is still gaining grounds in the music industry her financial standing is sure to rise if only she is able to maintain a good pace in her career.
Celebrities are popularly known to set trends that influence the lives of a lot of people especially when it comes to making themselves beautiful of which plastic surgeries are a means to achieving that. While the subject of going under the knife is quite a dicey issue in some parts of the world, it is no doubt gaining much popularity among women and even men, in America, Europe and some parts of Asia. Looking at Niykee Heaton she no doubts looks exotic as a young woman who has not just a pretty face, but a well-sculpted body as well, features which are the muse of most of her male fans. However, it might interest you to know that Niykee too has had her looks enhanced. She has had botox, lip filler, a boob job, and a Brazilian butt augmentation.
While most fans think she looked perfect before the surgery other fans mostly some of her male fans don’t mind her new look as they are of the opinion that bigger is better. The only issue that has been pointed out recently as pertaining to her is that her followers feel that she posts more pictures on social media centered around her new body more than new music. Hopefully, this won’t affect Niykee Heaton’s career negatively.
2. Due to the fact that her parents couldn’t financially support her music training as a kid, she instead sang as many songs as she could find of which Diana Ross‘ greatest-hits CD was her favorite go-to resource for vocal training.
3. Niykee Heaton has also attributed her writing style to be influenced by the fact that she grew up around her older siblings who listened extensively to a lot of alternative bluegrass and soul music.
4. As a teenager in school, she was bullied a whole lot which affected her self-esteem a great deal.
5. When she was criticized that her social media presence was overshadowing her music, she replied by saying that it was her body and she could decide to use it to draw as many fans as she desires. Moreso, Niykee Heaton said she wouldn’t dress in a certain way just to satisfy society’s norms of dressing.