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Desert in Dark


Nia C. C. is an American soulful-pop singer-songwriter known for her diary-like music that tells personal stories. With a background in piano and self-taught guitar and ukulele skills, Nia CC has developed a unique sound that combines her evocative lyrics with a bubbly delivery.


“Captures the tangle of dashed and remodeled hopes in tough times.” - Daily Progress


With over hundreds of songs in her written catalog, Nia C. C. has honed her songwriting skills from a young age. She started taking piano lessons at 4, wrote her first song at 8, and taught herself to play the guitar and ukulele at 12. Nia C. C. A graduate from the University of Virginia, Nia received the honor of “Highest Distinction” for her self-written, self-produced and self-performed thesis album “On Trial.” Now based in Los Angeles, Nia C. C. has performed at various notable venues including the House of Blues and The Viper Room. She hopes to continue creating relatable music that tells the stories of this generation.


“Specifically relating to the legacy of slavery on at UVA… writing “Home” after Floyd’s death helped her to sort through her own emotions and all of the information online and on television. The words came flooding out.” -UVA TODAY


“My decision to go to college and simultaneously pursue music was extremely important to me as a Black woman living in a nation where people of color often don’t get the opportunity to pursue education. I’m pursuing the double life of an academic scholar and rockstar, a Black woman playing the guitar and writing songs.” 


“Beautiful and talented” - Becky Riordan 


For Fans Of Tracy Chapman, Lizzo, H.E.R., Olivia Rodrigo, Taylor Swift, Tori Kelly, Ed Sheeran, Corrinne Bailey Rae, Billie Eilish, Dua Lipa, Little Mix, Becky G, Katy Perry, Victoria Monet, Halsey, Ariana Grande, Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Shawn Mendes, Black Pink and Harry Styles.

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