Rihanna’s backup singer, Nicole Kehl was so kind to answer some questions for RihannaDaily about working with our girl RiRi! Read below our interview and make sure to purchase on iTunes Nicole’s new Christmas song called “Christmas Crush”.
RD: First of all Rihanna fans would like to know how do you get to become Rihanna’s back up singer? How did you get to work with her?
I received a call for a private audition in LA. I found out a week later that I would be joining her on the road!
RD: How did you feel at the first live performance with Rihanna in front of thousands of fans?
My first performance with Rihanna was at the Grammy Awards in February this year. It was my first time ever attending the show and it was even more amazing to be there as a performer. I really got a feel for Rih and how great she is on stage. I couldn’t wait to start the tour with her.
RD: Which show with Rihanna do you remember the most and why?
Most memorable show for me so far was VFest in Chelmsford. There were over 90,000 people there and the energy was insane! I remember looking out into the crowd and there were so many people, I couldn’t tell where it ended. They were clapping and screaming, it felt amazing! Rih always does an amazing job but for some reason, I felt like her performance was extra special that night J
RD: Which song from Rihanna’s do you like to sing the most? Which one do you like the most?
I LOVE singing Hard and Cheers. They both have tons of energy and are super fun to perform with her on stage. My favorite song is California King Bed.
RD: You are now starting a huge tour around Europe. How do you feel travelling all around the world and visiting all these places? Is it exhausting or rather exciting?
Europe is AMAZING! We actually started in Brazil about four weeks ago. I can’t believe how fast these shows are going by. We do around 4-5 shows a week, with a lot of travel in between. It’s actually a pretty crazy schedule, but I’m too excited to ever be exhausted!
I feel extremely blessed that I get to do all of this traveling and singing, I’ve been dreaming of seeing the world all my life. I am enjoying every second of this amazing experience.
RD: Please tell us something more about you, where did you work, what are your plans for the future, do you have any solo material?
I live in LA and I’ve been singing professionally for over 10 years. In addition to being a Solo Artist, I have previously done background vocals for Sisqo and Lena Katina from t.A.T.u.
I play the Violin and the Piano. I am currently working on my third album and recently finished recoding my very first Christmas Album! The single “Christmas Crush” is available now on iTunes.
I love singing with Rihanna and can’t wait to see where my career takes me next!
Once again thank you Nicole for showing so much love towards RihannaDaily and keep on doing your awesome work!
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Don’t miss Nicole performing today with Rihanna in Lyon, France if you’re anywhere close.