Megan Nicole Flores (born September 1, 1993), simply known as Megan Nicole, is an American singer-songwriter who debuted on YouTube in 2009.
Megan Nicole was born in Houston, Texas to parents Tammy and Frankie Flores, she has a sister named Maddie Taylor. She was raised in Katy, Texas and became interested in music around age 10, when her father purchased a karaoke machine for her. Nicole also participated in her church's music programs, taking part in a church band during high school and choir during middle school.
In 2009, Nicole uploaded her first video to YouTube, her cover of "Use Somebody" by Kings of Leon. She followed with more covers on her YouTube channel, which includes songs by Bruno Mars, Katy Perry, Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus, Taylor Swift, Selena Gomez, Lorde and other artists. She has several collaborations from fellow YouTube artists such as Tiffany Alvord, Alyssa Bernal, Madilyn Bailey, Tyler Ward, Dave Days, Conor Maynard and Lindsey Stirling.
Nicole released her first original song, "B-e-a-utiful", on July 15, 2011. Written by Nicole, Lairs Johnston, Stephen Folden, and Tom Mgrdichian, the "pop ditty" received one million hits after two days and had 27 million hits by November 2013.
In August 2012, Nicole signed with Bad Boy Records. In September 2012, Nicole reached number 29 on the Billboard Social 50 in her fourth week on the popularity chart. Bad Boy Records closed in 2014.
An April 2014 article in The News Tribune said that on YouTube, Nicole had 1.5 million subscribers and 350 million video views. She also performed at the Pre-Show Party for the 2014 Radio Disney Music Awards.
On August 19, 2014 Megan Nicole released her single "Electrified". This was her first single off of her debut album Escape, which is an independent release on Hume Records. Escape has 5 new, original songs all co-written by Nicole and Mgrdichian and is released on October 14, 2014. The 80's-inspired music video for "Electrified" premiered on People.com on September 16, 2014.
As of October 2014, Megan Nicole has released an EP called "Escape" and has over 2.5 million subscribers and over 521 million views.
Nicole released the music video of "FUN" from her EP "Escape" on November 21, 2014, for the 2015 YTMAs and featured as a YouTube Music Moment. The video received 1.4 million hits after a week.
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