Nella

World Music & Jazz

Biography

NELLA IS A NEW VOICE HAILING FROM THE VENEZUELAN ISLAND OF MARGARITA.

A 2019 Latin GRAMMY Winner for Best New Artist and a Berklee College of Music alum, Nella’s music is a meeting place for her country’s folklore roots, the influence of her contemporaries, and the music of the Andalusian region.

Born in Isla Margarita, an island in the Caribbean Sea off the north-eastern coast of Venezuela, Nella has performed with artists such as Alejandro Sanz, Jennifer Lopez, Susana Baca, Carlos Vives and many more. After enrolling at Berklee College of Music in Boston, she met Latin GRAMMY-winning Spanish composer, producer and guitarist, Javier Limón who has worked with several top singers including Fado superstar Mariza and Afro-Spanish singer, Buika.

In 2018, Nella was invited to sing the title track in the film Everybody Knows, directed by Oscar Award winner Asghar Farhadi, and appeared alongside Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz. After a series of sold out performances in Spain, Latin America, Mexico and the US, Nella released her debut album Voy on May 31st 2019, written and produced by Javier Limón for which she won Best New Artist at the 2019 Latin GRAMMYs.

More recently, Nella wrapped up her first US national tour with IMG Artists with sold out shows in New York City, Boston, San Francisco and Chicago and continues to enchant audiences worldwide.

Recent News

Nella Wins Latin GRAMMY® for Best New Artist!

Venezuelan-born singer-songwriter Nella was named Best New Artist at the 20th Latin GRAMMY® Awards on November 14. The award was announced during the ceremony at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas, and broadcast live on Univision. Nella’s debut album Voy (IMG/Casa...

Nella Nominated for Best New Artist Latin Grammy®

The Latin Recording Academy has announced the nominees for the 20th annual Latin Grammy Awards and Nella has been nominated for Best New Artist after the release of her album Voy, written and produced by Javier Limón (Casa Limón/IMG Artists). The...

IMG Artists Welcomes Nella to its Roster

A Berklee College of Music graduate, Nella is currently introducing her project, comprised of music and production by Javier Limón, and has already been signed by IMGA/Casa Limón Records.  Her album will be released in 2018 and will be distributed worldwide through...

Reviews

“Nella is a new voice and important artist from the Americas. I have been lucky to collaborate with her and deeply respect her distinctive and soulful artistry”

Gustavo Dudamel

“Nella, a Venezuelan singer living in New York who can convey flamenco tension even in a near-whisper, to perform a full album of his own songs. They are poetic outpourings of longing and resolve accompanied mostly by pristine acoustic picking, with Iberian and Latin American underpinnings. The title song, “Voy” (“I Go”), is about leaving everything behind; there’s proud determination behind its delicacy.” 

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