The comments run the gamut – from the creative to the comical. “Your voice just snatched my edges;” “Why aren’t you famous yet;” “If Beyoncé and Toni Braxton had a baby, she’d sound just like you,” are just a few of the comments Nikki Hayes receives gets upon seeing one of her videos or experiencing one of her live performances. That’s because the 22-year-old R&B singer/songwriter is not your typical artist. She’s more of a vocal powerhouse to be reckoned with. From securing a final five spot in six-time Grammy Award winning producer Kuk Harrell’s “Who’s Next? Worldwide Online Talent Search” and a feature with Grammy Award winning artist and wordsmith Malik Yusef’s (G.O.O.D. Music) hip-hop track Tonight, to landing a Retweet from Toni Braxton for Nikki’s cover of Toni’s hit You’re Making Me High and releasing her debut single Chance of Rain in 2016, the industry thus far views Nikki’s universal character and appeal, along with her vocal talents, as the track to R&B superstardom. Nikki is known by her endearing and infectious personality and for anybody who meets her, once hearing that mellifluous voice, it’s nearly impossible to not become a Nikki Hayes fan.