Nayanna is excited to join soul and R&B singer Allen Stone for his upcoming US Tour in September 2014.
Allen Stone is an American soul musician from Chewelah, Washington. His self-titled album shot into the Top 10 of Billboard’s Heatseekers chart and entered the Top 5 of iTunes’ R&B/Soul charts shortly after its release. Soon the unsigned artist was appearing on shows like “Conan,” “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” “Last Call with Carson Daly” and “Live from Daryl’s House.” NPR’s Ann Powers hailed the album as “meant for those of us who like our R&B slightly unkempt and exceedingly feelingful” and Forbes ran a feature focusing on his remarkable success as an independent artist. The New York Times’ Jon Pareles praised Stone’s live show, noting, “his music reached back four decades to the late 1960s and early ’70s, when songwriters like Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Donny Hathaway and Bill Withers brought introspection and social commentary to soul music.”
In 2014, Nayanna joined Robin Thicke for the promotional tour of "Blurred Lines" in the US and Europe.
She can be heard HERE on "Lost Without You" live at the Highline Ballroom in New York City. (2014)
Robin Charles Thicke is an American R&B-soul singer, songwriter, musician, composer, and occasional actor. Thicke's albums, which feature a predominately contemporary R&B sound, have sold over two million copies in the United States. Robin was born March 10, 1977. His mother is "Days of Our Lives" actress and singer Gloria Loring and his father is Canadian actor Alan Thicke. His 2013 hit "Blurred Lines" was nominated for three Grammy Awards: Best Pop Vocal Album, Record of the Year and Best Pop Duo/Group Performance.
Video: "Lost Without You" feat. Nayanna Holley Live at the Highline Ballroom, NYC
In 2008 Nayanna toured "Detours", Sheryl's sixth studio album. She also performed alongside Sheryl at the closing ceremony of the Democratic National Convention. Her second tour with Crow, "100 Miles from Memphis" was in 2011.While on tour with Sheryl, supporting acts have included Colbie Caillat, Jackson Browne and Kid Rock.
Sheryl Crow is an American musician, singer, songwriter and actress. Her music incorporates elements of pop, rock, folk, country and blues. She has released eight studio albums, two compilations, a live album and has contributed to a number of film soundtracks. She has sold more than 17 million albums in the US and over 50 million albums worldwide. Additionally, Crow has garnered nine Grammy Awards.
Sheryl Crow talks about Nayanna Holley as a back-up singer and artist
In 2013, Nayanna joined Robbie Williams for the "Take the Crown" Stadium Tour. She was also featured on his BBC swing special and DVD, "Robbie Williams: One Night At the Palladium."
Robbie Williams is an English singer-songwriter, and occasional actor. He is a member of the pop group Take That but has found greater commercial success as a solo artist.Williams has sold over 77 million records worldwide. He is the best-selling British solo artist in the United Kingdom and the best selling non-Latino artist in Latin America. Six of his albums are among the top 100 biggest-selling albums in the United Kingdom. In 2004, he was inducted into the UK Music Hall of fame after being voted as the "Greatest Artist of the 1990s."
Video: Robbie Williams | The Singers | Take The Crown Stadium Tour 2013 Presented By Samsung
With Robbie Williams & Olly Murs
In the year 2011, Nayanna joined Johnny Hallyday and his band for the international "Route 66" Tour, and again in 2012 for "J'amais Seul".
Johnny Hallyday is a French singer and actor. An icon in the French-speaking world since the beginning of his career, he was considered by some to have been the French Elvis Presley. Hallyday has completed 181 tours, had 18 platinum albums and has sold more than 110 million records.
In 2007, Queen Latifah's debut jazz record "Travelin' Light" was Nayanna's first tour.
Queen Latifah is an American singer, songwriter, rapper, actress, model, television producer, record producer, comedienne, and talk show hostess. She has long been considered one of hip-hop's pioneer feminists. Her work in music, film, and television has earned her a Golden Globe award, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, two Image Awards, a Grammy Award, six additional Grammy nominations, an Emmy Award nomination and an Academy Award nomination.
American Idol XIII
Under the direction of Musical Director, Rickey Minor, Nayanna joined the American Idol Band for Season 13 of the hit show on FOX.