Nia J is a singer-songwriter based in Charlotte, North Carolina. Her career started in a friend’s college apartment, where she recorded her debut project, Rabbit Hole EP, in 2021. Described as “a secret diary filled with hard-won and relatable revelations about the pain, anxiety and kindness that can come from love,” the EP offered sanctuary to many who listened. The artist quickly gained traction following the project and began performing in many of Charlotte’s we'll-known venues: Snug Harbor (opener for Neoma), Evening Muse (opener for Mavi), Neighborhood Theatre, and Stage Door Theater of the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center. 

At a young age, she always knew that she wanted to be a singer. Nia J grew up performing in talent shows, musicals, and choir in the small town of Southern Pines, NC. She looked up to artists like Taylor Swift and Beyoncé for their ability to captivate an audience and tell a story. Today, Nia J draws influence from a wide variety of genres, which can be heard in her latest single, “GWHF” girls wanna have fun, with it's bedroom alt-pop melody, smooth R&B rhythm and funk feel: her upcoming album will further showcase the complexities and versatility she possesses as an artist. 

Nia J’s music infuses sultry vocals and rich harmonies, producing a unique and introspective sound. She aspires to use both her pain and joy to create music that helps others. Eager to take the stage in a new way, Nia is ready to tell her story to all who will listen.



Good folk

Spencer George

Many artists from Southern and rural communities grow up being told they should hate the places they are from— that they should want to get to big cities where “real” arts and culture thrive. But none of us would be who we are if it weren’t for the places we are from— our roots imbue our art, our lives, and our own unique journeys.

QC NervE

Pat Moran

"The EP is a series of elliptical reveries and discoveries, with seven delicately crafted songs that combine silken confessional vocals with pulsing, almost subliminal R&B rhythms and stacked ethereal harmonies. It’s as intimate as a human heartbeat, and as magical as a haunted music box..."


Shakilya Lawrence

"Charlotte-based singer-songwriter Nia Johnson, a.k.a Nia J, has released her debut EP, Rabbit Hole. The 18-minute, seven-song project takes listeners on a soulful and serene voyage unveiling the simple complexities of life, love, growth, sexuality, and finding yourself..."


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