Isabelle Nuru

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Belle Nuru
Born Isabelle Gisele Nuru
(1986-11-12) November 12, 1986 (age 33)
New York City, New York, US
Occupation Template:Flat list
Years active 2000–present
Net worth $70 million USD (as of December 2017)
Musical artist

Belle Nuru (born November 12, 1986), is an American singer-songwriter, record producer, television producer, and A&R executive. As a solo artist, she has sold four million records worldwide, as a songwriter, she has contributed to the sale of over 100 million records worldwide. During the course of her career, Nuru has been nominated for four Grammy Awards, one American Music Award, and one Golden Globe Award.[1][2]

Career

1999-2003: early years and debut album

Born in New York City to a mother of Brazilian, Colombian, and Irish descent and a father of Ethiopian and Native American descent, Nuru began actively pursuing a recording contract in late 1999, Nuru eventually gained the attention of music mogul Clive Davis, whom proceeded to sign Nuru to his J Records label in early 2000. Her debut album "Thank You" was released on May 3, 2001 and became a success, eventually earning a Double Platinum RIAA Certification and selling over four million copies worldwide. The musically Pop album earned Nuru her first Grammy nomination and an American Music Award nomination. To promote the album, Nuru embarked on a two month tour in late 2001 across North America. She later served as the opening act for Britney Spears in 2002. During this time Nuru also contributed to various film soundtracks. Work on Nuru's sophomore album was initially planned for 2003, but Nuru decided to postpone the project indefinitely, in favor of pursuing a full-time career as a songwriter.

2004-present: songwriting, Sony executive positions, other ventures

Following the postponement of her second album, Nuru began actively writing for a majority of her fellow Sony roaster mates, especially those whom were under the direction of Clive Davis, including Kelly Clarkson, Christina Aguilera, Leona Lewis, Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake, Usher, Chris Brown, Fantasia, Jordin Sparks, and Jennifer Hudson, among others. She played a major role in the career of these artist, along with later writing for others such as Beyoncé and Adele. Additionally, she has composed music for major films and television, overall more than 150 of her songs have been included on major label releases, selling over 100 million records worldwide. Outside of songwriting, Nuru went on to hold numerous executive positions for various Sony owned labels, currently she is the President of Talent Development for Epic Records.

In 2016, Nuru announced that she had created a hybrid songwriting/singing competition show named "The Perfect Love Song" for the Lifetime television network. The show will take 12 singer-songwriter hopefuls and test them in a variety of songwriting subjects pertaining to love. The show is set for a 2018 premiere. In 2017 it was announced that Nuru had signed a three picture development deal with the Hallmark Network.

Nuru will executive produce the sequel to the 2003 film The Fighting Temptations, along with having a starring role.

Voice

Nuru possesses a four octave soprano vocal range and can access the whistle register. Upon release of her debut album, critics drew comparisons to singer Mariah Carey, whom was a major influence on Nuru.

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