Biography - Nija Charles

Last Modified: 9th Sep, 2023
Nija Charles
Best Known For
LoveHappy, Ring, I Do (songs)
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Who is Nija Charles?

Nija Charles is an American songwriter.

Credit: Instagram (Nija Charles)

Nija Charles – Age, Parents, Siblings

Nija Charles’ birth took place on October 20, 1997, in Union, New Jersey, United States. Her mother’s name is Tracy Charles and her father goes by the stage name Pookie. She has a younger sister too named Zoe, who is 16 years old (as of December 20, 2019).

Education, Ethnicity

Charles studied at the Kawameeh Middle School and later at the Union High School. While in high school, she ran track, was a cheerleader, and graduated with honors from the same. She went on to enroll at the New York University’s Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music. As her career was already on the rise and having to fly to the studio every weekend tired her out, she dropped out.

Her ethnicity is African-American.

Nija Charles – Family Inspiration

Her father worked as a D.J. while her mother is a dancer. She is not the second generation in her family to be a musician. Her grandmother was in a choir while her uncle and aunt produce.

So, Nija Charles started playing musical instruments from an early age. She shared that her mother was the one who made both her and her sibling, sister Zoe, learn to play at least one musical instrument. Recalling, she said,

“My mom made it mandatory in our house that my sister and I had to learn one instrument. I started off playing the flute in third grade. I'm a short girl and I had short fingers, but I didn't really want to play the flute at first — I wanted to play the saxophone. 

But because my fingers were so small, I had to play the flute instead. I just wanted to learn to play all different instruments. I learned to play the piano a little bit by ear.”

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When she was around 7 years old, she saw her uncle and aunt produce music with Fruity Loops. Inspired, she hassled them until she got to try it herself.

At the age of 13, she asked her mom for a mini keyboard so that she could produce. Her mom agreed on one condition- she needed to bring straight A’s. Nija Charles delivered the A’s and soon was “banging” on the piano. She then turned to songwriting. At college she was making beats from her dorm room.

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Nija Charles – Relationship, Boyfriend, Affair

Nija Charles is in a romantic relationship. But the name of her boyfriend, the guy she is dating has not been introduced to the public. She did wish her man a happy Valentine’s day on February 14, 2019, via Instagram.

Nija Charles captioned the picture “Life is good...but even better with you in it. #happyvalentinesday??”

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Credit: Instagram (Nija Charles with her boyfriend)

Nija Charles – Career

Early Days

After dropping out of college, she moved to Glendale, California. She already was working with major artists while a student at the college, starting in February 2017. Through her manager, Christian McCurdy, she had the opportunity to work with J Grand, the A&R executive from RCA. Grand needed writers and Charles had 10 minutes time to rush in and grab the opportunity.

Signed in

In November 2017 she signed a deal with Universal Music Publishing Group and worked on three songs of Meek Mill’s album Champions. The album reached No. 1 on the Billboard 200. In 2017 she also collaborated with Lecrae, Lyrica Anderson, Daniel Skye, Tone Stith, The Carters, Christian Lalama, and Kid Ink. 

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The following year in 2018, she worked with Bia, and Kodie Shane, among others. The same year she worked on albums by Cardi B, Beyoncé, Jay Z, Meek Mill, and 21 Savage’s album I Am > I Was. She worked with Cardi B on songs such as Ring, I Do, and One Me while writing for Mill Meek’s Uptown Vibes featuring Fabolous and Anuel AA, and 24/7 featuring Ella Mai.

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Nija Charles wrote Heard About Us with Beyoncé and Jay-Z, and LoveHappy with Beyonce, Jay-Z, and the songwriting duo Nova Wav. Three of her songs were nominated for the 61st Grammys and celebrated Grammy wins for albums by Cardi B, Beyonce, and Jay-Z.

As of March 2019, Charles is already working with Sean Paul, Stefflon Don, Eric Bellinger, OG Parker, ELHAE, Big Krit, and Rich The Kid.

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Credit: Songwriters Hall of Fame (Nija Charles)

Nija Charles – Net Worth, Salary

Her net worth has been estimated at around $300k while the figure on her annual salary has not been shared with the public.

Nija Charles – Facebook, Twitter, Instagram

On social media, Nija Charles is active on handles including Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter with thousands of followers.

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