Nianell is a very successful singer/songwriter in South Africa.
She has released 4 albums and one DVD up to date. 3 Albums sold platinum and one gold. The DVD also went gold.
Nianell composed the song "Who painted the moon?", which was covered by international star Hayley Westenra on her album "Pure", which sold over 2 million copies worldwide.
Nianell has also won two South African Music Awards(SAMA Award)
One for Best English Adult Contemporary Album of the year and one for Best Female Composer of the year.
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South Africans know her as "the Voice of an Angel", the reason could be her ability to comfortably sing between four octaves or to easily slip into any style from Pop to Country, Folk, R&B, Classic and even Celtic. NIANELL, the acclaimed singer looks and sounds like a world famous star.

As a songwriter she has achieved phenomenal success internationally with Who painted the moon of which more than 2 million copies were sold. Measured by this it is only a matter of time before her dream of Celine Dion and other international stars recording her songs, becomes a reality.

In 2007 Nianell recorded and released a DVD of her greatest hits was backed by a complete orchestra which in itself has already achieved golden status in sales. On top of that, she gave birth to three beautiful daughters, Tayden, Kaeley and Jade. You can be sure that they will inspire more mind blowing words and melodies for this acclaimed songstress.

Her previous albums, Who painted the moon, Angel Tongue and Life's Gift, have sold more than 130 000 copies. Angel Tongue was awarded with two SAMA awards; one for Best English Adult Contemporary Album and the other for Best Female Songwriter for We'll find a way. Clearly she has an extraordinary singing and writing talent.

Nianell was blessed with a gift to take people on an unforgettable journey with her creative music and inner wisdom. She sees life as a gift and with her music and positive energy, she motivates everyone around her. She understands diversity, as you can hear in the song Angel Tongue, it is her own musical language. Here words are unnecessary as your very soul interprets the melody according to your imagination.

In 2008 her fourth CD, I know I am lucky, was released. The title track was written in December 2006 before she knew she was expecting triplets. Mauritz Lotz, another legend in the South African music industry, produced this album and his unique understanding and ability to grasp the essence of songs like Life's Gift and We'll find a way on her previous album, predicts another hit record.

Music lovers can look forward to a combination of English and Afrikaans songs. Titles like "Land van Sonskyn", "Sy word onthou" and "Diep in jou hart" , which was written for her husband, can be found on the album. She translated the hit, "Life's Gift" to Afrikaans and will sing it with Juanita du Plessis (A South African artist) as a duet.

A deal was closed in November 2007 with Indonesia and Singapore for sixteen of her songs from previous albums to be released as a compilation album. Her path is paved to international stardom.

Other international accomplishments include:
• 2006 winner of Global Song Writing contest for We'll find a way
• Isn't it made it to number 2 on an Adult Contemporary Music channel in the US
• Four of her songs featured on the playlist on the same channel
• Her CDs were tested for radio play by an International Adult Contemporary music company. Again Nianell distinguishes herself from the rest by being the first artist with so many tracks accepted for international radio play on her CDs.

Nianell believes in the title track of her DVD, As One, together we can make the world a better place. Her message goes a lot further in her motivational speeches. As the Director of a charity organization, Proud Partners, she gives disadvantaged people from all ages, wings to soar with the angels and to return inspired and start realizing their ideals. Proud Partners want to make a difference in people's lives. The project is sponsoring various educators and learners who want to take music lessons, the idea is to get the community involved and as it develops and expand, that they use their knowledge to teach other. It is her heart's desire to get the whole of South Africa to share in her dream.

Nianell is a star shining brightly in the sky. With her light and love she embraces everyone who crosses her path while she conquers the world with her singing and writing!

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over 30 days ago to Nianell

Love it just found it again when I needed it so much xxx

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over 30 days ago

thanks for the review good music!

over 30 days ago to Nianell

love all the songs specialy who painted the moon song i realy like .and want to meet nianell

over 30 days ago to Nianell

thanks vir baie mooi musiek

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