Sultry pop-soul newcomers Nikki & Rich will release their debut album, entitled Everything, this summer on Reprise Records.

An eclectic, genre-defying debut, Everything truly lives up to its title by taking inspiration from pop, soul, hip-hop, R&B, and classic ’60s girl groups and blending it all together to create a truly unique sound. Nikki Leonti’s sassy, high-stepping vocals are bolstered throughout by Rich Velonskis’ combination of hard-hitting, radio-ready beats, programmed keyboard flourishes, and live instrumentation. The first single is the swaggering “Next Best Thing,” which the duo performed on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on April 15th. The song can also be heard in the promos for ABC’s new show Romantically Challenged as well as on VH-1’s Tough Love Couples.

The video premiered on the Ellen show’s website and can also be seen here:

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Photo Credit: Kurt Iswarienko

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