Episode 195 - Nia Renee

Nia Renée, born Tania Renée Kelley, is an exceptionally talented American singer, songwriter, and actress. Hailing from Maumelle, Arkansas, Nia’s passion for music blossomed at an early age as she found her voice singing in church.

Nia’s undeniable talent caught the attention of many when she sang “Chain of Fools” by Aretha Franklin for her 2021 American Idol audition, captivating both the judges and the audience.

Continuing her pursuit of excellence, Nia achieved a place among the Top 40 contestants on American Idol, further solidifying her status as an extraordinary vocalist. The same year, she emerged as the first-place winner in both the National and International Omega Talent Hunt competitions.

Nia Renée’s passion for music extends beyond competitions and performances. She currently attends the University of Central Arkansas as a Vocal Performance major, honing her craft and expanding her musical knowledge. In 2022, she achieved the honor of being crowned Miss University of Central Arkansas, showcasing not only her musical talent but also her dedication to education and personal growth.

Nia is the reigning Miss Greater Jacksonville 2023, a title that reflects her poise, grace, and commitment to making a positive impact in her community. Her involvement with the Art Porter Minors in Music Jazz organization for the past five years demonstrates her dedication to nurturing young talent and spreading the joy of music.

With a rapidly growing career, Nia Renée continues to achieve new heights. Her latest single, “Friday Night,” released on May 19th, has been met with great enthusiasm from fans and critics alike. Additionally, she is preparing to compete in the upcoming Miss Arkansas competition, taking place in June, where she aims to shine once again.