Jaki Nelson

#1 EDM Singer | Songwriter

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#1s on Apple Music, Top 10's on the Billboard charts, & over 30 million streams. Expert vocalist & songwriter. Credits with Grammy winner Dave Aude (Rihanna), Grammy & AMA winner Larry Nacht (Jason Derulo), Black Caviar, and more. Specialize in pop & dance vocal styles. Prompt turnaround. Detail oriented.

LA native, touted by EDM.com as a "prolific singer and songwriter". Support from superstars such as Nicole Sherzinger, R3HAB, Jonas Blue, Sam Feldt, and more. Sync placements in TV & Film including MTV’s “Are You The One?”, Bella Thorne’s #1 film release “Infamous”, and more. Songs on Sony Music, Smash The House (Dmitri Vegas), Enhanced (Tritonal), Armada (Armin Van Buuren), Subsidia (Excision), and many more. Editorial playlists include New Music Friday, Tomorrowland, New Pop UK, Friday Cratediggers, Housewerk, Operator, Discover Weekly, and more.

Check out my Spotify (600k+ streams a month):
https://open.spotify.com/artist/7oz4dlYyj9jadcbGJq1jwx?si=jOSNP4xlRvyESGr3H8pD5Q

With your consent, management will help pitch songs we create to our industry contacts when possible per our discretion!

Full studio with a vocal booth, Neumann u87 mic, Neve 1073 pre-amp, UA Apollo Twin Interface, Logic Pro X, as well as tons of industry standard plugins from Waves, SynchroArts, McDSP, Antares, SoundToys, iZotope, and many more.

Services offered:
Songwriting $350
Song Doctoring $200
Recording $350
Production $800

Would love to hear from you. Click the contact button above to get in touch.

Languages

  • English
  • French

81 Reviews - 17 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Mark S.
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    Jaki was great to work with.
    She understood what I was going for and delivered.
    She was patient with me and had the enthusiasm for the project.
    t was a pleasure working with her and I would not hesitate to use her in the future.

  2. Review by Daniel R.
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    No word, simply wonderful work with Jaky

  3. Review by Paul B.
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    Super fast, very talented and professional approach to the job. Can't recommend highly enough.

  4. Review by Mark S.
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    Jaki is enthusiastic and very talented.
    I will continue working with her on my new project..

  5. Review by Adam S.
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    Jaki is super professional and cooperative with all the details and tweaks you will need ! Super versatile vocalist and songwriter !

  6. Review by Lucian
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    Jaki is a really cool singer, easy to work with. I look forward to working together again.

  7. Review by Stephen S.
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    Cool Singer I recommend her

  8. Review by Stephen S.
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    really pro singer and make your songs shine

  9. Review by Angelo
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    Working with Jaki is always a pleasure…definitely my first choice in any track I make that needs a beautiful voice!

  10. Review by Johnny
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    Finding a good singer is not easy. Enter Jaki Nelson. She is solid & can kick it if you let her.

  11. Review by Hadl
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    It was the second time I worked with Jaki and all was perfect again. Great voice, very professional and fantastic communication. recommended 100%

  12. Review by Johnny
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    Jaki has a special talent and is very professional. I especially like some of the unexpected twists she brings. I'm looking forward to working with her again.

  13. Review by park y.
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    She has a really nice voice!
    And she keeps time promises very well.
    It was pleasure to work with her

  14. Review by Riccardo T.
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    Another incredible vocal performance by Jaki, every single vocal line was sung with extreme care and professionalism. Five stars!

  15. Review by Mark U.
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    Jaki is super talented with such an amazing voice. She delivered exactly what was asked for the track and the communication was great between us too. Jaki is a true professional, a lovely person to work with and I am definitely coming back to her for many more projects in the future! 100% most highly recommended!!

  16. Review by Riccardo T.
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    Jaki is simply an amazing singer! Great artistic sensitivity, great mastery of the voice and harmonies and exquisite person. Thanks Jaki.

  17. Review by Angelo
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    Always a pleasure working with Jaki! Incredibly talented!

  18. Review by Tom
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    Jaki is so great to work with. I love the result. She's a real pro and a very friendly person. The communication is easy and her voice is just great!
    Will definitely work with her again in the future!

  19. Review by Amaze
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    It has been a BIG pleasure working with this AWESOME voice!
    She got an amazing taste and kindness.
    We suggest you absolutely to contact her for making HITS!
    10 +

  20. Review by Ramm Y.
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    Words cannot begin to express what an incredible talent Jaki is. Super professional and just overall blown away by her talent and voice. She is absolutely a talented gem and someone I can't wait to work with again.

  21. Review by Jim M.
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    What a beautiful soul Jaki is. A total delight collaborating. Jaki could shatter glass with those vox pipes if she chose to. Her vox delivery was consistent. Absolute control. Graciously agreed to provide a second take in a different octave and nailed it. a TRUE TEAM PLAYER. Can't wait to work with her again. THANK YOU!! I am blessed to include you on my soon to be released album.

  22. Review by Riccardo T.
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    Jaki gave me another incredible performance, full of pathos, intense and well-harmonized vocal details, I already assume that this track will be in great demand in the world of film and TV music. Thanx Jaki for your professionalism and for how you put your heart into the work you do.

  23. Review by Angelo
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    I have worked with Jaki about 6 times and she always delivers the highest quality vocals you can ask for...if you need a female singer definitely go with her!

  24. Review by Riccardo T.
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    Jaki was just amazing in her performance, she worked hard on harmonizing a track that wasn't easy and she managed to do a great job.

  25. Review by Daniel L.
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    Jaki did an AMAZING job!! She always delivers high quality vocals and is a true professional! Highly recommend her to future clients!

  26. Review by Jonathan R.
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    superrrr talented, always a pleasure to work with.

  27. Review by Hadl
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    Fantastic singer, fantastic voice and great to work with. 100% recommended

  28. Review by Robert B.
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    Jaki was amazing to work with, quick turnaround with very high quality.
    Her singing and songwriting was perfect for what I needed.

    Will definitely be working with her again on future projects! :)

  29. Review by park y.
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    Her voice is very attractive.
    She is well aware of the composer's needs.

    And he has excellent writing skills.
    I want to work with her again next time.

  30. Review by Sebastian W.
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    As always, excellent quality. We are very satisfied with Jaki's work.

  31. Review by Luke L.
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    It was awesome working with Jaki! She was super professional & responsive, and she made certain to deliver a fantastic end product that nailed my specifications!

  32. Review by Paola Grillo
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    Such a pleasure to work with! Very professional, quick to respond, and knows what’s she’s doing. I highly recommend working with her!

  33. Review by Daniel L.
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    It was great working with Jaki. Her work met my expectation—very high-quality vocal recording, fast response, and easy to communicate. I highly recommended her to new customers. I will work with her again in the future.

  34. Review by Angelo
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    Amazing vocalist and music artist....10/10 as usual...this would be I believe my 6th project with Jaki and I haven’t been disappointed once...

  35. Review by George Gold
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    I asked Jaki to add more doubles and harmonies for a vocal on my song and she did a wonderful job! Really talented!

  36. Review by George Gold
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    Jaki is fabolous! She brings soul in what she does and she's got a such a lovely voice.
    I suggest Jaki for everyone who wants to take things seriously in music!

  37. Review by Mike C.
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    Only can use few words to describe
    Wonderful voice , can get what u need easilyin a short time , highly recommended!!

  38. Review by Paul D.
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    Jaki is brilliant! Her voice is amazing - superb. Response time fast and the whole collaboration was very professional. Thank you again Jaki for a great job - excellent.

  39. Review by Lele P.
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    Jaki recorded the vocals for our new song. Her voice is amazing and she took our song to the next level. Her response time was very fast and the collaboration was very professional. We are looking forward to working with Jaki again.

  40. Review by mPHATic
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    Jaki !!!! is Phenomenal !!! good to work with creative and able to deliver pretty much whatever you ask for...first time I have worked with her on a *Work For Hire* basis - Jaki really delivered the goods - good emotional tone and vibe also great expression! thanks Jak love your work!!!

  41. Review by Angelo
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    Fantastic working with Jaki, really talented artist 10/10

  42. Review by Alex G.
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    i would give her not only 5 but 6 stars! she is absolutely amazing, with an excellent modulation of voice and perfect interpretation, and she is extremly fast and professional

  43. Review by Damian C.
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    Amazing vocals and probably the cleanest vocal recording I think I have ever received. Couldn't be happier with the outcome. I will be back for more :)

  44. Review by Angelo
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    Phenomenal, Phenomenal, Phenomenal! 10/10. I keep coming back to Jaki because her voice is just too good. Excellent singer.

  45. Review by Ciwan E.
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    🔥🔥🔥

  46. Review by MARKISS🥇
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    Jaki has all the talent in the world, and I look forward to her next projects :)

  47. Review by Ron Geffen
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    Jaki is one badass pink haired vocalist. Absolutely amazing, always delivers the vocals ahead of schedule.

  48. Review by Sebastian W.
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    Extremely professional, again an excellent cooperation.

  49. Review by Sebastian W.
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    Excellent voice, very fast and ultra professional!

  50. Review by Steven W.
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    Always get the vocals just right, perfect again for the project!

  51. Review by Richi G.
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    It was an awesome experience working with Jaki! She is super professional, talented and gives out the best performance with her work. Extremely satisfied with the results and I would recommend her to anybody.

  52. Review by Steven W.
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    Amazing as always, incredible vocals! 10/10

  53. Review by Steven W.
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    Absolutely amazing vocals

  54. Review by Luka T.
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    Beautiful voice, professional and talented singer. Excellent job. I'm completely satisfied of Jaki's collaboration. Thanks a lot!

  55. Review by Andreas R.
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    my first time to work with Jaki. Impressed that she delivered it so fast and professional. Great voice and effectiv!

  56. Review by Stephen O.
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    Really does not job and goes beyond!

  57. Review by Chris A.
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    Jaki's voice is amazing, really talented, and she delivered the stems very quickly for our project! I highly recommend her!

  58. Review by Angelo
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    Phenomenal singer I wouldn’t think about choosing someone else.

  59. Review by RazNitzan
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    Professional, very fast to deliver, flawless execution! A very positive experience!

  60. Review by Angelo
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    This was my first time working with Jaki and I have to say her voice is fantastic and worth every penny.

  61. Review by Chris M.
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    Jaki is absolutely incredible. Delivers amazing vocals every time, pleasure to work with.

  62. Review by Christopher C.
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    Great vocals and delivered very fast(2 days). Jaki also helped with recording harmonies which sounded excellent along with the leads. Overall a very pleasant experience and well worth what you pay for!

  63. Review by Danny Lapidus
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    Jaki is an absolute pro with a killer voice. She delivered exactly what our song needed and more. Very dynamic singer, able to belt, or sing intimately with an amazing tone. She sent the highest quality vocal stems (Jaki would sound great on any gear… but she happens to have a world class vocal chain). She was fast, easy to work with and paid attention to every detail. I can't wait to work with her again!

  64. Review by Jamie N.
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    Joy to work with, incredible voice! Very quick to response and deliver top top quality vocals!

  65. Review by Chris M.
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    Jaki is one of the best, unbelievable singer and a true professional. Couldn’t recommend enough.

  66. Review by Scott G.
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    Great work! Very professional, great communication, very responsive

  67. Review by Jonathan R.
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    absolutely amazing. she nailed what i was going for in one take. resposive and awesome to work with.

  68. Review by Steven W.
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    Amazing as always! wonderful vocals

  69. Review by Steven W.
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    amazing again great ability to get the vocal just right every time!

  70. Review by Steven W.
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    Amazing again!

  71. Review by Chris M.
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    Incredible vocalist and a pleasure to work with. 100% would work with again.

  72. Review by Steven W.
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    always amazing

  73. Review by Kazuo I.
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    Really nice singer! I'll work more time with her!

  74. Review by Steven W.
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    Always excellent, able to learn songs very fast and return great vocals!

  75. Review by Steven W.
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    Amazing again! thanks

  76. Review by Threebars M.
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    Jaki was great to work with, very talented and recorded great vocals for us! She was quick on responding and nice overall

  77. Review by Steven W.
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    Great vocals every time!

  78. Review by Steven W.
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    always amazing, thanks

  79. Review by Burnie S.
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    Jaki is a strong and versatile vocalist with great vocal range . Her tone is beautiful as well I will certainly be hiring
    Her for multiple songs very happy with her performance!

  80. Review by Steven W.
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    Amazing! Exactly what we needed

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    Hardest working girl in show biz

Interview with Jaki Nelson

  1. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  2. A: I'm very proud of my song "Dancing With Strangers". I wrote it with Grammy winner Dave Aude and Lauren Dyson (BTS). It went Top 10 on Billboard as the only independent song in the top 20, and we got to tour with it all over the country.

  3. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  4. A: I work a lot in the pitching world writing songs for other artists, so when I'm not doing a soundbetter job, I'm producing a demo for a producer!

  5. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  6. A: I always want to know what the reference track is. What style of vocal are you looking for? Because if you're looking for Adele, and I give you Julia Michaels, you're not going to be happy. Let's get on the same page.

  7. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  8. A: Neumann u87, Neve 1073, my Apollo Twin, My MacBook, and my Korg Grandstage.

  9. Q: How would you describe your style?

  10. A: Pop leaning dance.

  11. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  12. A: Years of in-studio experience, as well as on massive stages. I've charted as a songwriter and recording artist on Billboard 4 times, 2 of those times getting into the top 10. I've worked with Grammy nominees and winners and Mainstream Top 40 artists. My songs stream at around 650,000 a month.

  13. Q: What's your typical work process?

  14. A: If I'm writing, I listen to the track a few times and wait for the music video to start playing in my head. I try to feel out the story the track is telling me and then relate to that story with my own experiences. Once I know the story I'm trying to tell, I get straight to work on the chorus. I send that over first to get approval, so I know we're on the same page. Once I've got approval, I move on to the verses, pre-chorus, and bridge (if relevant). For pre-written songs - Once I have received the demo, I listen to it a few times with the lyrics in front of me, start learning it, breaking down the lyrics to understand what the song is about and how it should be sung, and then I start recording as soon as I can. I like to do a dummy recording first to practice getting it "perfect", and then the next morning I do the actual full out recording.

  15. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  16. A: More often than not, I'll get your song done in 3 days or less. In the event that I don't, I will always get your project done in the allotted time. Guaranteed.

  17. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  18. A: Make sure that the song is in a key that the singer sounds good in, and that they have the range to hit all the notes you want them to! Sometimes, I have to make minor adjustments to the melody because a certain low note is simply impossible for me to hit, but I always clear it with the producer/writer first.

  19. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  20. A: Both.

  21. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  22. A: That just because I'm a trained singer, that I'm not a musician. I have years of ongoing music theory study, classical piano study, and thousands of hours of classes and experience in production.

  23. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  24. A: Ron Geffen. GREAT producer, and he's crazy fast. He once sent me a master in the time it took me to drive home from his studio. Tell him I sent you!

  25. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  26. A: I'm a lifelong computer nerd. I love sitting in my studio and making my recordings and productions PERFECT.

  27. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  28. A: I've had a lot of producers ask me how I am able to phase myself on a double. I guess I'm really really consistent! lol

  29. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  30. A: I started singing somewhere around birth, started taking piano and voice lessons around 8, got really into production at about 17, and I've been doing it ever since.

  31. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  32. A: The Monsters and Strangerz. They're the best in the industry.

  33. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  34. A: After you time all of your vocals perfectly, move the whole vocal 2 or 3 milliseconds to the right. It'll make the whole vocal feel more relaxed.

  35. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  36. A: Dance, Indie Dance, Indie, and Pop.

  37. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  38. A: In-studio vocals.

  39. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  40. A: I run Logic Pro X for recording purposes. I record into the industry standard Neumann u87 into a Neve 1073.

  41. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  42. A: About 60% of the artists on any given New Music Friday playlist. As far as specific artists, I love the style of Camila Cabello's voice, the writing style of Julia Michaels, and the production style of Selena Gomez.

  43. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  44. A: I record final vocals for producers and songwriters at my home studio.

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