A 12-year-old girl releasing her first–and second–original English Pop music single tracks on all major music streaming platforms such as Spotify, YouTube Music, iTunes/Apple Music, Amazon Music, SoundCloud, etc., with more songs/tracks on the way is not an easy task, as any music industry insider can tell you!
Meet Nini Uppuluri, a 12-year-old American born in New Jersey, USA but currently living in India with her family. She’s a 9th-grader studying in a Californian online private school in the USA! Nini is acing her classes with straight A’s and skipped ahead 6th and 7th grades to tackle an all-Honors curriculum in the 8th grade in the so-called “Gifted and Talented Honors” curriculum after undergoing a school placement test.
But Nini’s not just a bookworm; she’s extremely passionate about music, especially Pop music. She’s been humming and “singing” since she was practically a toddler, but during the COVID-19 lockdowns, she dived headfirst into her true passion–music, especially English Pop music!
Her cover versions of Taylor Swift, Olivia Rodrigo, Katy Perry and Naomi Scott’s “Speechless” at just 10 years old were at the least, notable, given her young age and lack of formal music education.
Nini’s family suspected that she may be gifted. She definitely showed true genuine passionate and hardworking nature when it came to music, so they enrolled her with a vocal teacher in New York City, online, of course! She also started learning piano and guitar with the help of another teacher at around the same time, while managing a full-time middle school Honors curriculum.
Her interest in song and melody writing began at the age of 11 years going on to 12 years of age when she would hum and play the piano and guitar for some interesting melodies that she could use to develop a song idea.
Aside from music, Nini knows three languages: English with native fluency, German with moderate fluency, and Telugu (her native Indian language) with moderate conversational fluency. She’s also an investor and options trader in her down time.
Nini Uppuluri is currently an ace 9th-grader with a passion for Pop music, a polyglot, who dabbles in investing as well as trading options. Her journey is just beginning, and we can’t wait to see where her talents take her! When asked what her “dream” would be when she grows up, she says, “Being a good person and an awesome singer/songwriter!”
Let’s show some love to Nini Uppuluri and wish that her dreams come true!