Early life and career

Nayer was born August 2, 1987 in New Jersey to Cuban parents, but moved to Miami when she was 3 months old[1]. She began a modelling and acting career at a very young age, appearing in numerous ads, and participating in TV programs such as Alondra, Sábado Gigante or La piñata loca, but her real passion was pop music. She performed in Star Search at age 7 and then in numerous carnivals and events [2]. Supported by her parents, she moved to Los Angeles when she was 14, to record a six song demo. After shopping the demo to labels, Nayer secured a major recording deal at Miami-based and Latin music-oriented Sony Discos which was looking for a voice for a new track called “First Kiss (Primer Beso)”. Recorded by Nayer at the age of 16, produced and remixed by DJ Fluid in both English and Spanish, “First Kiss (Primer Beso)” is a dance song, and climbed dance music charts soon after its release in June 2002 hitting the Billboard Top 40 Dance Charts. However, due to business reasons, Nayer’s debut album was never released.[3]
Nayer continued on sharpening her singing, dancing, guitar and piano skills while still singing/song-writing until she was picked up in 2005 to replace Candice Pillay in pop-R&B girl group Anything But Monday, put together by records executive Stephen Stone (of Grammy award-winning Ruffhouse Entertainment).[4] After a complete change of lineup, They released their first single “Buckwild” in 2008, by allowing DJs to access and file-share the master tracks for remixing. [5]
Nayer was discovered by Cuban-American rapper Pitbull in 2007 whom she had the opportunity to do a collaboration with a few years back while signed to Sony. She has appeared on various songs and videos of the rapper, videos such as “I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho)”, “Shut It Down” feat. Akon from his albums Rebelution (2009), Armando (2010) and Planet Pit (2011). She then did a joint venture with Producer RedOne.
In 2011, Nayer featured on Enrique Iglesias’ single “Dirty Dancer (Remix)”along Usher and Lil Wayne she also held a cameo appearance in Iglesias’ “I Like How It Feels” music video. She was also a featured Artist on Pitbull’s smash “Give Me Everything”, along with Ne-Yo and Afrojack. Which topped charts at #1 Worldwide! Giving her the opportunity to perform in such shows like, “Dancing With The Stars, American/Latin Billboards, Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Mtv Music Awards,Premios Juventud (Latin) Jimmy kimmel, All Star NBA Halftime Show and many more. Also nominated in 2011 for Mtv Video Music Award as Best Collaboration, and Up for 4 Latin Billboard Nominations in 2012 with ‘Give Me Everything” being the 2nd female to have the most Nominations.[6] In Sep 2011, The Latin Songstress in 2011 released her single ” a song titled “Suave (Kiss Me)” features Pitbull and Swedish-Congolese singer Mohombi.[7][8] She then joined Enrique Iglesias and Pitbull on the “Euphoria Tour” across the U.S and Canada. Her single reached #2 on Swedish iTunes, #1 in Morocco, #2 in Australia #3 in France and has entered the Top 40 Billboard Charts in Turkey reaching #1. Nayer is working on her debut album with RedOne, and has just finished the Euphoria tour with Pitbull and Enrique Iglesias. She is presently working to launch new material.


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