If you don’t know who Njomza is, you need to educate yo self right now. Not only is she Mac Miller’s protégée and one of Ariana Grande’s BFFs, but she also helped create two modern musical masterpieces: “Thank U, Next” and “7 Rings.” Yes, for real. Wondering how she got to where she is today? Well, allow me to explain.
Like so many other artists these days, Njomza (pronounced Nee-ohm-za) started out posting covers on YouTube. But it was one song in particular that caught the attention of someone very special. Back in May 2011, Njomza posted a cover of Mac Miller’s song “I’ll Be There,” dedicating it to her mum as a belated Mother’s Day gift. It racked up hundreds of thousands of views, including one from the late Mr. Miller himself.
Mac was so blown away by Njomza’s talent that he decided to sign her to his newly formed record label, REMember Music. After she appeared on Mac’s song “Planet God Damn” in 2016, Njomza’s debut album Sad for You became REMember Music’s first release the next year.
And as if that weren’t cool enough, she also became close friends with Ariana Grande. Yes, THE Ariana Grande. In fact, we have Njomza to thank for the iconic girl-squad bop “7 Rings.”
Ariana Grande tweeted about "7 Rings" when asked who had the idea for the song on Twitter:
"well ............. ‘twas a pretty rough day in nyc. my friends took me to tiffany’s. i bought us all rings. it was very insane and funny. & on the way back to the stu njomza was like ‘this gotta be a song lol’. so we wrote it that afternoon."
“Me and Ariana and Courtney [Chipolone] left Tiffany’s at, like, 11 a.m., and I decided that Ariana should turn it into a song,” Njomza says. “And then we went to the studio and made it.”
Oh, casual! I buy my friends diamond rings too! (And by diamond rings I mean dollar slices of pizza.) But all jokes aside, Njomza is a total powerhouse, and with friends like Ari by her side, she’s going to slay the music game.
Stream Njomza’s EP Vacation here.
H/T Cosmo US