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Nina Sky is an urban music group from Queens who are best known for their 2004 hit "Move Ya Body" (Featuring Jabba ). The group describes in detail what their group name means in an introduction to their self-titled debut album.
Nina Sky consists of two identical twins, Natalie and Nicole Albino. They developed the name by adding the first two letters of each of their first names to Sky representing their ambition. Their father is a DJ and introduced them to a wide variety of music.
Natalie and Nicole always had the ambition to become singers. They auditioned for production team the Jettsonz , who in turn referred them to hip hop producer Cipha Sounds . Sounds suggested that the girls should write a song based on the dancehall riddim "Coolie Skank". They wrote and recorded the track "Move Ya Body" over the riddim and sent a demo tape to Next Plateau /Universal Music who promptly signed them.
Urban music and rhythmic top 40 stations quickly added the song to their play lists, sending the song up the charts. As at July 17, "Move Ya Body" had gone to the top 5 on both sides of the Atlantic and had also reached the top 5 of a world combined r&b chart based on the US, UK, Germany, France and Australia. The song had also reached the top 50 of the Australian charts. The band released a self-titled album in June 2004.
As of 2004, the group consists of:
- Nina Sky (2004)
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