Nivea B. Hamilton (who performs under the mononym Nivea, is an American singer whose recordings reached the Billboard charts during the early 2000s. Nivea is known most for her Grammy-nominated hit “Don’t Mess with My Man” as well as “Laundromat” and “Okay” featuring YoungbloodZ & Lil’ Jon. She has released three studio albums: Nivea (2001), Complicated (2005), Animalistic (2006), and an independently released extended play Nivea: Undercover (2011).
Catching her big break in early 2000, Nivea appeared on Mystikal’s hit single “Danger (Been So Long)” which garnered her some buzz. Following the success of it, she had signed with Jive Records and released her debut solo single “Don’t Mess with the Radio” in 2001 which garnered moderate success, peaking at #90 on the Hot 100 and #85 on R&B. Her label then decided to focus on her internationally, releasing her self-titled debut album in Australia and Japan first. On September 25, 2001, the album was released in United States peaking at #80 on the Billboard 200 and #85 on R&B. “Run Away (I Wanna Be with You)” (featuring Pusha T ) was released as the album’s next single in Japan in December 2001.
In August 2002, she released her second U.S. single, “Don’t Mess with My Man” featuring Brian and Brandon Casey (of R&B group Jagged Edge). The single was a big hit, peaking at #8 on the Hot 100 at #25 on R&B, fueling album sales of her debut. The following year, “Don’t Mess with My Man” was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals.
The album's third U.S. single “Laundromat” featured singer R. Kelly and starred comedian Nick Cannon playing her love interest in the music video. The single became another hit for the singer, peaking at #20 on R&B and #58 on the Hot 100.
In early 2018, she announced she was working with “Wash House Entertainment.” She collaborated with Snypa on the song “This Way” which was released in January.  In April, she announced and premiered her new single “Circles” in Atlanta. In September, she was featured on the song Dope New Gospel from the Lil Wayne’s album Tha Carter V.
After taking time off to focus on family, Nivea returns back to the industry as a powerful influence for all women showing how a single mother can “do it all”. We won’t call this a comeback, however, this is the “Returnship” which is a heavy phrase being used for mothers returning back into the work after stepping away and taking time to raise their children. The ‘returnship’ requires mothers to get caught up with all the changes that have taken place since their absence and is a journey all on its own. Her new single perfectly titled “Circles” not only highlights her skills as a singer but is a bold piece of art that not only reflects her life but a relatable subject matter that will empower anyone going through issues in a relationship. Nivea will spent the majority of 2019 touring to promote this incredible return to the industry!