Nikka Costa (born Domenica Costa, June 4, 1972 in Tokyo, Japan), is an American singer whose music combines elements of funk, soul, and blues, among other genres. Though she is relatively unknown in the United States, she has achieved impressive commercial success overseas, most notably in Australia, Italy and Germany. She is the daughter of Don Costa, a legendary arranger and producer of pop music, with whom she recorded several albums as a child, many of which have gone platinum. Frank Sinatra, a close friend of her father’s, was her godfather. She is married to her songwriting partner and producer Justin Stanley, and in late September 2006 gave birth to their first child, a daughter named Sugar.
According to Nikka’s MySpace page, she is no longer with Virgin records and is currently shopping for a new record label.