Watch singer-songwriter Chikk perform “War” live at the Hitmaker’s Concert on July 21, 2018.
The Hitmaker’s Concert is part of the annual Hawai’i Songwriting Festival. The Festival is a celebration of the art & craft of songwriting, with an emphasis on collaboration, education, and music for film/TV. Songwriters of all levels from all walks of life come together to connect with each other and music professionals from Hawai’i, the mainland, and beyond.
Chikk is a multi-platinum singer-songwriter. She has garnered international praise, earning many songwriting credits, which include a cut by Rihanna; credits for Jennifer Hudson, Jordin Sparks, and Asian chart-topping sensations, Girls Generation and EXO.
Chikk is known for her ability to weave a powerful story through song. In 2013, her skills as a wordsmith helped land a publishing deal with 7-time Grammy Award winning, songwriter, music and film producer, Harvey Mason Jr. (Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson, Beyoncé, Aretha Franklin, Justin Timberlake, Dreamgirls, Pitch Perfect) Within just weeks of signing to Mason’s production team, Chikk wrote Mason’s first record-breaking KPop hit, “Overdose” which included a lengthy stay on the Billboard charts. Finding huge success overseas, Chikk went on to craft another #1 hit “Mr. Mr.” for Girls Generation, which Time Magazine listed as one of 2014’s best 25 songs.
Chikk’s life has come full circle, and her heart has called her back to her first love – performing. She is currently gearing up to release her debut EP For The Underdog. The overarching theme of the EP is ‘triumph’. She believes overcoming adversity should be the driving force to motivate someone in every area of their life. She truly feels if you have self-love, you can be invincible. Her goal for this album is simple. She wants to remind the underdogs, those who have felt defeated, under-recognized, and broken, that no matter what obstacles life throws your way, there is beauty in the pain, and purpose in the story. Chikk plans to spread this message worldwide.
To learn more about Chikk’s music and events, please visit: http://www.thechikkproject.com
For more info on the Hawai’i Songwriting Festival visit: http://www.kauaimusicfestival.com.