Nadia Vaeh

Sheraton, Level 1, NAMM Sheraton Lobby Stage
In-Person Only

Atlanta native and IMA “Vox Pop” winner, Nadia Vaeh, found her way into artistry through modeling and an unexpected stint with a local Atlanta circus. She started singing in their productions, but began writing her own poetry and music at a young age. Her mother was a poet who passed on her love of words, which later fueled Nadia’s talent as a lyricist. Nadia’s life took an unexpected turn at the age of 17 when she lost her mother to suicide. After this tragic loss, she strayed from songwriting and singing for years and went down a path of self-destruction to ignore her pain. When she decided to begin again with artistry, she struggled deeply to deal with her heartbreak. “I made a lot of missteps when I first began my career; had to learn a lot of things the hard way and spent time reflecting to get to a place where I could create hope from the pain that life can bring via my music.” 
With her endless resilience, Nadia has grown into a deeply connected and engaging performer. Her music has been played on U.S. and international radio and has been praised by Wonderland Magazine, Pop Wrapped, Music Connection Magazine, Dark Beauty Magazine, AudioFemme, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and more. 
Vaeh loves to pull inspiration for her music through many genres and sounds from all over the world and has been heavily influenced by island sounds from her time spent in the Netherland Antilles island, Curaçao. She also draws from the roots of her father's homeland of Lebanon and has an affinity for middle eastern music. The conscious-pop singer also makes it a point to give back whenever she can. Through her music, she has donated proceeds to a number of nonprofits including the Human Rights Campaign, The Trevor Project, among many others.
Having written in several genres, Nadia’s fascination lies with pop because as she puts it, “I love the vast playground that is pop music and how it can transcend and connect people through all cultures. It’s a powerful healer. So many pop songs have helped me feel seen and understood!”