Just a few years ago, 21-year-old Nija Charles was just a fan going to concerts and now she is one of today's most sought-after songwriters who has worked with Beyoncé and Cardi B and even won Grammys Award on Sunday night.
The 2015 Union Township High School graduate wrote the hooks for several Cardi B hits, including "Ring" with Kehlani, and wrote two songs for Jay Z and Beyonce's Grammy-winning album "Everything is Love."
Charles says she discovered her gift for songwriting at her grandparents' house, where she would write lyrics to beats she created with her aunt and uncle. Even before she was accepted at the Clive Davis School of Music at NYU, producers were sending her music to write to.
Nija has also written songs for Meek Mill and 21 Savage, whose albums have also gone to no. 1.