Karlos Nichols is a young, multi-talented preacher, singer, director, musician, songwriter, educator and clinician. Born in Memphis, TN, Karlos is an alumnus of the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York City where he received certification in musical theatre performance technique. He also holds a bachelors of fine arts degree from the New School University of New York City and a masters of science degree in education from Walden University. Karlos is currently pursuing a masters of arts degree in homiletics and worship from union theological seminary in NYC.
Karlos served in music ministry in Memphis for more than fifteen years before relocating to New York City in 2013 to become pastor of worship/arts/youth at the Historical Central Baptist Church of New York City. With years training and experience, Karlos returned to Memphis as the pastor of children and students at Christ Missionary Baptist Church in Memphis, TN under the leadership of Rev. Dr. Gina M. Stewart. He also launched Memphis, TN largest public elementary school dance and theatre program which serves over 600 students weekly. In november 2018, Karlos relocated to New Jersey to serve in the capacity of minister of worship and arts at the Historic Bethany Baptist Church-Newark, NJ under the leadership of Rev. Timothy Levi Adkins-Jones.
In 2016, Karlos released his debut project 'Live In Memphis: Hope!' recorded with his former group The Covenant. This project produced a Billboard top 100 radio charting single "Here I Am" and debuted in the Billboard top 100 first week sales. The song "Here I Am" remains in rotation two years later despite halting radio promotion a year earlier.
In 2017, Karlos recorded his sophomore project 'Roots!' in front of a intimate live in-studio audience of 70 people. The project provides a more intimate look into the musical journey of Karlos's passion for music ministry. The project features some of his musical inspirations and mentors. The project was produced by Stellar Award winner Tyries Rolfe.
In 2019, Karlos is gearing up to embark on some of his most anticipated ventures including the east coast debut of "21 letters" and multiple endeavors under his production company "The Kane Group". In partnership with Indieblu Music, Karlos will release his second project "Be Alright EP" on all digital media outlets.