Antoinette Nicole Romiti-Coleman is an American singer. She is more popular by her stage name, Toni Romiti. After earning her initial popularity on social media, she garnered mainstream recognition when her single, ‘Nothin on Me’, went viral. A native of Chicago, she grew up with dreams of success in the music industry. She always wanted to sing and was inspired not only by the likes of Michael Jackson, the Beatles, Britney Spears, and Chris Brown but also by her late father who was a musician as well. As a teenager, she posted cover songs on various social media platforms before she started writing her own music. Besides music, her other passion during those years was basketball. However, after ‘Nothin on Me’ made her a singing sensation overnight in 2013, she quit basketball and decided to focus on her career as a singer. In the ensuing years, she has released two extended plays, ‘Lemonade’ in 2015 and ‘Just Like You’ in 2016. Romiti later signed with RCA Records and put out her first major-label EP, ‘Tomboy.’
Rise to Fame
Toni Romiti started her music career on social media. Initially, her main platform was the short-video sharing app Vine. She was very regular with her uploads, which were covers of various popular songs. In December 2008, she set up her YouTube account and started posting her content there as well. In time, she began to build up an audience. It was not long before she decided to write her own music, record it, and release it on social media. Romiti was still a teenager at the time.
In July 2013, she released her debut single ‘Nothin on Me’. It subsequently went viral and effectively introduced Romiti to a much larger audience. The music video for the song was released on YouTube a few days later and has garnered over 40 million views to date.
On November 19, 2015, she put out her first EP, ‘Lemonade’. Released independently, it is primarily an R&B/Soul album. There are eight tracks in the EP: ‘Nothin on Me’, ‘Miss Me’, ‘Time to Leave’, ‘Pbb’, ‘Imagine’, ‘Believe’, ‘Little Girl’, and ‘Nothin on Me’ (remix).
Her second EP, ‘Just Like You’, was released on June 3, 2016. It was also put out independently, through her own record label, and is comprised of ten songs: ‘Loyal’, ‘Eye 2 Eye’, ‘Feel the Same’, ‘Just a Friend’, ‘Bad Boy’, ‘Imma Dog Too’, ‘Got That Bomb’, ‘Want Yo Money’, ‘Fade Away’, and ‘Without Her’. ‘Imma Dog Too’ went on to become as big of a hit as ‘Nothin on Me’ and ultimately helped her secure a record deal with RCA Records.
On March 16, 2018, she released her first major-label EP ‘Tomboy’ through RCA Records. It is comprised of nine songs: ‘Who Dis’, ‘Unimpressed’, ‘Options’, ‘Boyfriend’, ‘Where’, ‘OMG’, ‘Never Thought’, ‘Slept on Me’, and ‘Girls or Boys’.
Having begun her career on social media, she still uses various platforms to promote her music and regularly interacts with the fans who have been with her since the beginning. She has over 700 thousand followers on her current self-titled Instagram account. On Twitter, she has more than 150 thousand followers. As of 2018, she has accumulated over 625 thousand subscribers and more than 130 million views on her official YouTube channel.
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Toni Romiti was born on March 24, 1995, in Chicago, Illinois, to Janice and Mark Anthony Romiti. She has three siblings, two sisters Irma and Christina, and one brother, Mark, Jr. Romiti’s father was Italian-American while her mother is African-American. Her father was a musician and several other members of her family are reportedly affiliated with the music industry as well.
Mark A. Romiti passed away in December 2007. He had played an important role in his daughter’s music education and was a source of her inspiration. She wanted to be a singer since she was a child. Having been brought up in Chicago, she was exposed to the rich music culture of the city. Besides idolizing Michael Jackson, the Beatles, Britney Spears, and Chris Brown, she listened to pop and EDM music because of her siblings. When she became a teenager, she started doing cover songs which ultimately led to writing her own material and putting them out on social media.
During her high school years, Romiti proved herself to be a gifted athlete. She played basketball for her school and had earned a scholarship to play D1 college ball at South Carolina Upstate. However, following the success of ‘Nothin on Me’, she quit school and returned to Chicago to concentrate on developing her music career.
Romiti is presently dating a man named Jaecob Milosev-Snow, who has been featured on her social media accounts several times. Jaecob is a moderately popular Instagram star and has about 18 thousand followers on the platform.