Nao Yoshioka is a graceful vocalist who specializes in sophisticated R&B and has conveniently pulled off interpretations of music popularized by Nina Simone and Jocelyn Dark brown. Yoshioka produced her initial waves in the U.S. when she journeyed from her indigenous Osaka to contend at McDonald’s 2010 GospelFest. She was the initial Japanese solo feminine singer to attain the contest’s last round, and in addition impressed the Apollo Movie theater audience when she completed as an Beginner Evening runner-up. In 2013, she produced her documented debut on Japan’s Special Spirit label with “Make the Transformation,” a monitor included on Globe Spirit Collective, Vol. 1, area of the label’s effort to connect unbiased R&B performers from throughout the world. Yoshioka’s first record, The Light, premiered later that calendar year on Sweet Spirit. Two years afterwards, the established was distributed in the U.S. with support from Nia Distribution and Purpose GROUP.