Manika (pronounced Ma-NEE-ka) Ward is an Asian-Spanish American singer, rapper, songwriter, producer, TV-show host and published author. She was discovered by Michael Jackson’s long-time manager (music exec Frank DiLeo). Manika toured with One Direction on their North American tour. She also performed at KISS FM’s Wango Tango, the Hollywood Style Awards, the nationally-televised Hallmark Hollywood Christmas Parade, headlined the Girl Scouts’ 100th Anniversary Tour and headlined Pepsi’s Shop Til You Rock Tour. Manika was the headline performer to 200,000 people and 650 movie theaters (streamed through Fathom Events). This performance was also nationally and internationally televised (via Discovery Network). Manika also recently headlined Light nightclub in Mandalay Bay Las Vegas and Hakkasan nightclub in MGM Las Vegas. She also performed on the main stage at MGM’s “Wine Amplified” music festival with 50 Cent, Sublime, and Panic! At The Disco
Manika is on TV Sunday nights on The CW nationwide as Host of TV series The Look All Stars "The Social Corner". The Look All Stars also stars Tori Spelling, alongside Manika. Manika also hosted reality TV-series (“Global Beauty Masters” students) that aired on the TLC TV Network.Manika wrote and co-produced her single “I Might Go...” featuring Tyga. Manika also wrote and co-produced her last single “How Can I Love” (on Sirius XM & Top 40 radio) that peaked at number 7 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Single Sales Chart. She credits the huge success of this single to how the song’s lyrics relate to such a personal, deeply emotional level to a diverse crowd. Manika also incorporates videos from her fans into her “How Can I Love” music video in a way that is very different from any other music video concept you’ve ever seen.