Adeli’s Music Blog

Happy Birthday, Natalie

Posted in music by adeli on February 6, 2008


Natalie Cole, the daughter of the great Nat King Cole turns 58 today. During her childhood, she was exposed to jazz, soul and blues musicians, and she began performing at the age of 11, just four years prior to the passing of her father. While her father is legendary and she has a velvety choice like his, success isn’t alway inherited. And in this case, Natalie’s success has come through her own talent and hard work.

Her debut album, Inseparable, included her biggest R&B single This Will Be (An Everlasting Love), which has appeared in movies and commercials. This song earned her the 1976 Grammy for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance. She also won the Best New Artist Grammy that year.

Inseparable, I’ve Got Love On My Mind, Miss You Like Crazy, Sophisticated Lady (She’s A Different Lady), Our Love, and I Live For Your Love are some of her hits. Unforgetable, a tribute to her father, is her biggest album, and it reached No. 1 in 1991.

Since recording with Verve, the jazz label, Natalie has turned to more jazz standards and covers, giving them her special R&B touch.

Notable albums:
Ask A Woman Who Knows

This Will Be (An Everlasting Love) (live)
Miss You Like Crazy