Stephanie Natalie Maria Cole was born in Los Angeles on February 6, 1950, daughter of singer Nat King Cole.
Among her most famous hits are the songs “This will be (an everlasting love)”, “Sophisticated lady (she’s a different lady)”, “Pink Cadillac” and “Unforgettable”, a song in which Natalie virtually duets with her father.She made her debut in 1975 with the album Inseparable, whose first single This Will Be took her to the top of R&B Chart and won the grammy award for “Best female R&B performance”, interrupting the sequence of Aretha Franklin, who had won that award uninterruptedly since 1968. In the same year she also won the grammy for “Best New Artist”. However, her career came to a standstill in the early eighties, due to some serious problems related to drug abuse. recovering from her problems, Natalie Cole returned in 1985 and her album Everlasting sells two million copies and receives numerous awards. Natalie Cole’s career continued with several albums and singles in the charts, but it was mainly in 1991, thanks to Unforgettable, a virtual duet with her father Nat, that Cole gained international fame. Unforgettable, taken from the album Unforgettable… with Love in fact wins several Grammys including “Album of the year”, “Disco of the year”, “Best traditional pop performance”… In the following years, Natalie Cole has released several albums, occasionally appearing in the pop charts (as in 1997 with the single A Smile Like Yours). her albums have continued to have excellent sales results, and Cole is considered one of the leading artists representing the smooth jazz genre, often broadcast in jazz radio stations. On September 9, 2008 the album Still Unforgettable was released, whose first single Walkin’ My Baby Back Home is again a virtual duet with Nat King Cole.
She died at 65 in Los Angeles from a cardiac arrest.
1979: I Love You So
1980: Don’t Look Back
1981: Happy Love
1983: I’m Ready
1989: Good to Be Back
1991: Unforgettable… with Love
1993: Take a Look
1994: Holly & Ivy
1996: A Celebration of Christmas (with José Carreras/Plácido Domingo)
1999: Snowfall on the Sahara
1999: The Magic of Christmas (with the London Symphony Orchestra)
2002: Ask a Woman Who Knows
2008: Still Unforgettable
2008: Caroling, Caroling: Christmas with Natalie Cole
2010: The Most Wonderful Time of the Year
2013: Natalie Cole en Español