Natalie Cole

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Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
Artist Compilations: David Foster & Natalie Cole
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Biography

Stephanie Natalie Maria Cole, 6 February 1950, Los Angeles, California, USA. The daughter of celebrated singer/pianist Nat ‘King’ Cole, Natalie survived early pressures to emulate her father’s laid-back singing style. Signed to Capitol Records in 1975, her debut release, ‘This Will Be’, was a US Top 10 hit and the first of three consecutive number 1 soul singles. This early success was continued with ‘I’ve Got Love On My Mind’ and ‘Our Love’ (both 1977), which continued the astute, sculpted R&B style forged by producers Chuck Jackson and Marvin Yancy, who, like herself, attended Jerry Butler’s Writers Workshop. Yancy and Cole later married. Cole’s work continued to enjoy plaudits, and although it lacked the intensity of several contemporaries, there was no denying its quality and craft. She maintained her popularity into the 80s but an increasing drug dependency took a professional and personal toll....

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