Natalie La Rose

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Natalie La Rose
Born (1988-07-11) 11 July 1988 (age 31)
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Genres R&B [1] [2]
Occupation(s)
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • dancer
Years active2010–present
Labels
Associated acts
Website natalielarose.com

Natalie La Rose (born 11 July 1988) is a Dutch singer, songwriter and dancer who lives in the United States. In 2013, she signed a recording contract with American rapper Flo Rida's International Music Group imprint and Republic Records. [3]

Flo Rida American rapper from Florida

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Republic Records record label, division of Universal Music Group

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Early life

La Rose was born on 11 July 1988 [4] in Amsterdam, Netherlands. [5] Her parents are of Surinamese ancestry. [6] La Rose has a sister, with whom she would dance and sing during her childhood. [7] She also has two older brothers, who are not dancers nor singers. [8] La Rose graduated in 2008 at the Lucia Marthas Dance Academy in Amsterdam, where she had studied singing and dancing. [9] [10]

Suriname Country in South America

Suriname, officially known as the Republic of Suriname, is a country on the northeastern Atlantic coast of South America. It is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to the north, French Guiana to the east, Guyana to the west and Brazil to the south. At just under 165,000 square kilometers, it is the smallest sovereign state in South America. Suriname has a population of approximately 558,368, most of whom live on the country's north coast, in and around the capital and largest city, Paramaribo.

Career

2010–2011: Career beginnings

At the age of 20, La Rose moved to Los Angeles to become a singer and dancer. She explained: "I didn't feel like I was getting anywhere in the Netherlands. I'd always had this belief that America was the place to be for me." [7]

Los Angeles City in California

Los Angeles, officially the City of Los Angeles and often known by its initials L.A., is the most populous city in California, the second most populous city in the United States, after New York City, and the third most populous city in North America. With an estimated population of nearly four million, Los Angeles is the cultural, financial, and commercial center of Southern California. The city is known for its Mediterranean climate, ethnic diversity, Hollywood and the entertainment industry, and its sprawling metropolis. Los Angeles is the largest city on the West Coast of North America.

In 2010, La Rose got her first opportunity when she signed a deal with Blackground Records, while being distributed by Interscope Records, as part of the musical duo Amsterdam with Sigourney Korper, who appeared together in the music video for label mate J. Lewis and Flo Rida's "Dancing for Me". However, she says of this situation: "The group didn't work out, and no music was released. It just wasn't the right time." [3]

Blackground Records

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In 2011, La Rose appeared as the leading female dancer in Lloyd's "Dedication to My Ex (Miss That)". [11] In the same year, while at an ESPY Awards after party, she went up to Flo Rida and told him that she was going to work with him one day. Impressed with La Rose's confidence, the multi-platinum international superstar invited her to the studio. Over the next two years, she performed with Flo around the world.

Lloyd Polite Jr., better known by his mononym Lloyd, is an American R&B singer, songwriter, rapper, dancer and actor. Lloyd began his career in music as a member of the preteen-boy band N-Toon. The group disbanded in 2001 and Lloyd embarked on a solo career in 2003. Lloyd subsequently signed a recording contract with Murder Inc. Records and Def Jam Recordings. In 2004, Lloyd released his solo debut single "Southside," the title track of his debut album, Southside. The single features Ashanti, and it quickly charted on the US Billboard Hot 100, and became a Top 40 hit. His second album Street Love, was released on March 13, 2007. It featured top-twenty hits "You" and "Get It Shawty."

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ESPY Award

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In 2013, La Rose officially inked a deal with his International Music Group (I.M.G.) label and Republic Records.

2015–present: Breakthrough

On 6 January 2015, she released her debut single, "Somebody". The song features Def Jam recording artist Jeremih. [12] "Somebody" peaked at No. 2 on the Official UK Singles Chart, No. 10 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and No. 12 on the Australian ARIA Singles Chart. On 24 April 2015, it was announced that La Rose will accompany Debby Ryan and Bea Miller as opening acts for the summer leg of Fifth Harmony's Reflection Tour, which began on 15 July in Louisville, KY. [13] On 2 June 2015, she released her second single, "Around the World" featuring 300 recording artist Fetty Wap and production by Max Martin. [14] The song was written by Marco Borrero, Ilya Salmanzadeh, Max Martin, Savan Kotecha, Rickard Goransson, Justin Franks and Willie Maxwell. [14] "Around the World"'s accompanying music video premiered on 24 July 2015. [15]

Somebody (Natalie La Rose song) 2015 single by Natalie La Rose

"Somebody" is the debut single from Dutch singer Natalie La Rose featuring American singer Jeremih. The song was written by La Rose and produced by The Futuristics and Cook Classics. An audio version of the song was first uploaded onto YouTube in December 2014. It was then released for digital download on January 6, 2015.

Jeremih American singer, rapper and songwriter from Illinois

Jeremy Felton, better known by his stage name Jeremih, is an American singer, songwriter, rapper, and record producer. In 2009, he signed a record deal with Def Jam Recordings. Jeremih's commercial debut single, "Birthday Sex", peaked at number four on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart. His self-titled debut album reached number six on the US Billboard 200 chart. Jeremih's success continued with the release of his second album, All About You, led by the single "Down on Me", which also reached the top five of the Billboard Hot 100. In 2014, his single "Don't Tell 'Em" with YG became his third top-ten hit on the Billboard Hot 100. After multiple delays, Jeremih released his third studio album, Late Nights in 2015. Jeremih's collab album with Ty Dolla Sign titled MihTy was released on August 24, 2018.

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Artistry

Influences

La Rose cites Aaliyah, Beyoncé, Shakira, Selena, Janet Jackson, Mariah Carey, Michael Jackson, Jennifer Lopez, Musiq Soulchild, Stevie Wonder and Whitney Houston among her musical influences. [16] [17] [18]

Discography

Singles

As lead artist

TitleYearPeak chart positions Certifications Album
NLD
[19]
AUS
[20]
BEL
(FL)
Tip

[21]
CAN
[22]
FRA
[23]
IRE
[24]
NZ
[25]
SWE
[26]
UK
[27]
US
[28]
"Somebody"
(featuring Jeremih)
20151212102271283468210Non-album singles
"Around the World"
(featuring Fetty Wap)
278514 [lower-alpha 1]
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.
TitleYearPeak chart positionsAlbum
NLD
[19]
IRE
[24]
NOR
[33]
SWE
[26]
UK
[34]
"Gypsy Woman"
(Caroline D'Amore featuring Natalie La Rose)
2015Non-album singles
"Worse Things than Love"
(Timeflies featuring Natalie La Rose)
"The Right Song"
(Tiësto and Oliver Heldens featuring Natalie La Rose)
201646573310039
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Music videos

YearArtistTitle
2010 J. Lewis "Dancin' for Me" (featuring Flo Rida) [35]
2011 Lloyd "Dedication to My Ex (Miss That)" [36]
2014 Flo Rida "G.D.F.R." (featuring Sage the Gemini and Lookas)

Awards and nominations

YearAwardResultNominated workCategory
2015 MTV Europe Music Awards [37] Nominated Best Push Act
Nominated Best Dutch Act
2017 EBBA Awards WonNetherlands

Tours

Featured act

Notes

  1. "Around the World" did not enter the Billboard Hot 100, but peaked at number three on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart. [32]

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