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NATALIE COLE has interpreted material from almost every genre including contemporary pop jazz as well as R&B classics. She has been nominated for more than ten Grammy Awards, including receiving the "Best New Artist” award in 1975.

In 1975 Cole's debut effort, Inseparable, was an instant smash, garnering her first gold album, winning two Grammys (including Best New Artist), and spawning the Top 10 hit "This Will Be.” Her 1976 self-titled album, Natalie, also achieved gold. 1977's Unpredictable and Thankful both hit platinum and 1979's I Love You So reached gold. She continued her climb in the early 1980's, winning yet another Grammy and three more nominations. She closed out the decade with a Grammy nomination for her hit album Everlasting (which included the Top 15 hit "Jump Start”) as well as an NAACP Image Award and Soul Train Award; the 1989 album Good to Be Back contained the Top 10 hits "Miss You Like Crazy” and "Wild Women Do.”

Cole undoubtedly is best known for the multi-platinum, multi-Grammy winning Unforgettable, With Love, which honored a legacy of standards made famous during her father's (Nat King Cole) era. The album sold 14 million copies, pushing Cole's total album sales well over the 30 million mark, and garnered seven Grammy awards, becoming one of the most honored albums of all time.

In 1993 Cole followed up that milestone with the gold album Take a Look, which garnered a Grammy for Best Vocal Performance. She also teamed up with another of her idols, Frank Sinatra, recording "They Can't Take That Away From Me” for Sinatra's Duets album. In 1994 Elektra released Holly and Ivy, and in 1996 Cole released the 18-song opus Stardust, including the lesser-known nugget, "To Whom It May Concern,” penned by Nat King Cole and Natalie's aunt, Charlotte Hawkins. Stardust also featured Natalie performing the duet "When I Fall in Love” with her father, for which she won the Grammy Award for Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals.

In 1999 Elektra Records released Cole's Snowfall on the Sahara as well as The Magic of Christmas, a CD of Christmas standards performed with the world renowned London Symphony Orchestra.

2000 marked Cole's 25th year in the music industry; Elektra Records released Natalie Cole: Greatest Hits Volume I. In addition, Warner Books released her autobiography, Angel on My Shoulder, which she co-authored with Digby Diehl. The book made its appearance on national bestseller lists across the country, including the #1 slot on the Los Angeles Times Best- Seller List. NBC adapted the book for television and called it The Natalie Cole Story. Cole, who was an executive producer on the film, won an NAACP Image Award for her appearance in the acclaimed biopic.

In 2002 Cole reunited with Tommy LiPuma, producer of the Unforgettable album, on the album Ask a Woman Who Knows.

Cole launched her acting career in 1992 with a critically applauded performance in the season finale of NBC's much heralded series I'll Fly Away. In 1994 she starred in Lily in Winter. She also appeared in the CBS hit series Touched by an Angel and in the TNT broadcast of a special Lincoln Center musical production of "The Wizard of Oz.”

In 1998, Cole appeared with Laurence Fishbourne in the HBO made-for-TV-movie Always Outnumbered; in 1999 she starred in the Showtime telefilm Freak City.


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