NATURI NAUGHTON (Lil' Kim) Born and raised in East Orange, New Jersey, Naturi started
singing in the choir at New Hope Baptist Church, when she was just 5 years old. She still recalls the day
when she joined the choir and sang her first solo. From that day, Naturi realized that singing and
performing was her true calling. She performed in concerts at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center
and she became the national anthem singer for the NJ Nets home games.
By the time Naturi was 14 years old, her career shifted from being a local talent to a professional
recording artist. She became a member of girl band 3LW and within 6 months, the group scored a record
deal with Sony/Epic Records and achieved a platinum selling album.
While still a teenager, she toured nationwide with Destiny's Child, N'SYNC and had the
opportunity to work with notable producers such as P. Diddy and Full Force. Unfortunately, the group
disbanded in 2002 but Naturi used her adversities as motivation to continue striving for her dreams.
Outside of the entertainment business, Naturi was an honor student throughout her school years.
She attended Seton Hall University for 2 years where she continued her honor studies in Political
Science. Just before her Junior year, she landed the role of Little Inez for the National Touring Company
of Hairspray which led to her Broadway debut in Hairspray as the same role in 2006. She has
maintained this role for the past two years.
Currently, she continues to work on music for her solo project and will star as Denise in the
remake of FAME which comes out in 2009.
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