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Natalie Maria Cole
Maria Cole
(February 6, 1950 – December 31, 2015) was an American singer, voice actress, songwriter, and actress. The daughter of Nat King Cole, she rose to musical success in the mid-1970s as an R&B artist with the hits "This Will Be", "Inseparable" (1975), and "Our Love" (1977). Cole re-emerged as a pop artist with the 1987 album Everlasting and her cover of Bruce Springsteen's "Pink Cadillac". In the 1990s, she re-recorded standards by her father, resulting in her biggest success, Unforgettable... with Love, which sold over seven million copies and also won Cole seven Grammy Awards. She sold over 30 million records worldwide.[1] On December 31, 2015, Cole died at the age of 65 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
in Los Angeles, California, due to congestive heart failure.

Contents

1 Early life 2 Music career

2.1 Early career 2.2 Initial stardom 2.3 Career detour and resurgence 2.4 Later works

3 Television and film career 4 Personal life

4.1 Drug abuse and recovery

5 Health issues 6 Death and funeral 7 Discography 8 Filmography 9 Accolades and honors

9.1 Grammy Awards 9.2 Other awards

10 See also 11 References

11.1 Citations

12 External links

Early life[edit] Natalie Cole
Natalie Cole
was born at Cedars of Lebanon Hospital in Los Angeles, the daughter of crooner Nat King Cole
Nat King Cole
and former Duke Ellington Orchestra singer Maria Hawkins Ellington, and raised in the affluent Hancock Park district of Los Angeles.[2] Regarding her childhood, Cole referred to her family as "the black Kennedys" and was exposed to many great singers of jazz, soul and blues. At the age of 6, Natalie sang on her father's Christmas album and later began performing at age 11. Cole grew up with an older adopted sister, Carole "Cookie" (1944–2009) (her mother Maria's younger sister's daughter), adopted brother Nat "Kelly" Cole (1959–95), and younger twin sisters Timolin and Casey (born 1961).[3] Through her mother, Cole was a grandniece of educator Charlotte Hawkins Brown.[4] Her paternal uncle Freddy Cole
Freddy Cole
is a singer and pianist with numerous albums and awards. Cole enrolled in Northfield School for Girls, an elite New England preparatory school (since 1971 known as Northfield Mount Hermon School) before her father died of lung cancer in February 1965. Soon afterwards she began having a difficult relationship with her mother. She enrolled in the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She transferred briefly to University of Southern California
California
where she pledged the Upsilon chapter of Delta Sigma Theta
Delta Sigma Theta
sorority. She later transferred back to the University of Massachusetts, where she majored in Child Psychology and minored in German, graduating in 1972.[citation needed] Music career[edit]

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Early career[edit]

Natalie and Carole Cole
Carole Cole
at NBC
NBC
studios, 1975

Cole grew up listening to a variety of artists from soul artists such as Aretha Franklin
Aretha Franklin
to psychedelic blues-rock icon Janis Joplin. After graduation she began singing at small clubs with her band, Black Magic. Clubs initially welcomed her because she was Nat King Cole's daughter, only to be disappointed when she began covering R&B and rock numbers. While performing, she was noted by a couple of producers in the Chicago
Chicago
area, Chuck Jackson and Marvin Yancy, who then approached her to do records. After cutting several records together, they passed off the music to several record labels. Most labels turned them down with one exception. Capitol Records, her father's label, heard the records and agreed to sign her.[when?] Cole, Yancy, and Jackson went into studios in Los Angeles
Los Angeles
to polish the recordings they had shipped, resulting in the release of Cole's debut album, Inseparable, which included songs that reminded listeners of Aretha Franklin. In fact, Franklin later contended that songs such as "This Will Be", "I Can't Say No", and others were originally offered to her while she was recording the You album. Franklin turned most of the songs down but agreed to record the title track for her album. Cole also recorded "You". Released in 1975, the album became an instant success thanks to "This Will Be", which became a top ten hit and later winning Cole a Grammy Award
Grammy Award
for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance. A second single, "Inseparable", also became a hit. Both songs reached number-one on the R&B chart. Cole also won Best New Artist at the Grammy Awards
Grammy Awards
for her accomplishments, making her the first African-American artist to attain that feat. The media's billing of Cole as the "new Aretha Franklin" inadvertently started a rivalry between the two singers. The feud's apex boiled over at the 1976 Grammy Awards
Grammy Awards
when Cole bested Franklin in the Best Female R&B Vocal Performance category, of which Franklin won awards for eight consecutive years prior to losing to Cole. Initial stardom[edit] Becoming an instant star, Cole responded to critics of an impending sophomore slump with Natalie, released in 1976. The album, like Inseparable, became a gold success thanks to the funk-influenced cut "Sophisticated Lady" and the jazz-influenced "Mr. Melody". Cole released her first platinum record with her third release, Unpredictable, mainly thanks to the number-one R&B hit, "I've Got Love on My Mind". Originally an album track, the album's closer, "I'm Catching Hell", nonetheless became a popular Cole song during live concert shows. Later in 1977, Cole issued her fourth release and second platinum album, Thankful, which included another signature Cole hit, "Our Love". Cole was the first female artist to have two platinum albums in one year. To capitalize on her fame, Cole starred on her own TV special, which attracted such celebrities as Earth, Wind & Fire, and also appeared on the TV special, "Sinatra and Friends." In 1978, Cole released her first live album, Natalie Live! In early 1979, the singer was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. That same year, she released two more albums, I Love You So
I Love You So
and the Peabo Bryson
Peabo Bryson
duet album, We're the Best of Friends. Both albums reached gold status in the U.S. continuing her popularity. Career detour and resurgence[edit] Following the release of her eighth album, 1980's Don't Look Back, Cole's career began to take a detour. While Cole scored an adult contemporary hit with the soft rock ballad "Someone That I Used To Love" off the album, the album itself failed to go gold. In 1981, Cole's personal problems, including battles with drug addiction, began to attract public notice, and her career suffered as a result. In 1983, following the release of her album I'm Ready, released on Epic, Cole entered a rehab facility in Connecticut
Connecticut
and reportedly stayed there for a period of six months. Following her release, she signed with the Atco imprint Modern Records and released Dangerous, which started a slow resurgence for Cole in terms of record sales and chart success. In 1987, she changed to EMI- Manhattan Records and released the album Everlasting, which returned her to the top of the charts thanks to singles such as "Jump Start (My Heart)", the top ten ballad, "I Live For Your Love", and her dance-pop cover of Bruce Springsteen's "Pink Cadillac". That success helped Everlasting reach one million in sales and become Cole's first platinum album in ten years. In 1989, she released her follow-up to Everlasting, Good to Be Back, which produced the number two hit "Miss You Like Crazy"; it also achieved international success, reaching the top ten in the United Kingdom. Cole released her best-selling album with 1991's Unforgettable... with Love on Elektra Records, which saw Cole singing songs her famous father recorded, nearly 20 years after she initially had refused to cover her father's songs during live concerts. Cole produced vocal arrangements for the songs, with piano accompaniment by her uncle Ike Cole. Cole's label released an interactive duet between Cole and her father on the title song, "Unforgettable". The song eventually reached number fourteen on the Billboard Hot 100
Billboard Hot 100
and number ten on the R&B chart, going gold. Unforgettable...with Love eventually sold more than 7 million copies in the U.S. alone and won several Grammys, including Album of the Year, Record of the Year and Best Traditional Pop Vocal Performance for the top song. Cole followed that success with another album of jazz standards, titled Take a Look, in 1993, which included her recording of the title track in the same styling that her idol Aretha Franklin
Aretha Franklin
had recorded nearly 30 years earlier. The album eventually went gold while a holiday album, Holly & Ivy, also became gold. Another standards release, Stardust, went platinum and featured another duet with her father on a modern version of "When I Fall in Love", which helped Cole earn another Grammy for Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals. In 1995, Cole was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Music from the prestigious Berklee College of Music. Later works[edit]

Cole in 2013

In 1999, Cole returned to her 1980s-era urban contemporary recording style with the release of Snowfall on the Sahara
Snowfall on the Sahara
on June and second holiday album The Magic of Christmas on October, which recorded with London Symphony Orchestra. A year later, the singer collaborated on the production of her biopic, Livin' For Love: The Natalie Cole
Natalie Cole
Story, which featured Theresa Randle
Theresa Randle
in the role of Cole. She also released the compilation Greatest Hits, Vol. 1 to fulfill her contract with Elektra. She changed to Verve Records
Verve Records
and released two albums. 2002's Ask a Woman Who Knows continued her jazz aspirations, while 2006's Leavin' again featured Cole singing pop, rock and R&B standards. Her cover of Aretha Franklin's "Daydreaming", became a minor hit on the R&B charts. In 2008, seventeen years after Unforgettable... with Love, Cole released Still Unforgettable, which included not only songs made famous by her father but other artists, including Frank Sinatra. The album later resulted in Grammy wins for Cole. In April 2012, she appeared as a Pennington Great Performers series artist with the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra. Television and film career[edit]

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Cole carved out a secondary career in acting. She also appeared several times in live concerts or other music related programs, including the 1988 Nelson Mandela 70th Birthday Tribute with sidemen Richard Campbell, Jeffrey Worrell, Eddie Cole and Dave Joyce. In 1990, she (along with jazz vocalist Al Jarreau) sang the song "Mr. President" (written by Ray Reach, Mike Loveless and Joe Sterling) on HBO's Comic Relief special, hosted by Whoopi Goldberg, Robin Williams and Billy Crystal. After Johnny Mathis
Johnny Mathis
appeared on a special of Cole's in 1980, the two kept in contact, and in 1992, he invited Cole to be a part of his television special titled "A Tribute To Nat Cole" for BBC-TV
BBC-TV
in England. It had high viewer ratings and was successful. From that project, an album with the same name was released, and featured several medley and solo numbers. In 1992, following the success of the Unforgettable: With Love album, PBS broadcast a special based on the album. Unforgettable, With Love: Natalie Cole
Natalie Cole
Sings the Songs of Nat "King" Cole received Emmy nominations for Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Program; and Cole received a nomination for Outstanding Individual Performance, losing to Bette Midler. In 1993, she was among the guests of honor attending Wrestlemania IX at Caesar's Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada. She was interviewed by television staff after the conclusion of the Money Incorporated vs Megamaniacs tag team match regarding her upcoming work. The same year she performed at the 65th Academy Awards
65th Academy Awards
performing a medley of two Oscar-nominated songs: "Run to You" and "I Have Nothing", both originally performed by Whitney Houston
Whitney Houston
in The Bodyguard. Cole made a number of dramatic appearances on television, including guest appearances on I'll Fly Away, Touched by an Angel, and Law & Order: Special
Special
Victims Unit. In 2006, she made a guest appearance on the ABC show Grey's Anatomy
Grey's Anatomy
as a terminally ill patient. Her character visited Seattle Grace Hospital to have a fork removed from her neck that her husband had stabbed her with during a mishap; the couple had been having sex in public.[5] Cole also made several appearances in feature films, most recently in the Cole Porter
Cole Porter
biopic De-Lovely. She appeared in several made-for-TV movies, most notably as the lead in Lily in Winter. Cole was featured on Macy Gray's album Big, singing "Finally Make Me Happy". In 2001, she starred as herself in Livin' for Love: the Natalie Cole
Natalie Cole
Story, for which she received the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special. She also sang the national anthem with the Atlanta University
Atlanta University
Center Chorus at Super Bowl XXVIII. On December 2, 2006, Cole performed for the first time in Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands, as part of the annual Cayman Jazz Fest.[6] On the February 5, 2007, episode of Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, Cole sang "I Say a Little Prayer" at a benefit dinner for Harriet Hayes (Sarah Paulson). She can also be seen in the last scene of Nas' music video for "Can't Forget About You". The song uses a sample of her father's song "Unforgettable". Cole is sitting at a piano in a cabaret-style lounge mouthing her father's song with Nas
Nas
standing beside her. Cole also performed "Something's Gotta Give" on American Idol on April 29, 2009. In September 2010, Cole performed with Andrea Bocelli in a concert at the Kodak Theatre, for his album My Christmas, in which she recorded a duet with him, and from December 10–13, 2009, she appeared with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir
Mormon Tabernacle Choir
and Orchestra at Temple Square in their annual Christmas concerts. Both were videotaped for presentation on PBS in December 2010. On July 22, 2011, Cole appeared on the reality television series, The Real Housewives of New York City. In February 2012, Cole appeared as a guest judge on the fourth series of reality competition series RuPaul's Drag Race. The bottom two competitors lip-synced to her song This Will Be (An Everlasting Love)
This Will Be (An Everlasting Love)
to decide who would stay and who would be eliminated. On Father’s Day, 2013, Natalie was in Tina Sinatra's Father’s Day Special
Special
on Sirius
Sirius
Radio. It also featured Deana Martin, Monica Mancini and Daisy Torme, all reminiscing about their famous fathers. Personal life[edit]

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Cole was married three times. She married Marvin Yancy, songwriter, producer and former member of the 1970s R&B group The Independents on July 31, 1976. She had a son, Robert Adam "Robbie" Yancy (October 14, 1977 – August 14, 2017); he was a musician who toured with her. Marvin was her producer, and an ordained Baptist
Baptist
minister who helped reintroduce her to religion. Under his influence, Cole changed from a lapsed Episcopalian to become a devout Baptist. Cole and Yancy got divorced in 1980; Yancy died of a heart attack in 1985, aged 34. In 1989, Cole married record producer and former drummer for the band Rufus, Andre Fischer; they were divorced in 1995. In 2001, Cole married bishop Kenneth Dupree; they divorced in 2004. In 2017, son Robbie died of a heart attack, aged 39.[7] Cole was active in the Afghan World Foundation cause, supporting Sonia Nassery Cole (no relation). Drug abuse and recovery[edit] In 2000, Cole released an autobiography, Angel on My Shoulder, which described her battle with drugs during much of her life, including heroin and crack cocaine. At one stage as an addict, Cole worked as a prostitute’s tout in order to fund her drug habit.[8] Cole said she began recreational drug use while attending the University of Massachusetts Amherst.[9] She was arrested in Toronto, Canada, for possession of heroin in 1975.[10] Cole spiraled out of control – including one incident during which she refused to evacuate a burning building, and another during which her young son Robert nearly drowned in the family swimming pool while she was on a drug binge.[11] She entered rehab in 1983. Her autobiography was released in conjunction with a made-for-TV movie, Livin' for Love: The Natalie Cole
Natalie Cole
Story, which aired December 10, 2000 on NBC
NBC
and re-aired October 26, 2011, on Centric TV. Health issues[edit] Cole announced in 2008 that she had been diagnosed with hepatitis C, which is a liver disease that is spread through contact with infected blood. Cole attributed having the disease to her past intravenous drug use. Cole explained in 2009 that hepatitis C “stayed in my body for 25 years, and it could still happen to addicts who are fooling around with drugs, especially needles.”[12][13] Four months after starting treatment for hepatitis C, Cole experienced kidney failure and required dialysis three times a week for nine months. Following her appeal for a kidney on the Larry King Show, she was contacted by the organ procurement agency One Legacy, in May 2009. The facilitated donation came from a family requesting that, if there were a match, their donor’s kidney be designated for Cole.[12][13] Death and funeral[edit] Cole cancelled several events in December 2015 due to illness. It was reported on January 1, 2016, that she had died the day prior at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
in Los Angeles. Her family stated that at the time of her death, Cole had "ongoing health issues".[14][15][16] According to Cole's publicist, Maureen O’Connor, the singer's death was the result of congestive heart failure.[17] Prior to this fatal stage in the singer's life that shocked fans, Cole's last musical performance was a short set of three songs in Manila.[18] In official news on her cause of death, her family stated that Cole was diagnosed with idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension after her kidney transplant in 2009.[19] Though Cole was clean and sober at the time of her passing, her past intravenous drug use contributed to her demise.[20] Cole's son, along with her sisters, offered the following comment. "Natalie fought a fierce, courageous battle, dying how she lived ... with dignity, strength and honor. Our beloved mother and sister will be greatly missed and remain unforgettable in our hearts forever."[21] Cole's funeral was held on January 11, 2016, at the West Angeles Church of God in Christ in Los Angeles. David Foster, Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson, Lionel Richie, Chaka Khan, Eddie Levert, Mary Wilson, Gladys Knight, Ledisi, Jesse Jackson, Angela Bassett, Denise Nicholas, Marla Gibbs, Jackée Harry
Jackée Harry
and Freda Payne
Freda Payne
were among the mourners at the funeral. After the funeral, she was buried at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, California.[22][23] Discography[edit] Main article: Natalie Cole
Natalie Cole
discography

1975: Inseparable 1976: Natalie 1977: Unpredictable 1977: Thankful 1979: I Love You So 1980: Don't Look Back 1981: Happy Love 1983: I'm Ready 1985: Dangerous 1987: Everlasting 1989: Good to Be Back 1991: Unforgettable... with Love 1993: Take a Look 1994: Holly & Ivy 1996: Stardust 1996: A Celebration Of Christmas (with José Carreras/Plácido Domingo) 1999: Snowfall on the Sahara 2002: Ask a Woman Who Knows 2006: Leavin' 2008: Still Unforgettable 2008: Caroling, Caroling: Christmas with Natalie Cole 2010: The Most Wonderful Time of the Year 2013: Natalie Cole
Natalie Cole
en Español

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes

1990 Comic Relief Herself (performing) HBO
HBO
special

1992 A Tribute to Nat King Cole Herself (performing) BBC
BBC
special

1997 Cats Don't Dance Sawyer (singing voice) Animated movie

1998 Always Outnumbered Lula Brown

2004 De-Lovely Musical performer

2006 Grey's Anatomy Mrs. Booker Season 2 episode: "Band-Aid Covers the Bullet Hole"

2007 Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip Musical performer Episode 14: "The Harriet Dinner" (Pt. 2)

2012 RuPaul's Drag Race Herself/Judge Season 4 episode: "Glamazons vs. Champions"

2012 "Nat King Cole: Afraid Of The Dark" Herself STARS/ENCORE

Accolades and honors[edit] Grammy Awards[edit] The Grammy Awards
Grammy Awards
are awarded annually by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. Cole received nine awards from 21 nominations.[24]

Year Category Nominated work Result

1976 Best New Artist Natalie Cole Won

Best R&B Vocal Performance, Female "This Will Be" Won

1977 Best Pop Vocal Performance, Female Natalie Nominated

"Sophisticated Lady" Won

1978 Best R&B Vocal Performance, Female "I've Got Love on My Mind" Nominated

1979 "Our Love" Nominated

1980 I Love You So Nominated

1988 Everlasting Nominated

1990 Good to Be Back Nominated

Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal "We Sing Praises" (with Deniece Williams) Nominated

1992 Album of the Year Unforgettable… with Love Won

Record of the Year "Unforgettable" (with Nat King Cole) Won

Best Traditional Pop Performance Won

Best Jazz
Jazz
Vocal Performance Long 'Bout Midnight Nominated

1994 Best Jazz
Jazz
Vocal Performance Take a Look Won

1997 Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals "When I Fall in Love" (with Nat King Cole) Won

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Performance Stardust Nominated

2003 Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals "Better Than Anything" (with Diana Krall) Nominated

Best Jazz
Jazz
Vocal Album Ask a Woman Who Knows Nominated

2007 Best Female R&B Vocal Performance "Day Dreaming" Nominated

2009 Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album Still Unforgettable Won

Latin Grammys The Latin Grammy Awards
Grammy Awards
are awarded annually by the Latin Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences.

Year Category Nominated work Result Ref.

2013 Record of the Year "Bachata Rosa" (with Juan Luis Guerra) Nominated [25]

Album of the Year Natalie Cole
Natalie Cole
en Español Nominated

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album Nominated

Other awards[edit]

Year Association Category Result Ref.

1977, 1978 American Music Awards Favorite Female Artist – Soul / Rhythm & Blues Won

1991 Favorite Artist – Adult Contemporary Won

1993 George & Ira Gershwin Award Lifetime Musical Achievement Won [26]

1999 Songwriters Hall of Fame Hitmaker Award Won [27]

2000 NAACP Image Awards Outstanding Actress – Television Movie, Miniseries or Dramatic Special: Livin for Love: The Natalie Cole
Natalie Cole
Story Won [28]

2001 Outstanding Album Nominated

2002, 2009 Best Jazz
Jazz
Artist Won [29] [30]

2010 Society of Singers Society of Singers Lifetime Achievement Award Won [31]

2014 NAACP Image Awards Outstanding World Music Album: Natalie Cole
Natalie Cole
en Español Won [32]

See also[edit]

Book: Natalie Cole

List of Billboard number-one dance hits List of artists who reached number one on the U.S. dance chart

Biography portal California
California
portal Los Angeles
Los Angeles
portal Music portal Film portal Television portal

References[edit]

^ "The Charlotte Symphony with Natalie Cole". Ovens Auditorium. April 13, 2012. Archived from the original on April 16, 2012. Retrieved February 13, 2013.  ^ Natalie Cole
Natalie Cole
Leaves The Past Behind Cole Experiences Renewal on New Album 'Leavin' – HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (September 24, 2006) by Caitlin A. Johnson – CBSnews.com Retrieved on 05-23-07 ^ Natalie Cole
Natalie Cole
Offers a Candid Look At Her Life in TV One On One Interview Premiering Sunday, Sept. 24 At 9 PM Blacknews.com Retrieved on May 23, 2007 Archived November 3, 2006, at the Wayback Machine. ^ " Nat King Cole
Nat King Cole
Widow Coming To North Carolina". digtriad.com. 2008-06-04. Retrieved 2012-07-15.  ^ Entertainment Weekly Archived March 23, 2006, at the Wayback Machine. ^ " Cayman Islands
Cayman Islands
Music Cayman Islands
Cayman Islands
Activities, Caribbean Islands Travel". Caymanislands.ky. Archived from the original on February 15, 2012. Retrieved February 13, 2013.  ^ "Robert Yancy Dead: Natalie Cole's Son Tragically Dies Of Heart Attack At 39". Hollywood Life. 15 August 2017.  ^ "Natalie Cole, singer - obituary". 2016.  ^ Yagoda, Maria (1 January 2016). "From Addiction Battles to Chart-Topping Success: Natalie Cole's Bright Life in the Spotlight". people.com. Time, Inc. Retrieved 22 November 2017. After dating a boy named Jimmy, she began singing and rehearsing with his band – and also experimenting with drugs.  ^ Fink, Mitchell; Rubin, Lauren (16 October 2000). "Natalie Cole's secret drug peril". New York Daily News. New York City, NY: New York Daily News. Retrieved 22 November 2017.  ^ O'Brien, Lucy (26 September 2008). "The unforgettable Ms Cole". theguardian.com. Guardian News and Media Limited. Retrieved 22 November 2017. ...and her young son, Robert, nearly drowned in the family pool when she was on a drug binge. Cole hit rock bottom when she refused to leave a burning building because she needed to score.  ^ a b The Detroit Free Press, "Heir To Jazz
Jazz
Legend With Grammys Of Her Own Dies ", By Sandy Cohen and Mesfin Fekadu, January 2, 2016, page 5A ^ a b The Daily Mail, Ravaged by the drug addiction...singer Natalie Cole, By Rebecca Hardy for MailOnline, August 23, 2013, http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2400017/Natalie-Cole-dying-kidney-disease-tells-Rebecca-Hardy-fate-intervened.html#ixzz3w6CDPhhu ^ "Natalie Cole, Grammy winning singer, has died". Associated Press. January 1, 2016. Retrieved January 1, 2016.  ^ "Natalie Cole, Grammy winning singer, has died". KABC. January 1, 2016. Archived from the original on January 3, 2016. Retrieved January 1, 2016.  ^ "Natalie Cole, Grammy Winning Singer, Has Died". YAHOO! Music by YAHOO! News. Associated Press. January 1, 2016. Retrieved January 1, 2016.  ^ Natalie Cole
Natalie Cole
has died at 65; 'Unforgettable' singer was daughter of legendary Nat King Cole
Nat King Cole
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Natalie Cole
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Natalie Cole
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Natalie Cole
Funeral: Stevie Wonder, Lionel Richie, Gladys Knight & More Mourn - Billboard". Billboard.  ^ "Past Winners Search". Grammy.com. Retrieved February 13, 2013.  ^ "Latin Grammys 2013: The complete list of winners and nominees". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved January 7, 2016.  ^ "cog". Uclalumni.net. Retrieved 2017-05-05.  ^ "Howie Richmond Hitmaker Award". The Songwriters Hall of Fame. Retrieved June 14, 2015.  ^ "2001 Image Award Winners". Awardsandwinners. Retrieved August 27, 2016.  ^ Vaughn, Christopher. "1992 Image Awards". Chicago
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Citations[edit]

Fink, Mitchell and Rubin, Lauren. Natalie Cole's Secret Drug Peril.[dead link] Daily News. October 16, 2000. Retrieved January 29, 2006.

External links[edit]

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Media from Wikimedia Commons Data from Wikidata

Official website Natalie Cole
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at AllMusic Natalie Cole
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on IMDb Natalie Cole
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at Find a Grave Natalie Cole
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at the Internet Broadway Database
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biography and updates at Soul Tracks Natalie Cole
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interview by Pete Lewis, 'Blues & Soul' September 2008 Talk
Talk
with Audrey interview with Natalie Cole
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2012. Talking about her life, her music and her legacy.

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Studio albums

Inseparable (1975) Natalie (1976) Unpredictable (1977) Thankful (1977) I Love You So
I Love You So
(1979) We're the Best of Friends (1979) Don't Look Back (1980) Happy Love (1981) Unforgettable – A Musical Tribute to Nat King Cole
Nat King Cole
(1983) I'm Ready (1983) Dangerous (1985) Everlasting (1987) Good to Be Back
Good to Be Back
(1989) Unforgettable... with Love (1991) Take a Look (1993) Holly & Ivy (1994) Stardust (1996) Snowfall on the Sahara
Snowfall on the Sahara
(1999) The Magic of Christmas (1999) Ask a Woman Who Knows (2002) Leavin' (2006) Still Unforgettable
Still Unforgettable
(2008) Caroling, Caroling: Christmas with Natalie Cole
Natalie Cole
(2008) Natalie Cole en Español
Natalie Cole en Español
(2013)

Compilation albums

The Natalie Cole Collection (1987)

Live albums

Natalie Live!
Natalie Live!
(1978)

Singles

"This Will Be" "Inseparable" "Sophisticated Lady (She's a Different Lady)" "I've Got Love on My Mind" "Our Love" "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds "What You Won't Do for Love" (with Peabo Bryson) "I Live for Your Love" "Pink Cadillac" "When I Fall in Love" "Miss You Like Crazy" "Starting Over Again" "Unforgettable" (with Nat King Cole) "A Smile Like Yours" "Day Dreaming"

Filmography

Cats Don't Dance
Cats Don't Dance
(1997) Freak City
Freak City
(1999) De-Lovely
De-Lovely
(2004) Grey's Anatomy
Grey's Anatomy
(2006) The Real Housewives of Miami
The Real Housewives of Miami
(2011) The Real Housewives of New York City
The Real Housewives of New York City
(2011)

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Compilation albums

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Tribute albums

All for You: A Dedication to the Nat King Cole
Nat King Cole
Trio Dear Mr. Cole Inspiration: A Tribute to Nat King Cole The Nat King Cole
Nat King Cole
Songbook P.S. Mr. Cole A Tribute to the Great Nat "King" Cole With Respect to Nat You're Lookin' at Me (A Collection of Nat King Cole
Nat King Cole
Songs)

Songs

"Mona Lisa" "Night Lights" "To the Ends of the Earth" "Unforgettable" "The Christmas Song"

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Grammy Award
Grammy Award
for Best New Artist

Bobby Darin
Bobby Darin
(1960) Bob Newhart
Bob Newhart
(1961) Peter Nero
Peter Nero
(1962) Robert Goulet
Robert Goulet
(1963) The Swingle Singers
The Swingle Singers
(1964) The Beatles
The Beatles
(1965) Tom Jones (1966) No award given (1967) Bobbie Gentry
Bobbie Gentry
(1968) José Feliciano
José Feliciano
(1969) Crosby, Stills & Nash (1970) The Carpenters
The Carpenters
(1971) Carly Simon
Carly Simon
(1972) America (1973) Bette Midler
Bette Midler
(1974) Marvin Hamlisch
Marvin Hamlisch
(1975) Natalie Cole
Natalie Cole
(1976) Starland Vocal Band
Starland Vocal Band
(1977) Debby Boone (1978) A Taste of Honey (1979) Rickie Lee Jones
Rickie Lee Jones
(1980) Christopher Cross
Christopher Cross
(1981) Sheena Easton
Sheena Easton
(1982) Men at Work
Men at Work
(1983) Culture Club
Culture Club
(1984) Cyndi Lauper
Cyndi Lauper
(1985) Sade (1986) Bruce Hornsby
Bruce Hornsby
and the Range (1987) Jody Watley
Jody Watley
(1988) Tracy Chapman
Tracy Chapman
(1989) Milli Vanilli
Milli Vanilli
(1990; withdrawn) Mariah Carey
Mariah Carey
(1991) Marc Cohn
Marc Cohn
(1992) Arrested Development (1993) Toni Braxton
Toni Braxton
(1994) Sheryl Crow
Sheryl Crow
(1995) Hootie & the Blowfish (1996) LeAnn Rimes
LeAnn Rimes
(1997) Paula Cole
Paula Cole
(1998) Lauryn Hill
Lauryn Hill
(1999) Christina Aguilera
Christina Aguilera
(2000) Shelby Lynne
Shelby Lynne
(2001) Alicia Keys
Alicia Keys
(2002) Norah Jones
Norah Jones
(2003) Evanescence (2004) Maroon 5
Maroon 5
(2005) John Legend
John Legend
(2006) Carrie Underwood
Carrie Underwood
(2007) Amy Winehouse
Amy Winehouse
(2008) Adele
Adele
(2009) Zac Brown Band
Zac Brown Band
(2010) Esperanza Spalding
Esperanza Spalding
(2011) Bon Iver
Bon Iver
(2012) Fun (2013) Macklemore & Ryan Lewis (2014) Sam Smith (2015) Meghan Trainor
Meghan Trainor
(2016) Chance the Rapper
Chance the Rapper
(2017) Alessia Cara
Alessia Cara
(2018)

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Grammy Award
Grammy Award
for Record of the Year

1959−1980

"Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu (Volare)" by Domenico Modugno
Domenico Modugno
(1959) "Mack the Knife" by Bobby Darin
Bobby Darin
(1960) "Theme from A Summer Place" by Percy Faith
Percy Faith
(1961) "Moon River" by Henry Mancini
Henry Mancini
(1962) "I Left My Heart in San Francisco" by Tony Bennett
Tony Bennett
(1963) "Days of Wine and Roses" by Henry Mancini
Henry Mancini
(1964) "The Girl from Ipanema" by Astrud Gilberto
Astrud Gilberto
& Stan Getz
Stan Getz
(1965) "A Taste of Honey" by Herb Alpert
Herb Alpert
and the Tijuana Brass (1966) "Strangers in the Night" by Frank Sinatra
Frank Sinatra
(1967) "Up, Up and Away" by The 5th Dimension
The 5th Dimension
(Billy Davis, Jr., Florence LaRue, Marilyn McCoo, Lamont McLemore, Ron Townson) (1968) "Mrs. Robinson" by Simon & Garfunkel (Art Garfunkel, Paul Simon) (1969) "Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In" by The 5th Dimension
The 5th Dimension
(Billy Davis, Jr., Florence LaRue, Marilyn McCoo, Lamont McLemore, Ron Townson) (1970) "Bridge over Troubled Water" by Simon & Garfunkel (Art Garfunkel, Paul Simon) (1971) "It's Too Late" by Carole King
Carole King
(1972) "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" by Roberta Flack
Roberta Flack
(1973) "Killing Me Softly with His Song" by Roberta Flack
Roberta Flack
(1974) "I Honestly Love You" by Olivia Newton-John
Olivia Newton-John
(1975) "Love Will Keep Us Together" by Captain & Tennille (Daryl Dragon, Toni Tennille) (1976) "This Masquerade" by George Benson
George Benson
(1977) "Hotel California" by Eagles (Don Felder, Glenn Frey, Don Henley, Randy Meisner, Joe Walsh) (1978) "Just the Way You Are" by Billy Joel
Billy Joel
(1979) "What a Fool Believes" by The Doobie Brothers
The Doobie Brothers
(Jeffrey Baxter, John Hartman, Keith Knudsen, Michael McDonald, Tiran Porter, Patrick Simmons) (1980)

1981−2000

"Sailing" by Christopher Cross
Christopher Cross
(1981) "Bette Davis Eyes" by Kim Carnes
Kim Carnes
(1982) "Rosanna" by Toto (Bobby Kimball, Steve Lukather, David Paich, Jeff Porcaro, David Hungate, Steve Porcaro) (1983) "Beat It" by Michael Jackson
Michael Jackson
(1984) "What's Love Got to Do with It" by Tina Turner
Tina Turner
(1985) "We Are the World" by USA for Africa
USA for Africa
(1986) "Higher Love" by Steve Winwood
Steve Winwood
(1987) "Graceland" by Paul Simon
Paul Simon
(1988) "Don't Worry, Be Happy" by Bobby McFerrin
Bobby McFerrin
(1989) "Wind Beneath My Wings" by Bette Midler
Bette Midler
(1990) "Another Day in Paradise" by Phil Collins
Phil Collins
(1991) "Unforgettable" by Natalie Cole
Natalie Cole
with Nat King Cole
Nat King Cole
(1992) "Tears in Heaven" by Eric Clapton
Eric Clapton
(1993) "I Will Always Love You" by Whitney Houston
Whitney Houston
(1994) "All I Wanna Do" by Sheryl Crow
Sheryl Crow
(1995) "Kiss from a Rose" by Seal (1996) "Change the World" by Eric Clapton
Eric Clapton
(1997) "Sunny Came Home" by Shawn Colvin
Shawn Colvin
(1998) "My Heart Will Go On" by Celine Dion
Celine Dion
(1999) "Smooth" by Santana (Rodney Holmes, Tony Lindsay, Karl Perazzo, Raul Rekow, Benny Rietveld, Carlos Santana, Chester Thompson) featuring Rob Thomas (2000)

2001−present

"Beautiful Day" by U2 (Bono, Adam Clayton, The Edge, Larry Mullen Jr.) (2001) "Walk On" by U2 (Bono, Adam Clayton, The Edge, Larry Mullen Jr.) (2002) "Don't Know Why" by Norah Jones
Norah Jones
(2003) "Clocks" by Coldplay
Coldplay
(Guy Berryman, Jon Buckland, Will Champion, Phil Harvey, Chris Martin) (2004) "Here We Go Again" by Ray Charles
Ray Charles
and Norah Jones
Norah Jones
(2005) "Boulevard of Broken Dreams" by Green Day
Green Day
(Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt, Frank Edwin Wright III) (2006) "Not Ready to Make Nice" by Dixie Chicks
Dixie Chicks
(Martie Maguire, Natalie Maines, Emily Robison) (2007) "Rehab" by Amy Winehouse
Amy Winehouse
(2008) "Please Read the Letter" by Alison Krauss
Alison Krauss
and Robert Plant
Robert Plant
(2009) "Use Somebody" by Kings of Leon
Kings of Leon
(Caleb Followill, Jared Followill, Matthew Followill, Nathan Followill) (2010) "Need You Now" by Lady Antebellum
Lady Antebellum
(Hillary Scott, Charles Kelley, Dave Haywood) (2011) "Rolling in the Deep" by Adele
Adele
(2012) "Somebody That I Used to Know" by Gotye
Gotye
featuring Kimbra
Kimbra
(2013) "Get Lucky" by Daft Punk
Daft Punk
featuring Pharrell Williams
Pharrell Williams
& Nile Rodgers (2014) "Stay with Me" (Darkchild version) by Sam Smith (2015) "Uptown Funk" by Mark Ronson
Mark Ronson
featuring Bruno Mars
Bruno Mars
(2016) "Hello" by Adele
Adele
(2017) "24K Magic" by Bruno Mars
Bruno Mars
(2018)

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Grammy Award
Grammy Award
for Album of the Year

1959–1979

The Music from Peter Gunn
The Music from Peter Gunn
Henry Mancini
Henry Mancini
(1959) Come Dance with Me! – Frank Sinatra
Frank Sinatra
(1960) The Button-Down Mind of Bob Newhart
Bob Newhart
Bob Newhart
Bob Newhart
(1961) Judy at Carnegie Hall
Judy at Carnegie Hall
Judy Garland
Judy Garland
(1962) The First Family – Vaughn Meader
Vaughn Meader
(1963) The Barbra Streisand Album
The Barbra Streisand Album
Barbra Streisand
Barbra Streisand
(1964) Getz/Gilberto
Getz/Gilberto
– Stan Getz, João Gilberto
João Gilberto
(1965) September of My Years Frank Sinatra
Frank Sinatra
(1966) A Man and His Music Frank Sinatra
Frank Sinatra
(1967) Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
The Beatles
The Beatles
(1968) By the Time I Get to Phoenix – Glen Campbell
Glen Campbell
(1969) Blood, Sweat & Tears – Blood, Sweat & Tears (1970) Bridge over Troubled Water
Bridge over Troubled Water
– Simon & Garfunkel (1971) Tapestry – Carole King
Carole King
(1972) The Concert for Bangladesh – Various (1973) Innervisions
Innervisions
Stevie Wonder
Stevie Wonder
(1974) Fulfillingness' First Finale
Fulfillingness' First Finale
Stevie Wonder
Stevie Wonder
(1975) Still Crazy After All These Years
Still Crazy After All These Years
Paul Simon
Paul Simon
(1976) Songs in the Key of Life
Songs in the Key of Life
Stevie Wonder
Stevie Wonder
(1977) Rumours – Fleetwood Mac
Fleetwood Mac
(1978) Saturday Night Fever – Bee Gees/Various (1979)

1980–2000

52nd Street – Billy Joel
Billy Joel
(1980) Christopher Cross
Christopher Cross
Christopher Cross
Christopher Cross
(1981) Double Fantasy
Double Fantasy
John Lennon
John Lennon
and Yoko Ono
Yoko Ono
(1982) Toto IV
Toto IV
– Toto (1983) Thriller – Michael Jackson
Michael Jackson
(1984) Can't Slow Down – Lionel Richie
Lionel Richie
(1985) No Jacket Required
No Jacket Required
Phil Collins
Phil Collins
(1986) Graceland – Paul Simon
Paul Simon
(1987) The Joshua Tree
The Joshua Tree
– U2 (1988) Faith – George Michael
George Michael
(1989) Nick of Time – Bonnie Raitt
Bonnie Raitt
(1990) Back on the Block
Back on the Block
Quincy Jones
Quincy Jones
and various artists (1991) Unforgettable... with Love Natalie Cole
Natalie Cole
(1992) Unplugged – Eric Clapton
Eric Clapton
(1993) The Bodyguard – Whitney Houston
Whitney Houston
(1994) MTV Unplugged – Tony Bennett
Tony Bennett
(1995) Jagged Little Pill
Jagged Little Pill
Alanis Morissette
Alanis Morissette
(1996) Falling into You
Falling into You
Celine Dion
Celine Dion
(1997) Time Out of Mind – Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan
(1998) The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill
Lauryn Hill
Lauryn Hill
Lauryn Hill
(1999) Supernatural – Santana (2000)

2001–present

Two Against Nature
Two Against Nature
Steely Dan
Steely Dan
(2001) O Brother, Where Art Thou? Soundtrack (2002) Come Away with Me
Come Away with Me
Norah Jones
Norah Jones
(2003) Speakerboxxx/The Love Below
Speakerboxxx/The Love Below
Outkast
Outkast
(2004) Genius Loves Company
Genius Loves Company
Ray Charles
Ray Charles
and various artists (2005) How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb
How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb
– U2 (2006) Taking the Long Way
Taking the Long Way
Dixie Chicks
Dixie Chicks
(2007) River: The Joni Letters – Herbie Hancock
Herbie Hancock
(2008) Raising Sand
Raising Sand
Robert Plant
Robert Plant
& Alison Krauss
Alison Krauss
(2009) Fearless – Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift
(2010) The Suburbs
The Suburbs
Arcade Fire
Arcade Fire
(2011) 21 – Adele
Adele
(2012) Babel – Mumford & Sons (2013) Random Access Memories
Random Access Memories
Daft Punk
Daft Punk
(2014) Morning Phase
Morning Phase
Beck
Beck
(2015) 1989 – Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift
(2016) 25 – Adele
Adele
(2017) 24K Magic – Bruno Mars
Bruno Mars
(2018)

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MusiCares Person of the Year

David Crosby
David Crosby
(1991) Bonnie Raitt
Bonnie Raitt
(1992) Natalie Cole
Natalie Cole
(1993) Gloria Estefan
Gloria Estefan
(1994) Tony Bennett
Tony Bennett
(1995) Quincy Jones
Quincy Jones
(1996) Phil Collins
Phil Collins
(1997) Luciano Pavarotti
Luciano Pavarotti
(1998) Stevie Wonder
Stevie Wonder
(1999) Elton John
Elton John
(2000) Paul Simon
Paul Simon
(2001) Billy Joel
Billy Joel
(2002) Bono
Bono
(2003) Sting (2004) Brian Wilson
Brian Wilson
(2005) James Taylor
James Taylor
(2006) Don Henley
Don Henley
(2007) Aretha Franklin
Aretha Franklin
(2008) Neil Diamond
Neil Diamond
(2009) Neil Young
Neil Young
(2010) Barbra Streisand
Barbra Streisand
(2011) Paul McCartney
Paul McCartney
(2012) Bruce Springsteen
Bruce Springsteen
(2013) Carole King
Carole King
(2014) Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan
(2015) Lionel Richie
Lionel Richie
(2016) Tom Petty
Tom Petty
(2017) Fleetwood Mac
Fleetwood Mac
(2018)

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