Natalie Cole

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  • Birth Name: Stephanie Natalie Maria Cole
  • Birth Place: Los Angeles, California, United States
  • Died: December 31, 2015
  • Profession: Singer
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Fast Facts

  • Didn't become serious about pursuing a music career until her junior year in college, when she began singing in clubs up and down the East Coast.
  • Scored five No. 1 R&B hits from 1975 to '77, including her debut single "This Will Be." Found similar success on the album front, with her first five LPs achieving either gold or platinum status.
  • Topped the pop album charts in 1991 with Unforgettable: With Love, on which she covered many of her dad's classic songs.
  • Underwent a kidney transplant in 2009, which led her to become a spokesperson for the University Kidney Research Organization.
  • Involved with Tune In to Hep C, a public health campaign educating people about hepatitis C (which she had and overcame).
  • Wrote two memoirs: Angel on My Shoulder (2000), about her life, career and battles with drug dependency; and Love Brought Me Back (2009), about her kidney problems, the donor whose death gave her life and her sister Carole "Cookie" King.

Awards

  • 1975, Grammy — Best R&B Vocal Performance, Female: Winner
  • 1975, Grammy — Best New Artist: Winner
  • 1991, Grammy — Record of the Year: Winner
  • 1996, Grammy — Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals: Winner
  • 1991, Grammy — Best Traditional Pop Vocal Performance: Winner
  • 1992, Emmy — Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program: Nominee
  • 2008, Grammy — Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album: Winner
  • 1976, Grammy — Best R&B Vocal Performance, Female: Winner
  • 1991, Grammy — Album of the Year: Winner
  • 1993, Grammy — Best Jazz Vocal Performance, Female: Winner

Relationships

  • Marvin Yancy — Ex-husband
  • Andre Fischer — Ex-husband
  • Timolin Cole — Sister
  • Kenneth H. Dupree — Ex-husband
  • Nat Kelly Cole — Brother
  • Casey Cole — Sister
  • Carol Cole — Sister
  • Julius Erving — Ex-significant Other
  • Maria Cole — Mother
  • Nat "King" Cole — Father
  • Robert Yancy — Son

College

  • University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts, United States (BA in Child Psychology, 1972)

Details

  • Birth Name: Stephanie Natalie Maria Cole
  • Birth Place: Los Angeles, California, United States
  • Died: December 31, 2015
  • Profession: Singer