Natalie La Rose

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

Natalie La Rose
BornJuly 11, 1988 (age 34) Amsterdam, Netherlands
GenresR&B[1][2]
Occupation(s)
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • dancer
Years active2010–present
LabelsGlobal Sound Entertainment
Websitenatalielarose.com

Early lifeEdit

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]

CareerEdit

2010–2011: Career beginningsEdit

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]

In 2010, La Rose got her first opportunity when she signed a deal with Aaliyah's former label Blackground Records, while being distributed by Interscope Records, as part of a musical duo named Amsterdam with dancer Sigourney Korper, who debuted 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]

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.

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

2015–present: Breakthrough with "Somebody" and later workEdit

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] An accompanying music video for "Around the World premiered on 24 July 2015.[15]

In May 2022, La Rose released "Tables", her first single in seven years. The song was released under Global Sound Entertainment, indicating that La Rose was no longer signed to Republic Records.[16]

ArtistryEdit

InfluencesEdit

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.[17][18][19]

DiscographyEdit

SinglesEdit

As lead artistEdit

Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
NLD
[20]
AUS
[21]
BEL
(FL)
Tip

[22]
CAN
[23]
FRA
[24]
IRE
[25]
NZ
[26]
SWE
[27]
UK
[28]
US
[29]
"Somebody"
(featuring Jeremih)
2014 12 12 10 22 71 28 34 68 2 10 Non-album singles
"Around the World"
(featuring Fetty Wap)
2015 27 85 14 [a]
"Tables"[34] 2022 TBA
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

As featured artistEdit

Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
NLD
[20]
IRE
[25]
NOR
[35]
SWE
[27]
UK
[36]
"Gypsy Woman"
(Caroline D'Amore featuring Natalie La Rose)
2015 Non-album singles
"Worse Things than Love"
(Timeflies featuring Natalie La Rose)
"The Right Song"
(Tiësto and Oliver Heldens featuring Natalie La Rose)
2016 46 57 33 100 39
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Music videosEdit

Year Artist Title
2010 J. Lewis "Dancin' for Me" (featuring Flo Rida)[37]
2011 Lloyd "Dedication to My Ex (Miss That)"[38]
2014 Flo Rida "G.D.F.R." (featuring Sage the Gemini and Lookas)

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Result Nominated work Category
2015 MTV Europe Music Awards[39] Nominated Best Push Act
Nominated Best Dutch Act
2017 EBBA Awards Won Netherlands

ToursEdit

Featured act

NotesEdit

  1. ^ "Around the World" did not enter the Billboard Hot 100, but peaked at number three on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart.[33]

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ Kellman, Andy. "Natalie La Rose > Biography & History". AllMusic. Archived from the original on 8 October 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015. A contemporary R&B vocalist from Amsterdam
  3. ^ a b "Natalie La Rose's Republic Records Artist Page". republicrecords.com. Archived from the original on 18 January 2015. Retrieved 16 January 2015.
  4. ^ Natalie La Rose Full Interview w/ Andy Gil on 104.3 NOW FM, 28 May 2015, archived from the original on 2 September 2019, retrieved 18 January 2016
  5. ^ (in Dutch) Bijgewerkte Hitflits: tweede week voor Racoon; Na doorbraak in Amerika nu ook Nederlands succes voor Natalie la Rose Archived 2 April 2015 at the Wayback Machine, De Megaman (weblog), 2015. Retrieved on 3 March 2015.
  6. ^ Natalie La Rose Discography at Discogs Archived 9 October 2016 at the Wayback Machine. Discogs.com. Retrieved on 2015-01-16.
  7. ^ a b Rowlands, Geoffrey (2 March 2015). "The courageous and determined Natalie La Rose". Gulf Times. Archived from the original on 21 June 2015. Retrieved 21 June 2015.
  8. ^ Natalie La Rose interview, 8 May 2015, archived from the original on 9 September 2019, retrieved 18 January 2016
  9. ^ "Musical - High School Musical". stage-entertainment.nl (in Dutch). 2009. Archived from the original on 21 June 2015. Retrieved 21 June 2015.
  10. ^ Breezy, Elle (3 April 2015). "[EXCLUSIVE] Flo Rida's Artist Natalie La Rose Talks Journey From Holland to LA, Aaliyah Comparisons, Big Hair, More". Singersroom. Archived from the original on 30 June 2015. Retrieved 21 June 2015.
  11. ^ "Natalie La Rose "Just Wanted To Perform," Talks Early Stages of Music Career with DJ Toro". 923amp.cbslocal.com. 29 December 2014. Archived from the original on 21 June 2015. Retrieved 21 June 2015.
  12. ^ "Tomorrow's Hits: Natalie La Rose, Wash & Josh Dorr". Billboard. 9 January 2015. Archived from the original on 11 January 2015. Retrieved 16 January 2015.
  13. ^ Madeline Roth (25 April 2015). "Fifth Harmony Announce Summer 'Reflection' Tour: Get All The Details!". MTV. Archived from the original on 30 April 2015. Retrieved 12 June 2015.
  14. ^ a b "Natalie La Rose "All Around the World feat. Fetty Wap Premiere". Archived from the original on 28 June 2015.
  15. ^ Stutz, Colin (24 July 2015). "Natalie La Rose Brings Her Dance Moves 'Around the World' With Fetty Wap: Watch". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Archived from the original on 14 September 2015. Retrieved 25 July 2015.
  16. ^ Samuels, Keithan (28 May 2022). "Natalie La Rose Returns With New Song 'Tables'". Rated R&B. Archived from the original on 29 May 2022. Retrieved 3 June 2022.
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  18. ^ "Natalie La Rose Interview w/ Bootleg Kev on Wild 94.1". YouTube.com. 14 January 2015. Archived from the original on 8 March 2016. Retrieved 16 January 2015.
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  30. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2015 Singles" (PDF). Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 28 May 2019.
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  33. ^ "Natalie La Rose Album & Song Chart History: Bubbling Under Hot 100". Billboard. Retrieved 25 July 2015.
  34. ^ "Tables - Single by Natalie La Rose on Apple Music". iTunes Store. 27 May 2022. Archived from the original on 28 May 2022. Retrieved 28 May 2022.
  35. ^ Peak chart positions for singles as featured artist in Norway:
  36. ^ Peak chart positions for singles as featured artist in the United Kingdom:
    • "The Right Song": "DJ Tiesto". Official Charts Company. Archived from the original on 28 May 2019. Retrieved 28 May 2019.
  37. ^ "J. Lewis - Dancin' For Me ft. Flo Rida". YouTube. 26 May 2010. Archived from the original on 10 March 2016. Retrieved 21 June 2015.
  38. ^ "Lloyd - Dedication To My Ex (Miss That) ft. Andre 3000". YouTube. 10 November 2011. Archived from the original on 3 November 2015. Retrieved 21 June 2015.
  39. ^ "Taylor Swift Leads MTV EMAs With 9 Nominations". Billboard. 15 September 2015. Archived from the original on 18 September 2015. Retrieved 11 October 2015.

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