Born in New Zealand and raised in England, singer-songwriter Natasha
Bedingfield grew up in a musical family. Natasha sang with her brother Daniel and
sister Nikola as "The DNA Algorithm."
뉴질랜드 태생이며 자라기는 영국에서 자란 가수-송라이터(songwriter) 나타샤 베딩필드는 음악가들 가정에서 컸다. 남자 동생 대니엘, 누이 니콜라와 “더 DNA 앨고리듬’(The DNA Algorithm)이란 팀을 만들어 노래했다.
Her 2004 debut solo CD, Unwritten, earned her a Grammy nomination, and sold
more than three million copies worldwide. In 2007, Natasha released an album
titled N.B., and last year followed with "Pocketful of Sunshine."
2004년 처녀 독창CD “언리튼”(Unwritten)으로 그녀는 그래미 지명을 얻었으며, 이 작품은 전 세계적으로 3 백만장 이상이 팔렸다. 2007년에 나타샤는 N.B.라는 타이틀의 앨범을 내놓았고, 작년에는 이어서 “포켓풀 오브 선샤인”(Pocketful of Sunshine)을 발표했다.
Since her start five years ago, Natasha has sold over 10 million records around the world.
5년전에 출발한 이래 나타샤는 전 세계적으로 천만 개 이상의 레코드를 팔았다.
Natasha Bedingfield has become one of the most popular female singers in the
last few years. She spent all of 2008 on tour promoting her latest CD, Pocketful of
Natasha found love last year when she became engaged to California
businessman Matt Robinson. "He stole my heart! I was holding out. My first song
was called "Single", it was about being solo and proud of it and independent," she
said. "I really did not fall [in love] for just any person ... yeah, he won my heart."
With three Top 10 Billboard chart singles from her latest album, Natasha says the
thrill starts before the record is even released. "It is amazing. When you are in the
studio and you are writing things (songs), and you get that excitement just after you
have written something good. You feel like a kind of buzz and you kind of want to
test it out because that is the next stage really," she said. "You might like
something, but do other people like it? It is the best compliment when other people
hear something you wrote, and they take it as a personal song. When someone
comes up to me and goes, 'This is our song, or my song', that is very special."
Not only is Natasha expanding as a performer, her new CD also demonstrates her
"My love first, actually, [is] the writing process," she says, "that is what I like the
most. It (songwriting) gets me going and makes me tick."
Natasha's most recent hit, "Angel," has a special meaning for her. "I was in the
studio with (producer) Rodney Jerkins. He is someone I grew up really admiring.
He is an amazing producer, and he showed me the song 'Angel', and I went crazy
over it. I was like, 'Please give me that song,' and he said, 'I think [it is for] another
artist like Beyonce or someone else singing it' and I said, 'No, you have to give it to
me. This is my song and I am singing it!'"
"Mainly the thing that stood out to me is the title, "Angel." My mom (Molly) has a
charity that is all about kids. It's called Global Angels. So, it was the first thing that
attracted me to that song," she recalls. "It was like, 'I could sing a song that is a bit
about protecting the person they love', and that is what the charity is all about."
is one celebrity using her fame for good cause. Not only is she involved with her
mother's organization "Global Angels", she is also working with another charity
"Stop The Traffik is about stopping the slave trade," she explains. "Even though we
celebrate that we are free from slavery, there are actually so many, like thousands
and thousands of people in that situation (slavery) all over the world. This is an
amazing coalition of organizations which is about putting a stop to that."
With her successful music career and involvement with charity, Natasha
Bedingfield has maintained a positive image and is honored to be called a "role
model" by other celebrities. "I was at the Teen Choice Awards (2008) and Miley
Cyrus said I was a role model," she said.
Natasha is in New Zealand seeking inspiration for her next album. She will be
working with producer Brian Kennedy who created "Disturbia" for Rihanna. Natasha
hopes to have the new CD ready by the end of 2009.