GET TO KNOW NATALIS
Meet Natalis, 5x's Multi Genre Billboard Charting & Platinum Selling Artist, Songwriter & Producer
Following in the footsteps of her late father who was a Bronx born DJ & salsero, Natalis was always moved and inspired by a diverse range of genres. Motown, R&B/Soul, Freestyle, Hip Hop, Salsa, Merengue and Bachata were often the flavors mixed in her musical sancocho. Her first vocal lessons took place in her room while belting along to the hits of Marc Anthony, Janet Jackson and others. Unbeknownst to her, over time this form of play, in combination with proper development encouraged by her mother, led to her first professional gig as the lead singer for the Bratz cartoon theme song “Se Siente” (Universal, Hipp-o).
The duality of growing up in the diehard streets of New York City and in the tropics of Puerto Rico has offered a great framework for Natalis as an artist. Among her career highlights so far, she has written R&B songs for A&E/Lifetime’s hit biopic Wendy Williams: The Movie (How You Doing?, Suddenly) and co-wrote the Spanish version of Fuego, for the Eurovision 2018 runner up, pop star Eleni Foureira.
As a background vocalist, this Puerto Rican songbird has also graced the live stage with icons such as Cece Houston, Darlene Love & Mariah Carey. Additionally, she was chosen to be a part of an eclectic group of elite singers that contributed to iconic Hip Hop albums such as J Cole’s Born Sinner and Kanye West’s Yeezus & Life of Pablo. Her participation on Kanye’s Grammy Nominated recordings awarded her two Grammy certificates and eventually this, in combination with additional indie recordings, catapulted the "Crooked Smile" crooner, into becoming a Grammy Voting Member.
Now in the foreground as a soloist, her latest album “Good Fridays” in collaboration with Mr Foster and Davis Chris brings an edgy Top 40 R&B/Pop sound to the gospel scene. “This album, was my gift to God… ‘It was’ my way of showing gratitude for all the little miracles that happen in my life every day and allowing Jesus to take the wheel on my journey as a Lupus warrior.” With its leading single “But God” debuting at #20 on the iTunes Christian Songs Chart and entering at #13 on Billboard’s Gospel Digital Sales, Natalis sings praises and glorifies God’s holy name in a very unique way.
With Natalis currently working on an upcoming Urban latin album under her independent record label Ay Bendito Records, a follow-up to “Good Fridays” and several Hip/Hop, R&B and Dance collaborations, the best is yet to come.