About Natasha Bedingfield
During the fourth decade of the 21st century, Natasha Bedingfield has become one of the most successful singer/songwriters in the world and has gained international renown for her upbeat, R&B-tinged dance-pop that she brought to the world through her debut album, Unwritten. Among the singles included was the U.K.’s No. 1 hit “These Words” as well as the U.S.’s No. 12 hit, “Unwritten,” both of which were Top 20 hits on the U.S. charts. It was singles like “Love Like This” (featuring Sean Kingston) and “Soulmate” from the 2007 album N.B. that British singer on charts around the world. Despite the fact that her third album, 2010’s Strip Me, didn’t fare quite as well on the commercial front, she was still able to achieve platinum status on collaborations with Simple Plan (“Jet Lag”) and Rascal Flatts (“Easy”) in 2011. It was the first of her independent releases and her fourth album, Roll with Me, which came out in 2019, still combined sleek surfaces and danceability with honest emotion. A chart listing of independent albums by Billboard reached the Top 40 of the chart for independent albums.
Born in West Sussex, Natasha Anne Bedingfield grew up in South London, where she along with her siblings was raised around music from an early age. As early as her teens, Natasha, Daniel, and Nikola had formed a singing group based on R&B, a genre they were all passionate about. The experience did not last long, but the Bedingfield’s found encouragement in the experience to pursue music, and Natasha contributed vocals to the 1997 club track “Refined Intricacy” by Origin. There was soon to be a time when Natasha Bedingfield was able to become a massive star at home with her number-one hits “Gotta Get Through This” and “If You’re Not the One.” After graduating from university and signing a record deal with BMG, she quickly began the creative process for her debut album.
Her Career and Stardom
Ahead of its release, Unwritten was bolstered by advance tracks including the number-one hit: “These Words.” As a result of the popularity of “These Words,” Unwritten debuted at number one on the British album chart when released in 2004. In addition to a platinum record-selling career, Bedingfield has won numerous BRIT awards as a result of her rhythmic pop sound. With Unwritten’s release in July 2005, she set herself up for an assault on the American pop charts that began in the fall of that year. Although the album reached number 26 in the States, Bedingfield’s title track landed in the Top Five of the Hot 100 chart and is nominated for a Grammy for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance for her performance on the track. There was no doubt that the U.K. smash hits “I Wanna Have Your Babies” and “Soulmate” (both of which peaked at number seven) were a precursor to her sophomore album, New Beginnings. Although N.B. wasn’t sold in the States, a reworked version — half the album and six new songs — was released in the States in the spring of 2008 as Pocketful of Sunshine. A U.K. version peaked at number nine, while a U.S. version cracked the Top Three. She began writing material for her third studio album in 2009 after marrying businessman/filmmaker Matt Robinson.