The events of this past year proved to me that I am strong. I am stronger than I think I am.
I am thankful to be so strong and to have the passion to continue to do what I love and move forward when many things could have held me back.
“It's not how many times you get knocked down that count, it's how many times you get back up.” -George A. Custer
“When obstacles arise, you change your direction to reach your goal, you do not change your decision to get there.” -Zig Ziglar
“Success flourishes only in perseverance--ceaseless, restless perseverance.” -Baron Manfred von Richthofen
I believe that 2014 is going to be an amazing year for us all.
Bring it on!
Born in Canada,Natalie Brown's passion for music was nurtured from a young age by her involvement in theater, gospel music, creative writing and local session work as a vocalist and writer. Upon deciding to pursue a professional music career, she moved to California and was selected to sing with internationally acclaimed Gospel recording artist Ron Kenoly during his "Welcome Home" tour in 1996. She toured around the USA and upon returning to California, Natalie studied with world-renowned vocal instructors Seth Riggs (Stevie Wonder, Tevin Campbell, Deborah Cox) and Dave Stroud (Terry Ellis of En Vogue, Rosie Gaines).
Natalie's debut album was released in late 2000 and contained thirteen original songs. Created with a thoughtful range of subject matter, tempo and mood throughout the album, "Let The Candle Burn" was enthusiastically welcomed by fans and industry personnel alike. She painted an interesting tapestry of sound on an album that included carefree, upbeat tracks, mid-tempo chillout songs and sweet soulful ballads.
Natalie returned to the studio to record the 2003 Holiday album entitled "A Cool Christmas", a 10 song Cool R&B/Pop influenced collection of Holiday favorites. The album included the beloved "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas", the soaring chime of "Silver Bells" and the quietly understated "I'll Be Home For Christmas". Natalie pulled Ray Charles' "Christmas Time" out of the archives and gave it a light, airy spin that served the tune well. Up-tempo numbers included a Swing infused "Let It Snow" and a contemporary pairing of "Winter Wonderland" and "Sleigh Ride". A mellow-groove rendition of "Give Love on Christmas Day" rounded out the sure-to-please Holiday offering.
In the Spring of 2004 the digital singles 'I Wonder' and 'Queen of Me' were made available on Natalie's official site. The songs garnered tremendous attention and In July 2004, 'Queen of Me' was released by Avex, Inc. Japan on the "Soul Essentials 7" series with songs by Rahsaan Patterson, Earth, Wind & Fire and others.
Much to the delight of fans eagerly awaiting new material, January 2009 saw the release of the long awaited sophomore album "Random Thoughts". The album features a selection of songs with varying themes (Natalie's Random Thoughts) that range from the inspiring "Hold Your Head Up High", the girl power anthem "Queen of Me" and the uplifting "It's A Beautiful Day", to the thought provoking "What's Going on Next Door?", the unity rallying call of "Come Closer", the sultry "How I Love 2 Love U", the soulful "You're Mysterious" and signature love ballad "I Knew You Were The One", and more.
Since late March 2010, Natalie has been sharing via her nVlogs Video Blog series the making of her latest project entitled "The Relationship Odyssey". The album, will be released with the partial support of fans via her crowd funding effort. You can watch the entire series on Natalie's site or at her YouTube channel or on her web site www.natalie-brown.com/video
Natalie has actively been licensing her music for Film/TV and Commercial placements since 2002. She's had music placed on every major North American cable network and premium television programs across the globe. A partial listing of domestic placements can be found here.
Random Thoughts ( 2009 )
Let the Candle Burn ( 2000 )
The Relationship Odyssey (Coming 2011)