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Natalie Jean

Kensington, Maryland, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2013 | INDIE

Kensington, Maryland, United States | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2013
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"Local Pop and Jazz songstress releases fiery new album"

Local Pop and Jazz songstress releases fiery new album



KENSINGTON, Md. – Natalie Jean is excited to announce the much-anticipated release of her new album titled “Obsession”.


Produced by Tate Music Group, the album offers 8 tracks and is readily available for purchase nationwide at the iTunes Store and Amazon.com


Natalie Jean is a dynamic artist who grew up loving music and she enjoyed singing with her Haitian father who was also an artist himself. She was not only passionate about singing, but she enjoyed dancing as well. Her love further blossomed and she began to write her own poetry. She takes inspiration from her daily life and hopes to touch the lives of others through her music. She is currently based in Kensington.
The album “Obsession” features a fiery collection of Pop and Jazz songs that are filled with passion such as “Don't know” and “Don’t Ever Leave Me”. Her beautiful voice and melodies will surely leave you wanting for more! Be sure to check her out in upcoming events near you. - Key Marketing Group & Communications


"New Music We’re Loving || Natalie Jean"

Natalie Jean's new music video is truly something this pop icon can be proud of. After watching the video, and the series of scenes featuring Natalie Jean on billboards, video screens, and buses in Times Square, my thought was, "that's exactly where she belongs."

Mission is off of her latest album, Obsession, which can be heard and downloaded on iTunes and Amazon. The eight song album was produced by Tate Music Group, and is sure to please fans of contemporary Pop and Jazz.

You can stay current with the up-and-coming songstress by visiting her website. If you're in the Washington DC area, you can catch Natalie Jean live in concert this October and November! Event information:

October 27, 2013 at Takoma Station Tavern in Washington DC. 7pm Showtime. Venue website.
November 8, 2013 at Ebeneezers Coffeehouse in Washington DC. 8pm Showtime. Venue website.

As Natalie Jean's popularity is growing, she's starting to get the recognition she deserves. She's been nominated for the 2014 Artists in Music Awards. You can vote for Natalie Jean once per day until November 1st, under the categories Best Dance Artist and Best Music Video at this link.

Additional links for Natalie: Facebook and Reverbnation - Parachuting Buddha Blog


"Natalie Jean – Faithful"

Tell us about where you are from and how you got to this position today.
I am from Kensington, MD, born to Haitian parents. My father is a famous Haitian singer and as a child he would sing to me all the time. I love music. As a young adult, I had aspirations to become a dancer or a famous singer. I always loved how music made me feel. It allowed me to express myself in so many ways. When I was living in New York, in my mid 20's, I created a demo. I tried to shop my demo around, someone in Nashville was interested but I became leery of the music world because there was always some type of gimmick. So, I let it go.

At that time, I was also going through some personal issues. I really needed to find out what I wanted out of life. I really needed to learn to love myself. I started studying with a spiritual group and I became more aware of who I was and what my mission in life was supposed to be. My spirituality gave me a great insight into my passions. I had to truly believe in myself and not care what others thought. I have always been the type who loved to help others and I felt that I could do this through music.

So one day I decided to submit one of my songs to Tate Management Group and a month later they sent me an e-mail indicating that they wanted to work with me. I contacted a cousin of mine that is great at producing beats and he helped with the rest of my songs. It has been a tremendous learning experience. It goes to show you that you can manifest your dream at anytime, as long as you believe in yourself. Not only do I sing, but I was able to give into my passion for dancing. I teach a Zumba class and I love it.

What do you have coming up? What are some of the new projects we can expect to see?
My CD release date is April 23, 2013. It is set for worldwide distribution. So I am having a CD release party on April 25th,2013 at the Nectar Lounge in Silver Spring, MD. One of my songs will be featured on Women of Substance of Radio starting April 1, 2013. I am also currently lining up a few more gigs and making a music video for my song Swept Away.

Tell us more about the current song you are promoting to everyone.
The song Faithful is very special to me. It talks about how we are always looking at time and thinking that things can never get done. As humans we are constantly thinking about everything and not allowing things to flow freely in our lives. We want love and satisfaction in our lives and the reason it never happens is because we just won’t let go. It speaks of my experiences in life. I needed to learn and let go so that my life could move in a positive direction.

How does your music separate yourself from other artists and bands out there?
I like to call my music pop/jazz fusion. Jazz is my favorite type of music to sing. I think the mixture of what I can do with pop and jazz music puts me in category by myself. I believe that I can bring the younger generation over to the jazz side.

Tell us about one of the hardest challenges you had to face in the industry?
One of the biggest challenges is gaining experience. You have to pound the pavement to find the places that will allow you to play your music. Even finding a booking agent can be quite difficult. A lot of people are more concerned about a look than the actual music. They would also like you have more experience before they set you up to sing at their venue.

What was one of the biggest set backs in your career and how did you bounce back?
Completing my current CD was a challenge for me. I had a year to complete it. I am not a person that usually gets sick, but I lost my voice several times. I had to literally sit down one day and say, “Today is the day that I am completing my CD.” I actually used Garage Band to complete one of my demos. I don’t play an instrument either. I believe if you set your mind that you can do it, then it will happen.

What are some things artists need to be careful of?
I think emerging artists need to be careful of the different types of A&R companies that are out there. Artists really need to do their research on the companies that are trying to get their business. You have to definitely be smart about it.

What suggestions do you have for other artists like yourself?
I would tell an artist to pursue their dream and to stay true to who they are and to their music.

What is one of your favorite ways to promote yourself and your music?
I love to promote my music on www.reverbnation.com. It has a lot of great tools and music. Facebook is also a great way to promote my music. - Warped Magazine


"Junior's Cave Music Interview with Indie Pop/Jazz Artist, Natalie Jean Early Summer (June/July 2013) Edition Music Now Spotlight"

Indie Pop/Jazz Artist, Natalie Jean, certainly has the talent, skills, voice, fresh beats, and enriching lyrics to take her music all the way to the top of the game. She is creating something that is becoming a rarity in the Music Scene: Originality. What makes her music stand apart from the Average Joes is how she fuses Pop & Jazz into a wonderful harmonious sound that showcases the enormous amount of talent she possesses. In this spotlight with our publication, we discussed the life of a sensational Indie Pop/Jazz Performer. Enjoy!

Isaac: Music is so important to many cultures. Why is music important to you?

Natalie: My father is a Haitian Artist. So growing up in my own, there was always music playing. I was able to listen to music in different types of languages. I also loved to dance and liked the way music made me feel, moving to each beat. Music is important to me, because it can touch people in many different ways. Music can brighten someone’s life. You can change someone’s attitude, by your own vision of life. It has the ability to bring together all walks of life. I am passionate about many things, but music is what truly makes me happy. If I am happy, sad, or mad, I can express it through music. It is a powerful tool to be able to release any type of emotion.

Isaac: What do you believe is the one element that makes your music, lyrics, and voice stand apart from others in the Indie Music Industry?

Natalie: The one thing that makes me stand apart from others in the music industry is the fact that I can sing in French, Creole, and Spanish. I also believe that I create a new genre of music. I like to call it, “Pop Jazz Fusion.” I don’t want to be labeled as an R&B artist. I definitely want to be out of the box.

Isaac: If you have to name a few of your musical influences, who would they be and why?

Natalie: My influences would have to be Celine Dion and Lena Horne. I love the way they emit emotions when they are singing. There isn’t one false emotion. You can feel word that is being sung.

Isaac: What makes being an Indie Performer great in your opinion?

Natalie: I think what makes being an Indie Performer great is the fact that you have free creative license. You follow your own rules. You can be whoever you want to be, and still create great music. You have total freedom.

Isaac: What do you believe will it take for indie performers to gain the recognition as their mainstream counterparts?

Natalie: I believe that a person has to believe in themselves in order to gain the success that they want. You can’t think that your music is bad and still want success. I don’t give in to the stereotype that you have to be a certain age or that you have to have a certain look. I think that it if is meant for you, it will be. But it definitely starts with your own self-worth. If you believe in your own music, then most will tend to believe in you. It was you put out in the universe.

Isaac: Why do you believe that mainstream radios are so reluctant to play indie music?

Natalie: I think that there is politics to what will be played on mainstream radio. If you have someone that is backing you, that has some industry creds., they will most likely play your music. No one is willing to take a chance. I think they are afraid of the results.

Isaac: What do you believe is the main reason why your music is creating a buzz in the Indie Music Scene?

Natalie: I think that I am little different. One of the songs, “Faithful,” could be considered alternative. I think that is unexpected coming from a black female. I think that people get excited at the fact, that I can sing different styles.



Isaac: If you had an opportunity to work with anyone in the music business, who would it be and why?

Natalie: Dead, I would love to have performed with Elvis Presley. I grew up listening to his music and watching his movies. I loved his style and his charisma. He helped a lot of black artist break into music. Alive – It would have to be Celine Dion. I love her story and I think that she is an amazing singer. I think that I could learn a lot from her, in regards to vocal ability and range.

Isaac: How would you describe your music to others who are not familiar with your band?

Natalie: I tell them that it is “Pop Jazz Fusion.” I tell them that there is also a mix of alternative. A lot of ballads, but some upbeat mixes as well.

Isaac: What are you currently working on at the moment with respect to your music?

Natalie: Performing. I am also working on new music and creating a music video for my song “Mission.”

Isaac: How can fans learn more about you and your music online?
- Junior Cave Online


"Natalie Jean: Looking Back is in Tune with her destiny"

Natalie Jean has an earthy voice but she’s slick, and her music is not the trivial, boring kind but it is cool to the point that you are not embarrassed to listen to it in front of any your family or friends, no matter what age group they belong in. The choruses in her songs are great and have a real purpose. She’s not the kind of girl who wants to be famous so she can do photo shoots and have makeovers. She has talent and she wants the world to be her outlet. She also writes her own songs, and she has so much to say, and she can say it in different languages too – English, French, Spanish, and Creole!
Natalie Jean

Natalie Jean

This multi-nominated and award winning singer, songwriter and performer has already released 3 full albums, performed at a plethora of important venues and produced music in diverse genres, including Pop, Rap, Country, Dance and Rock. In 2014, as well as 2015 she was placed on the Grammy ballot.

Natalie has enjoyed various award-winning collaborations with various creatives such as Turkish producer Gurkan Asick and Trevor Sewell, as well as her father Guy R. Jean, with whom she won a music award for the song “C’est Toi et Moi”.

Natalie Jean has just released her latest Pop single, “Looking Back”. She comes across as a breath of fresh air amidst the cluttered pop landscape. The timing couldn’t be any more perfect. What’s so refreshing about Natalie is her ability to write songs that deal about sensitive topics and manages to dress it up in the most creative and light way as possible.

Her distinct vocal delivery also makes the song more raw, and heartfelt. Here she is dealing with being lied to, and then realizing that she never really liked the person to start with.

Natalie has an energy that is unlike many artists that are popular now. She uses that energy to power her music to levels that are sensational and memorable, no matter what genre she is working in. She is, as usual, straightforward and brave, lyrically. “Looking back, I never really wanted you. Looking back, I never really loved you,” she sings.
Natalie Jean

Natalie Jean

As an added bonus this track actually sounds like there is a brain thinking as the song is unfurled. It’s that intelligent, hurt, yet headstrong feeling, which really distances this from most other typically similar songs that are just oversexed hating and that’s all.

“Looking Back” by Natalie Jean is one of those songs that will remind you that you have more power over how you create the happiness in your life than what appears at first and that there are an abundance of opportunities to do so once you realize who you are surrounded by.

It inspires you to take stock of your life and the people who hurt you with false promises and lies. Once you realize you never really needed them, your life will become a clean slate to start over again. Natalie’s writing is truly heart felt.

Natalie Jean is in tune with her destiny. She knows what she’s supposed to do and knows how to make life real. Her music proves it. And she’s passing the info along to the world in her songs. Her music is about living in the present moment, and getting your butt to work if you want to realize your dreams, because no-one else will do it for you! - Jamsphere


"Natalie Jean "Please Don't" Cuts to the Heart of The Matter"

Natalie Jean is a diva, not by personality but by status. She sings with purpose, emotion, and without restraint. This is how artists express themselves and it doesn’t matter if you like it, it’s their art. I happen to like this and she gets my full 5 stars because of Natalie’s skill and ability to draw me into a vision of her emotional life.
Natalie Jean

Natalie Jean

Her songs are timeless and smart. This single, “Please Don’t” written in collaboration with Michael Peloso, is just another stone on her path. There will be many more to celebrate.

Natalie’s recent trilogy of singles has all dealt with matters of the heart, both from negative and positive angles. “Please Don’t” is a song about being tired of being in a bad relationship. Her voice here is better than ever, and the lyrics show us her classic charm and grace, and the love and emotion that she instills in everything she touches.

The overall tone is a little pensive, a little moody, little reflective, and a little angry, as she sings her song of love’s experiences that we may also be all too familiar with by now. If we’ve lived and loved a little!

Natalie is magical, whimsical and very fluid when she sings over the solid, slow-beating rhythm of “Please Don’t”. Her several torch songs are untouchable by many of her independent contemporaries. She cuts to the heart, and soul of anyone who has ever been in love – age doesn’t matter.

And she doesn’t seem to be all stuck on herself like so many others have been and still are. “Please Don’t” is rich with great lyrics and an edgy pop arrangement that will resonate with mainstream music fans all over.
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the single cover

“Please Don’t” is set to release on June 10th.

MORE ABOUT NATALIE JEAN: This multi-nominated and award winning singer, songwriter and performer has already released 3 full albums, performed at a plethora of important venues and produced music in diverse genres, including Pop, Rap, Country, Dance and Rock, and sings in English, French, Spanish, and Creole. In 2014, as well as 2015 she was placed on the Grammy ballot.

Natalie has enjoyed various award-winning collaborations with various creatives such as Turkish producer Gurkan Asick and Trevor Sewell, as well as her father Guy R. Jean, with whom she won a music award for the song “C’est Toi et Moi”. - Jamsphere


"Natalie Jean "Now I See - Solide Mature and Subtle offering from a classy singer"

Natalie Jean is no slouch. She is ripping up the airwaves, and continually shows she can produce consistent work that is glossy, personal, natural, and relatable all rolled into one. Her single “Now I See” is not the overly robotic, emotionless pop you hear from too many contemporary record producers – it’s a record built on intimacy, and personal exploration. “This is a song about being able to finally see the true nature of the person, you have been dating,” says Natalie.
Natalie Jean

Natalie Jean

Natalie again transcends her previous releases and holds true to her incredible talent. Minimal but rich-sounding, with her voice front and center, “Now I See” is a solid, mature and subtle offering from a classy singer. Every possible aspect has been taken care of, from the music to the lyrics, and the mixing and mastering.

And what impresses me the most with Natalie is the growth she has shown as an artist from her initial releases all the way to now.

Each time reviewing her music, I have to replay many of the tracks to fully appreciate the overall effectiveness and professional artistry she displays. Her music isn’t just a one-time listen – her music feels timelessly grand. And a song like “Now I See” makes you want to fall in love, experience heartbreak, and do it all over again.

I give a ton of credit to Natalie Jean’s honesty and passion for her craft. Her music and sound as a whole doesn’t come across as just “silly love songs” or “someone crying over a beat”. Natalie’s lyrics and sound display all kinds of emotions: joy, happiness, loneliness, and love.

There simply isn’t an independent artist out there with the same grace, power and more importantly, consistency Natalie Jean possesses. And her voice simply cuddles my soul and heart!
The single cover

The single cover

You can now pre-order “Now I See” on here on iTunes.

MORE ABOUT NATALIE JEAN: This multi-nominated and award winning singer, songwriter and performer has already released 3 full albums, performed at a plethora of important venues and produced music in diverse genres, including Pop, Rap, Country, Dance and Rock, and sings in English, French, Spanish, and Creole. In 2014, as well as 2015 she was placed on the Grammy ballot.

Natalie has enjoyed various award-winning collaborations with various creatives such as Turkish producer Gurkan Asick and Trevor Sewell, as well as her father Guy R. Jean, with whom she won a music award for the song “C’est Toi et Moi”. - Jamsphere


"Natalie Jean Spotlight"

My special celebrity guest 'In the Spotlight' today is award winning singer/songwriter Natalie Jean. Multi-lingual Natalie has won several music awards and has been a Grammy nominee. So, it's a warm welcome to the 'Sunny Side of the Street', Natalie.

What is your family background?

"I was born in Washington, DC. However, my parents were born in Haiti."

I read that your father is a famous Haitian artist?

"Yes, my father has recorded over 10 albums. He sings mostly ballads. He sings in Creole, French, Spanish, and English."

When you were a child, did you any ambitions about becoming a singer, or did you have another career in mind?

"It’s funny, as a child I did not have much interest in becoming a singer. I wanted to become a dancer. However, music was always a part of my family. Growing up, some of my uncles and aunts lived with us. There was always some type of music playing in my house. Elvis was a big thing in my home. I've watched all of his movies. Most of my uncles and aunts on my father’s side are musically inclined."


You attended Salisbury State University. What did you study?

"I studied Communications. I wanted to be a newscaster. But it was hard to find a job in that field. In any case I can communicate, so I still use what I learned."

As well as your love of music, you started out writing poetry. What attracted you to poetry?

"I like the movement of poetry. I like how you can express a tone in so many ways. I was going through life experiences, and I started to write down how I felt, which translated into the spiritual poetry that I have written. They are mostly seeing the love within."


How did you make the transition to singing and songwriting?

"I don’t know if I have really transitioned. I find that all music is some form of poetry. Music is poetry in motion. I was living in New York, going through a bad relationship, and I started to write songs about what I was feeling at the time. I always loved to sing, so I decided to see what I could do in the songwriting world. I had three songs that I had written and my parents suggested that I release a demo, and it started from there. This demo was created many moons ago. I never did anything with it, until 2011. I had the demos since 2003."

You have written and performed songs for different genres. Do you have a particular favourite style of music?

"I love Jazz and Blues because of the emotions that you can convey. You can use every aspect of your body and soul with those genres."


In 2013 you released your first CD, 'Obsession'. Where did your ideas for those songs come from?

"My song ideas come my life, relationships, experiences, etc. I am not afraid to share my life with the world."

A year later you released your second album, 'Natalie Jean'. How do you decide which songs to put on an album?

"I knew that I wanted to have an old school/new school vibe. I wanted to create something that the older generation and the younger generation could appreciate. I listened to some Ella Fitzgerald and some BB King and wanted to convey my life in a way that would be relatable to the audience."


You have now released an album sung in French, 'Lecons D'Armour'. I believe that you collaborated with other musicians on this album?

"My father wrote three of the songs on the album. I also translated the famous UK blues artist Trevor Sewell’s 'Fade to Grey (Devenir Gris)' into French. All the other songs were written by me and included my music producer, Alexi Von Guggenberg, who do did the composing."

What made you decide to record an album in French?

"I've always wanted to sing in French. I thought this would be a great opportunity to showcase my versatility. I also submitted to the Grammys and wanted to stand out a little more."

How many languages do you speak?

"I speak four. English, French, Spanish, and Creole."

You have been nominated for and have won several music awards, including the Grammys. Can you give me a summary of these?

"In regards to the Grammy, I have made it on the Grammy ballot twice. I recently won Bronze in the Global Music Awards for March in the Pop category. I have won 11 Akademia Awards for my different genres, I won Best Pop Music Video in the Josie Show Music Awards. I won Best R&B Artist in the Fair Play Country Music (they focus on several genres.). I also won Best Jazz song in the Hollywood Songwriting Contest. I've had nominations in the Artists in Music Awards, LA Music Awards, American Songwriting Awards, Song of The Year, International Music and Entertainment Association, The Indie Music Channel Awards, HMMA’s, and the Utah Music Awards. Most recently, I was nominated in the categories of World Vocal Recording and World Vocalist in the Washington Area Music Awards (The Wammies), an award show here in Washington, DC. I have been a Semi-Finalist in the UK Songwriting Contest, Raw Artist, and the Libera Music Awards. Just to name a few..."


What are your plans for the rest of 2016?

"This year, I am working on a pop album. I started out wanting to make a Blues album. However, the recent song I wrote, took on a life of its own. I plan on releasing the first single at the end of April. I am also collaborating with some other songwriters and musicians as well. I will also be featured in a book called “The Artist Collection” created by the Josie Show."

Many thanks to Natalie for being my celebrity guest today. - Malcolm Holt Sunny Side of The Street


"Natalie Jean - Looking Back"

Natalie Jean’s “Looking Back” is a stylish sophisticated piece of alternative pop. Turning the idea of the love song on its head the message is one of defiance. Lyrics explore the idea of a relationship and all the complications it necessitates. Anchored by a solid beat and a catchy hook, the piece comes together cautiously. By focusing on the song’s effortless buildup the song grows ever larger and larger before coming into full focus. Sounds reverberate throughout the expansive space, letting Natalie Jean set the atmosphere, of disappointment in a former partner.

“Looking Back”
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The spacious melody opens up the song on a high note. As the beat comes into view the song truly gets started. Natalie Jean’s voice is emotive as she sings about the wrong person, the person who truly did the worst by manipulating the relationship. When the chorus joins it feels like reassurance almost. Each additional flourish of sound is felt completely as the economic structure of the piece lets each element shine through. “Looking Back” gets to the heart of the matter by the final third of the track, as the relationship is explained completely. Relationships can be particularly cruel when they are from an imbalance of power. Towards the finale of the track everything comes together as all the elements are amplified.

Effortlessly bringing together elements of pop, EDM, and dub, Natalie Jean creates a song of astounding dark beauty with “Looking Back”.

https://www.facebook.com/NatalieJeanObsession - Spoke Magazine


"Natalie Jean -Unafraid - Confession-Affirmation and Fearless- Self Assertion"

love Natalie Jean. I’m sure I’m not her target audience but I don’t care. I’ve got a thing for songs about strong, independent and capable women. Natalie fills that need. Her new album “Unafraid” is a solid follow up to her previous work. It’s got a different sound in places where she’s trying some new things – which is a good sign, showing that she does not have a tunnel vision on her talents.

Natalie-Jean-Unafraid-CoverOn “Unafraid” she is obviously going for fierce woman power. The rhythm of the album is a more upbeat in places and more intense in others. This is an enormously satisfying album for anyone who likes pop music, but Natalie Jean is so much more than pop – she mixes in flavors of techno, R&B, nu-disco, urban edge and her own original exotic ballad sound.

Natalie has mastered the art of the ear worm. Her melodic hooks work their way into your brain and stick. You’ll find yourself singing bits of her songs in your head all day long.

As I listened to this album for the first time, I found myself smiling multiple times. Though profound and thorough in her compositions, Natalie maintains a flippant quality to her writing that lifts your spirits. This quality is evident in the bluesy swing of “Chasing You” and in the dance rhythms of “Map”.

In my view, Natalie Jean is one the most exciting young female recording artists around, with an enormous potential upside. A wonderful all-round entertainer, Natalie produces music that makes a difference in young lives; especially self-image of young women and their empowerment over their vision of themselves and how others see them.

The title song reveals the album’s recurring and personal themes – confession, affirmation, and fearless self-assertion. Yet she can sing a song called “Unafraid” but still come off as humble. Even her strongest self-empowerment lyrics come with a slight undercurrent of insecurity and a heartfelt admission of pain.

Natalie-Jean-Unafraid-350Like Adele and Taylor Swift before her, Natalie seems to put a lot of personal truths into her lyrics, and this is usually a trait that makes the strongest connection with listeners.

When listening to contrasting songs like the heartrending ballad “Will I” and the infectiously rhythmic “You”, Natalie’s artistic endowments becomes even clearer – refreshing talent with lightly poetic words in lyrical messages that the mind digests easily.

Vocals which are a rare combination – sounding like classic, nostalgic singing being delivered by a unique pure voice with the subtle inflective interpretations and phrasing that one looks for in great emerging artists. This futuristic-retro quality is strongly palpable on one of the albums most outstanding tracks, “Red Room”. The delivery is straight-up classic but the result is cutting edge urban – Shirley Bassey meets Rihanna. The track is also endeared with a really catchy synth hook too.

There is not a single track on this album that I would skip. “Unafraid” just shines from start to finish without any duds throwing listeners for a loop. This album is arguably her best effort yet. While the radio-friendliness of these tracks is exceptionally strong, the collective unison of them is even stronger.

There are plenty of earworms here, once listeners embrace the eclectic yet sonically and emotionally unified collection of tracks that Natalie Jean puts forth on this, her boldest, most personal recording to date!

Get the album on iTunes. - Jamsphere


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Natalie Jean is a talented award winning singer/songwriter performer. As a young child she used to sing along with her father, Guy R. Jean, a famous Haitian artist, in their home. She started her career by writing poetry. However, music has always been her passion. In April of 2013, Natalie released her first CD entitled, Obsession. In 2014, she released her second album, a self-titled album, “Natalie Jean.” She has performed at the following venues in the MD/DC area, French Embassy, Takoma Station, Ebenezers Coffeehouse, Twins Jazz, Mad Momos, and the Pinch. In 2014, she performed at the Cherry Blossom Festival, The Black Fox Lounge, Bistrot Lepic, Sofitel Hotel, Cafe Zed and Tree House Lounge. She also appeared on WPFW, a Jazz station in Washington DC. She has also begun to write and perform for many different genres besides her own, such as Rap, Country, Dance, and Heavy metal. In 2014, she was nominated in the Best Dance Category in the 2014 Artist in Music Awards, as well as having 5 nominations in The 2014 Indie Music Music Channel Awards for Best Blues Song, Best Blues Artist, Best Jazz Song, Best Best Rap Song, and Best R&B Artist. She was also nominated in the LA Music Awards in the Pop category. She was also made the top 30 in the international Category in the Australian Songwriting Contest. She was also nominated in the Hollywood Music in Media Awards for Best Blues Song and Best Female vocalist. She also received 5 nominations in the International Music and Entertainment Association in the categories of Spiritual, Jazz, Pop, Hip Hop, Christian artist. She has several wings in the Akademia Music Awards for best Jazz(2), Best Blues,  Best Heavy metal song, Best Adult Contemporary, Dance, and Best Rap. She was also listed as a Semi-Finalist in the UK Songwriting contest in the categories of Music Video, Love Song, Dance, Singer/Songwriter, and Pop Song. Her album "Obsession," and song Don't Know were nominated in the Indees. In 2014, she was also listed on the Grammy ballot. In 2015, she released her third album, a French Pop album titled “Lecons D’Amour.”The French album also placed on the 2015 Grammy Ballot. She won for best Jazz Song with Trevor Sewell, a collaboration, she did with one of his songs. She also won Best R&B song for her song “Hands Up and Best Dance/European for her song( which was written by her father, Guy R. Jean), “C’est Toi et Moi.” She also won Best Dance Song for her song “Can You Hear Them” in the Akademia Music Awards, a collaboration with Gurkan Asick, a young producer from TurkeyShe recently won for “Best Jazz Song,” in the Hollywood Songwriting Contest. Her song Mon Ange, was a semi-finalist in the UK Songwriting Contest, and it won for best Pop European song in the Akademia Music Awards. C’est Toi et Moi was listed in the top 10 in the Australian Songwriting Contest. She won Pop Music Video of The Year in the Josie Show Awards. She also won Best 2015 R&B Artist by the Fair Country Music company located in Germany. Also in 2016, she is a Semi-finalist in the 2015 International Songwriting Competition for her song “Mon Ange.” Bronze Medal winner in the Pop category in the Global Music Awards and nominated for World Music Recording and World Music Artist in the Wammies, a Washington, DC Music Awards Show. Also, she is a finalist in the 2016 World Wide Music Contest. Also she is nominated in the Hollywood Music in Media Awards in the female vocal category. She was nominated in the Hollywood Songwriting Contest in the Pop and performance categories. She has also been nominated in the 2016 Josie Music Awards in the Pop, R&B, Jazz, World, and Best Collaboration categories. She is a semi-finalist in the 2016 UK Songwriting Contest and recently won for Best Performance in the American Songwriting Awards for her song “Mon Ange.” She also won silver for her song “Looking Back” in the pop category for her song “Looking Back.” She has just released three songs from her upcoming album, “Looking Back,”Please Don’t,” and “Now I See.” Her new album was released on July 8 2016. She is a passionate singer. You can feel every note when she sings. Natalie can also sing in French, Spanish, and Creole. Natalie Jean is mostly influenced by artist such as Lena Horne, Celine Dion, Billie Holiday, and Ella Fitzgerald.


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