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R&B legend Natalie Cole, passed away New Year’s Eve from apparent congestive heart failure as news sources are reporting. Having suffered from Hepatitis C, the singer had canceled a string of concert dates over a three month period leading up to her December hospitalization.
Renowned for her sassy, powerhouse vocals, the daughter of legendary crooner Nat King Cole, would follow in her famous father’s footsteps.
Natalie Cole’s 1975 debut album Inseparable would launch her into stardom, eventually earning Natalie the first of her 21 Grammy nominations, and making her the first artist to break Aretha Franklin’s 8 year winning streak in the best female r&b vocal performance category.
Totaling to over 30 million records sold, 3 American Music Awards, and 9 Grammy wins, Natalie would earn a wide array of accolades spread out over her 40+ year career. Natalie Cole’s 1991 duet album with her father, Unforgettable…with Love would be hailed as her comeback album after a run of moderately successful 80’s recordings. It would also make Cole the first artist to digitally record an album of this kind. Natalie’s Unforgettable…with Love would eventually be declared 7x’s platinum and earn the singer 5 Grammy awards. You can check out some of Natalie’s memorable performances below.