Versatile Haitian American Artist Natalie Jean is an award winning, multi-nominated singer/songwriter performer. She is also a Voting Member in the Recording Academy (GRAMMYS). She sings and writes many genres, such as Jazz Pop, R&B, Blues, Country, Americana, Rock, Adult Contemporary, Inspirational, Rap, Heavy Metal, and Dance. She can also sing in French, Spanish, English, and Creole. Natalie Jean is mostly influenced by artist such as Lena Horne, Celine Dion, Billie Holiday, Nina Simone, and Ella Fitzgerald. Natalie can sing in French, English, Spanish, and Haitian Creole. She comes from a long line of musicians. Her father Guy R. Jean, is a famous Haitian Singer and her aunt Sandra formed the first all female band in Haiti, called “Riske”. She started her journey into music by writing poetry. She would write about her personal experiences, which would relieve some of the sadness she often felt. It wasn’t until adulthood that she found out that she could actually sing, Music has always been a passion of hers. She especially liked to dance. Little did she know, that singing would become her first love. Her parents convinced her to release a three song demo. She sent it out to the internet world and was approached ny the now bankrupt, Tate Music Group. They helped her release her first album, Obsession. She left Tate Music Group, when she found that she was doing all of the work. From that point on, she worked diligently to find her path in the music world. She has performed at many venues in the MD/DC. She also has performed in LA, New York, Nashville, and North Carolina. She also appeared on WPFW, a Jazz station in Washington DC. Natalie is the type of artist that likes to express herself in her own way. She doesn’t follow any rigid rules. She writes from the heart and the soul. She has been nominated over 100 times for her music and has won many awards. Most recently, Natalie Jean received 12 nominations in the 2020 Josies Music Awards, in which she won ‘World Artist of The Year”. She is also a finalist in the Peace Song Awards for her song “We Kneel”, a collaboration with Darick dds Spears. She also received two nominations in the W.A.M. Awards, “HerSong Female Artist of The Year” and Social Justice Song, for “I Am. In 2019, she had 10 nominations in the Josie Music Awards, she had the opportunity to perform and won Versatile Artist of The Year. In 2018, she also had 10 nominations in the Josie Music awards and won Artist of The Year-Multi-Genre and Folk/Americana Song of The Year for “The Letting Go”, a duet with Levi Moore, which was co-written with Michael Peloso. She also won the Gold Medal for her song “You Don’t Know Me” in the Global Music Awards.
In February, she released her 6th album, a social impact album titled Where Do We Go From Here?. Her first album was released in 2013 a pop/jazz album, called “Obsession,” second released in 2014, a Jazz album called “Natalie Jean,” and a French Pop/Dance album called “Lecons D’Amour,” released in 2015. Her 4th album “Unafraid,” was released on July 8th, 2016. Her 5th album “Haiti Mwen Renmenw” was released on July 14th, 2017.
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