Enter Natalie La Rose!
Dutch-bred and now LA based, the rising star has been rocketing her way up the iTunes tally with infectious new single ‘Somebody (ft. Jerimih).’
The club banger marks the first release for the performer, who is making waves as Republic Records’ newest female signing.
In an industry where competition is rife, boldness is a key component to standing out from the crowd. Boldness being a trait the 26-year old is well-acquainted with. For, her journey began in 2011 when she marched up to Flo Rida at an ESPY party and informed him that they were going to work together. The next day they did.
Fast forward four years and La Rose’s plans for stardom finally are coming to fruition. Not without its stumbles (she was signed to Interscope as part of a duo only to be dropped shortly after), the singer’s persistence is paying off. Now co-signed to Flo’s imprint – International Music Group (I.M.G), the performer is poised to score a big Billboard touchdown with ‘Somebody.’
Though touting Mariah Carey, Stevie Wonder, and Michael Jackson as her influences, we here at TGJ feel she is more so carved from the mould of the Janet Jackson‘s and Ciara‘s and will ultimately appeal to those with an affinity to said names.
Keen to ensure her own name leaves a mark, La Rose’s ultimately wants her narrative to inspire others to be diligent with the pursuit of their dreams. She says:
“If you want something, you have to fight for it. That’s what I did. I want to show everybody living your dream is possible. I want to leave people with smiles on their faces, inspire them, and move them.”
Check out the video for ‘Somebody’ above and let us know what you think of Ms. La Rose below…