Freshly Squeezed: Introducing…Natalie La Rose

Published: Friday 13th Mar 2015 by Sam

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.”

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Check out the video for ‘Somebody’ above and let us know what you think of Ms. La Rose below…

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  1. Benji March 13, 2015

    She is hot!!
    I see the shades of Janet and Ciara in her. They don’t have anything to worry about though. It’s TINASHE who should be scared. She’s trying to be indie and deep, while this girl finna snatch her slot. This comes on radio all the time, I just didn’t know who it was.

    Salute to Tgj for showcasing new faces

    • maurice March 13, 2015

      Another Tinashe with DJ Mustard beats.
      BYE bish!

    • FutureCIARA March 13, 2015

      I like the video and the song, Its fun!

  2. NayvOrDie March 13, 2015

    Ain’t nothing outstanding about this b****. She’ll have a cute urban hit and then fade into irrelevancy like many before her.

  3. SipTheTruth March 13, 2015

    She had to rip off a whitney song to get a ‘hit’ #onehitwonder

    • FutureCIARA March 13, 2015

      Omg, I heard the similar lyrics to Whitneys “I wanna dance with somebody” in the chorus too! But the song is cute, she is cute.

  4. Lil Kim thee Only QB March 13, 2015

    These girls stay having powerhouse vocalists as their influences but sound like Casper the ghost. Girl your real influences are in fact Janet and Ciara. Like most new girls except K Michelle, Sevyn, and Tinashe.

    • TheElusiveLamb March 13, 2015

      LMAOOOOO! LMAOOOOO!

    • SoFresh March 13, 2015

      Weaaaaak but u ain’t lyin lol

  5. TheElusiveLamb March 13, 2015

    I’ve been wondering what this girl looks like. She’s very pretty. Cute song and video. I love the artists she is inspired by. I’ll be checking for her.

  6. #TeamTinashe Stan (Kyndall’s “Playing Games” Music Video Is Out Now) March 13, 2015

    I only know her for the one song, would need to hear more before judging but congrats to her! Her debut single is moving up on the charts!!! It’s always good to see new artists in the urban genre get their name resonated well by people. Kill it booo boo.

    • James March 13, 2015

      She’s just as basic as Tinashe.

      • Jamie March 13, 2015

        Thank you! Nothing defining or game-changing about either.

  7. Eloviano March 13, 2015

    B**** I don’t see it, no no. A chop for me*in my Prince voice*

  8. Uknowdakid March 13, 2015

    I would have to hear another song before I judge her

  9. Linda March 13, 2015

    Even Stiffnashe is more entertaining than her and that’s saying something.

  10. rellz March 13, 2015

    this is what Erica Mena wish she was as a singer lol

  11. Liam March 13, 2015

    the song is cute….nice she kept fighting to reach her dreams and it came through! good for her i’m waiting to see what else she has in store for us. You guys have no morality how can you sit and your desk and drag a newcomer who is trying to live her dreams and based of one single? some of you are mean as f*** and pressed for no reason…the industry is big enough for everyone smh

  12. pat March 13, 2015

    cute lil one hit wonder…n girl quit playing…you’re following Muhva J’s blueprint just like the rest of em

  13. Rosebud (Natalie La Rose Stan) March 13, 2015

    It’s about time yall got to covering Natalie La Rose!! She has a bright future ahead of her, trust me! She can sing, dance, and write music, plus she is gorgeous! For those of you not convinced, how can you say no from one single? This is her only song. Have you even seen her live yet? Smh. Her style is nothing like Tinashe’s anyways. Natalie has the it factor. Somebody is in the top 20 on the Billboard Hot 100 with no promo at all. You can’t deny there is something there!

  14. FutureCIARA March 13, 2015

    It was ok, The production saves it for me, She is cute though. I will give her a chance before being too critical… Only thing I can say is that the lyrics in the chorus are super similar to Whitneys “I wanna dance with somebody” song…..

  15. Yoncè March 13, 2015

    No lie when I seen this video I thought it was Erica mena from love and hip hop lol

  16. Sherry March 13, 2015

    Nothing sets her apart from the other new girls. Light skin – check. Cute fluffy vocals – check. Ratchet beat – check. Yawn!!!!

  17. MISHKA March 13, 2015

    The song is cute and once again Jeremih stands out.

    Whoever manages this guy is doing a *very* poor job and needs to be fired.

    The girl is cute but I need to hear an original song before voicing my opinion.

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