Natalie Jean is a talented award winning singer/songwriter performer. She is also a Grammy voting Member. 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.
Q: What's it like growing up in Mpls? Does the city have interesting stories about Prince? A: I only lived in Minneapolis until I was three, but I have fond memories of it. Even now that I live in a suburb of Minneapolis, I still feel like I'm a part of Minneapolis. I think a lot of Minnesotans have "Minneapolis Pride", even if they don't live in Minneapolis. Minneapolis has so many fun things to see and do, and the arts are very important here, with so many theaters and live shows. Prince put us on the map for music. I hear Prince stories everywhere I go in Minnesota. I've met so many people who were associated with Prince, including one of his dancers, and even a former Paisley Park employee working as a cashier at the local grocery store, so I've heard many Prince stories. I wish I could've been a Chanhassen resident when Prince was still alive, because I know that many Chanhassen residents saw him casually riding his bike around