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Natalie Cole: The Legend’s Daughter Was a Star, Too

1140-Natalie-Cole-Obit[1]Natalie Cole, the daughter of legendary pop and jazz crooner Nat King Cole, was such a talented singer in her own right that she could have changed her name and still been a huge star.

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She soared to stardom in 1975, winning a Grammy for best female R&B performance as well as best new artist for her hit single “This Will Be (An Everlasting Love).” That song made it to the top of Billboard’s R&B chart, as did five other singles in the 1970s and 1980s, including “Inseparable” and “Our Love.” Her biggest success came with the 1991 album Unforgettable … With Love, a collection of covers of her father’s standards that won six Grammys, including album of the year.

Here are some facts you might not know about Cole, who passed away in Los Angeles on Dec. 31 at age 65.

 

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