After having a debut single reach double platinum status and performing alongside Fifth Harmony on their sold-out summer tour, IMG/Republic Records recording artist Natalie La Rose is ready to take North America by storm with new music this year.
Originally from Amsterdam, the composer, singer, dancer & producer, performed alongside multi-platinum selling artist Flo Rida around the world for 2 years as his lead female vocalist. Now signed to Flo Rida’s label I.M.G & Republic Records, La Rose is proving she is more than somebody. She’s one of 2015’s breakout stars.
Natalie’s debut single “Somebody” skyrocketed to #1 at Rhythm and entered the Top 3 on Top 40 airplay charts nationwide. The song climbed to the Top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 as well as the Top 10 of both iTunes’ Pop and Overall Top Songs chart. Additionally, it reached #4 on Shazam in the U.S. and #14 on the Global Chart and was one of the Top 5 “Most Shazamed Records in the USA.” “Somebody” shows no signs of slowing down with over 85+ million streams on Spotify worldwide and over 50+ million YouTube/Vevo views and counting. To date, the upbeat track has reached an audience exceeding 1 billion, making it one of this summer’s biggest singles.
Natalie’s second single, “Around The World” [feat. Fetty Wap] has been heating up on the radio and was “Most Added” on both Top 40 and Rhythm airplay charts nationwide.
As previously mentioned, Natalie just wrapped tour with Fifth Harmony on the Reflection: The Summer Tour, which hit major markets across North America. She also performed at the U.S. Open’s annual Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day concert on Saturday (August 29) and at Billboard’s Hot 100 Festival the week before (August 22).
What’s next for the rising star? New music of course! CelebSecrets4U had the chance to chat with Natalie earlier this week to talk all things music. In our interview, the Dutch singer and dancer told us what it was like touring with Fifth Harmony and the sound of her new record that will be dropping later this year. She also shared what its like having a double platinum debut single and how much time she spends rehearsing for her performances. Last but not least, we totally asked her if she’s picked up any American slang while on tour and what her secrets are to looking so beautiful and stylish all the time — make sure to check out the full interview below!
For more information on Natalie La Rose, visit her official website at http://www.natalielarose.com/.
Make sure to listen to Natalie’s new single “Around the World” featuring Fetty Wap here —
CS4U: You just finished touring with Fifth Harmony and Bea Miller last Thursday. What was that whole experience like? Do you have a favorite memory from the tour?
Natalie La Rose: “The Reflection Summer Tour was one of the best experiences of my life! It was my first time touring and it was very exciting for me. To be able to travel and see all these places and cities I’ve never even heard of or been to was such a great new experience. Every now and then the girls from Fifth Harmony would jump onstage and dance with me during my song “Somebody,” so I think those moments very pretty cool.”
CS4U: Since the tour has ended, you’ve already performed at Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day and Six Flags. What else can we expect from you this year?
Natalie La Rose: “I’m working very hard on an EP right now which is going be released very soon. I also have a third single on the way which I’m SUPER excited about and I’ll be doing some traveling around Europe for some special performances. I’ll also be going to Cancun and Hawaii for some shows in a few weeks.”
CS4U: Can you tell us what the sound of the new EP will be like?
Natalie La Rose: “It’s very uplifting, rhythmic and danceable. Since it’s my first project, there are going to be five songs on the record – nothing too heavy.”
CS4U: “Somebody” just went double platinum – congratulations! Did you expect this song to blow up the way it did?
Natalie La Rose: “I can’t believe “Somebody” went double platinum! I’m very proud of myself especially since it’s my first single! I never expected it to go double platinum. I was hoping it would be a huge success and from the response I received when people heard the song, I knew it was something good. The whole “going platinum” thing is huge these days and to have it on my debut single is pretty amazing. It may add a little pressure though for my next song coming out, but I’m just excited for everything that is happening now and will happen in the future.”
CS4U: You’re an amazing singer and dancer! How much time do you spend preparing for a performance?
Natalie La Rose: “For the Reflection Summer Tour (which was a 20 minute set), we rehearsed for a week. It’s always a work in progress, but all the singing and dancing rehearsals for the tour took about a week.”
CS4U: Your native language is Dutch – is there one saying or expression that Americans say that just doesn’t make sense to you?
Natalie La Rose: “Over the years there have been a bunch of things that I just didn’t understand (laughs), but one time I was with Flo-Rida (I’m signed to his label) and they were using a lot of slang and I had to get used to it. They used to make jokes and everybody would be laughing and I would totally miss it. I would just look at them and be like “what did I miss?!” I’ve had that so many times that I can’t even remember one thing that stands out to me. But now that I’m in the states often, I’m getting used to it. I’m the queen of American slang (laughs).”
CS4U: You are always so stylish! Where do you get your fashion inspiration from?
Natalie La Rose: “I get my fashion inspiration and my hairstyle from the 80s. I’m pretty tall and I have a long torso so I like things that complement my body shape such as high-waist pants and crop tops.”
CS4U: Since our website is called CelebSecrets4U and your outfit, hair and makeup are ALWAYS on point; can you give our readers a beauty and fashion secret that you live by?
Natalie La Rose: “I recently started using the Clarisonic and it’s so amazing. I’m very happy with it because I’m always wearing makeup and I notice a huge difference. My skin is so much smoother and I definitely recommend it to everyone if they’re looking for a way to have smoother skin. For fashion, I love being creative with my outfits. Whenever a shirt is too big or too wide I always play around with it to make it fit my body. I’ll tie it around the back or pin it in a certain way and people are always like “I love that top” and what they don’t know is that I go through a whole process to make it look cute (laughs).”
CS4U: Lastly, do you have a message for your fans that have been so supportive of your career so far?
Natalie La Rose: “My Rosers are amazing. They’re dedicated and love what I do. They support me at all time so I just want to say to them that I’m very excited to release new music for them because I know everyone is waiting for that EP to come out and they should keep following me on my social media pages because more is definitely coming!”