Natasha Bedingfield Biography
Natasha Anne Bedingfield (born November 26, 1981) is an English pop singer. She is the sister of pop singer Daniel Bedingfield. Her debut song, "Single," was released in 2004, followed by the worldwide hit "These Words," which charted at #1 in the UK.
Bedingfield was born in Sussex but raised in Lewisham to New Zealand parents.
As a teenager, Natasha, Daniel, and younger sister Nikola formed the Christian worship band, The DNA Algorithm. In it, they experimented with a variety of music — from R&B to garage rock — and would occasionally perform small gigs.
After school, Bedingfield decided to attend university instead of art college, as the college noted that she seemed to be more interested in the emotional content of her artwork, leading her to study psychology. Bedingfield commented on her choice stating, "But even then, I was interested in psychology because I knew that'd make me a better songwriter. It'd give me a deeper insight into people. I was sick of empty music — people whip up a melody then any kind of words to fit. I'm not interested in lines that go 'blah blah blah.' I want something that provokes me as well as the listener."
As a member of Hillsong London church, Bedingfield was one of the congregation’s worship leaders. She also co-wrote several songs recorded on the church’s album Shout God's Fame as well as the song "All I Do" featured on an album called Blessed by Hillsong Music Australia. A different version of the song (along with another co-written by Bedingfield "You Are My Rock") can be found on Hillsong Kiev’s album ????????? (Revolution), and Bedingfield is a co-performer of both songs. Two other songs she co-wrote also appear on Hillsong's album for children Jesus Is My Superhero.
Live In New York City captures Natasha's first sold-out concert in the US. It was filmed on June 8 in the heart of Times Square at The Nokia Theatre. This DVD features Natasha passionately performing a two-hour set, including such infectious and inspirational songs as "Unwritten," "These Words," and "Single"; as well as a special rendition of Coldplay’s haunting track, "The Scientist."
In addition to the concert footage, Live In New York City includes numerous bonus features: A five-song acoustic performance filmed at Clear Channel's Stripped, and a behind-the-scenes documentary of Natasha in New York City. Other highlights include a never-before-seen director's cut of the music video for "These Words," as well as the video for "Unwritten."
The DVD will be released on November 21.
Blank Canvas is the supposed title of Bedingfield's second album. The first confirmed single is "I Want To Have Your Babies," with a UK release-date of January 2007. The album would follow shortly. In the US, Blank Canvas is expected to have an early- to mid-2007 release.