Natalie Maria Cole is in the history of American music, voice acting, songwriting and stage acting. Her success in this career came up in the 1970s when she became R&B artist featuring the songs. This Will Be inseparable back in 1975 and Our love which was produced in 1975.
Her massive drug addiction kept her aside from the music world until 1987 when she came back with an album named Everlasting with its featuring Bruce Springsteen’s Pink Cadillac. Now let’s have a close look on Natalie Cole’s net worth in 2018.
Natalie Cole Early Life
Natalie was born in 1950, on 6th February in Los Angeles, California in the United States of America. Her actual place of birth is Cedars of Lebanon Hospital. Her father was CroonerNat King Cole. Her mother was a once Duke Ellington orchestra singer, Maria Hawking Ellington.
Cole grew in Hancock Park one of the districts in Los Angeles. About her early life, she called her family The black Kennedys. She got an opportunity to interact with wonderful singers of jazz music as well as the soul.
When Cole was six years of age, she surprised the audience by singing on her father’s Christmas album. Cole started performing on stage when she was eleven years old.
Cole was looked after together with Carole who was an adopted daughter of her family who passed away in 2009. She had also an adopted brother Nat Cole who passed on in 1995. Timolin and Casey were her twin sisters who were born in 1961.
Her uncle on the other side if the father, Freddy Cole is a singer and a pianist who has been awarded several awards and has produced some albums.
Cole went to Northfield School for girls and later New England preparatory school which later changed to Northfield Mount Hermon School. By then her father was still alive, but later lung cancer took him to the grave in 1965 February.
After the death of her father, the ties between Cole and her mother loosened and could not live well together.
Cole went to the University of Massachusetts Amherst where she later went to the University of Southern California just for a while for a short mission in Delta Sigma Theta performance. She returned to Massachusetts University work for her degree in Child Psychology and basic German language where she accomplished in 1972.
Natalie Cole Career
Cole maturity came up in the world of music by a professional artist, Athera Franklin, and Janis Joplin to mention a few. These inspired Natalie to the extent that after completion of her education life she started taking her music to small local clubs. At this time she had her band called Black magic. The reputation of her father became an opportunity for her to be offered the chance to perform in clubs, but when she mixed her music with R&B Rock numbers, she became unpopular.
Her performances in clubs exposed Cole to producers like Chuck Jackson and Marvin Yancy who wanted to work for her. The three Yancy, Jackson and Cole worked together in Los Angeles studios and did recordings where they released their famous album by the name Inseparable.
It is in this season when songs like ‘’ This Will Be”, I cannot say No to fill the album she was preparing called ‘’You” which was released in 1975. This album became so popular that it stood on the line of the ten best hits and later she won a Grammy Award for Best Female R and B vocal performance. Nicole also won Best New Artist at The Grammy Awards for her successful shows.
Unfortunately, some of the wins Cole retained were at first held by her co-producer Franklin like the Grammy Awards and therefore the rivalry began. From there Cole had to do it alone and was successful winning in her releases like Unpredictable, I have got love on my mind, Thank you not forgetting ‘’Our Love”.
Cole excelled very well in music and is one of the most successful ladies in the world of music until her death on 1st January 2016.
Awards & achievements
She was the winner of Star of the walk of fame in 1979. In 2004 Cole won Cowboy Award. She was also a one time award winner in 2001.
Net Worth of Natalie Cole
Natalie Cole has an estimated net worth of about $6 million. Her net worth amassed when she was an R&B singer with several hits. She had released over 25 albums, and their sales significantly contributed to the same. Besides, she earned by portraying various characters in several films. She was once a judge in a singing competition, voiced animated characters and wrote songs.
All was going well for the talented artist Cole until 2008. She was diagnosed with Hepatitis C attributed to her earlier use of the intravenous drug. Kidney failure followed four months later. In 2015 on 31st December, having canceled many events within that month, Natalie succumbed to her death. Its cause was a congestive heart failure. Cole left a legacy that will always be remembered.