A-1825993-1344463871-2833Natalie (born Natalie Nicole Alvarado on September 2, 1979 in Clear Lake City, Texas) is a female pop singer from the 2000s.

After high school, Natalie chose to study criminal justice. She was also a cheerleader for NBA basketball team the Houston Rockets and a back-up dancer for various rap & R&B artists from Houston, Texas.

While working as a cheerleader, Natalie also worked on her songwriting skills and even added rapping to her dance performances.

Producer and founder of Latium Entertainment Charles Chavez (who has worked with Baby Bash, Chamillionaire and Frankie J) believed that she would have potential as a successful music artist & introduced her to music producers Play N Skillz and Happy Perez.

Natalie was initially signed as a rapper, but she later focused on singing which she had frequently done for hooks on songs.
R-515957-1126446170In February of 2005, she released her debut single “Goin’ Crazy.” It was the first song that Natalie wrote.

A radio program director in Tulsa, Oklahoma found the original mp3 version of “Goin’ Crazy” and immediately began spinning it in regular rotation. Soon, the song became the number-one most requested song on the radio station.

The song went into power rotation which lead to other radio programmers taking notice of the song.

By April of that same year, the song peaked at #13 on the Billboard Hot 100, #9 on Billboard’s Top 40 Mainstream chart, #27 on Billboard’s Hot Digital Songs chart, #10 on the Billboard Pop 100 & Pop 100 Airplay charts and #17 on Billboard’s Rhythmic Top 40 chart, making it her only biggest hit to date.
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In May of 2005, Natalie released her self-titled debut album. The album peaked at #16 on the Billboard 200 chart.
natalie362706The follow-up single “Energy” (featuring Baby Bash) peaked at #66 on the Billboard Hot 100, #36 on Billboard’s Top 40 Mainstream chart, #49 on the Billboard Pop 100, #34 on Billboard’s Pop 100 Airplay chart and #8 on Billboard’s Rhythmic Top 40 chart.

A third single “Where Are You” (featuring singer Justin Roman) was supposed to be released, but it eventually ended up being scrapped.

Natalie was the opening act of the 2005 Wango Tango music festival in Anaheim, California. She also appeared in the 2005 Latium Tour along with Frankie J and baby Bash. She was also a model for Zalia Cosmetics.

She has collaborated with Baby Bash on his 2005 album “Super Saucy” on the tracks “Bubbalicious” and “Throwed Off” & on Chamillionaire’s album “The Sound of Revenge” on the track “Think I’m Crazy.”
517KXDRSKEL__SX355_In September of 2006, Natalie released her sophomore album “Everything New” which didn’t appear to make the Billboard album charts at all, selling less than 5,000 copies.

The lead single from the album was supposed to be “Love You So” which was released as a single on iTunes a month before “Everything New” was released, but the song “What You Gonna Do?” (featuring rapper Bun B) was released to radio. The song flopped, peaking only at #28 on Billboard’s Rhythmic Top 40 chart.
natalie381313“Love You So” didn’t fare any better, peaking at #39 on Billboard’s Rhythmic Top 40 chart. Natalie signed a deal to become a songwriter for EMI. She was reportedly working on new material in 2010, but it has yet to be released.

These days, she is now a dance coach and choreographer for the Houston Rockets Power Dancers.

To see the music video for “Goin’ Crazy,” go to:

To see a video of Natalie performing “Energy” on “Sessions@AOL,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “What You Gonna Do,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “Love You So,” go to:

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