Hey guys, we’re now supporting Global Angels. Natasha’s mother is the founder of this amazing charity project. You can learn how to donate here.
Natasha told once in an interview that the song Angel is all about the Global Angels, and told the amazing experience of her mother (Molly Bedingfield) on her first ever skydive as part of a new world record.
Natasha Bedingfield is back on Studio10! Last time she sat down to talk with Cherish and Joe and also performed her single “Strip Me.” This time she’s talking about a talent search for the next big singing sensation.
Generations of women around the globe are connected by common interests and causes. For over a century, Avon has been empowering these women to find their individual voices as they strive to make their dreams come true. In celebration of their 125th Anniversary, they are inviting women all around the world to raise their voices in song by joining their first-ever global singing talent search. The next amazing voice could be from your city or town.
But to make sure your local favorite makes the cut, they need your help. Alongside celebrity judges, including Natasha Bedingfield, Fergie and Shelia E., the public is invited to pull up a virtual seat at the judges table and help make two dreams come true. Created from an ongoing mission of improving the lives of women inside and out, Avon Voices aims to inspire and empower millions by sharing the personal stories and talent of mothers, daughters and sisters around the world. Every vote counts, so make your voice heard.
Click on the video link to see Natasha discuss the talent search. She also talks about her new album and her upcoming tour.
Here’s information provided to Studio10 about Natasha Bedingfield:
Natasha Bedingfield has a gift for creating heartfelt, dynamic pop anthems. From her very first album, 2004′s Unwritten, she has crafted thoughtful, irresistible music and captured the hearts of fans all over the world.
Unwritten debuted at number one on the UK album chart, and sold over two million copies worldwide. Natasha co-wrote and co-produced her sophomore album, Pocketful of Sunshine, which debuted at the number three spot on Billboard’s Top 200 Album Chart. The highest chart debut of Natasha’s career.
The release of her latest album, Strip Me, communicates especially meaningful messages for today’s troubling times. Although the title of the album is provocative, the songs underscore Natasha’s beliefs about basic human desires that connect people in all corners of the globe.
Natasha is an ambassador for the international children’s charity, Global Angels. She is also an advocate for Stop The Traffik, a global coalition dedicated to ending human trafficking.
Celebrity judge Natasha Bedingfield invites the world to cast their votes now for Round 1 Contenders of Avon Voices, the company’s first-ever global singing talent search at www.AvonVoices.com on May 3, 2011 in Los Angeles, California.
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By Pollo Del Mar
From the beginning, gays have loved Natasha Bedingfield. It seemed inevitable, says the 29-year-old singer best known to Aussies for her 2004 Top 5 hit “These Words,” since her first solo performance ever was at London’s legendary nightclub G.A.Y.
It’s been almost a decade since Bedingfield’s debut “Single,” about not needing a traditional relationship for validation, struck a cord with LGBT fans. Since, global hits like Top 30 Australian smash “Unwritten” and the 2007 track “I Wanna Have Your Babies” have only strengthened that connection. As a result, the chanteuse’s “favorite places to perform” are for gay and lesbian audiences.
Now Bedingfield is preparing for the international release of “Pocket Full of Sunshine” – “about being free, finding safety and being yourself,” she says. A Top 5 hit in North America three years ago, the song introduces the global audiences to the singer’s latest album, Strip Me Away. The album hits retail next week throughout Europe.
Sitting with Guidetogay.com celebrity correspondent Pollo Del Mar, Bedingfield discusses working with chart-topping rock act OneRepublic’s Ryan Tedder, the new album and pouring her heart into song. She also shares about not only LGBT fans, but rumors that she was a lesbian herself!
Strip Me Away is finally available in Europe and abroad. Your music seems to get released at different times around the world.
It’s a challenge when your music is worldwide. How do you spend enough time in each territory to introduce your music properly? I’ve always released my albums simultaneously, but they come out at different times in different countries. That’s how my label has chosen to do it. I think it works because then I can actually spend proper time in each country.
You collaborate with Ryan Tedder of chart-topping group OneRepublic. What was that like?
I met Ryan about four years ago, when I was in the studio working on my second album (2007’s N.B.). He was only known as a songwriter back then. His band OneRepublic was just about to release their first single. We really connected! I always thought I’d want to write with him. He actually wrote “Love Like This,” one of the songs I released off my last album. I always thought I’d like to sit with him and write a song together. We wrote two songs. We actually wrote “Strip Me” together. It’s all about your power as an individual, the power of your voice, and how you can’t let anyone squash that or restrict who you are. It’s really an empowering song. It relates to me and many people. It’s like we are who we are. It’s like when people get bullied for stuff. Well, others can do what they want, but they can’t take away our individuality and who each person is.
That kind of voice, especially as relates to “bullying,” must speak to your extensive gay and lesbian following.
Absolutely! Again, I think we have to be free, really, truly free, and not just talking about it, not squashing people, not bullying. You know, I sang at an event for Perez Hilton, and it was really interesting. He’s known for the way he writes about people. He’s known for his biting remarks, his humoristic accounts of people. It was interesting to talk to him and hear how he’s had a change of heart, how some of that has made him realize he doesn’t want to be a bully. It really touched my heart. We’re all growing all the time. We’re all becoming more enlightened, I think. Well, some people are becoming more enlightened. Some are becoming worse.
As gay individuals, we often internalize the behaviors which hurt us so much – then turn those back on others.
Yeah, it can be a defense mechanism from a lot of pain, can’t it? Totally. Again, I think it’s interesting how he went from being in a position to pay it forward to a position where he’s asking, “Well, what do I want to be for the next few years of my life? Do I want to be someone who’s helpful and have that kind of legacy?”
He’s changing! How have you evolved from your Unwritten to Strip Me Away?
I feel I know myself a lot more. I’m formed a wider world view, after meeting so many people and experiencing so much. I feel this album is more about us as humans and what we go through, stuff we share, the same desires and frustrations, hunger. Early in my career, I feel I was much more introspective, but now I’m much more comfortable with who I am, less apologizing for who I am. I think that’s what happens when you get into your late-20s. You get comfortable with who you are and stop apologizing for it. Musically, I think it’s a much better album than my other albums. I can see myself growing musically all the time. I’ve learned so much from performing live. I’ve really put a lot of that into this album.
Your lyrics tend to go beyond typical pop music fluff. Is it ever uncomfortable to pour your heart out in song?
It can be, when you start talking about it, but I’ve found the best songs are the ones which are really honest, putting your heart out there. That’s where I tend to be in my life and want my music. I was really quite shy growing up, so it is a choice, to be like, “Look, this is what I’m going through.” More often than not, when I really pour my heart out and say something really vulnerable, that’s the song everyone relates to. My song “Wild Horses,” my song “Soulmate.” There’s a song on this album called “Recover,” which is about recovering from grief. It’s about recovering from the hard things, the devastation of things which happen, and it’s happened in my life but, in general, in the world. Yes, it’s my song, but it’s the world’s too – it’s something people can really connect to.
What is going on with your brother Daniel? We’re looking forward to new music from him too!
Totally! He’s writing at the moment, getting ready to release a whole bunch of new music too. He’s in England right now, working with some producers there, and they’re getting ready to bring a whole bunch of cool new stuff out!
You’re recently married. How has that changed you as an artist?
I’ve always been single. For quite a few years, I was single, and there were a lot of rumors actually, that I was a lesbian, because they didn’t see me with any guys. I’ve been very independent. I’ve always felt you don’t need another half to make you whole. He just stole my heart, you know? It was someone worth giving up my independence for and gave me a reason to come home. I work so hard. I’ve been on the road, promoting my music, getting it out there, traveling, but I didn’t know how to pace myself. I felt having found Matt was perfect timing. Now I have a reason to stop some times, to have fun, to feel love! I feel protected and loved. For a while, there was a point in my life when I didn’t even want to love someone. I wanted to feel self-sufficient. I didn’t want there to be anyone I would ‘need.’ Do you know what I mean?
I got dumped not that long ago. It makes perfect sense!
That’s what my song “Soulmate” from my last album was about. It was more of a question, actually. “Is there a soulmate?” I had all this talk about being independent, so it was like I was leery of it. It was kind of uncanny. It’s someone you can just sit in the same room with, without having to talk to. He’s just on-hand, without having to explain everything to.
As a celebrity, what is it like to have people speculate about your sexuality? Do lesbian rumors have a negative impact?
Hmm… I think you kind of just have to have fun with it, really. When you’re in entertainment, the way the world is now, you’re part of a big soap opera. (Laughs.) Your life is just…there. It’s kind of flattering, really, because you sort of belong to people. People feel a bit of ownership. Your life is part of the big story. I always took that stuff with a pinch of salt. If I’m seen talking with someone, suddenly I’m dating them. For example, Louis Hamilton, the famous Formula 1 racer. There’s a picture where I nearly fell down because the paparazzi’s camera shots were so blinding, I couldn’t see, so he grabbed my hand and helped me out of the car. So there’s a picture of him holding my hand, and we were “dating.” It’s the same with rumors about sexual orientation. Who really cares what the rumors are? Everything is just people’s observations, people being interested in you – and relating, I think.
It could always be worse. One day you could forget your panties and, as you’re getting out of the car, paparazzi could snap a photo of your vagina. It’s happened to others!
I know, exactly! Just make sure you’re wearing the right kind of underpants or you’ve had a wax recently. These days, you have to be careful!
(Both are laughing.)
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I just added pictures of Natasha arriving at the premiere of ‘Something Borrowed’ held at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre on May 3, 2011 in Hollywood, California.
Ps: The song “Little Too Much” from her album Strip Me is featured in the movie. This song is currently number #675 on Itunes.
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NATASHA BEDINGFIELD poses topless in a promo shot for UK comeback album Strip Me Away.
The past few years have seen the Grammy-nominated singer focus her attention on the States, working with rapper NICKI MINAJ and top songwriter RYAN TEDDER.
However she’s now ready to re-focus her efforts on her homeland after the album peaked at a disappointing 103 on the Billboard chart – under the shortened title Strip Me – when it was released in the US last December.
With some coloured tribal beads around her neck, Natasha seductively glances into the camera.
Another stand-out picture sees Natasha working a rock chick look, donning leather leggings, a boob tube, platform heels and a serious quiff.
Nat burst onto the scene in 2004 with chart-topping debut album Unwritten.
Her second album NB sneaked into the UK charts at No.9 three years later.
Strip Me Away hits the shops next month.
tlanta-based The Coca-Cola Co. will celebrate its 125th anniversary with numerous events around the world, including a May 7 festival at Pemberton Place in downtown Atlanta for hometown employees and their families. Atlanta celeb Ryan Seacrest will host, and Atlanta resident R&B artist NeYo will perform a concert along with other artists.
The Coca-Cola 125th Anniversary Concert, which will include musicians from Somalia, New Zealand, and Britain, also features U.S. artists Grammy award-winning singer and American Idol season one winner Kelly Clarkson, and Grammy-nominated pop star Natasha Bedingfield. The concert will be streamed online as a live “thank you” to people throughout the world, with integration through social media including YouTube, Facebook and Twitter, according to a Coke statement. The actual event is not open to the public.
Muhtar Kent, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO), said in the release the company will celebrate its birthday by thanking people around the world who have made the brand what it is today.
To read more about the concert and other anniversary-related events, go to: www.Coca-Cola.com/125.