By Gwen Flamberg for UsMagazine.com.
You may remember that I had the pleasure of shooting a hair feature for the magazine and a fun video (which aired on this blog!) with Natasha Bedingfield back in June. I so enjoyed spending time with her and I was struck by how cool and lovely she was; seriously, the type of girl that anyone would want to be friends with!
Loved her look at the American Music Awards on Sunday — not only because her shag looked hot, but also because her hair cut is so easily relatable to women growing out their layered cuts. Bedingfield’s stylist, the super hot hair guru Caile Noble of L.A.’s Serge Normant at John Frieda salon, tells UsMagazine.com how he did the look.
First, he spritzed volumizing spray at the roots to create lift, then he used a small round brush to blow dry, lifting from the roots with tension to boost body. Once hair was dry, he added texture to locks with dry shampoo, for that edgy, rocker look. He finished by sweeping bangs over to one side and setting with a fine mist of hairspray.
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Natasha Bedingfield promises that the title of her new album, “Strip Me,” does not refer to wardrobe malfunctions or any kind of prurient desires.
“The album’s called ‘Strip Me’ because it’s all about stripping it down to who we are as humans,” the British-born songstress tells Billboard.com. “We’re united about our needs, our desires and our pain, all the different things we go through together. ‘Strip Me’ felt like it explains what the songs are about more than any other title I could think of. So it has a double meaning, but I think people kind of know me enough to know what I mean by it.”
Bedingfield adds that “Strip Me,” which comes out Dec. 7, also refers to her sonic ambitions on the 14-track set, which she executive produced while working with collaborators such as John Shanks, Ryan Tedder, Steve Kipner and John Hill.
“I wanted the album to musically feel kind of stripped-back and have a simplicity to it,” she explains. “When I sing and perform live, I strip it back so often. Many times it’s just me and a guitar or me on piano and keyboards…I felt like I really wanted to represent a bit of that on the album. I feel like creatively it’s my most cohesive work. It really feels like all the songs belong together.”
The songs from “Strip Me” aren’t the only way for fans to hear Bedingfield these days, however. She also shows up in the worlds of country and hip-hop, guesting on “Easy” from Rascal Flatts’ new album “Nothing Like This” and on “Last Chance” from Nicki Minaj’s debut, “Pink Friday.”
“I’ve always had very eclectic and varied tastes in music,” Bedingfield says. “I think you’re always going to see that from me, just working with people in different genres. I love it. Rascal Flatts were fantastic; I’ve always been into folk music and Americana, people like Johnny Cash, so I feel that’s quite linked to country music. And I know Rascal Flatts are classified as pop/country, definitely more in that world. So it was like opening a window for me.
“And with Nicki, I come from London and we’ve got a heavy influence in hip-hop. She called me and was like, ‘I’d love for you to sing on this. I’m a huge fan,’ and I was instantly like, ‘I’ll do this.’ I heard the song she’d written and it gave me goosebumps. I was like, ‘I’ve got to be on that.’ I was in Detroit, doing some promotion, so I went into Eminem’s studio and it was amazing, really catching off Eminem’s vibe. He wasn’t there, but his studio is great.”
Bedingfield says she’s planning to tour in 2011 to promote “Strip Me,” but no dates have been set yet. “I know it’s all being mapped out now,” she says.
Natasha Bedingfield recently called into the Fox All Access studios and we were absolutely delighted! Host, Chris Leary & Natasha talked about her new album, “Strip Me,” married life, her recent crusade against human trafficking, songwriting and more. Did you know that the one song she wished she would of written is “Just The Way You Are” by Bruno Mars? To find out more about what Natasha and other stars have to say, tune into Fox All Access…check your local listings!
In the meantime, listen in to her thoughts on the royal wedding. She’s just as excited as everybody else that Prince William and Kate Middleton are finally tying the knot, especially since she’s from England. (to hear Natasha, click here)
Source: Fox Allaccess
Natasha Bedingfield attends the 2010 American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 21, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. Natasha Bedingfield who looked flawless tonight presented ”Breakthrough Artist” (Justin Bieber won). Check out the photos below by clicking the thumbnails.
Check it out: Natasha atteding the Official AMA Backstage Boutique – Day 2 at LA Live on November 20, 2010 in Los Angeles, California.
She got the “Bieber Fever“. I just updated the gallery with images of Natasha atteding The American Music Awards Gifting Lounge Day 3 at LA Live on November 20, 2010 in Los Angeles, California with teen pop star Justin Bieber. Check it out:
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Reminder: Natasha’s birthday is November 26th! She’ll be twenty-nine.
British pop sensation, Natasha Bedingfield, stripped down to her finest essentials—her multi-octave ranging voice—last night at the Troubadour in West Hollywood, CA. The singer/songwriter gave fans a full on preview of the tracks they can expect to hear on her new album, Strip Me.
Bedingfield graced the stage looking glam in a grey, spaghetti-strapped party dress, donning a gold ball necklace, and matching open-toed pumps. She bounced around the platform full of energy, immediately charming the crowd with her voice. This was her first time showcasing a new album for an audience, she shared. To be in such an intimate setting, she noted, was a relief.
Throughout the night, a number of new singles were introduced with a little back-story as to the meaning behind the music and how the songs came to be written. Bedingfield even expressed that she titled the album “Strip Me” because she wanted to strip away the layers, and allow people to know the real her.
The album infuses a combination of soulful melodies, pop, and even an island-tinged track. “No Mozart” has a different feel than most of Bedingfield’s upbeat tracks, giving more of a melodic R&B tone where her vocals shined as she sung the chorus. On“Weightless”, a hopeful tune about being free and having no limitations, Bedingfield takes the listener on a journey of hope, with a hint of island flavor. Her favorite track on the new album, professed the pop star, this one is sure to be beloved among the fans as well. Generally, when artists explore musical areas unfamiliar to their fanbase it can result in project failure. But because Natasha infuses her musical transition and evolvement so artistically and effortlessly, the fans will not only embrace this fresh, new sound on her album, she’ll more than likely gain plenty new supporters due to her music’s personal revelations of who she really is.
To the crowd’s delight she rounded out her set by singing familiar hits “These Words” and “Pocket Full of Sunshine.” The newly released “Touch” had the crowd amped and ready to move along as Bedingfield, still in her pumps after a 10-song set, danced a little two-step across the stage. She closed the performance singing her biggest hit to date, “Unwritten”—her voice echoing throughout the building, leaving fans yearning for an encore.
Although one was not provided, fans won’t have to wait too long to enjoy her new music. Strip Me will be in stores right in time for the holiday season, on December 7.
I got a chance to talk with the beautiful and talented Natasha Bedingfield recently, who has a brand new album coming out next month called Strip Me.
Her single “Strip Me” is also featured on the soundtrack of the movie Morning Glory, starring Rachel McAdams, Diane Keaton and Harrison Ford.
“It’s the perfect movie to have that song in, “Natasha told me. “It’s really so inspiring. It’s about one person’s quest for their dream against all odds.”
Natasha also talked about why her songs fit in with movie soundtracks so well. “I’ve heard from the movie companies that they feel like my songs lay a nice bed underneath the movie,” she explained. “I think that’s why my songs have been in so many movies.”
She also caught us up to speed on the new album that’s been in the works for two years, and are based on the stories of the people she’s met along her journey.
“The album is called Strip Me because it’s about getting back to what is real, doing away with all the fluff.”
Natasha fans will also be excited to hear that she just finished working with Nicki Minaj on her upcoming album Pink Friday.
“I’m such a big fan,” Natasha said of Minaj.
Check out more on that scoop, plus Natasha’s thoughts on being on Glee, below!
This is really special! Check out an amazing acoustic set just for PerezHilton.com from Natasha Bedingfield!
She performs super versions of her songs Strip Me and Weightless. Sooooo good! Watch (above)!
Source: Perez Hilton