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Wednesday's Connector: Natasha Bedingfield

July 14th, 2010
05:32 PM ET

No British woman had done it in almost twenty years, but that didn’t stop Natasha Bedingfield from snatching the first U.S. number one pop single slot in a generation.

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“Unwritten”—off her debut album of the same name – was the most played pop song on the radio in the U.S. in 2006.

And when it became the theme song for hit reality TV series "The Hills," Bedingfield became a household name all over America.

Back across the Atlantic, she was already making waves with the chart-topping single “These Words.”

Bedingfield was lucky enough to learn from the best. Her brother Daniel had already cracked the UK music market with “Gotta Get Thru This.”

Bedingfield well and truly stole his thunder when "Pocketful of Sunshine" - off her second album - sold nearly three million copies.

Her massive success led to collaboration with some of the biggest names in showbiz, including Justin Timberlake, Eve, Sean Kingston and Lady Gaga. She’s even rubbed shoulders with the biggest name in politics, performing for US President Barack Obama at his Nobel Peace Prize Concert.

And as an ambassador for children’s charity "The Global Angels," her off-stage work is just as inspiring.

soundoff (4 Responses)
  1. Jurgen R. Brul

    Hello Natasha Anne Bedingfield and CNN friends,

    I would like an answer from Natasha Anne Bedingfield on the following questions:
    – What is your opinion on the way your employer Sony Music Entertainment (Phonogenic Records and Epic Records) is Helping their Artists to manage their Personal Life with their Music and Entertainment work?
    – What is your opinion on the way Barack Hussein Obama and David William Donald Cameron are handling the Heroin, Cocaine and Marihuana use in the Dark side of the Music World in the United States of America and in the United Kingdom?
    – What is your opinion as The Global Angels ambassador on Breast Augmentation, Liposuction and Tummy Tuck under Little Children and Teenage Musicians?
    – What can we expect from you in 2010?
    – How are you inspiring people all over the world to make our world a Better Healthier and Beautiful Place?

    I am awaiting Natasha Anne Bedingfield’s replies.

    Jurgen R. Brul
    Hometown: Paramaribo
    Country: Suriname

    July 14, 2010 at 9:51 pm | Reply
  2. Nicole

    Who has been your favorite artist to work with and collaborate so far?

    July 15, 2010 at 1:59 pm | Reply
  3. Angela

    You were lucky to perform for Barack Obama at the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony. what was that like?

    July 15, 2010 at 2:00 pm | Reply
  4. michael

    One of your songs is now the theme music for the reality show The hills. Do you ever regret the decision for doing this? Are you happy with it?
    Thanks, I am in London

    July 15, 2010 at 2:02 pm | Reply

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