Natalie Di Luccio

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Natalie Di Luccio
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Background information
Born (1989-06-29) 29 June 1989 (age 25)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Origin Woodbridge, Ontario, Canada
Genres Easy Listening, Operatic Pop, Vocal
Occupations Singer, playback singer
Years active 2009–present
Associated acts A. R. Rahman, Sonu Nigam, Amit Trivedi
Website nataliedi.com

Natalie Di Luccio (born on 29 June 1989) is a multilingual singer from Toronto, Canada. In 2010, she began releasing music videos on YouTube of Bollywood film songs, which garnered millions of views and lead to her worldwide recognition. Di Luccio became very popular and was invited to India to perform with composer A R Rahman[1] as well as on Coke Studio (India) on MTV India.[2] She started her professional career in Bollywood with notable playback singer Sonu Nigam and has been a singer for various feature film soundtracks (English Vinglish, Ladies vs Ricky Bahl, Chennai Express).[1] In April, 2013, Di Luccio began working with legendary Italian music producer Mauro Malavasi (Andrea Bocelli, Luciano Pavarotti) in Bologna, Italy.[3]

Early life[edit]

Natalie Di Luccio was born on 29 June 1989 in Toronto, Ontario, and trained to be a Classical singer. Her father is from Agropoli, Italy and mother from Montreal, Canada.[4] She was a student at Cardinal Carter Academy for the Arts. She went to McGill University to study Western Classical Voice and pursue a career in music.[3]

Career[edit]

Di Luccio made history when she sang both American and Canadian national anthems at the first ever NFL game in Canada on August 14, 2008 at the Rogers Centre in Toronto with over 50,000 people in attendance.[5]

Di Luccio's link with Bollywood started when she received a message over Myspace to record a small part in Sonu Nigam's devotional album, Maha Ganesha in 2009.[3] She later went on to record a Michael Jackson tribute song with Sonu Nigam.[1] Di Luccio shot to fame when she recorded and released on YouTube, her version of a popular Bollywood song, "Tu Jaane Na". This music video reached over 1 million views and brought her instant fame.[1]

Di Luccio first set foot in the mainstream arena when she recorded the songs "Moments in Life" for the film Chalo Dilli and "Aadha Ishq" with Shreya Ghoshal for Band Baaja Baraat.[1]

In the summer of 2011, she was asked to be on the 5th season of Indian reality TV show Bigg Boss but rejected it to focus on her music.[6]

Di Luccio performed "Pee Loon" at the 2011 New Talent Awards which broadcast on Colors (TV channel) on October 16, 2011.[7]

Di Luccio performed with music Maestro A R Rahman at his live concerts in Bangalore, Nagpur, Mumbai and Dubai in 2011-2012.[1] She also sang on the background score for the film Kadal which was composed by Rahman.[8]

On July 21, 2012, she performed with Amit Trivedi and Shriram Iyer the song "Bari Bari" produced by Amit Trivedi, in Coke Studio (India), Season 2 broadcast on MTV India and DD National (National Channel of India).[2]

In 2013, Di Luccio worked with Italian music producer Mauro Malavasi (Andrea Bocelli, Luciano Pavarotti). Di Luccio spent time in Bologna connecting with her roots and recording new material with Malavasi.[9]

In 2013, Di Luccio sang on the soundtrack for the Bollywood film Chennai Express[10] which became the highest-grossing Bollywood film of all time.[11]

Di Luccio sang for the launches of many brands in India, including Lamborghini Gallardo, Porsche Panamera, Samsung Galaxy S4 in 2013.[12][13]

In September 2013, Di Luccio sang a Gujarati song called "Prarthana". This was the first time a western classical piece had been sung in this language.[14]

On October 4, 2013, Di Luccio sang at the Watch World Awards in Delhi, India.[13]

Filmography[edit]

Year Film Song Music Director
2010 Band Baaja Baraat[1] Aadha Ishq Salim-Sulaiman
2011 Chalo Dilli Moments of Life Rohit Kulkarni
2011 Ladies vs Ricky Bahl[15] Fatal Attraction Salim-Sulaiman
2012 Bittoo Boss Audi (Tenu Tak De) Raghav Sachar
2012 English Vinglish[16] Navrai Majhi Amit Trivedi
2013 Kadal Anbin Vaasale (Italian Reprise) A. R. Rahman
2013 Chennai Express Ready Steady Po Vishal-Shekhar

Music videos[edit]

  • "Tu Jaane Na" - released on YouTube September 29, 2010[17]
  • "Kahin To Hogi Wo" - released on YouTube November 2, 2010[18]
  • "Pehla Nasha" - released on YouTube April 28, 2011[19]
  • "Baby, Te Amo" - released on YouTube May 28, 2012[20]
  • "Prarthana" - released on YouTube September 19, 2013[21]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g Panikker, Rohit (15 May 2011). "Rahman is a true musician: Natalie Di". The Times of India. Retrieved 9 November 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "Bari Bari" on YouTube
  3. ^ a b c Kay, Mayank. "Canada's Greatest Contribution to Indian Music- Natalie Di Luccio !". Liveo Magazine. Scientity Inc. Retrieved 9 November 2012. 
  4. ^ Rakshit, Nayandeep. "Natalie Di Luccio speaks to BollyGraph!". Bollygraph. Retrieved 9 November 2012. 
  5. ^ Natalie Di Luccio singing the National Anthems at Rogers Centre on YouTube
  6. ^ Jha, Sumit (28 September 2011). "Canadian singer Natalie Di Luccio rejects Bigg Boss". The Times of India. Retrieved 9 November 2012. 
  7. ^ "Natalie @ New Talent Awards' 11 (Behind-the scenes)" on YouTube
  8. ^ Kadal (soundtrack)
  9. ^ "Eijaz and I might marry some years later: Natalie Di Luccio - The Times of India". The Times Of India. 
  10. ^ "Eijaz and I might marry some years later: Natalie Di Luccio - The Times of India". The Times Of India. 
  11. ^ List of highest-grossing Bollywood films
  12. ^ http://pages.rediff.com/photoalbum/preview/rediff-bollywood-photos/bollywood-celebs-and-ipl-players-at-samsung-galaxy-s4-launch-party-in-association-with-reliance-digital/5261270/40457401/202510/1/international-singer-natalie-di-luccio-at-the-launch-of-samsung-galaxy-s4-in-association-with-reliance-digital--1-
  13. ^ a b http://www.newstrackindia.com/newsdetails/2013/10/5/221-Breitling-Emergency-II-wins-Watch-of-the-Year-award-at-4th-Watch-World-Awards.html
  14. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6dLuzGKXuMc
  15. ^ Satyajit. "Music Review : Ladies v/s Ricky Bahl". Glamsham Entertainment Magazine. Fifth Quarter Infomedia Pvt. Ltd. Retrieved 9 November 2012. 
  16. ^ Dhiman, Dinesh. "Expect the Unexpected from English-Vinglish". Total Filmy. Retrieved 9 November 2012. 
  17. ^ "Tu Jaane Na" on YouTube
  18. ^ "Kahin To Hogi Wo" on YouTube
  19. ^ "Pehla Nasha" on YouTube
  20. ^ "Baby, Te Amo" on YouTube
  21. ^ "Prarthana" on YouTube

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