Having sung backup for stars John Legend, Nicki Minaj, and Jazmine Sullivan, Natalie Imani is now making a dash for the front of the stage. Her show-stopping voice and unapologetically sensual lyrics were showcased in BET's Music Matters campaign, where new fans recognized R&B is very much alive.

Hailing from the prestigious "Fame" school Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School, Natalie inherited the same rigorous training as alumni songstresses' Liza Minelli and Eartha Kitt in addition to newcomers Nicki Minaj, Azealia Banks, and Wynter Gordon. Blogs have crowned Natalie as the artist to watch with nostalgic comparisons to Faith Evans. Yet fans who catch her live appreciate the lane she calls her own.

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