What Happened To Pop Sensation Natasha Bedingfield?

Is the rest still unwritten?

Natasha Bedingfield
Natasha Bedingfield What happened to the Unwritten star? Image Getty Images

Take yourself back to 2004. What a magical time it was – Donald Trump was still just a joke TV personality, Freddos still cost 10p, and Natasha Bedingfield was the biggest name in UK music.

The release of her album Unwritten made her a huge star in the 00s, and at one point she was fighting it out with the likes of Dido and Ms Dynamite for the female pop crown.

Of course, her brother Daniel made a name for himself first, after bursting onto the scene with Gotta Get Thru This – admittedly still a huge tune – but Natasha took things to the next level with massive singles Unwritten and These Words.

Her album Unwritten reached number one and established her as one of the most popular musicians in the country. She was nominated for four BRIT awards, plus a Grammy award in 2007, and she was well on her way to conquering the music world.

Bizarrely, while Unwritten only reached number 6 in the UK, it was the most played song on US radio two years later in 2006. Spurred on by her success stateside, Natasha focused on her career in the US, setting off on a tour with Justin Timberlake and heavily promoting her track I Wanna Have Your Babies in the US.

Her stock in the UK fell as a result, and amazingly, just four years after her huge success, her single Pocket Full Of Sunshine failed to chart in Britain.

She was still a force in the US by as late as 2008 though, as she proved when she shared a stage with the likes of Beyoncé, Mariah Carey and Rihanna for a special Stand Up To Cancer show.

Unfortunately for Natasha though, by the time 2010 came around her star power had faded and her third Strip Me failed to chart in the US top 100, and it didn’t chart in the UK chart a year later either.

Over more recent years, Natasha has continued to make music, and even collaborated with Nicki Minaj or her debut album back in 2011.

Since then, she’s worked with Paul McCartney on Friends of the Earth charity single Love Song To The Earth, and also written music with The Corrs.

The 35-year-old has been working on a number of different projects in 2016, and she’s been keeping her 87,000 followers updated on Instagram.

Could a return to the charts be on the way for Natasha? She’s currently working on a new album, and as we’ve seen with the likes of Craig David, comebacks from 00s icons are becoming more and commonplace.

Maybe, just maybe, the rest is still unwritten for Natasha…

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Loaded staff writer Harry Fletcher has covered news, sport and entertainment for several major websites across the UK. Follow him on Twitter at @Harry__Fletcher.