Natalie Cole rose to prominence in the mid-1970s, after releasing her debut album Inseparable, which became an instant success. Cole would go on to win Best Female R&B Vocal Performance with her top ten hit "This Will Be" and Best New Artist at the 1976 Grammy Awards. Photo by UPI.
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Natalie Cole and her ten month old son on stage
Natalie Cole introduced her ten month old son, Robert Adam Yancey, to the audience in 1978 during Cole's sold-out performance at the Universal Amphitheatre. Cole was quotes as saying, "I'd like you to meet the fruit of my labor." Yancey would also become a musician and go on to tour with his mother. Photo by UPI. | License Photo
Natalie Cole at the Lady of Soul awards
Singer Natalie Cole poses backstage at the 5th annual Soul Train, Lady of Soul Awards in September, 1999 after being presented with the Lena Horne Award for outstanding career achievement. Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo
Natalie Cole releases autobiography
Natalie Cole appears at Barnes and Noble book store in New York in November, 2000 to promote her new autobiography, Angel On My Shoulder, which describes her battle with addiction and recovery. Her autobiography was released in conjunction with a made-for-TV movie, Living' for Love: The Natalie Cole Story on NBC. Photo by Ezio Petersen/UPI.
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Nat "King" Cole inducted into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Natalie Cole hugs singer-songwriter Ray Charles after Charles presented her late father Nat "King" Cole for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on March 6, 2000 in New York. Photo by Ezio Petersen/UPI. | License Photo
Natalie Cole appears at Cannes Film Festival, 2004
Singers Alanis Morissette, Natalie Cole, Sheryl Crow and Lara Fabian (L-R) pose for photographers at a photocall for De-Lovely, a biopic depicting the life and career of composer and songwriter, Cole Porter, on the Terrasse Riviera May 22, 2004 during the Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France. Photo by Christine Chew/UPI.
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Natalie Cole attends Glamour Magazine's Women of the Year awards
Natalie Cole poses for photographers before presenting an award at the 15th annual Glamour Magazine 2004 "Women of the Year" awards on November 8, 2004 at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. Photo by Robin Platzer/UPI. | License Photo
Singers Natalie Cole (L) and Alicia Keys hug as they arrive at a pre-Grammy party hosted by music producer Clive Davis in Beverly Hills, California on February 7, 2006. Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI. | License Photo
Natalie Cole attends 13 annual Race to Erase M.S.
Singer Natalie Cole sports an Afro wig as she arrives for the Disco-themed 13th annual Race to Erase M.S. fashion show/concert at the Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles, California on May 12, 2006. Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo
Natalie Cole performs at River Rock Casino
Natalie Cole performs during the first of two concerts at the River Rock Casino near Vancouver, British Columbia, June 8, 2007. Cole would be nominated later that year for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance for her top-ten hit single, "Day Dreaming," at the 49th Annual Grammy Awards. Photo by Heinz Ruckemann/UPI. | License Photo
Natalie Cole win's ninth Grammy Award
Natalie Cole holds her Grammy Award for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album for her 2008 studio album, Still Unforgettable, at the 51st annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on February 8, 2009. Photo by Phil McCarten/UPI.
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Natalie Cole performs at Latin Grammy Person of the Year dinner in Las Vegas, Nevada
Singer Natalie Cole performs onstage at the Latin Recording Academy's Person of the Year Tribute to Brazilian composer Caetano Veloso at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada on November 14, 2012. Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI. | License Photo
Natalie Cole attends 2013 Latin Grammy Awards
Natalie Cole appears backstage at the Latin Grammy Awards at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada on November 21, 2013. Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI. | License Photo
Natalie Cole attends 21st annual Race to Erase M.S.
Singer Natalie Cole attends the 21st annual Race To Erase MS gala at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in the Century City section of Los Angeles on May 2, 2014. Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI. | License Photo
Natalie Cole attends Angel Ball 2014
Natalie Cole arrives on the red carpet at Gabrielle's Angel Foundation hosts Angel Ball 2014 at Cipriani in New York City on October 20, 2014. Gabrielle's Angel Foundation for Cancer research was created in 1966 by Denise Rich, US-born Austrian singer-songwriter who has written songs for Cole. Photo by John Angelillo/UPI. | License Photo