Artist info

Genre

Pop


Sounds like

Adele, Amy Winehouse, Olivia Rodrigo, John Legend, Lewis Capaldi, Meghan Trainor, Sia


Influences

Adele, Otis Redding, Amy Winehouse, Marvin Gaye, Michael Jackson


Website

www.nataliyanikitenko.com

Bio

Born in Ukraine, raised in Australia, and now settled in Los Angeles, Nataliya has lived a life rooted in the arts. By the time she was 8 years old, she was already a national ballroom dance champion and was singing and dancing in state and national competitions, telethons and live performances with her performing arts school. As a teenager, she was cast as a regular cast member on the Australian TV shows ‘Trapped’ and ’Castaway.’ Her success as an actress led to her decision to move to Los Angeles, where she continued to pursue creativity in all its forms. She eventually chose to focus her attention on songwriting and signed her first publishing deal with Kobalt Music.

A seasoned songwriter, she's penned songs like “No More Sad Songs” featuring Machine Gun Kelly by Little Mix from the Number 1 album “Glory Days” that was certified 3x Platinum, and “Heavy” by Anne Marie from the album “Speak Your Mind” that charted number 3 in the UK and was certified Gold, amongst many others that have garnered over 250 million+ spotify streams alone.

Her debut single “Oil&Water” co-written and co-produced by Nataliya, brings her vulnerability and stately vocal performances to her traditionally crafted songs.

Review

Review by Tommy Faith Tommy Faith

13 Apr 2021

Triple J
40

This is the sort of finely penned ballad that I can imagine being covered by aspirational vocalists in their tv show singing competition auditions. Well sung with the voice to carry it through some impressive vocal lines. Never overly showy but always impressive.

This is the sort of finely penned ballad that I can imagine being covered by aspirational vocalists in their tv show singing competition auditions. Well sung with the voice to carry it through some impressive vocal lines. Never overly showy but always impressive.