11 Interesting Facts About American Singer
Nat King Cole
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Nat King Cole was born on 17 March, 1919, in Alabama, U.S. His real name was Nathaniel Adams Coles.
At the age of 12, he started taking formal piano lessons, in which he learned jazz, gospel, and classical music.
Nat King Cole didn't complete his education, & at the age of fifteen, he dropped out of high school to pursue a career in music.
In the late 1930s, Nat King started his musical career as a jazz pianist, & in 1937 he also formed a music group called The King Cole Trio.
His first hit song was "Sweet Lorraine", which was recorded by his trio in 1940.
In 1945, at the age of 26, Nat King Cole released his first album 'The King Cole Trio", under Capitol Records.
During his career, Nat King Cole released 28 studio albums, 1 live album, & more than 140 singles.
In 1936, when Nat King was just 17 years old, he married American dancer "Nadine Robinson."
He also hosted "The Nat King Cole Show" from 1956 to 1957, which was a variety series on NBC. His show became the first national TV show hosted by an African American.
In 1960, he was inducted into the Hollywood Walk of Fame, & in 1963, he also got the Golden Globe Special Achievement Award.
In 1990, Nat King Cole was posthumously awarded the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.
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