11 Interesting Facts About American Singer Nat King Cole

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#1- Nat King Cole was born on 17 March, 1919, in Alabama, U.S. His real name was Nathaniel Adams Coles.

#2- At the age of 12, he started taking formal piano lessons, in which he learned jazz, gospel, and classical music.

#3- 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.

#4- 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.

#5- His first hit song was "Sweet Lorraine", which was recorded by his trio in 1940.

#6- In 1945, at the age of 26, Nat King Cole released his first album 'The King Cole Trio", under Capitol Records.

#7- During his career, Nat King Cole released 28 studio albums, 1 live album, & more than 140 singles.

#8- In 1936, when Nat King was just 17 years old, he married American dancer "Nadine Robinson."

#9- 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.

#10- In 1960, he was inducted into the Hollywood Walk of Fame, & in 1963, he also got the Golden Globe Special Achievement Award.

#11- In 1990, Nat King Cole was posthumously awarded the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.

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