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Natalie Mejia

Natalie Mejia attending Super Bowl XLIII at the Playboy Mansion, Los Angeles, CA on Feb. 1, 2009
Background information
Birth name Natalie Mejia
Also known as Nat
Born May 7, 1988 (1988-05-07) (age 21)
Origin Diamond Bar, California
Genres Pop
Occupations Singer, Rapper, Dancer
Years active 2006-Present
Labels Geffen (2008–2009)
Universal Music Canada (2009-present)
Associated acts Girlicious
Website www.girliciousmusic.com
Natalie attending Music Saves Lives in April 2009

Natalie Nicole Mejia (born May 7, 1988) is an American singer, dancer and occasional rapper. Mejia is a member of the musical group Girlicious.

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Personal life

Born in West Covina, California and raised in Diamond Bar, California, Mejia first came into prominence on national television as a contestant on The CW reality show Pussycat Dolls Present: Girlicious in 2008. Natalie is of Mexican and Cuban heritage. She was primarily home schooled having accrued enough credits to receive her diploma early. She studied dance from the age of nine at the Millennium Dance Complex which is known for instructing Britney Spears.

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Arrest

On the night of March 9, 2010, Mejia, along with a male driver named Peter Asencio, were arrested in Glendale, California, on suspicion of possessing cocaine for sale. More than a dozen bags of coke were found in her purse after the car she was riding in was pulled over and searched after an officer discovered the male driver's license was suspended. On the afternoon of Wednesday March 10, 2010 Mejia posted $30,000 bail and is due to appear in court on April 15. An investigation is currently taking place to determine Mejia's involvement with the drugs stating that the drugs may have been placed in Mejia's purse by Asencio without her knowledge. Further interviews and forensics testing are currently taking place.[1][2]

Music career

Before Girlicious, she was part of two musical groups - Cherri, of which she was a member from 2001 to 2003, and Breathe, which formed in 2005 and disbanded in 2007. Breathe was an opening act for Sean Paul.[3] Natalie recorded songs before Girlicious, with her old group Breathe, that can be heard on Youtube. She released the song 'Breathe' on iTunes on July 15, 2009 under the name Breathe Featuring Natalie[4].

Natalie was a contestant on the CW Reality show Pussycat Dolls Present: Girlicious, in which she became one of the four girls to make up the group, Girlicious. She was known for being very competitive and, at times, overly confident. During the show, Natalie lost her grandmother. She took the news really hard because her mother told her over the phone. Robin Antin and the other girls had to help her through. Chrystina Sayers was her best friend on the show, and the two became very close from the beginning. The close nature of their friendship became especially apparent during the infamous "bathtub scene" in which Mejia and Sayers take a bath together, scandalizing the other contestants. Both Natalie and Chrystina were also the final two members to be chosen for the group. She is sometimes seen sporting message T-Shirts during her performances such as "Latinas Do It Better" or her infamous quote "Beauty Is A Talent". The shirt saying "Latinas do it better" was worn in the music video for Like Me.

As a member, she has opened for pop group, Backstreet Boys for their Unbreakable Tour that started in July and ended in September.

She is also featured in the video for Matt Goss's single Evil, along with Goss's dancers.

Albums

Year Information Chart positions Certifications
CAN U.S.
2008 Girlicious
  • First studio album
  • Released: August 12, 2008 (Canada)
2
  • CRIA: Platinum
  • Canada sales: 80,000+

Singles

Year Title Chart Positions Album
U.S. U.S. Pop CAN
2008 "Like Me" 102 70 4 Girlicious
"Stupid Shit" - - 20
"Baby Doll" - 55

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2009 "Breathe" - - - NA
2009 "Over You" - - 52 TBA
2010 "Maniac" - - -

References


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