Natalie grew up in Germany and is still based in Bonn. The daughter of David Horler, an acclaimed jazz musician and arranger who has worked with the likes of Quincy Jones, Stan Getz and Tony Bennett, Natalie grew up around music, and in her younger years was vocally influenced by singers like Maria Carey and Whitney Houston.
At age 18 she started doing studio work and recorded several tracks for various DJs. By 2004, during this time of studio gigs, she met Cologne-based producers Yann Peifer (Yanou) and Manuel Reuter(Manian) who asked her to front their new project, CASCADA.
Within 18 months, they found international fame with their huge debut hit Everytime We Touch. A smash in the States before the band even set foot on American soil, the song quickly caught on all around the world. A multi-platinum selling album of the same title followed and produced eight singles, including the massively popular track Miracle aswell as the dance cover of Savage Garden’s Truly, Madly Deeply.
The success of the album won them the World Music Award in the category World’s Best-Selling German Artist. The second album Perfect Day (2007), led by hit single What Hurts The Most, continued CASCADA’s reign as one of the world’s Top 10 selling dance acts.