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At a time when imagery defines the quality and market penetrability of an artiste, Natasha Rathnayake provides a powerful and unique vocal splendour mixed with looks that can kill even the hard to please.
Retaining the vibrant colours and exotic splendour of Asia, Natasha Rathnayake has managed to fuse generic western extravert thinking and creative expression in her decade long singing and highly glamorous modelling career. She has given hope to a whole new generation of Sri Lankan artists who settled for only being heard within local stratospheres and didn’t venture into the maze of the international music industry. She has been creating contemporary Pop/RnB/Dance music over the past few years with the support of the finest producers in the emerald island and has revolutionised the English music industry in Sri Lanka overnight.
Her music resonates throughout the world, via thousands of top radio stations for her singles such as “Runaway”, Get up on my Feet”, Worship My Body, Takin’ it off” and the most recent release receiving countless airplay local and internationally, “Shake that”. All through a demo which was accepted by leading radio programming company Radio Express.
She is a local superstar with the potential of breaking it globally against the contemporary names in pop culture thanks to the years of experience she has gained in the studio and on the road performing to a demographically wide audience and with international acts such as DJ Bo Bo, Vengaboyz, Shaggy and countless others.
Her single “Shake that” is currently receiving rave reviews from DJ’s and radio producers worldwide, and besides being picked as the hot picks, also charted on several independent radio countdowns in Asia and Europe.
Being an authentic female artiste with a true story of struggle, battle and victory, she empowers women in Asia to go beyond through her music and various CSR projects she gets involved in.
One such project is “Educate to Protect” she is glad to be a part of taking the role of a goodwill ambassador to help address and eradicate the stigma of abuse. Giving hope to over 20,000+ children in Sri Lanka that they no longer need to suffer in silence. “Educate to Protect” in association with The Flamingo Group Foundation – the CSR Arm of Flamingo Group, Inner Wheel Club of Colombo West, Ministry of Provincial Education of Sri Lanka, The Sri Lanka Police Department and the National Protection Authority.
In 2015, She was one of the only Asians to have been invited to sit on the main jury panel to judge the International music festival “Pirogovsky Russet International Contest for Pop singers’ in Russia, where 30+ countries participated to compete for the title of 2015.
Representing a large Asian sub continent population she has collaborated with many artists, producers locally and internationally, and this has propelled her music to new heights and status as an iconic voice” of the “new Asia/Sri Lanka”. If there was one to type into your preferred search engine, this young Artist would certainly be the one.
Best Movie Music Video Award 2012′ at the Derana Lux Music video Awards
Best Hip hop, Reggae or Rap Track of the year 2013′ at the YES Homegrown Awards
Listener”s Choice Award 2013′ at the YES Homegrown Awards 2013
Best Collaboration Award 2017 at the YES Homegrown Awards 2017