Natalia Alexandra Gutiérrez Batista (born December 10, 1986), known professionally as Natti Natasha, is a Dominican singer and songwriter. She was signed to Don Omar’s label Orfanato Music Group. Her debut EP, All About Me, was released on March 28, 2012, by Orfanato Music Group. Her debut album, Iluminatti, was released on February 15, 2019, by Pina Records and Sony Music Latin.
Batista was born on December 10, 1986, in Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic, where she started her involvement in music. When she was seven, Natasha registered at the school of Fine Arts in Santiago, where she took classes for singing and developed her singing abilities, which she has described as one of the best times in her life. From a very young age, she had admired artists such as Bob Marley and Jerry Rivera, and especially Lauryn Hill, whom she still names as one of her favorites. Natasha also expressed that she has followed and admired Ivy Queen since the beginning of Queen’s career, with Queen responding via Twitter: “Thanks for the respect, admiration. That’s having class and more than anything intelligence”. When she was 18, she moved to the Bronx hoping to make it in the “City of Dreams”. There she met reggaeton veteran Don Omar who then signed her to his record label. She’s also an engineer and worked at a Makeup factory.
As of 2018, Natasha has been a vegetarian for more than three years.
Natasha was signed to Orfanato Music Group for a few songs, in 2010 released “Hold Ya (Remix)” with Gyptian and Don Omar. She was featured in a song by Don Omar, called “Dutty Love”, recorded in 2011 and released in March 2012 and worked with Farruko on “Crazy in Love”. The former’s success led to another collaboration with Omar, “Tus Movimientos”. Both songs are featured on Omar’s album Don Omar Presents MTO²: New Generation, released in 2012.
In 2017, Puerto Rican singer Daddy Yankee released the song “Otra Cosa” with Natasha. She released the single “Criminal”, with Ozuna, which became an instant hit, reaching the top five of the Billboard Hot Latin Songs chart and being the most watched music video overall in 2017. In April 2018, Becky G released “Sin Pijama”, a collaboration with Natasha. The song was Natasha’s second global hit, peaking at number three on the Hot Latin Songs chart, being certified platinum within three weeks of release, and reaching one billion views in six months, being the most watched female song of the year. She has also collaborated with Bad Bunny, R.K.M & Ken-Y, Thalía, and Cosculluela. Natasha is currently signed to Pina Records.
She released her debut album, Iluminatti on February 15, 2019, by Pina Records and Sony Music Latin.The album has a total of 15 songs, with 2 of them being features, “Te Lo Dije” with Anitta & “Soy Mía” with Kany Garcia It is officially certified Latin platinum by the RIAA. In 2019, she collaborated with Daddy Yankee, the Jonas Brothers and Sebastián Yatra on the song “Runaway”