The album, like Inseparable, became a gold success thanks to the funk-influenced cut "Sophisticated Lady" and the jazz-influenced "Mr. Cole released her first platinum record with her third release, Unpredictable, mainly thanks to the number-one R&B hit, "I've Got Love on My Mind".Originally an album track, the album's closer, "I'm Catching Hell", nonetheless became a popular Cole song during live concert shows.Cole released her best-selling album with 1991's Unforgettable...with Love on Elektra Records, which saw Cole singing songs her famous father recorded, nearly 20 years after she initially had refused to cover her father's songs during live concerts.After cutting several records together, they passed off the music to several record labels. Capitol Records, her father's label, heard the records and agreed to sign her.Cole, Yancy, and Jackson went into studios in Los Angeles to polish the recordings they had shipped, resulting in the release of Cole's debut album, Inseparable, which included songs that reminded listeners of Aretha Franklin.Natalie Maria Cole (February 6, 1950 – December 31, 2015) was an American singer, voice actress, songwriter, and actress.The daughter of the great American singer Nat King Cole, she rose to musical success in the mid-1970s as an R&B artist with the hits "This Will Be", "Inseparable" (1975), and "Our Love" (1977).
In 1989, she released her follow-up to Everlasting, Good to Be Back, which produced the number two hit "Miss You Like Crazy"; it also achieved international success, reaching the top ten in the United Kingdom.
Soon afterwards she began having a difficult relationship with her mother.
She enrolled in the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
She transferred briefly to University of Southern California where she pledged the Upsilon chapter of Delta Sigma Theta sorority.
She later transferred back to the University of Massachusetts, where she majored in Child Psychology and minored in German, graduating in 1972.