“If You’re Not The One”
Two massive hits from two missing music siblings
by Christopher Smith
Once upon a time there was a boy called Daniel (born 1979). He has a sister called Natasha (born 1981). They liked music. So they became pop stars.
Daniel went first. He released a single in November 2001 called “Gotta Get Thru This”. It went to number one in the UK. It was also a big hit across the rest of the world including the United States, where it made No.10 on the singles chart and No.1 on the dance chart.
His released his debut album in 2002 of the same name. It sold over a million and a half copies in the UK and half a million copies in America.
Five hit singles were released from the album, including another big global smash hit “If You’re Not The One”, which made No.1 in the UK and No.15 in the US.
In 2004 little sister Natasha decided she would have a go too. She released a single called… err…“Single”. It reached No.3 in the UK and began a prosperous chart career for her too.
Her debut album “Unwritten” sold over a million copies in the UK and, like her brother Daniel, half a million copies in the US.
She topped the singles chart with “These Words”, which also reached No.17 Stateside and charted high across the rest of the world.
Later that same year, her brother Daniel released his follow up album “Second First Impression”, preceded by the single “Nothing Hurts Like Love”, which reached No.3 in the UK.
The album charted at No.8 in the UK as was Gold certified for sales of 200,000. Two further singles were released, but failed to reach the UK top 10.
Natasha’s second release “N.B.” came in 2007, with the single “I Wanna Have Your Babies” being issued prior to the album. The single reached No.7 in the UK.
In the US and Canada the LP was titled “Pocketful Of Sunshine”. It peaked at No.3 in the States and No.9 in the UK.
Since then Daniel has recorded only sporadically. In 2012 he released an extended EP “Stop The Traffik-Secret Fear”. He has been working primarily as a song writer for other artists, including “I Wanna Feel” For SecondCity which topped the UK chart in 2014.
Since 2016, he has appeared in the West End musical ‘The War Of The Worlds’ as The Artilleryman.
In 2010 Natasha released her third studio album “Strip Me” (US) “Strip Me Away” (rest of the world). It was never released in the UK. It reached No.106 in the US and No.45 in Germany. Since then she has recorded only occasionally. In 2012 She announced that work had begun on a fourth studio album. To date, nothing has materialised.
In late 2017 Natasha released the video for a new track “Hey Boy” and there is a promise of new music in the very near future…!
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