Nati Haile’s musical roots are in Ethiopia, singing in the church choir, where his passion for rhythm, melody, and songwriting began.At only 17 years old, Nati released a collection of music influenced by his upbringing in the church called Of Gospel Songs.
That experience led him to the making of his first commercial single, “Ken Saymesh” which gainedNati national attention in Ethiopia. His follow-up single, “Legenetuwa”was a unique remake of a popular song by Muluken Mellesse called “Sewentua” and was so successful, it solidified Nati Haile as a star in Ethiopia. In 2005, Nati released his debut album, Liet Yenegal, to an international audience and sold over 1 million copies across the world.
After a five-year hiatus, Nati’s study of world music helped him create and fuse together the sounds and rhythms of African beats, reggae,blues, and hip-hop grooves. He released his 2nd album, Beka, to his fans around the world.The title track was an instant hit, and the album was critically acclaimed in his home country of Ethiopia, and in North America. Today, Nati lives and tours out of Toronto Canada and his critics have compared his voice to classic Ethiopian singers, Muluken Mellesse, and Tewodros Tadesse.
With a busy touring schedule and worldwide concert dates, Nati has found time to begin work on his 3rd album as a writer, lyricist, and performer.The Toronto-based, world-renowned recording studio, Phase One International is where Nati has chosen to create this collection of new music. Nati has the honor of recording in the same space as superstars, Michael Jackson, Rihanna, Celine Dion, and Beyonce. Nati Haile’s career is a reflection of both his proud Ethiopian upbringing and his current life in Toronto, Canada.
From a young boy singing in the church choir to a successful recording and touring artist, everything Nati does is for his fans and his heritage.