Natalie is the daughter of Howard & Olana Ai who founded the Halau Hula Olana.
She was brought up to respect the family along with her 5 siblings. She was crowned as Miss Aloha Hula at the prestigious Hula event, Merrie Monarch Festival-Hula Competition in 1990. Her musical talent bloomed as she released her first solo album “‘E” in 2005, and promptly won Female Vocalist the following year. Her second album “I” was released in 2008 followed by her third album “A”, and Natalie again was honored an award for Female Vocalist of the Year. Her forth album “Eia”, a collection of the favorites from each three albums, one Anthology Album of the Year.
A former Miss Hula, a beautiful and brilliant dancer with an angelic voice, Natalie is one of the most popular artists not only in Hawaii but in Japan as well. She is the only person to have won both Miss Aloha Hula and Female Vocalist of the Year.
Natalie released her latest album “La La La La” in 2015 anticipating a nomination and winning again at the Na Hoku Hanohano Awards.