Natasja Saad
Natasja Saad also known as Dou T, Double T and Natasja, was a Danish
Denmark is a Scandinavian country in Northern Europe. The countries of Denmark and Greenland, as well as the Faroe Islands, constitute the Kingdom of Denmark . It is the southernmost of the Nordic countries, southwest of Sweden and south of Norway, and bordered to the south by Germany. Denmark...

 rapper and reggae
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 singer whose vocals on a popular reggae fusion
Reggae fusion
Reggae fusion is a fusion genre of reggae that mixes reggae or dancehall with other genres, such as pop, rock, hip hop, R&B, house, jazz & drum and bass....

 remix of "Calabria
Calabria (song)
"Calabria" is a house music single by Danish producer Rune. It was co-produced by Rune's half-brother Johannes Torpe and originally released in 2003 by Credence, a sublabel of Parlophone Records....

" gained her worldwide fame and a number one spot on Billboard
Billboard (magazine)
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s Hot Dance Airplay chart six months after her death in a car accident.

Early life and career

Saad, the daughter of Danish photographer Kirstine Saad, and a Sudanese father, started singing and DJ'ing at the age of 13 in Copenhagen, where she performed live with Miss Mukupa and McEmzee in the band, No Name Requested. During that period, she also performed along with Queen Latifah
Queen Latifah
Dana Elaine Owens , better known by her stage name Queen Latifah, is an American singer, rapper, and actress. Her work in music, film and television has earned her a Golden Globe award, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, two Image Awards, a Grammy Award, six additional Grammy nominations, an Emmy...

 and gained popularity in Jamaica. In 1998, while in training to become a professional jockey, she fell off her horse. This slowed her career.


Natasja died on June 24, 2007, in a car accident in Spanish Town
Spanish Town
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, Saint Catherine, Jamaica
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. Two other passengers were critically injured, but Saad's friend, Danish singer Karen Mukupa, was relatively unhurt. She and the other injured persons were rushed to the Spanish Town Hospital where the singer was pronounced dead.

The accident was perceived as a particularly big loss for Denmark's music and entertainment world, not only because of Natasja's sincere and exceptionally engaging personality, but also because she still stood before a career that despite earlier setbacks, appeared more than ever on the rise.

Natasja is buried at Assistens Kirkegård, Copenhagen
Copenhagen is the capital and largest city of Denmark, with an urban population of 1,199,224 and a metropolitan population of 1,930,260 . With the completion of the transnational Øresund Bridge in 2000, Copenhagen has become the centre of the increasingly integrating Øresund Region...

's cemetery for artistic and pioneering personalities, which, aside from hosting H.C. Andersen
Hans Christian Andersen
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, Søren Kierkegaard
Søren Kierkegaard
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 and physicist Niels Bohr
Niels Bohr
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, is also gradually becoming a resting place for more recent stars of the 21st century.


  • 2005: Release Album (Playground Music)
  • 2007: I Danmark er jeg Født (In Denmark I am Born) (Playground Music)
  • 2008: Shooting Star (Playground Music) released after her death


  • 2003: "Colors of My Mind" 12" (Mega Records)
  • 2003: "Real Sponsor" 12" (Food Palace Music)
  • 2004: "Summer Cute" 7" (Food Palace Music)
  • 2004: "My Dogg /45 Questions" (Tuff Gong Distr.)
  • 2005: "Op med Hovedet" CD single (Copenhagen Records)
  • 2005: "Købmanden" (BMG)
  • 2006: "Mon De Reggae"
  • 2007: "Calabria 2007
    Calabria (song)
    "Calabria" is a house music single by Danish producer Rune. It was co-produced by Rune's half-brother Johannes Torpe and originally released in 2003 by Credence, a sublabel of Parlophone Records....

    " (with Enur
    Rune RK
    Rune Reilly Kølsch , also known as Rune RK, Rune and Enur, is a record producer and DJ from Denmark. Together with his half-brother Johannes Torpe they make up the musical production team Artificial Funk.-Career:...

  • 2007: "Long Time" 7" (Sly & Robbie)
  • 2007: "Gi' Mig Danmark Tilbage (Give Me Back Denmark)"
  • 2008: "I Danmark er jeg født (In Denmark I was born)"
  • 2008: "Better than dem (ft Beenie man)"
  • 2008: "Fi Er Min"
  • 2008: "Idle Y Braend"

Further reading

  • Poulsen, Rasmus; Mukupa, Karen (2010) Natasja . Politiken
    Politiken is a Danish daily broadsheet newspaper, published by JP/Politikens Hus.The newspaper comes third among Danish newspapers in terms of both number of readers and circulated copies ....

    . ISBN 978-87-567-8920-2.

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