P385 Teletext 385 Dec11 23:16:27       —————————————————————————————  ——— TASH BEDINGFIELD ON TOP YEAR  All Natasha Bedingfield wants for Christmas, she tells us when we hook up, is a good rest. She's the epitome of vintage glam in her sequinned chiffon top, tiered skirt and tiny black beret atop sexy mussed- up hair but Tash, bless her, is tired. "Christmas I'm going to do absolutely nothing," she smiles. "It'll be nice to just sit in one place and maybe go a day or two without speaking." ——————————————————————————————————1/8—— by Sarah-Louise James r ROCK/POP NEWS AND LISTINGS p350 Angst Competition On Stage Charts
P385 Teletext 385 Dec11 23:16:51       —————————————————————————————  ——— TASH BEDINGFIELD ON TOP YEAR  In just six months, Natasha has gone from newcomer to household name. She released Single in June, bagged a No 1 with These Words in August and is back in the Top 10 again this week with two songs - Unwritten and Do They Know It's Christmas? "The whole year has been my highlight," says Tash. "But performing with my band and seeing people sing along to my songs is perhaps the most special." ——————————————————————————————————2/8—— Your favourite Channel 4 shows 400 PLANET SOUND p350 Angst Competition On Stage Charts
P385 Teletext 385 Dec11 23:17:18       —————————————————————————————  ——— TASH BEDINGFIELD ON TOP YEAR  Following on from her bro Daniel's success was always going to be a hard act to follow but Tash did it. In fact her album Unwritten has outsold his new one. How does that feel? "He's been away after his huge accident so it's been an interesting time. Now he's back, there's room for both of us and we're totally behind each other. I listen to his album more than mine - which I overplayed - it's fresher!" ——————————————————————————————————3/8—— Win Phantom Of The Opera CDs 307 PLANET SOUND p350 Angst Competition On Stage Charts
P385 Teletext 385 Dec11 23:17:14       —————————————————————————————  ——— TASH BEDINGFIELD ON TOP YEAR  Daniel Bedingfield recently said he enjoyed competing with his little sis. "We're competitive in the way the Williams sisters are - they play with and against each but are still best mates. We're like that but we do tease each other, too," says Tash. "It's quite funny, 'cos he's the one who told everyone about me and they were like, 'Stop talking about her,' and now he's like, 'Told you!'" ——————————————————————————————————4/8—— Christmas events 370 PLANET SOUND p350 Angst Competition On Stage Charts
P385 Teletext 385 Dec11 23:17:11       —————————————————————————————  ——— TASH BEDINGFIELD ON TOP YEAR  Natasha's place on the pop map was secured with the huge No 1 These Words. "We really were having a case of writers' block," she says, echoing the sentiments of the lyrics. "We originally had 'I love you like the stream and the waves' and I said, 'No, that's too cheesy and complicated. Why don't we just say, I love you I love you I love you, and I was joking! My co-writer went, 'That's the hit.'" ——————————————————————————————————5/8—— Win TPe Incredibles T-shirts 307 PLANET SOUND p350 Angst Competition On Stage Charts
P385 Teletext 385 Dec11 23:15:17       —————————————————————————————  ——— TASH BEDINGFIELD ON TOP YEAR  The success of These Words and her alb - "my baby" - led to an invite from Bob Geldof to be part of Band Aid 20. "I was so grateful to be involved," sez Natasha. "I was surprised to be asked, and glad I released my alb when I did." But what about the criticism it's had? "There's been so much hype and media attention surrounding it that it's made people nostalgic for the original, but I don't want to pick it apart." ——————————————————————————————————6/8—— Frank Pilkington's lovestars 348 PLANET SOUND p350 Angst Competition On Stage Charts
P385 Teletext 385 Dec11 23:16:01       —————————————————————————————  ——— TASH BEDINGFIELD ON TOP YEAR  The future is looking extremely rosy for Ms Bedingfield - she has just finalised a US record deal. "When I signed my deal, it was a worldwide deal, so that included America," she explains. She'd better rest up over Christmas as come the New Year she'll be jetting straight across the pond. "We're releasing These Words as the first single over there," she confirms. ——————————————————————————————————7/8—— Check out the charts 355 PLANET SOUND p350 Angst Competition On Stage Charts
P385 Teletext 385 Dec11 23:16:21       —————————————————————————————  ——— TASH BEDINGFIELD ON TOP YEAR  If you thought 2004 was Natasha's year, wait till 2005. "My big wish for next year is to build on the platform I've got now," she sez, "to work on the next album and tour. "I can't wait," she bubbles, "I've been practising with my band and we're just itching to get on the road and do a proper gig. No one's had the true Natasha experience yet. I'll be keeping it real - it'll be about the music." ——————————————————————————————————8/8—— Unwritten, single and alb out now PLANET SOUND p350 Angst Competition On Stage Charts