Maria Cole (born February 6,
1950) is an American singer, songwriter and performer. The daughter of jazz
legend Nat King Cole, Cole rose to musical success in the mid-1970s as a
R&B artist with the hits "This Will Be (An Everlasting Love)",
"Inseparable" and "Our Love". After a period of failing
sales and performances due to a heavy drug addiction, Cole reemerged as
a pop artist with the 1987 album, Everlasting, and her cover of
Bruce Springsteen's "Pink Cadillac". In the 1990s, she re-recorded
standards by her father, resulting in her biggest success, Unforgettable...
with Love, which sold over seven million copies and also won Cole
numerous Grammy Awards. She has sold over 30 million records worldwide.