Already a popular British actress, Natalia Keery-Fisher launched her music career with the release of 2005's "Don't Play Nice," a hit single that was credited to her stage name, Verbalicious. She later ditched the nickname for a new moniker, Natalia Kills -- she also adopted her grandmother's last name of Cappuccini before the stage name Kills -- and restructured her sound to include the theatrical dance-pop of Lady Gaga, 1940s film noir, and the electro-gloom of Depeche Mode.
will.i.am, which led to a deal with will.i.am/Cherrytree Records/Interscope/Dandyville. Showcasing her versatility, she wrote and co-directed a Quentin Tarantino-style web mini-series, Love Kills xx, and a film, The Exhibition, both of which were promoted as an extension of her debut album. Produced by Akon, Perfectionist was released in 2011, hitting German-speaking countries in April before receiving a wider release later that year. Natalia also supported Robyn and Kelis on their European tours and appeared on "2 Is Better," a track on Far East Movement's fourth album, Free Wired. In 2013, Kills released her sophomore full-length album, Trouble, featuring the single "Problem."