Nathaniel became one of the members of the legendary group, The O’Jays. In 1993 he replaced Sammy Strain of the O’Jays. Nathan says that it was a tremendous learning experience because he was able to learn about the music business. Before Nathan became a member of the O’Jays, he sang for the Edwin & Walter Hawkins and the Love Center Choir. He also served as the keyboard player and background vocalist for the group Levert and the music director for Ms. Miki Howard. Nathan has worked on Sinbad’s Summer Jam Festival, on HBO, New York Undercover, Robert Townsend’s TV, Dick Clark’s Rockin’ in the New Year, and in a host of arenas around the world.
Nathan is a former member of the famous Quartet Group, The Fairfield Four. The group was inducted into two (2) Hall of Fame’s in 1999. Nathan led the vocal track along with the group’s bass singer, Isaac Freeman, for two songs in the hit comedy movie, “Oh Brother, Where Art Thou” (which starred George Clooney and was released on December 18, 2000). In 2001 there were two soundtracks released from the movies which sold over 4 million copies and are still selling. The soundtrack won Album of the Year at the Country Music Awards held on November 7, 2001. In addition, Nathan and the other members of the Fairfield Four were the only African Americans ever to win Album of the Year at the County Music Awards.
At the 44 Annual Grammy Awards held on February 27, 2002, Nathan also received three Grammy Awards:
(1) Album of the Year (presented by Janet Jackson & Gloria Estefan),
(2) Soundtrack of the Year, and
(3) Best Folk Album of the Year