Floetry was an R&B group who rose to fame during the late 1990s into the early 2000s. The duo comprised of two English women, Marsha Ambrosius and Natalie Stewart. The two met in London through basketball and became friends over their shared passion for poetry and music. Their style of performance combines singing with spoken word poetry to a smooth melody. The group officially assembled in 1997 and signed with Dreamworks records in 2002. Their debut album, Floetic, was a hit. It was released in March 2003 and landed 19th on the Billboard 200 and fourth on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums. The group only released three albums total and disassembled in 2007. The genre these artist would best fit into is neo soul and r&b.
Also known as the Floacist, Natalie Stewart was born on February 13, 1979 in Germany. Although born in Germany Stewart was raised in London and grew up competing in singing and dance competitions. Stewart attended the BRTI School for Performing Arts and Technology with Ambrosious however, she studied performing art, media and art. Stewart then attended Middlesex university and later transferred to North London University . During this time Stewart started a poetry group, 3 Plus 1. She also made sure to keep contact with Ambrosious.
Ambrosius was born August 8, 1977 in Liverpool England. She attended the BRIT School for Performing Arts and Technology to study business and finance where she met Stewart. Ambrosius planned to attend the Georgia Institute of Technology but didn't due to injury. In 1999, Ambrosius wrote a song called "Fantasize."and asked Stewart to lend some of her poetry to the song. This collaboration of poetry and music led to the creation of Floetry.