Tuesday, July 21, 2009

George Lamond


George Lamond (born George Garcia on February 25, 1967 in Washington, DC) is a freestyle\dance musician from the early '90s. He sang backup vocals for other musicians (especially his cousin, freestyle musician Joey Kid) before scoring a record deal with Columbia Records.
In 1989, George released his first single "Without You" which peaked at #4 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music\Club Play chart in November of 1989 and #5 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music\Maxi-Singles Sales chart.
In 1990, he released his debut album "Bad of the Heart" which peaked at #104 on the Billboard 200 chart.
The title song became George's hit song to date, peaking at #25 on the Billboard Hot 100 in July of 1990, #5 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music\Club Play chart in June of 1990 and #4 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music\Maxi-Singles Sales chart.
The third single from the album "Look Into My Eyes" peaked at #63 on the Billboard Hot 100 in September of 1990, #4 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music\Club Play chart in October of 1990 and #6 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music\Maxi-Singles Sales chart.
The third single "No Matter What" featuring singer Brenda K. Starr peaked at #49 on the Billboard Hot 100 in January of 1991.
The last single from the album, "Love's Contagious" peaked at #40 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music\Maxi-Singles Sales chart.
In 1992, George released his sophomore album, "In My Life" which peaked at #32 on Billboard's Heatseekers Albums chart.
The first single from the album, "Where Does That Leave Love" peaked at #59 on the Billboard Hot 100 in October of 1992.
The follow-up single from the album, "Baby, I Believe You" peaked at #66 on the Billboard Hot 100 in December of 1992.
The last single from the album, "I Want You Back" peaked at #33 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music\Club Play chart in July of 1993.
During that same year, George released his third album and first Spanish-language album, "Creo En Ti" which didn't make the Billboard album charts at all.

The first single, "Baby Creo En Ti" peaked at #10 on Billboard's Latin Songs chart in February of 1993. The follow-up single, "No Morira" peaked at #15 on Billboard's Hot Latin Songs chart in June of 1993.
In 1999, George released his fourth album, "Entrega" which peaked at #35 on Billboard's Top Latin Albums chart and #13 on Billboard's Tropical\Salsa Albums chart.
The only single to chart was "Que Te Vas" which peaked at #23 on Billboard's Hot Latin Songs chart in July of 1999 and #6 on Billboard's Latin Tropical\Salsa Airplay chart.
In 2001, George released his fifth album, "GL" which peaked at #15 on Billboard's Tropical\Salsa Albums chart.

The first single released from the album, "Jurare Quererte" peaked at #20 on Billboard's Latin Tropical\Salsa Airplay chart.

The follow-up single from the album, "Volver Amar" peaked at #35 on Billboard's Latin Tropical\Salsa Airplay chart. After that, not much was heard from George and it appeared as if he faded into obscurity.
In 2006, George returned to the music scene with his sixth album "Oye Mi Canto" on Sony International Records. Two years later in 2008, George released the single "What is Love" and did a cover version of Journey's "Don't Stop Believing."

To see the music video for "Without You," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_zLf5tcpYJg

To see the music video for "Bad of the Heart," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o2s4qsyr7aA

To see the music video for "No Matter What," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l5irYOyzdG4

To see the music video for "Look Into My Eyes," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J6bQLuDZJwM

To see the music video for "Baby, I Believe In You," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nuVEyiBlfkE

To see the music video for "Where Does That Leave Love," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AMq0C3IYlMo


[updated on 09\08\12]

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