|Birth name||George Garcia (birth name)|
|Also known as||George "LaMond"|
February 25, 1967 |
(raised in The Bronx, New York City), United States
|Origin||The Bronx, New York, NY, United States|
|Genres||Pop, dance, R&B, freestyle|
George Lamond (born George Garcia, February 25, 1967, Washington, D.C., USA), sometimes styled George LaMond, is a Puerto Rican-American freestyle music singer. One of his popular songs and album is the 1990 release Bad of the Heart.
Lamond was born as George Garcia in Georgetown, Washington, D.C., but moved to his parent's native Puerto Rico at age 2. He remained in Puerto Rico until the age of 7, at which point the family (which included eight other siblings) returned to the contiguous U.S., settling in the Bronx, New York City, where he primarily grew up. He began singing backup for various artists (including for his cousin Joey Kid) before landing a solo deal with Columbia Records. His first album, Bad of the Heart, released in 1990, had many underground dance hits like "Bad of the Heart" (#25 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1990), "Look Into My Eyes" (#4 Hot Dance Club Play, 1990) and "Without You" (#4 Hot Dance, 1989), all co-produced by New York producer Chris Barbosa who had produced Shannon's string of hits a few years earlier. In 1990, Lamond scored a hit with Brenda K. Starr on the duet "No Matter What" (#49 Billboard Hot 100).
His follow-up releases received press and were successful, but less successful than his previous releases. His second album, 1992's In My Life, included a remake of the Jackson 5's "I Want You Back", in addition to the single "Where Does That Leave Love?" (#59 Hot 100, 1992), which made an impact on sales and radio but less of an impact in the clubs or charts as previous releases. Lamond has also released a couple of salsa albums and scored a number of hits on the Billboard Hot Latin Tracks. 2001 saw the release of his highly acclaimed salsa album GL on Sony Records.
In September 2006, Lamond returned with the release of his album Oye Mi Canto, bringing a new sound to his music career. The album was a combination of reggaeton, bachata and salsa, with seven songs produced by G1E Productions. This album was also released on Sony International. In 2008, Lamond released a new single, "What is Love", on an album titled Don't Look Back - Session 2 produced by famed freestyle producer, Carlos "After Dark" Berrios, and a cover of Journey's "Don't Stop Believin'", released on Robbins Entertainment and produced by Giuseppe D. Lamond is featured on the Lucas Prata cover of Level 42's "Something About You", found on Prata's Never Stop Dreamin' album, also produced by Giuseppe D.
Lamond is known for his lyrical spinto tenor vocal quality, not found in most tenors of today.
- Bad of the Heart (1990, Columbia Records)
- In My Life (1992, Columbia Records)
- Creo En Ti (1993, Sony International)
- Entrega (1999, Sony Records)
- The Hits And More (1999, Robbins Entertainment)
- GL (2001, Sony International)
- Oye Mi Canto (2006, Sony International)
- "Without You" (1989, Columbia Records)
- "Bad Of The Heart" (1990, Columbia Records)
- "Look into My Eyes" (1990, Columbia Records)
- "No Matter What" - duet with Brenda K. Starr (1990, Columbia Records)
- "Love's Contagious" (1991, Columbia Records)
- "Where Does That Leave Love?" (1992, Columbia Records)
- "Baby, I Believe In You" (1992, Columbia Records - originally recorded by New Kids on the Block)
- "I Want You Back" (1993, Columbia Records - cover of the Jackson 5 hit song)
- "Baby, Creo En Ti" (Sony Discos)
- "No Morira" - duet with Lisa Lopez (Sony Discos)
- "It's Always You" (1994, Tommy Boy Records)
- "Without You" (1998, Tommy Boy Records)
- "Earn My Love" (Robbins Entertainment)
- "Que Tu Te Vas" (1999, Sony Discos)
- "Entrega" (1999)
- "Lately" (2000, Robbins Entertainment)
- "Jurare Quererte" (2001)
- "Volver Amar" (2001)
- "Raspa" (2006, Sony Discos)
- "Don't Stop Believin'" (2008, Robbins Entertainment)
- "Something About You" (2009)
- George Lamond interview 2011 @YouTube.com Retrieved 11-24-2012.
- George Lamond- "It's Always You" single @Discogs.com Retrieved 4-9-2011.