Georgio (singer)

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This article is about American singer, songwriter, filmmaker. For French rapper, see Georgio (rapper). For other uses, see Georgio.
Georgio Allentini
Genres R&B, Pop, Dance
Years active 1987–1991
Labels Motown (1987–90)
RCA (1991)

Georgio Allentini (born in 1966 in Minneapolis, MN) better known by the stage name and mononym Georgio is an African-American California-based funk and dance music singer / songwriter / keyboardist / guitarist. He also produced and directed the film Tapped Out in 2003.

Music career[edit]

After giving demos to Prince in a bid to join Prince's Paisley Park, he recorded his own track "Sexappeal" (sometimes Sex Appeal) on his own Georgio Records in 1984, Motown Records showed interest in him and he was eventually signed to the label.

In 1987 he had several songs charting on the Hot 100, although none climbed any higher than #58. He was much more successful on the Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart, where he earned four Top 10 hits, including "Tina Cherry" which hit #1.[1][2] His 1988 release, "Lover's Lane" reached #54 in the UK Singles Chart.[3]

He recorded two albums on Motown records in the 1980s and two more later on RCA in the 1990s.

He also worked at MIG Records.[citation needed]

Film career[edit]

Recently, Georgio has made the transition to filmmaker with the 2003 release of Tapped Out, which also starred Coolio, Alex Avant and Jimmy Bridges. The film was written, co-produced and co-directed by Georgio, who also composed music for its soundtrack.

Personal life[edit]

At 17, Georgio moved to Los Angeles. He is of mixed Black, and Italian parentage.

He appeared in a 2000 documentary titled XX elles with Estelle Desanges, Lisa Guerlain, Dany Verissimo-Petit and others.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Singles[edit]

(Selective)

  • 1984: "Sexappeal" or "Sex Appeal"
  • 1987: "Tina Cherry"
  • 1987: "I Won't Change"
  • 1987: "Bedrock"
  • 1988: "Lover's Lane"
  • 1988: "I Don't Want 2 Be Alone"
  • 1989: "Car Freak"
  • 1989: "Romantic Love"

Filmography[edit]

Director[edit]

  • 2003: Tapped Out (also as producer / screenwriter / actor / composer of soundtrack)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Hot Dance/Disco: 1974-2003. Record Research. p. 109. 
  2. ^ Mixedfolks.com
  3. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 225. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.