Nuttin' But Stringz

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Nuttin' But Stringz
Nuttin’ But Stringz plays at the White House.jpg
Background information
Origin New York, USA
Genres Classical, alternative hip hop, R&B, Progressive EDM
Years active 2004–present
Labels Sony Music

Nuttin' But Stringz, also known as N.B.S., consisted of the duo Tourie and Damien Escobar who both play violin.[1] The musicians from Jamaica, Queens played a blend of classical music, hip-hop,[2] jazz and R&B.[1]


Nuttin But Stringsz began studying violin at ages 8 and 7, respectively, and eventually studied at the Juilliard School.[1][3]

In 2005, the duo entered and won a talent competition at the Apollo Theatre in New York. Their victory on Showtime at the Apollo led to media attention and appearances on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Today Show with Katie Couric, and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Around the same time the duo showcased their talents at Carnegie Hall and performed for President George W. Bush at The White House.

On January 8, 2006, Nuttin But Stringz performed their Hit song Thunder at the debut of the redesigned Cadillac CTS at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Nuttin' But Stringz performed after a classical string quartet. General Motors Corp. executives used the two performances as an analogy, to demonstrate that what used to be good enough (the quartet) needs to be reinvigorated (N.B.S).Template:GM.COM A video for "Thunder" is also featured on the website for Jack's Big Music Show on Noggin. The exposure continued when they were featured in the first of five commercials featuring local artists on New York's local news channel, NY1.

NBS gained national attention when their unique brand of music secured the Duo a part in the 2006 dance movie Step Up, and shortly after CBS featured "Thunder" during the 2007 NCAA Tournament. "Thunder" was also featured in the 1st episode of the television series The Black Donnellys, and was used in various television commercials.

In spring 2009, NBS announced via the group's website that a new album was in the works and was followed later in that year by a hugely successful tour.[4]

Their music has sold platinum.[5]

They debuted their song "Winner" on "The Debrief with David Ushery" on New York Nonstop [6] on July 23.


  1. Al Jarreau # Akon # Aretha Franklin # Brian McKnight # Chaka Khan # Charlie Daniels # Charlie Wilson # Drake # Gladys Knight # Gucci Mane # Isley Brothers # Jay Sean # John Legend # Jonas Brothers # Justin Bieber # Leonard Skinner # Mary J Blige # Mario # Maroon 5 # Miley Cyrus # Patti LaBelle # Pretty Ricky # Rascal Flatts # Stevie Wonder # The Manhattans # The Temptations # Trey Songz # Yolanda Adams

TV Shows (Appeared On): BET 106 & Park > Bidvest > CBS Early Morning > CNN > CW11 > Dancing with the Stars > Ellen Degeneres > Featured contestants on Americas Got Talent > FOX MORE > Fredricka Whitfield CNN show > ESPN Subway Series >Good Day Atlanta > Good Day Houston > Good day New York > Jacks Big Music Show > Jay Leno > Latin Nation TV > MSG > Nickelodeon > Noggin > Tavis Smiley > The Carson Daily Show > The Fresh Beat Band > The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson > The Monique Show > Today Show with Katie Couric > The Tyra Banks Show

Print: Sister Sister > Ebony > Jet > USA Today > Vibe Magazine > Daily News > NY Post > NY Times > LA Times > The Examiner > MaxxLife Magazine

The talented Duo traveled to Sri Lanka where they performed for the IIFA Awards.

Nuttin But Stringz performed at the ESPY Awards in Los Angeles California.

Nuttin But Stringz scored and appeared in a Mcdonalds commercial for the Launch of their Fruit Smoothies

Nuttin But Stringz cameoed on the MTV Unplugged show for Trey Songz.

Nuttin' But Strings performed "Winner" for The Boeing Company at the introduction ceremony of their new airplane, the Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental.[7]

Nuttin But Stringz were featured on The Fresh Beat Band in the episode of "The Mystery of the Missing Violin".

Nuttin But Stringz gave the performance of a lifetime For Johnnie walker in Uruguay {

America's Got Talent[edit]


Nuttin But Stringz big break came when they auditioned for the third season of NBC's America's Got Talent in New York City and received a unanimous yes from all three judges thus advancing to Las Vegas. They were subsequently named to the Top 40, advancing to Hollywood.[8] They made it through subsequent rounds and were one of the five acts to make it to the finals. The duo ultimately placed third behind the winner Neal E. Boyd and runner-up Eli Mattson.[9]

Nuttin But Stringz music was featured during a montage at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, China.


Week Theme Song choice Original artist Result
Audition N/A "Thunder" Nuttin' But Stringz Advanced
Vegas Verdicts Instrumentals "N/A" N/A Advanced
Top 40
Group 1
N/A "Broken Sorrow" Nuttin' But Stringz Advanced
Top 20
Group 1
Heroes "Thunder Remix" Nuttin' But Stringz Advanced
Top 10 N/A "Winner" Nuttin' But Stringz Advanced
Top 5 N/A "Thunder" Nuttin' But Stringz 3rd Place


Studio albums[edit]

Year Album details
2006 Struggle from the Subway to the Charts[1]


Year Single Album
2006 "Dance with My Father" from the Subway to the Charts
2011 "Winner"



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