George Nozuka

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George Nozuka
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Background information
Born (1986-04-28) April 28, 1986 (age 30)
New York City, New York, United States
Origin New York City, New York, United States
Genres R&B, soul
Occupation(s) Songwriter, recording artist
Labels Sony ATV

George Nozuka (born April 28, 1986, in New York) is a Canadian-American R&B singer of mixed Caucasian and Japanese descent.[1] He is best known for his single "Talk to Me", which peaked at #1 on the MuchMusic music-video countdown in October 2006.

Career[edit]

Nozuka released his debut album Believe in 2007 under the mononym George. The album was produced by Perry Alexander, Roy "Royalty" Hamilton, and Anthony M. Jones, and was released by HC Entertainment Group. Three tracks became hits: "Talk to Me" (written and produced by Shaun Myers), "Lie to Me", and "Last Time". Music videos for the songs were directed by RT! and appeared on the charts of Canada's specialized music cable channel MuchMusic.

In 2012, Nozuka released a mixtape titled Love Me. For the mixtape and later works, he began using his full name. In 2013, he released a studio album called Beautiful, along with a music video for the first single from the album, called "Don't Go".

Collaborations[edit]

Forgotten Children[edit]

Through the Canadian section of Plan, Nozuka was involved in a documentary about restavecs, slave children in Haiti. The documentary, Forgotten Children: The Story of Haiti's Restavecs, directed by Craig Goodwill, shows the situation of the restavecs through the eyes of various personalities, including Nozuka, a Canadian United Nations peacekeeper, Haitian filmmakers and activists, and former restavecs themselves.[2] Nozuka produced the song "Hurting Child" for the documentary.[3]

Featured with other performers[edit]

Songwriting[edit]

Nozuka co-wrote "Home This Christmas" for Justin Bieber, and "I Love Girls" for Cody Simpson.

Personal life[edit]

Nozuka is one of seven children of Canadian mother Holly Sedgwick[4][5] and Japanese father Hiromitsu Nozuka. Sedgwick raised Nozuka and his six siblings as a single mother.[6] Nozuka is the older brother of the musicians Justin Nozuka and Henry Nozuka, and the actor Philip Nozuka.

Nozuka's aunt, his mother's half-sister, is the actress Kyra Sedgwick, who is married to the actor Kevin Bacon.

Discography[edit]

George Nozuka
George Nozuka

Albums[edit]

List of albums, with track lists
Title Album details Notes
Believe
  • Released: 2007
  • Genre: R&B, Soul
  • Label: HC Entertainment Group
Track list
  1. "Talk to Me" (Remix)
  2. "Dance With Me"
  3. "I Wanna Love You"
  4. "Somethin' Somethin'"
  5. "Talk to Me"
  6. "Last Time"
  7. "Such a Fool"
  8. "Lie to Me"
  9. "Cherie Amour"
  10. "Can't Stop Loving You"
  11. "Stay Up"
  12. "Butterfly"
  13. "Hurting Child"
  14. "I Wanna Love You" (remix)
Beautiful
  • Released: January 7, 2013
  • Genre: R&B, Soul
  • Label: Self-released
Track list
  1. "Beautiful (Ft. Jackie Boyz)"
  2. "Runaway"
  3. "Up To You"
  4. "Invasion"
  5. "Haunted (Ft. Riff Raph)"
  6. "Don't Go"
  7. "Unexplainable"
  8. "Two Broken Hearts"
  9. "I'm Ill"
  10. "You Are the Reason"
  11. "It's Love That's All"
  12. "Do You Remember"
  13. "Back to Life"
  14. "Boom Boom Boom"
  15. "End All Be All"
Alone
  • Released: June 5, 2013
  • Genre: R&B, Soul
  • Label: Self-released
Track list
  1. "Alone (Ft. Jhyve)"
  2. "I'm Reaching Out"
  3. "Win Your Love Again"
  4. "Pay Attention"
  5. "Touch It (Ft. Jhyve)"
  6. "Valentina"
  7. "I'm Jealous"
  8. "Plastic Doll"
  9. "I am Broken"
  10. "What You Didn't Say"
  11. "Heaven"
  12. "I'm iLL"
  13. "Two Broken Hearts"
  14. "Back To Life"
Dream On
  • Released: June 1, 2014
  • Genre: R&B, Pop
  • Label: Self-released
Track list
  1. "No One Else"
  2. "Forever Love"
  3. "You and Me"
  4. "ShoomDeeDop"
  5. "Barbie"
  6. "Getaway"
  7. "You Deserve Better"
  8. "Dream On"
  9. "Heaven Above"
  10. "That Someone"

Mixtapes[edit]

  • 2012: Love Me

Singles[edit]

  • 2006: "Talk to Me"
  • 2007: "Lie to Me"
  • 2007: "Last Time"
  • 2013: "Don't Go"

Awards[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "George Nozuka". last.fm. Retrieved 13 May 2015. 
  2. ^ Forgotten Children: The Story of Haiti's Restavecs featuring George Nozuka. Plan Canada.
  3. ^ Video clip for ''Hurting Child'' by George with scenes from the documentary. Youtube.com (September 16, 2008). Retrieved on 2013-06-14.
  4. ^ Justin Nozuka | New Music And Songs. MTV. Retrieved on 2013-06-14.
  5. ^ Sperounes, Sandra (November 8, 2006) Famous uncle, Backstreet mentor inspire popster George. The Edmonton Journal. Retrieved on 2013-06-14.
  6. ^ [dead link]http://www.cbc.ca/sunday/2008/05/051108_10.html
  7. ^ Footage from MMVAs in 2007 for RT! winning Best Director for George's ''Lie to Me''. Youtube.com (June 17, 2007). Retrieved on 2013-06-14.

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