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Noel Gourdin

Originally from the South -- Mississippi, to be exact -- soul and R&B singer Noel Gourdin honed his skills in Brockton, MA, and by the age of 24 scored a deal with Sony and had his first album in stores. His first exposure to the vocal arts came in church, and he was introduced to the larger canon of soul music by his father (who introduced him to the classics, such as Otis Redding) and his brother (who turned him on to the sounds of new jack swing). As a high-school student in the Boston-neighboring Brockton, Gourdin performed in talent shows and did work (and shows) for the Boys and Girls Club. With his work as a performer and role model to draw from, Gourdin signed a management deal with Stalin Entertainment in 2002. A 2004 request by Kay Gee to have Gourdin contribute a track to the soundtrack of The Cookout (the song "Family Reunion" was Gourdin's contribution) led to Gourdin exploring new musical territory, which would result in a large portfolio of songs ready to go. A meeting with Sony Urban in 2005 led to a summer showcase, which in turn led to a deal for the singer to start recording for the label. His debut, After My Time, was released in 2008. ~ Chris True, Rovi
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Amazing
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mekaboston
I so love his music!!! Beautiful Artist just to sit back and just Vibe to his Groove!! ��
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MAKE THE MOST OF THE TIME YOU HAVE.....LOV E SOMEBODY BESIDES YOURSELF....
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Beautiful song. His talent is growing.
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Yes !!!
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He is smooth
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Spoken from the heart
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anjelicahowa r d
Best R &B artist
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mcjc2396
Love Noel Gourdin!!! For any real R & B fans The Definition Album is a MUST HAVE. R & B at it's best!!! Wish he got more airplay
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vgkind1223
Happy Birthday
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vgkind1223
Jellies
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Mississippi reppin #ayee
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mhm716
Love this song!
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mskkeemp23
Love this brother! Huge huge supporter :)
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emj7974
My cousin is the best Noel i will maybe see you in family reunion
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sunseaocean
Love The River- so refreshing to hear and see such a respectable, pure approach to our rich history, roots, and love. This song is Black Love and why we are survivors, not gang bangers and shoot 'em ups... Showcase NG!!!!
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I really want to use this song for my funeral.
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Great artists
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WOW!!!!!!!! MAJORRRRR DETAILS LEFT OUT IN THIS BIO.... THERE WAS A PRODUCTION COMPANY NAMED ....TRAKADDI X . . . . A GUY NAMED T.O. WHO LUCKY FROM STALIN ENTERTAINMEN T BROUGHT NOEL TO. T.O. (WHO WORKED WITH KAY GEE FOR 8 YEARS PRIOR DEVELOPED NOEL AND AFTER RECORDING MANY SONGS AND GETTING HIM IN FRONT OF THE LIKES OF JAY Z, DR DRE & KAY GEE , PARTNERED WITH BALEWA MUHAMMAD (CLUTCH) SIGNED NOEL TO THEIR COMPANY TRAKADDIX THEN GOT HIM SIGNED TO SONY. RESPECT IS DUE!!!!!!!!!
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Nice and smooth
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Fist time ever hearing him love it
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I absolutely love him :) :) :)
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So smooth!
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I think this brother has pure talent . I wish the would make another album. He has a very smooth voice and a flow to his music.
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Such a Smooth sound
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hlfrankjr
Beautiful Track!
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vantish1980
Noel! My Boo!
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Off the chain
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Smooth, Mello, thus song is hot!
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WOW
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Makes me think back
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Smooooootthh h h
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Nice! Very Nice!...
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This song is hot.....
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shicks2253
Yep, that's my jam! Thanks for rocking it out my friend!
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I fell in love with this song when I first heard it a few years ago...I never get tired hearing this
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krushontapru d e
I love this song...nice beat and great lyrics!
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Great artist....so underrated!! !
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This is a fantastic artist! So underrated!
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allenmar
this song is straight tight! I love love love it!! I love when men celebrate women as a whole. Good Job Noel!
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butterfly_ki s s e s _ 3 1 7
love love this song
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<3 Looking for my 'better man'!
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I FELL IN LOVE WITH THIS ARTIST FROM DAY ONE. HE HAS AN OLD SCHOOL APPEAL THAT IS SO REFRESHING.
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Nice song...
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Okay, this sparked an interest in me... love this track,, have to get it..
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This is my first time hearing this song. This track is pretty hot. I am kind of feeling it. The Neo-Soul thing going on.
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its aight!
love it too its much like that old stuff with heart and soul
love it!
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vharris221
I am crazy about this song, when i hear it on the radio and i tried to sing it to people they looked at me like i was loosing it. I asked one girl at work and she spoke to another coworker and this girl just so happen to have the cd. I went out to get the cd that same-day. The radio station never said the name of the artist, when ever I heard it on the radio. I haven't seen the video yet but if i'm crazy about the song (The River), i'm sure the video is something I will want to see over and over
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This was my first time hearing him, and I am defiantly feelin his style. Its time for a new face in the game! Will buy this CD today!
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He is incredible! I love his style and sound. Better Man and The River are truly my favorites from him. I pray he will continue to get recognition and more play time! He's a great mixture of old school, neo-soul, and hip/hop all in one. I agree his cd is a must buy. Let's show him some love.
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