Friday, June 6, 2008

Georgio


Singer\multi-instrumentalist Georgio (born Georgio Allentini in 1966 in San Francisco, California) was a singer\multi-instrumentalist in the late 80s/early 90s. His mother was a saleswoman at Macy's and his father was a Navy petty officer.

Georgio's mainstream music career came to a halt because he was being a bigshot and criticizing Prince and Michael Jackson (which in my opinion was not a smart move).
In 1987, Georgio released his first album, "Sexappeal" on Motown Records, peaking at #117 on the Billboard 200 and #27 on Billboard's R&B Albums chart.
The title song peaked at #58 on the Billboard Hot 100, #8 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart, #17 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales chart, and #16 on Billboard's Hot Black Singles chart, staying on the chart for 15 weeks.
The second single from the album, "Tina Cherry" peaked at #96 on the Billboard Hot 100, #2 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales chart, #5 on Billboard's Hot Black Singles chart (staying on the chart for 18 weeks), and topped Billboard's Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart for a week in August of 1987.
The third single from the album, "Lovers Lane" peaked at #59 on the Billboard Hot 100, #2 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart, and #26 on Billboard's Hot Black Singles chart, staying on the chart for 15 weeks.
The last single from the album, "Bedrock" peaked at #37 on Billboard's Hot Black Singles chart, staying on the chart for 12 weeks.
In 1988, Georgio released his self-titled album, which peaked at #55 on Billboard's R&B Albums chart, but failed to peak on the Billboard 200.
The only single to chart was "I Don't Want 2 Be Alone" which peaked at #37 on Billboard's Hot Black Singles chart, staying on the chart for 14 weeks.
In 1991, Georgio released his last album to date, "Rollin'" on RCA Records, but it failed to make any of the Billboard album charts at all.
The first single, the title song peaked at #35 on Billboard's Hot R&B Singles chart, staying on the chart for 11 weeks.

The follow-up single, "This Time" which peaked at a low #70 on Billboard's Hot R&B Singles chart, staying on the chart for 10 weeks.

After that, he faded away from the music scene, possibly because his "inflated ego" and verbal attacks on Prince and Michael Jackson turned disc jockeys off.

In 2003, Georgio made the transition from musician to filmmaker with the release of "Tapped Out" (that he wrote, co-produced, co-directed, and composed the music for the soundtrack) which starred Coolio, Alex Avant, and Jimmy Bridges.

Georgio also worked at MIG Records. He is married to actress Kelly Jo Minter and has a son with her named Georgio Jr. It's unknown what Georgio is up to today.

To see the music video for "Sexappeal," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p8I58EtRMNk

To see the music video for "Tina Cherry," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p-tU_afSNok

To see the music video for "Lovers Lane," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=miplh_BETBc

To see a fan-made video for "Bedrock," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I-Cep1_XVaM

To see a fan-made video for "I Don't Want 2 Be Alone," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RWSD-XUXi4I

To see a fan-made video for "Rollin'," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EJkMx1MCQQw

[updated on 02/23/13]

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