Thursday, June 12, 2008

Noel

Noel (born Noel Pagan in the Bronx, New York) is a male freestyle musician who scored a few dance hits in the 80's.
In 1987, Noel released his self-titled debut album on 4th & Broadway Records, which peaked at #126 on the Billboard 200 chart.
Noel's first single, "Silent Morning" peaked at #47 on the Billboard Hot 100 in November of 1987, #6 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music\Club Play chart in September of 1987, and #7 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music\Maxi-Singles Sales chart.
The second single from the album, "Like a Child" peaked at #67 on the Billboard Hot 100 in April of 1988, #88 on Billboard's Hot Black Singles chart in May of 1988, staying on the chart for 6 weeks, #6 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music\Maxi-Singles Sales chart, and topped Billboard's Hot Dance Music\Club Play chart for a week in May of that same year.
The third single, "Out of Time" peaked at #9 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music\Maxi-Singles Sales chart and became Noel's second #1 dance hit, topping Billboard's Hot Dance Music\Club Play chart for a week in November of 1988.
The last single, "Change" failed to make the Billboard charts at all. In 1990, Noel was featured on Concept of One's single, "The Question" which became quite successful on Billboard's dance charts.
In 1993, Noel released his sophomore album, "Hearts on Fire" which focused mostly on pop music instead of freestyle music.

The album didn't generate a lot of success and after that, he was dropped from his record label & seemed to have fade into obscurity.  
In 2001, Noel was featured on trance music producer, Ford's single, "When Will I Find True Love?"

These days, he continues to perform all over the country, playing in sold out venues & releasing other dance\trance music songs.

To see the music video for "Silent Morning," go to:

To see a fan-made video for "Like a Child," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=823P49o4qmI

To see a fan-made video for "Out of Time," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rh9rlng2Fbk

To see a fan-made video for "Change," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4hisYR-ee3w


[updated on 09\09\12]

3 comments:

bomitoni said...

noel still pops up from time to time on those freestyle reunion shows. i believe he has a myspacep age

Kyleigh said...

Bomitoni, the MySpace page you are referring to is on the Freestyle Forever MySpace page alog with other artists such as Lisette Melendez, Judy Torres, and Timmy T.

The website URL is:
http://www.myspace.com/freestyleforeverlive

I hope that helps or you can google: Noel Pagan MySpace and come up with that result.

Chicago_Sexbox said...

Oh wow, I remember that 2001 song but I had no idea it was the same Noel.