Norwood

Norwood

 Atlanta, Georgia, USA
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Check out this amazing Pop Artist who is often compared to having the combined talent of Justin Timberlake and Michael Jackon. One listen to his edgy originals and you'll be hooked!

Biography

Norwood is one of the hottest emerging Pop artists in the ATL and can be found rockin' venues that have a knack for discovering great talent. He is often compared to having the combined talent of Justin Timberlake and Michael Jackson. With these attributes, he is destined to be a success in the music industry. Although only 22 years old, his resume, phenomenal voice, and stage presence are mature well beyond his years.

Since the launch of his professional career in February of 2009, Norwood has already performed on TV, Radio, Pre-game Concert for the Atlanta Braves, Opening Act for the legendary B.B. King to a sold out crowd at the Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre, and was named Macy’s Rising Star of 2009. He was a featured performer along with American Idol finalist, Mandisa and Country Superstar, Josh Turner at the 62nd Lighting of Macy’s Great Tree which was televised on Thanksgiving. In September of 2011, he had the honor of performing at the Pre-Party for the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles and ended the year with a bang as a featured performer at the famous Atlanta Peach Drop which is the largest New Year's Eve celebration in the southeast.

Record Spinner, Gravity, and Speechless are Norwood's latest hit singles that were released on January 1, 2012. These dynamic, edgy and hard-hitting pop tunes were written and produced by Namaste Studios under the direction of producer Nick Chahwala, who received a Grammy nomination for Katy Perry's "Teenage Dream" that was up for Album of the Year in 2011. Chahwala is also responsible for putting down the music work on Mariah Carey's "Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel" which has sold over 400,000 copies. Namaste Studios resident engineers and producers have been recognized for working on the top albums of today with an impressive client roster that also includes Justin Bieber, Tricky Stewart, Jessica Simpson, Elton John and The Dream just to name a few.

Music has been the focal point in the life of Norwood, for as long as he can remember and now, at the age of twenty-one, this multi-talented singer, songwriter, musician, dancer and actor, is fulfilling his dreams and ambitions. One listen to this talented artist and there's no question that Norwood was born to sing, create music, and entertain the world! Stay tuned, as this story is just beginning…… Norwood is very clear about his career goals: “I want to be successful in the music industry, so I can inspire and change the world with my music”!

Lyrics

Contagious

Written By: Brad Cox and Norwood

You want me you need me (repeat)
And you just don't know why (repeat)
I get under your skin
Can't stop me from coming in
You help me spread this disease

I'm Contagious and you can't stop me
Whoah oh whoah oh
I'm courageous for living my dream
Whoah oh oh Whoah oh oh
I'm here I'm all around
That thought you can't get out
Once I'm in you can't let go
Oh I'm contagious

There is no remedy (Repeat)
There's no drugs that kill me (repeat)
I get under your skin
You'll love how you're feeling
You're in viral latency

I'm Contagious and you can't stop me
Whoah oh whoah oh
I'm courageous for living my dream
Whoah oh oh Whoah oh oh
I'm here I'm all around
That thought you can't get out
Once I'm in you can't let go
Oh I'm contagious

I'm crawling in I'm going deep
I coming in you can't beat me
Try to hide that mask will break
I'm getting all your soul I'll take

I'm Contagious and you can't stop me
Whoah oh whoah oh
I'm courageous for living my dream
Whoah oh oh Whoah oh oh
I'm here I'm all around
That thought you can't get out
Once I'm in you can't let go
Oh I'm contagious

For the Record

Written By: Brad Cox and Norwood

VERSE:
You can love me
Or you can hate me, doesn't matter to me
I'll keep on sayin'
All the things that you don't want me to say

What's the point of puttin' down
Get your feet up off the ground, and come on
No one doesn't need to know
Are you ready, here we go, it's on

PRE CHORUS:
Come on and turn me up
Turn me up
Turn me up
Turn me up

CHORUS:
For the record, baby
I ain't goin' anywhere
So go ahead and stop and stare
Are you with me tonight, tonight, tonight

For the record, baby
There's nothing else I wanna do
Don't think that I'm just passing through
Are you with me tonight, tonight, tonight

Come on and turn me up
Turn me up
Turn me up
Turn me up

VERSE:
You can push me
Push me all you want but I won't fall
Antagonizing
Well I just have two words for you all

What's the point of talking trash
Gotta get up off your ass and come on
No one wants to be alone
So I'm with you, here we go, it's on

PRE CHORUS:
Come on and turn me up
Turn me up
Turn me up
Turn me up

VERSE:
You can love me
Or you can hate me, doesn't matter to me
I'll keep on sayin'
All the things that you don't want me to say

What's the point of puttin' down
Get your feet up off the ground, and come on
No one doesn't need to know
Are you ready, here we go, it's on

PRE CHORUS:
Come on and turn me up
Turn me up
Turn me up
Turn me up

CHORUS:
For the record, baby
I ain't goin' anywhere
So go ahead and stop and stare
Are you with me tonight, tonight, tonight

For the record, baby
There's nothing else I wanna do
Don't think that I'm just passing through
Are you with me tonight, tonight, tonight

Come on and turn me up
Turn me up
Turn me up
Turn me up

VERSE:
You can love me
Or you can hate me, doesn't matter to me
I'll keep on sayin'
All the things that you don't want me to say

What's the point of puttin' down
Get your feet up off the ground, and come on
No one doesn't need to know
Are you ready, here we go, it's on

PRE CHORUS:
Come on and turn me up
Turn me up
Turn me up
Turn me up

CHORUS:
For the record, baby
I ain't goin' anywhere
So go ahead and stop and stare
Are you with me tonight, tonight, tonight

For the record, baby
There's nothing else I wanna do
Don't think that I'm just passing through
Are you with me tonight, tonight, tonight

Come on and turn me up
Turn me up
Turn me up
Turn me up

Broken

Written By: Brad Cox and Norwood

VERSE:
There comes a time when we bet on chance
'cause the future of tomorrow is lying in our hands
So here I stand, standing proud
I don't wanna hide no more, I can't help who I am

PRE CHORUS:
If it all comes crashing down
I've battled it all, I've walked this ground

CHORUS:
I'm comfortably broken
I know we all are
So take me as I am, and be the stronger one
And you'll live like you never have before
I'm comfortably broken in your arms

VERSE:
Color blind, shades of gray
There is so much to this life, why do we waste it all on hate
Open your eyes, it's your only escape
Don't be what you think they want, 'cause it's you they'll take away

PRE CHORUS:
All of my life been searching for more
Deep inside, I've opened the door

CHORUS:
I'm comfortably broken
I know we all are
So take me as I am, and be the stronger one
And you'll live like you never have before
I'm comfortably broken in your arms

BRIDGE:
There will come a day when we all find everything we're lookin' for
All you have to do is reach inside, reach inside

CHORUS:
I'm comfortably broken
I know we all are
So take me as I am, and be the stronger one
And you'll live like you never have before
I'm comfortably broken in your arms
I'm comfortably broken in your ams

Record Spinner

Written By: Nick Chahwala and Chalres Malone

I'm gonna get ya, get ya baby
I'm gonna get your rocks off in the spot tonight
Go on and lost it, lost it baby
Go on and get yourself lost in the spotlight

Pump the music, make 'em panic
I'm gonna use it like my ammunition
Pump the music, make 'em panic
I'm gonna use it like my ammunition

(Record spinner)
I keep ya movin' and I'm about to hit ya right here now
(Record spinner)
I keep ya movin' and I'm about to hit ya right here now
Oooh keep ya spinnin' out of control
(Record spinner)

Oooooooooh (repeats)

I'm gonna get ya, get ya baby
I'm gonna set the night off on the dance floor
Go on and lose it, lost it baby
Go on and leave it all out on the dance floor

Pump the music, make 'em panic
I'm gonna use it like my ammunition
Pump the music, make 'em panic
I'm gonna use it like my ammunition

Baby the world is going crazy
Baby the world is going mad, mad, mad
The music's what they want
The music's what they need
I'm pushing my drug through every speaker

(Record spinner)
I keep ya movin' and I'm about to hit ya right here now
(Record spinner)
I keep ya movin' and I'm about to hit ya right here now
Oooh keep ya spinnin' out of control
(Record spinner)

Oooooooooh (repeats)

Oooooooooh (repeats)

Baby the world is going crazy
Baby the world is going mad, mad, mad
The music's what they want
The music's what they need
I'm pushing my drug through every speaker

(Record spinner)
I keep ya movin' and I'm about to hit ya right here now
(Record spinner)
I keep ya movin' and I'm about to hit ya right here now
Oooh keep ya spinnin' out of control
(Record spinner)

Oooooooooh (repeats)

Speechless

Written By: Nick Chahwala, Charles Malone, Prisca Strother, Ulrika Lindstrom

Verse 1:
I know we haven’t much left to say
So you could hear my heart break
In the silence that still remains

I know we will never be the same
So how do I spark the flame
When we can’t stop the rain

Pre-Chorus:
We gave it all for what it’s worth
We gave our love, but nothing seemed to work
Don’t you know how much that hurts

Chorus:
Don’t wanna talk about it
But then you say it first
You took the words from my mouth
Baby that hurts worse
This time we can’t escape it
They say you love and learn
Just when I least expect it
You say those three words

Now I’m speechless
I am speechless
I am speechless
I am, I am speechless

Verse 2:
I know I haven’t much strength to fight
And no one’s on a winning side
When we can’t read between the lines

I know our story’s on the last page
It’s written on your sad face
How did we get this way

Pre-Chorus

Chorus

Bridge:
Baby I won’t let this go, oh no
Impossible as it may seem
Every time I come around it’s been so
Hard for me to speak
Tell me where we went wrong
‘cause babe, you know I’m a fool and I’d do anything for your love

Chorus:
Don’t wanna talk about it
But then you say it first
You took the words from my mouth
Baby that hurts worse
This time we can’t escape it
They say you love and learn
Just when I least expect it
You leave me

Speechless
I am speechless
I am speechless
I am, I am speechless

Gravity

Written By: Nick Chahwala, Charles Malone, Ulrika Lindstrom

Verse 1:
I was so high in the sky with my head in the clouds
Ee-yeah, till I
Took just one look in your eyes and now you’re pulling me down
Ee-yeah, eh, oh

I was so caught up in the atmosphere
I, wasn’t expecting you to be up here
I felt your gravity, you put it down on me
And knocked me off my feet, you knock me off my

Pre-Chorus:
I have always been afraid to fly
I’ve always been afraid of heights
Even in my own dreams

Chorus:
And I couldn’t take another minute
I couldn’t stand another moment
Without your gravity, your gravity

And I wanna fall with you forever
‘cause I couldn’t stand another moment
Without your gravity, your gravity
Your gravity

Verse 2:
I tried to keep it together, but I was losing my ground
Ee-yeah, and I
Just kept on floating forever, I thought I’d never come down
Ee-yeah, eh, oh

I started running out of oxygen
Ya, pulled me back in so I could breathe again
I felt your gravity, you put it down on me
You brought me to my feet, you brought me to my

Pre-Chorus

Chorus

Bridge:
I was so far gone
I lost the world below me
Still you found me out there
Yeah, you found me

And now I wanna fall with you forever
‘cause I couldn’t stand another moment
Without your gravity

Chorus

Discography

"After the Rain" was released on November 10, 2010.
"On Top Of the World" was released on May 28, 2011.
"Contagious" was released on June 15, 2011.
"Broken" was released on August 15, 2011.
"For the Record" was released on September 21, 2011.
"Gravity" was released on January 1, 2012.
"Record Spinner" was released on January 1, 2012.
"Speechless" was released on January 1, 2012.

Set List

Norwood's dynamic stage show will consist of originals with a mix of well-known covers. Depending on the venue and budget he can either perform to tracks or with his full band. All shows will include professional dancers!

Set includes Top 40 covers such as:
"Marry the Night" - Lady Gaga
"DJ Got Us Fallin' in Love" - Usher
"We Found Love" - Rihanna
"Get the Party Started" - P!nk
"Rock with You" - Michael Jackson
...and more!