Gene Noble

Gene Noble
BornManhattan, Kansas, United States
OriginLong Island, New York, United States
Genres
Occupation(s)Vocalist
Years active2013–present

Gene Noble is an American singer and songwriter, based in Los Angeles. He is best known for the 2016 song "Only Love" which received airplay on radio stations around the world. He has written songs for artists such as Jason Derulo, Chris Brown, Faith Evans, Usher, CeeLo Green, Jay Z, Alicia Keys, John Legend and Diddy.[2][3]

Early life and career[]

Noble grew up travelling with his father, who served in the US military and travelled to wherever in the world he was stationed. His father died in an attempt to rescue another man when Noble was aged four. He later moved to Long Island, New York with his mother and brother.[4] A year later, he began playing the piano and wrote poetry. Inspired by singer Prince and R&B musician D’Angelo, Noble decided to pursue a career as a musical artist.[5]

On March 4, 2014, Noble released his debut EP, Rebirth of Gene, which was described by Noisey as "Everything from his lofty vocals to the electro production."[6] He released a cover of the 2013 song "Say Something" by A Great Big World.[7]

In 2015, he released the song "Trust".[8] He previously released another song, titled "Money Over Bullshit".[9]

On October 6, 2017, he released the single "Never Know".[2]

In 2017, he released the song "Stolen Moments", which features LaChardon. It would be included on his debut studio album The Cost.[10] The song, as described by Noble, is about "the story of two people who can't officially be together because they are in other situations but it doesn't prevent them from finding time for each other."[11]

In 2019 he appeared with Sting and Shaggy on NPR's Tiny Desk Concert series. His vocal contributions were featured prominently on the last track: a mashup of Shape of My Heart and Lucid Dreams.[12]

Discography[]

Extended plays[]

Title Details
Rebirth of Gene
  • Released: March 4, 2014
  • Label: FEG
  • Format: Digital download, CD

Singles[]

As lead artist[]

Title Year
"Trust" 2015
"For Granted"
(featuring Keisha Renee)
2016
"Never Know" 2017

As featured artist[]

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
US
Digital
[13]
"Goin Up"
(Tyran Brown featuring Gene Noble)
2015 Book of Tyran
"Only Love"
(Shaggy featuring Pitbull and Gene Noble)
20 Non-album single
"You Know I Do"
(Ffurious featuring Gene Noble)
2017

Guest appearances[]

Title Year Album
"Glow"
(Jake Miller featuring Gene Noble)
2013 The Road Less Traveled
"Dynasty"
(Emilio Rojas featuring Gene Noble)
2014 Zero Fucks Given, Vol. One
"Buy My Love"
(Emilio Rojas featuring Gene Noble)
2015 L.I.F.E.
"Y.W.M.O."
(Wolfgang Gartner featuring Gene Noble)
2016 10 Ways to Steal Home Plate
"Shame (My Name)"
(Frzy featuring Gene Noble)
God King Slave
"For You"
(Frank Simmons III featuring Gene Noble)
2017 Blacksuite

References[]

  1. ^ "theGrio's B-side: R&B singer Gene Noble on why he's 'Still Here' – theGrio". theGrio. February 11, 2014. Retrieved January 27, 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Exclusive: Gene Noble 'Never Know' (Video Premiere)". The Hype Magazine. Retrieved January 27, 2018.
  3. ^ "Gene Noble is the music industry's secret weapon". Rolling Out. December 8, 2016. Retrieved January 27, 2018.
  4. ^ "Pen's Rhythm Nation: Gene Noble and The Rebirth of Gene". de la Pen. February 11, 2015. Retrieved January 27, 2018.
  5. ^ "Gene Noble". Audible Treats. November 30, 2013. Retrieved January 27, 2018.
  6. ^ "Listen to Gene Noble's "Aware"". Noisey. February 24, 2014. Retrieved January 27, 2018.
  7. ^ "SoulTracks Instant Classic: Gene Noble asks us to "Say Something"". SoulTracks – Soul Music Biographies, News and Reviews. January 24, 2017. Retrieved January 27, 2018.
  8. ^ "Put Your 'Trust' In Gene Noble". SoulBounce. June 4, 2015. Retrieved January 27, 2018.
  9. ^ "Premiere: Gene Noble 'Money Over Bullshit'". Vibe. April 13, 2014. Retrieved January 27, 2018.
  10. ^ "R&B Singer Gene Noble Releases New Single "Stolen Moments"". RnB Magazine. July 14, 2017. Retrieved January 27, 2018.
  11. ^ "Gene Noble Releases New Single 'Stolen Moments' [Exclusive Premiere] – Rated R&B". ratedrnb.com. Retrieved January 27, 2018.
  12. ^ "Sting And Shaggy: Tiny Desk Concert". NPR. Retrieved August 14, 2019.
  13. ^ "Dance/Electronic Digital Songs chart". Billboard. Retrieved January 27, 2018.

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