It used to be that every artists dream was to work with a major label. But after ten years of servitude in those hallowed halls lending his vocal, songwriting, arranging and production talents to numerous hit records to some of the biggest stars in contemporary music, the time came for G. La Beaud to seek his own stage.
La Beaud means beautiful in the French language and from his very first public performance, the young vocalist G. La Beaud did not disappoint, wowing his preschool graduation class with a gorgeous rendition of “Goodbye Kindergarten”. At the age of 10, the young singer and his Creole family moved from the New Orleans 7th Ward to Indianapolis, Indiana, where G. and his gifted brothers Jim and Carey, began sweeping the top prize at every talent show in the region. The La Beauds won so often that by high school they were banned from music competitions throughout the Midwest!
This Midwest buzz caught the attention of talent mogul Randy Jackson, currently of American Idol, who gave G. his first taste of Los Angeles and recording studios. After graduation the La Beaud Brothers moved to Cleveland, Ohio. In the early 90s, G. opened for and performed with the O Jays, Keith Washington, Frankie Beverly, R. Kelly and others. Another break came in 1995 when Gerald Leverts platinum-selling “Groove On” album featured two singles vocally backed by G and Jim La Beaud. The album also featured the song “Same place same Time” written and composed by G and Jim. By the turn of the century, G. had emerged as one of Los Angeles most in-demand
The La Beaud's backed single “Answering Service” climbed to 12 on Billboards Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles Chart in 1995. With G. and brother Jim lending their composing, arranging and vocal skills, “Groove On” went on to become Leverts first Platinum-selling album and the La Beaud hit machine was born!
In early 1995 the La Beaud brothers were lured back to Los Angeles. Their resulting five-year tenure in Hollywood nurtured enduring relationships that continue till this day with Urban/Pop superstars like Diane Warren, Buster & Shavoni, Sepp (of Tricky & Sepp), Doug Rasheed, Norman Whitfield, Marc Nelson, Keith Washington, Death Squad, and Red Man. As a credit to his pop sensibilities and versatility, G. was selected to sing backup on "Colour Everywhere" by Country Music star Deana Carter for the Sony “Touched By An Angel” soundtrack.
After a short stopover at Dreamworks Records in 1999, G. and Jim signed a music publishing deal with Jackie Jackson (The Jackson 5) family company Futurist Venture Publishing. Also in 1999 G. contributed to the song "It Can Get Better Than A Kiss" for the "Gotta Get That Lovin" cd from By Chance that charted on Billboards Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums Chart. G.s continuous studio and vocal success led to work with Diane Warren (three-time Grammy winner, seven-time ASCAP Songwriter of the Year, and a two-time BMI Songwriter of the Year) singing demos for her compositions that were pitched to and eventually performed by top artists such as Mary J. Blige, Boys II Men, Uncle Sam, 112, Next, Kenny Latimore and Plus One.
The new millennium found G. in Atlanta forming Dem Labeaud Boyz Productions. One of their first productions in 2001 was Everett Harps "For The Love" they also wrote-and-co-produced "I Cant Take It Anymore" it was named Ebony Magazines standout track and "For The Love" reached 10 on Billboards Top Contemporary Jazz Albums Chart. Dem Labeaud Boyz then turned attention inward and began writing songs for their very own G.
In 2000 the La Beauds formed RufChild Entertainment in partner with Will Butler and Michael Bowens. By 2003 G released his first single “So Lovely” The feel-good single of the summer from the album “On the G” which launches G. La Beaud into the ranks of R. Kelly and Usher as a top contemporary R&B performer. Not since Aaron Neville, has a romantic balladeer with such passion and seductiveness emerged from New Orleans!
Like his fellow R&B greats the Neville Brothers, G. La Beaud hails from a New Orleans musical family and has had millions hear and love his music! The difference is that unlike the Nevilles few outside the music industry know G. La Beaud.
After years of lending his vocal, songwriting, and production skills to the biggest stars of contemporary music, G. La Beaud finally steps onto center stage himself. Ruff Child Entertainment is proud to present a new star.
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