BREAKING NEWS: After reviewing hundreds of video submissions from hopeful musical acts and local performers, Lenox Square is thrilled to announce Norwood as the winner of this year’s ‘Atlanta’s Next Legend!’ As the vocal victor of the mall’s second annual talent search, Norwood will have the opportunity to take the stage at Lenox Square’s Legendary 4th of July event to perform in front of thousands of guests for a 20-minute set. In addition to valuable experience and exposure on-stage, Norwood will also receive a $500 Simon Giftcard®
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. Although only 23 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-two, 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”!