NOTA Artist Biography

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Published/Updated: 19 Dec 2009, 04:50

Biography: Do not mistake Bilingual a cappella Nota (group) with the disbanded hardcore band from the early '80s N.O.T.A or other groups with the same name but different styles.

Nota is an a cappella group of six male vocalists from San Juan, Puerto Rico. The group met in 1994 and started singing together occasionally.[1] The group won the first season of the musical competition The Sing-Off.

Johnny Figueroa, Nota's bass singer and a distinguished neuroscientist from Loma Linda University School of Medicine, first heard of The Sing-Off during the summer of 2009.[1] He called five other people he had sung with on and off with for 15 years, seeking the five best singers for the competition. There was initially some doubt that Rodriguez and Rios would be able to participate [1] Both had family members sick with the H1N1 virus,[1] and David Pinto was unsure if he could participate in the competition, due to financial issues. Daddy Yankee, whom Pinto was working with, paid the airline bill in order for Pinto to participate in the competition.[1] All five entered the competition, and won

The Sing-Off
Nota participated in the first season The Sing-Off, a singing competition broadcast on NBC where they competed against seven other vocal groups. Largely considered the underdog of the competition, Nota's popularity soared after performing "Down" by Jay Sean, on the second episode of the competition.[2][3] In the final live broadcast on 21 December 2009, Nota won the contest against The Beelzebubs and Voices of Lee.[1] After Nota won the competition, Jay Sean joined the group onstage to perform "Down".[1] .

Performances and results
EpisodeThemeSong choiceOriginal artistResult
1Group's choice"I'm Yours"Jason MrazAdvanced
2Big Hits"Down"Jay SeanAdvanced
Guilty Pleasures"Stayin' Alive"The Bee GeesAdvanced
3Superstar MedleyVariousJackson 5Advanced
Judge's choice"Sledgehammer"Peter GabrielAdvanced
4Finale"Lean on Me"Bill WithersAdvanced
"The Tracks of My Tears"The MiraclesWinner

Post Sing Off
As winners of the competition, they received US$100,000 and a recording contract with Sony Music Entertainment. In 2010, Nota met with Sony Executives to plan a studio album. The album was recorded at Bill Hare Productions in Silicon Valley, California, Co-produced by Deke Sharon and Bill Hare

Nota (2010-present)
They performed at the Puerto Rico national anthem in the opening ceremony of the 2010 Central American and Caribbean Games held in Mayagüez, Puerto Rico.[4] They also opened for Shakira on a few American dates of her The Sun Comes Out World Tour.

The group's debut album, Nota, was released on 1 November 2010. On 8 December 2010, the group returned to The Sing-Off and performed a cover of The Black Eyed Peas' "I Gotta Feeling," which is also featured on their debut album.

Released: 1 November 2010
Label: Sony
Format: CD, digital download
Nota's A Cappella Christmas
Released: 7 December 2010
Label: Sony
Format: Digital download
"—" denotes the album didn't chart.
"I Gotta Feeling"
"All I Want for Christmas Is You"Nota's A Cappella Christmas
2011"My Girl"Nota
Music videos
2010"All I Want for Christmas Is You"Nota's A Cappella Christmas
2011"My Girl"Nota

Nota, from San Juan, Puerto Rico. This all-male sextet met in college and have been sharing their passion for music ever since. Although they grew up in Puerto Rico with Spanish as their first language, the guys have been exposed to many American groups and have been inspired by some, such as Boys II Men. They bring imagination, passion, and integrity to their artistry and focus on passionate Latin musical roots while adding different styles like R&B, pop, and fusion jazz.

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