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Kristine W
Kristine W
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Weitz, circa 2009[1]
Background information
Kristine Elizabeth Weitz
Born (1962-06-08) June 8, 1962 (age 56)
Pasco, Washington, United States
Genres Dance, house music, electronica, Jazz
Singer, songwriter, record producer, owner of Fly Again Music Label
Instruments Voice, Guitar, Saxophone, Piano, Drums, Bass
1985–present (singer)
Labels RCA/BMG, Tommy Boy Entertainment, Fly Again Music Label
Tony Moran, Crystal Waters, Deborah Cooper
Website Official Website

Kristine Elizabeth Weitz (born June 8, 1962)[2] known by the stage name of Kristine W, is an American Dance, Electronica & Jazz singer-songwriter.[3] Currently Kristine W has 17 billboard dance hits. Billboard named Kristine W one of the top 3 Dance Artists of the Decade behind Madonna and Beyonce. In December 2016, Kristine W was named by Billboard Magazine's 8th Greatest Dance Music Artist of All Time behind such greats as Donna Summer, Madonna and Rihanna. She has released ten albums and 23 singles to date. In 2004, The Advocate stated that she had helped shape the nightlife of the past decade.[4] Her first 8 singles all reached #1 on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play charts[5] which set a new record.[6] As of 2009, 14 of 15 singles had reached the top of the Billboard dance charts.[1] In December 2016, Billboard magazine ranked her as the 8th Greatest Dance Artist of all-time.[7]

Biography

Kristine won the title of Miss Washington 1981 and competed for Miss America 1982 where she won a Preliminary Swimsuit Award and a Non-finalist Talent Award. She has won countless awards for live show performer, best live band and performed more shows than Elvis with her 18 piece production show called "Kristine W Come See the Music" With the successes of her Land of the Living and Stronger albums she has been continuously touring.

Land of the Living and Stronger

After the release of her first single, which became very popular in overseas dance clubs, there was a bidding war by the major labels to sign Kristine W.[8] Weitz wrote and produced her albums Land of the Living (1996) and Stronger (2000).[4] The Advocate called Land of the Living "impressive" and stated that she has an "intensity" like no other woman while Spin called it "one of the most artful song-oriented dance albums in years."[9] Her current album New and Number Ones has kept the dance floors alive and in the "Land of the Living" since its release in 2012. It's packed with dance floor anthems like "Everything That I Got", a collaboration between Bimbo Jones (UK) and Kristine W. Kristine W's current single "Out There" continues to pack the dance floors globally and her new single "Stars" just bubbled over in the British Dance Music underground with a stellar production by London's star producer Freejak.

Discography

Albums

Singles

As lead artist

Year Title Peak positions Album
US US Dance
[10]
UK
[11]
1985 "Head Games" -- -- -- Non-album single
1985 "No One Can Tell Me" -- -- -- Perfect Beat
1989 "All I Need Is Your Love" -- -- -- Non-album single
1991 "Show And Tell" -- -- -- Non-album single
1994 "Feel What You Want" -- 1 33 Land of the Living
1996 "One More Try" 78 1 41
"Land of the Living" -- 1 56
2000 "Stronger" -- 1 -- Stronger
2001 "Lovin' You" -- 1 --
2003 "Fly Again" -- 1 -- Fly Again
2004 "Save My Soul" -- 1 --
2005 "The Wonder of It All" -- 1 --
2006 "I'll Be Your Light" -- 2 --
2008 "The Boss" -- 1 -- The Power of Music
"Never" -- 1 --
2009 "Love Is the Look" -- 1 --
"Be Alright" -- 1 --
"The Power of Music" -- 1 --
2011 "Fade" -- 1 --
2012 "Everything That I Got" -- 4 -- New & Number Ones
2013 "So Close to Me" -- 2 --
2014 "Love Come Home (2014 Remake)" -- 4 --
2016 "Out There" -- 3 -- TBA
2017 "Stars" -- 1 --

As featured artist

Year Title Peak positions Album
US Dance
[10]
UK
[11]
1994 "Love Come Home" (1994 Version)[12]
(Our Tribe featuring Frankië Pharaoh and Kristine W)
-- 33 Non-album single
2003 "Some Lovin'"
(Murk vs. Kristine W)
1 -- Murk
2007 "Walk Away"
(Tony Moran featuring Kristine W)
1 -- The Event / The Power of Music

See also

References

  1. ^ a b Keith Caulfield (2009-09-05). Billboard - Dancing Queen. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. pp. 45-. Retrieved 2014. 
  2. ^ Joel Whitburn's top singles 1955-2006, pg. 475
  3. ^ "Kristine W. | Biography & History | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved . 
  4. ^ a b Dave White (2004-03-30). The Advocate - "Stronger than Ever". Here Publishing. pp. 63-. Retrieved 2014. 
  5. ^ Michael Paoletta (2004-05-01). Billboard - Where have all the Divas gone?. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. pp. 32-. Retrieved 2014. 
  6. ^ Billboard Staff (2004-04-17). Billboard - Kristine W Goes 8 for 8. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. pp. 65-. Retrieved 2014. 
  7. ^ http://www.billboard.com/charts/greatest-top-dance-club-artists
  8. ^ Larry Flick (1994-07-23). Billboard - "Feeling Good About What She Wants". Nielsen Business Media, Inc. pp. 28-. Retrieved 2014. 
  9. ^ Barry Walters (August 1996). SPIN - "Review Kristine W Land of the Living". SPIN Media LLC. pp. 100-. Retrieved 2014. 
  10. ^ a b "Kristine W". Billboard. Retrieved 2018. 
  11. ^ a b http://www.officialcharts.com/artist/_/kristine%20w/
  12. ^ http://www.discogs.com/Our-Tribe-with-Frank%C3%AB-Pharoah-Love-Come-Home/master/95693

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