BILLBOARD’S DANCE MUSIC ARTIST OF THE DECADE
9/26/2016 ~ Joins the cast of GayTalk 2.0. She calls in to discuss her new single “Out There”, her impressive musical career and her impact on the gay community through the last two + decades.
Kristine W returns with the debut single from her soon-to-be released album, “Out There”. At its core, “Out There” is a lush, theatrical ballad that provides the perfect platform for the diva’s powerful vocals. The song’s main message is to appreciate life as a journey and to never give up as the thing you most desire is likely closer than you think. “Sometimes you have to walk away from all you’ve known and have faith that you will end up exactly where you belong,” advises Kristine W. To ensure “Out There” plays across all the world’s varying dance floors, Fly Again Music has enlisted a global team of producers that includes Moto Blanco, DJ Kespa, Loop Soop/Frank Lords, and Giuseppe D to flavor the track with their personal styles of house beats and EDM. “Out There” and its remixes are available on iTunes now.
“When I first sat down to write the album, I reflected on how ‘out there’ can mean so many different things to different people,” reflects Kristine from her Las Vegas ranch. “All around me, people were saying things like ‘I’ve gotta get this project out there’, ‘I know the love of my life is out there’, ‘My life’s true purpose is out there’. It got me to thinking how so many of us are searching for what’s out there and putting ourselves out there in many ways.”
It’s been four years since the release of New & Number Ones, Kristine W’s explosive 13-track studio album that included re-edited versions of six of her classic songs. Everything That I Got, the first single from the album, reached #4on Billboard’s dance chart. The second release, So Close To Me, topped off at #2 and the 2014 remake of “Love Come Home”, the album’s third release” climbed to #4.
The leukemia survivor (she celebrates 13 years in remission this year) actually counts surviving today’s music industry as her biggest feat in life. While others cowered in the melt down of the digital revolution, Kristine launched her own music label and publishing company, producing her own songs and videos.
“Staying relevant as an artist has been a challenge,” she continues. “It’s important to keep up with other musicians out there sharing and creating today’s latest grooves. I’ve literally circled the planet to establish connections with the next generation of music makers and producers, many who I am lucky to have featured on the new album. Frankly, it has been a lot of work,” she laughs, “but I believe when fans hear it, they will agree its been worth it.”
Kristine W hails from Pasco, Washington. After winning titles as Miss Tri-Cities and Miss Washington and placing first in the talent competition at the Miss America pageant, she went on to pursue her educational and musical dreams in Las Vegas. There, she found success headlining her own show at the Las Vegas Hilton, winning several ‘Las Vegas Entertainer of the Year’ awards and being officially sanctioned as the entertainer who performed more live shows at the Las Vegas Hilton than any other performer in its history, including Elvis. The award led to June 28th being officially sanctioned Kristine W day in the state of Nevada.
She began recording pop and dance tracks in 1994. Her first track, “Feel What You Want” reached #1 and since then, Kristine W has had a steady flow of chart toppers. With 16 #1s to date, she ties Jennifer Lopez in the #7 position of artists with the most #1 Billboard Dance songs. She also holds the world’s record for Most Consecutive #1 Billboard Club Hits. She’s had nine, surpassing Madonna and Janet Jackson’s previously shared record of seven. Billboard even named Kristine W “Dance Music Artist of the Decade”.
“We are all forced to be survivors in today’s tumultuous world,” she says. “Its everyone’s responsibility to get out there and fight their way through this journey. I hope my music helps fans on their path.”