Weitz, circa 2009
|Birth name||Kristine Weitz|
June 3, 1963 |
Pasco, Washington, United States
|Genres||Dance, house music, electronica, Jazz|
|Occupation(s)||Singer, songwriter, record producer, owner of Fly Again Music Label|
|Instruments||Voice, Guitar, Saxophone, Piano, Drums, Bass|
|Years active||1995–present (singer)|
|Labels||RCA/BMG, Tommy Boy Entertainment, Fly Again Music Label|
|Associated acts||Tony Moran, Crystal Waters, Deborah Cooper|
Kristine Weitz (born June 3, 1963) known by the stage name of Kristine W, is an American Dance, Electronica & Jazz singer-songwriter. Currently Kristine W has 16 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. Her first 8 singles all reached #1 on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play charts which set a new record. As of 2009, 14 of 15 singles had reached the top of the Billboard dance charts. In December 2016, Billboard magazine ranked her as the 8th Greatest Dance Artist of all-time.
She's 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 continously 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. Weitz wrote and produced her albums Land of the Living (1996) and Stronger (2000). 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." 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.
- Perfect Beat (1995, Plain Rap Records)
- Land of the Living (1997, RCA Records)
- Stronger (2000, RCA Records)
- Fly Again (2003, Tommy Boy Entertainment)
- Hey, Mr. Christmas (2008 Fly Again Music)
- The Power of Music (2009 Fly Again Music)
- Straight Up with a Twist (2010 Fly Again Music)
- New & Number Ones (2012 Fly Again Music)
- New & Number Ones Club Mixes Part One (2013 Fly Again Music)
- New & Number Ones Club Mixes Part Two (2013 Fly Again Music)
As lead artist
|1994||"Feel What You Want"||—||1||33||Land of the Living|
|1996||"One More Try"||78||1||41|
|"Land of the Living"||—||1||56|
|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|
|2009||"Love Is the Look"||—||1||—|
|"The Power of Music"||—||1||—|
|2012||"Everything That I Got"||—||4||—||New & Number Ones|
|2013||"So Close to Me"||—||2||—|
|2014||"Love Come Home (2014 Remake)"||—||4||—|
As featured artist
|1994||"Love Come Home" (1994 Version)
(Our Tribe featuring Frankië Pharaoh and Kristine W)
(Murk vs. Kristine W)
(Tony Moran featuring Kristine W)
|1||—||The Event / The Power of Music|
- List of artists who reached number one on the US Dance chart
- List of number-one dance hits (United States)
- Keith Caulfield (2009-09-05). Billboard - Dancing Queen. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. pp. 45–. Retrieved 7 June 2014.
- Joel Whitburn's top singles 1955-2006, pg. 475
- "Kristine W. | Biography & History | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 2016-09-05.
- Dave White (2004-03-30). The Advocate - "Stronger than Ever". Here Publishing. pp. 63–. Retrieved 7 June 2014.
- Michael Paoletta (2004-05-01). Billboard - Where have all the Divas gone?. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. pp. 32–. Retrieved 7 June 2014.
- Billboard Staff (2004-04-17). Billboard - Kristine W Goes 8 for 8. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. pp. 65–. Retrieved 7 June 2014.
- Larry Flick (1994-07-23). Billboard - "Feeling Good About What She Wants". Nielsen Business Media, Inc. pp. 28–. Retrieved 7 June 2014.
- Barry Walters (August 1996). SPIN - "Review Kristine W Land of the Living". SPIN Media LLC. pp. 100–. Retrieved 7 June 2014.
- "Kristine W". Billboard. Retrieved December 12, 2017.