Kristine W.

Fully embodying the title of her 15th and latest #1 track on the Billboard Dance/Club Play Songs chart, Kristine W-- an international dance music icon since the late 90s--is finding exciting new ways to share "The Power of Music" with the release of "Straight Up with a Twist", an extraordinarily ambitious, four years in the making project (2-CDs, 30 tracks) that marks her highly anticipated contemporary jazz debut. This album debuted at #22 on Billboard's Jazz Albums chart. So far as charted as high as #3 on this chart. Kristine's venture into a new genre expands upon the incredible success she has enjoyed for many years in the dance world and beyond: "This album was truly a labor of love," explained Kristine W from her home in Las Vegas. ...show more

Fully embodying the title of her 15th and latest #1 track on the Billboard Dance/Club Play Songs chart, Kristine W-- an international dance music icon since the late 90s--is finding exciting new ways to share "The Power of Music" with the release of "Straight Up with a Twist", an extraordinarily ambitious, four years in the making project (2-CDs, 30 tracks) that marks her highly anticipated contemporary jazz debut. This album debuted at #22 on Billboard's Jazz Albums chart. So far as charted as high as #3 on this chart. Kristine's venture into a new genre expands upon the incredible success she has enjoyed for many years in the dance world and beyond: "This album was truly a labor of love," explained Kristine W from her home in Las Vegas.

She describes it as a musical journey through a kaleidoscope of musical styles mixing dance, pop, R&B and rock styles together to capture and express the myriad of emotions that people are feeling at this turbulent time in history. "The songs on the album explore universal human emotions like joy, fear, love, strength, life and death. Woven together, they show the emotional power of music and represent the rollercoaster of emotions most people are experiencing today. At a time when people all around the world are feeling more vulnerable than ever, I really wanted to create an album where I could perform songs that capture those universal emotions." The ultimate chameleon artist, Kristine has proven she can survive.

She's topped the dance charts thirteen times; nine of which were consecutive, breaking records previously held by Madonna and Janet Jackson. She is a fourth generation entertainer hailing from Pasco, Washington. After winning titles as Miss Tri-Cities, Miss Washington and placing first in the talent competition at the Miss America pageant, Kristine went on to pursue her educational and musical dreams in Las Vegas, where she found success headlining her own show at the Las Vegas Hilton. Numerous awards followed, including several 'Las Vegas Entertainer of the Year' wins 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. ...show less