Multi-Platinum Singer • Songwriter • Producer
Crystal Waters is an icon. Best known for “Gypsy Woman” and “100 % Pure Love” the #1 European hit “Destination Calabria.” with 6 ASCAP Songwriter Awards, 3 American Music Award Noms, MTV Video Music Award, and 4 Billboard Awards.
One of the most influential women of Dance Music” -Mixmag, When you hear the name, Crystal Waters, you immediately think of a woman whose talent and brand have sustained her 30-year career, yet the span of her work continues to engage new fans and please her enormous base. In fact, this pioneer, innovator, and dance music legend was also named by Billboard Magazine as “one of the most successful Dance Music Artists in the history of the Billboard Dance Music Chart.”
Crystal’s impressive 13 #1 Billboard Dance Chart hits and 11 Top 10 songs have resulted in well over 100 million streams on Spotify, and YouTube, and 2.12 million followers on Shazam at the very least.
Adding to her musical accolades, she had another #1 hit in Europe in 2009, with Alex Gaudino called "Destination Calabria," which achieved the #1 Pop Chart status in over 40 countries around the world. Later, her single "Testify" with UK producer Hi-Fi Sean was in top rotation on BBC Radio 2, a song that to date, she still gets asked to perform.
Yet another #1 club hit was in 2018 with “I Am House,” produced by Sted-E & Hybrid Heights and released on Kenny Dope’s Dopewax Records, with Kenny being a 4x Grammy nominee himself. This would bring her overall tally of hits to 16 #1’s and Top 10 singles in over 15 countries to date.
In 2021, a feature on RuPaul's Drag Race drove Crystal's '100% Pure Love' to re-enter the Top 10 on Billboard’s Dance/Electronic Sales Chart. With millions of new streams, and the decision to make it the year’s official anthem of NYC Pride, it ignited Universal Music to re-release the song with brand new remixes.
Her recent release “Party People” with DJ Spen and remix by Michael Grey garnered major support from the likes of BBC Radio One, Nexus Radio, Pete Tong, Carl Cox, Low-Steppa, and many others. With her studio work in constant flow, Crystal is on deck to work with some renowned producers on more amazing new upcoming releases.
There’s more to this world-renowned artist than just releasing music. Since the start of her
career, Crystal has been a staunch advocate for LBGTQ Rights and AIDS research. She was also involved in the creation of the SoundExchange Bill passed by the US Congress in 2008. (SoundExchange collects and distributes digital performance royalties for recording artists) and was invited to the White House along with several other artists for their efforts. Crystal also walked the halls of Capitol Hill speaking to Congress several times and advocating for the passage of the Performance Rights Act, which seeks to correct a loophole that allows AM and FM radio broadcasters to not pay performers for their work. She received the Prestigious Howard University Award for Distinguished Postgraduate Achievement and is listed among the Who's Who of Black America, as a singer, songwriter, and producer.
In 2019, TV One’s award-winning documentary series “Unsung” featured an episode dedicated
to Crystal’s journey, giving us special insight into her extraordinary musical career.
Crystal has begun touring once again with the success of her songs "House of Light,” released on her own IAH Records label which landed a Top 10 position in the UK's Music Week Pop Dance Chart, and “Never Enough” a track she did with Richie Blacker out on Atlantic Records.
Most recently her single with Soul Central and RobinS hit #1 on the revered House platform, Traxsource, and her self-released single with David Anthony and remixed
by Todd Terry and Grammy Winner David Morales “2B Luv” hit Top 10 on Music Week’s Club Chart in the UK....and there’s more to come!