MULTI-PLATINUM SAXOPHONIST BONEY JAMES NOMINATED FOR 2013 SOUL TRAIN AWARD!
LATEST ALBUM THE BEAT HAS TOPPED THE CHARTS FOR 22 WEEKS
(September 17, 2013) CENTRIC TV today announced the nominations for the 2013 Soul Train Awards.
Concord Records artist, 3-time GRAMMY nominee Boney James, picks up his 3rd Soul Train Award nomination for Best Contemporary Jazz Performance for the single Batucada (The Beat). James won the Soul Train Award in 1998 for Best Jazz Album and was nominated for Best Contemporary Jazz Artist in 2011. The show will be pre-recorded on November 8 in Las Vegas, airing on CENTRIC and BET on December 1, 2013 at 9PM ET/PT.
Batucada (The Beat) is featured on James' most recent cd The Beat. The album and single both spent 8 weeks at #1 on the Billboard Contemporary Jazz Chart, and the album is still riding high after an amazing 22 weeks. In addition to his urban crossover hit Maker Of Love ft Raheem DeVaughn, the 3rd single Powerhouse is currently #3 on the Billboard SJ Songs Chart.
In their review of The Beat, The New York Times said: "The relaxed charisma of Mr. James' tone is one reason his approach works...another is his sturdy sense of phrase. Like Grover Washington, Jr., a pioneer in this field, he sounds at ease but alert, and he's capable of striking an imploring tone without an overdose of saccharine.”
One of the most successful instrumental artists of our time, with over 3 million records sold, Boney is in the midst of a fifty show tour promoting The Beat, with shows scheduled through mid 2014.