C L A U D J A B A R R Y B I O
In the high turnover world of the music industry, Claudja Barry has displayed the staying power of a true star. Her debut hit on the Donna Jean Label “I will stand” reached number one on the Billboard Dance Charts in 2006. With her latest hit “Good Time Girl” (Indaba Records) Claudja is back and burning up the dance floors across the globe adding to the latest chapter in her long and illustrious international career. Her first single was “Sweet Dynamite”(Salsoul), her most recent Billboard chart hit “I will stand” (Donna Jean).
Between the two it’s been hits like the 1979 multimillion selling Gold/Platinum disco anthem “Boogie Woogie Dancin Shoes” (Chrysalis), “Trippin on the Moon” (Personal),”Work me over/”I will follow him”(TSR), “Down and Counting” (Epic), and “Good Time” (Radikal) that have maintained Claudja’s presence on the international pop charts and club music scene. Her success in dance music has not been lost on the world of pop music; in Canada alone she has been nominated for nine Juno Awards (the Canadian Grammy) and has won for her, Best Female Artist. The top 30 German pop hit “Poison” (Radikal) from the pop group General Base, featured Claudja Barry as lead vocalist.
Claudja’s initial success as in Europe and Canada earning Juno awards and became the first inductee to THE BLACK MUSIC HALL OF FAME, together with Oscar Peterson. In the United States she was nominated for an American Music Award for Best Female Artist and appeared on NBC’s Seventh Annual Rhythm & Blues Awards.
Recently Claudja Barry has been the co-host of the wildly successful Dance Mix USA music infomercial.
With renewed interest in her music and with the success of “I will stand” and “Goodtime Girl”, there have been appearances in Mexico City, Los Angeles, and Toronto. Her collaboration with various international artists has brought new artistic achievements. Covering dance music, reggae and opera, Claudja is on a mission.
The recent Amazon books bestseller: ”The First Ladies of Disco” written by Jim Arena, features a generous chapter on Claudja as well as the forward being written by her.
As a guest artist with the reggae band “Mainbase” there are a number of new songs coming including a reggae version of the Joe Cocker, Jennifer Warnes hit “Up where we belong”.