Home Local Entertainment BONEY JAMES’ futuresoul SCORES 5th WEEK AT #1 ON BILLBOARD’S CONTEMPORARY JAZZ...


futuresoul Tops 3 Current Charts
#1 On The Billboard Contemporary Jazz Album Chart For 5 Weeks,
#1 On Mediabase Smooth AC Chart For 6 Weeks With Current Single “Drumline” 
And #1 On The Billboard Smooth Jazz Songs Chart For 6 Weeks
Los Angeles, CA – Four-time GRAMMY nominee and multi-platinum selling sax-man Boney James’ NEW dynamic futuresoul  album burst out of the gate as a career high for James. Released on May 4, 2015, futuresoul debuted at  #1 on the Billboard Contemporary Jazz & Current Jazz Albums Charts (where it has remained for 5 weeks.) 
This is Boney’s career highest Total Billboard Albums debut, at #41, which is a dramatic achievement for an instrumental artist. The album also debuted at #76 on the Top 200 and is bubbling under the Top 20 on Billboard’s Adult R&B songs chart with the crossover single “Either Way” featuring Stokley. 
James will celebrate this extraordinary chart success with an appearance on The Tavis Smiley Show on PBS and other national television appearances in June and August.


The album’s success is being powered by a two-format radio strategy. First instrumental single Drumline is currently #1* for a 6th week at Billboard SJ Songs and Mediabase Smooth AC.  Adult Urban single Either Way ft. Stokley is picking up steam this week on the Billboard Adult R&B chart moving to #22.
His 15th CD, futuresoul contains 10 original songs produced and written or co-written by James. Also featured is rising-star trumpet player Marquis Hill (2014 winner of the prestigious Thelonious Monk International Trumpet Competition) on the plaintive “Far From Home.”  Other notable collabs on the record are title-cut “futuresoul,” co-written and co-produced by neo-soul mainstay Dwele, and “Drumline” and “Watchu Gon’ Do About It?” with co-writer/co-producer Jairus Mozee (Anthony Hamilton, Robin Thicke).
futuresoul is the follow-up to The Beat (2013), nominated for the GRAMMY for Best Pop Instrumental Album, which prompted The New York Times to praise the “relaxed charisma of Mr. James’ tone…”
Review Link to futuresoul (For Review Purposes Only) http://mediakits.concordmusicgroup.com/p/futuresoul/listen-to-the-album.html 
What’s in the future for futuresoul? Boney will hit the road this summer and continue touring throughout 2016.
Boney James Tour Dates

06/24/15      New York, NY                             The Smooth Cruise

07/10/15      Seattle, WA                                 Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley  

07/11/15      Seattle, WA                                 Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley  

07/12/15      Seattle, WA                                 Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley

07/17/15      Chicago, IL                                 Chicago Theater         

07/30/15      Houston, TX                               House Of Blues

07/31/15      Grand Prairie, TX                     Verizon Theater 

08/13/15      Huber Heights, OH                   The Rose Center

08/14/15      Cincinnati, OH                          PNC Pavilion

08/15/15      Cleveland, OH                           Hard Rock Rocksino

08/19/15      Red Bank, NJ                             Count Basie Theatre

08/20/15      Philadelphia, PA                      Dell Music Center

08/21/15      Bethlehem, PA                          Sands Bethlehem Events Center

09/03/15      Cancun, Mexico                        Cancun Jazz Fest

09/05/15      Temecula, CA                            Thornton Winery

09/25/15      Jacksonville, FL                        Florida Theatre

09/26/15      Atlanta, GA                                Wolf Creek Amphitheater

10/17/15      Lewes, DE                                  Cape Henlopen Auditorium 

11/14/15      Hampton, VA                            Hampton Roads Convention Center

01/10/16      Ft Lauderdale, FL                    SJ Cruise I 

02/21/16      Ft Lauderdale, FL                    SJ Cruise II