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…”
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