Decatur, GA (DonnaJean Records) – The new club anthem “I Will Stand” by Claudja Barry entered the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play Chart today. The chart will appear in the May 20th printing of Billboard Magazine. “The club and radio success of Claudja’s latest single (I Will Stand) has been nothing short of our expectations, which has validated our vision. I am thrilled with how her existing fan base and all of her new fans have embraced this record,” says DonnaJean founder Jim Garrard. Expectations for the continued growth of “I Will Stand” are very high.Both terrestrial and satellite radio stations continue to expand rotations of “I Will Stand” in their weekly playlists. Tune in to stations like Sirius TheBeat 36 and New Orleans’ WDVW.
With a joint venture between DonnaJean Records and DMX Music, the hit single will begin broadcasting in June in retail stores including Abercrombie & Fitch.
Claudja Barry is a multi-million record selling recording artist with a well-established following, and with the new record, a newly discovered and quickly growing fan base.
• Claudja Barry’s new single “I Will Stand” is now airing on radio and satellite stations world-wide.
• The single is now in its second pressing as sales continue to be strong in anticipation of the new album, due out later this year.
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With many years of musical experience in virtually every genre, DonnaJean Records treats its performing artists like partners. DonnaJean can produce and market into all listening areas, while still allowing our artists to achieve their own performance goals.
DonnaJean Records is constantly seeking new singers, songwriters and musicians looking for a home where they can be assured that their needs come first.
For more information, contact DonnaJean records at http://donnajean.com or http://www.claudjabarry.com
Claudja – I Will Stand
From Jimi Bruce
Guide Rating –
A legendary original who never sits for long
I was thrilled to hear a name I hadn’t heard in along time announced on the air and should have known she wasn’t going the way many of the “disco era” have – silently into the so-called “mature” disco night. “Yes!” I thought to myself, there IS hope for those of us thought of as left behind by disco haters!” Claudja Barry will always be remembered by me personally. I know what the day looked like (sunny), what positivity I was doing (warming and winding down from a Saturday workout), and the excitement I felt when I heard him announce and play the new song, “I Will Stand” [Donnajean Records]. Suddenly my good times and the ole (school) days flooded back to mind – a needed vacation from the stresses of today. Now if you don’t know who she is, then pull up your chair to your gel screen, my reader, and let me drop some science on you about her as I know it and as she told it to me recently.
Claudja Barry became a star, slightly under the radar before every female singer who made the scene wanted to be tapped, dubbed, smoothed, rubbed, or pronounced a “diva”; as if entitled just because they have a record out in the market.
It’s a tune that is going to say something; not just happy happy, trippy trippy, it’s a song that is making a statement that is valid for young people today” she said. The DJ in me has a respectful love/hate thing with artists who evolve with the times – DJs always want it to be party time and don’t want to grow-up. Yet I love the reinventing of oneself, and Claudja sings and speaks to that end magnificently. “It can be party time, but the feeling today you [still] have to be so focused/you have to realize how privileged we are in this country” she reminds. In a short talk, we rapped about many things.On “Down and Counting” (1986), She comments “It was a number one Dance record, unfortunately I got caught right in the middle of when Sony was coming to buy CBS [parent of the Epic label she was on] and everything was in an uproar, so Down and Counting got counted and…” or discounted slightly more than had there been label stability back then.When I asked her what her most favorite song is that she doesn’t mind performing ad nauseam, she replied “Work Me Over,” because of the range vocally, and because it’s a really happy song; it’s kind of sexy, as well as ‘Boogie Woogie Dancin’ Shoes’.”
I know that this will not be Ms. Barry’s last “stand”, so five stars is the rating upon which my spinning wheel lands.