Grammy award winning Club Nouveau, the Pop band formed by record producer Jay King in 1986 returns. After nearly three decades of success, Club Nouveau is reemerging with a soon-to-be released new CD. Music mogul Jay King and original members, singer/songwriter/arranger Valerie Watson, rejoin Samuelle Praterfor for a number of fresh music projects.
King unknowingly launched an empire when he formed the independent label JAY Records, whose first release – the Timex Social Club hit “Rumors” – ushered in the biggest selling single of 1986 (3.5 million copies and #1 R&B single on the Billboard Charts). With a Top 10 single on the Billboard Pop charts for over 56 weeks, the results were history-making as nobody had before taken an R&B song from an indie label to such heights.
Set to deliver the Club Nouveau album “Consciousness,” in the spring, and as a precursor they have released the first single “That Ain’t Love” (listen above). As well, fans can anticipate the “Club Nouveau Greatest Hits” project in the fall of 2014; offering previously unreleased versions of “Rumors” & “Thinking About You.”
The group has a track Record of hits; Rumors 1986 #1 R&B (Billboard) #8 Pop (Billboard), ?Jealousy 1986 #8 R&B (Billboard), ?Situation No.9 1986 # 4 R&B (Billboard), ?Lean On Me 1987 # 1 Pop (Billboard) # 2 R&B (Billboard), ?Why You Treat Me So Bad 1987 # 2 R&B (Billboard) # 39 Pop (Billboard), ?Heavy On My Mind 1987 #42 R&B (Billboard), ?It’s A Cold Cold World 1988 #34 R&B (Billboard), ?Envious 1988 ?Francis 1988, ?You Ain’t No Friend Of Mine 1989 #12 R&B (Billboard), ?Oh Happy Day 1992 #45 R&B (Billboard), ?When Will You Come Back To Me 1992, ?Let It Go 1995 and ?What Kind Of Love 1998.