(born October 10, 1964) is an American house music & Dance singer and songwriter, best known for her 1990s dance hits "Gypsy Woman" and "100% Pure Love". All three of her studio albums produced a Top 40 hit on the Billboard Hot 100. In December 2016, Billboard magazine ranked her as one most successful dance artist of all-time. Her accolades include 6 ASCAP Songwriter Awards, three American Music Award nominations, a MTV Video Music Award nod and four Billboard Music Awards. 11 #1 Billboard Dance Chart Hits and 11 top 10 hits. “One of the most influential women of Dance Music” - mixmag
Born in Camden , New Jersey, Waters is the daughter of Betty and Junior Waters, a famed jazz musician; her great aunt, Ethel Waters, was one of the first black American vocalists to appear in mainstream Hollywood musicals. Her family moved to New Jersey for a while but they again moved to Washington, D.C.. At age eleven she began writing poetry and took her writing seriously enough to be inducted into the American Poetry Society when she was 14, the youngest person ever to receive that honor.
She studied business and computer science at Howard University, but her creative work dropped off as she found less time for it. After earning her college degree in 1989, Waters secured a job as a computer technician with the Washington, D.C. parole board, making a living that would support her two daughters.
Waters first approached the music world in 1989 as a behind-the-scenes worker, writing demos for a production team known as the Basement Boys, securing a writing contract with Mercury Records in 1989 and began penning songs for recording artists.
In one of her assignments Waters penned a song called "Gypsy Woman" for dance artist Ultra Naté and recorded a demo herself of the song. The producers were so taken by her rendition that they drew up a recording contract with her for the song, never passing it on to Ultra Naté.
The song became a worldwide hit, memorable for its "la da dee, la dee da" refrain and its often sampled keyboard riff. The track reached number 8 on the Billboard Hot 100, and found more success in Europe, reaching number 2 on the UK Singles Chart, and number 1 in the Netherlands and Switzerland. A year after its release, a new version was featured on the Red Hot Organization s Red Hot + Dance AIDS fundraiser disc (1992, distributed by Sony Music), gaining remixer Joey Negro his first American exposure.
Her next single Makin Happy had contributions by remixer Steve "Silk" Hurley, which shot quickly to #1 on the Billboard Dance Chart. In 1994 on her follow up album "Storyteller" she made a mainstream comeback with song "100% Pure Love" hit number 11 on the Billboard Hot 100 #1 on the Billboard Dance Chart and became one of the longest-charting singles on the Hot 100 at 45 weeks ("Gypsy Woman" remained on the chart for an average 16 weeks). Along with the single, her second album Storyteller, sold over 1,000,000 copies in the United States.
In 1996, Waters participated in the AIDS benefit album Red Hot + Rio, which was produced by the Red Hot Organization, performing the song "The Boy From Ipanema".
In 2009 Waters Mega European Hit "Destination Calabria" with Alex Gaudino went to #1 on the European Pop Chart in over 30 countries. In 2012, “Le Bump” (Yolanda Be Cool) added another #1 on the Beatport House Chart. With DJ Chris Cox in 2013, the #1 Billboard Dance Chart Hit "Mama Hey“ was listed as one of Billboards "Top 50 Dance Songs of 2013". In November 2015 Crystal released "Synergy", in October 2016 she released "Believe" both quickly rose to the #1 spot on the Billboard Dance Chart . Her 2017 single, "Testify", with Hifi Sean, was released on Defected Records went straight to the A-List on BBC Radio and garnered yet another #1 on the Billboard Dance Chart. Waters tours constantly , dates can be found on her website IamCrystalWaters.com
Crystal Waters Birthday is: October 10, 1964.