Jaki Nelson is a force to be reckoned with. In many ways. With her new single titled ‘High Wasted’ (video below), and her already impressive resume being a constant work in progress, she is certainly a person on the move. And now we get her in the flesh, via phone, to talk about her beginnings experimenting with DAW (digital audio workstation) as well as her rise through the ranks on Billboard and other music charts as well as a glimpse of her songwriting influences, both professional and personal, as well as the past, present, and future.
About Jaki Nelson
Two time Top 10, four-time Billboard charting pop/dance artist Jaki Nelson is a singer and songwriter from Los Angeles. Her single, “What We Wanna Do” spent six weeks on the Billboard Dance Club Songs Chart and peaked at #29. Her follow-up single, “Uh Oh”, spent 12 weeks on the same chart and peaked at #9. “Uh Oh” also debuted at #12 on Beatport Future House chart, peaking at #4, and was featured numerous times as a Spotify Discover Weekly track.
Jaki has performed at NY Fashion Week (2016/2017), LA Fashion Week (2017) and prestigious clubs including TigerHeat at the legendary Avalon Hollywood 2018 & 2019 (Previous performers include Lady Gaga) as well as LA Pride Weekend (2018) and a headlining spot on the main stage with powerhouse DJ Hector Fonseca (Beyonce, Rihanna) at San Francisco Pride (2018).
In 2018, Jaki released “Dancing With Strangers”, written and produced with GRAMMY winner Dave Aude who has created over 120 #1 Billboard dance remixes (Madonna, Lady Gaga, Britney Spears, Rihanna). “Dancing With Strangers” peaked at #10 on the Billboard Dance Club Songs Chart and was the only single by an independent artist in the top ten for her week. Jaki shared the honor with greats including U2, Ariana Grande, Cher, Lenny Kravitz, Kygo, and Calvin Harris featuring Sam Smith. The track also peaked at #41 and debuted above Steve Aoki and Vanessa Hudgens on the Billboard Hot Dance/Electronic Chart.
@juleslorelai Sooooooo but like what is he gonna do about her moving to London?
About 2 months ago from Jaki Nelson's Twitter via Twitter for iPhone
@whatwomenwantp1 @DirtyLola @netflix @thaliamavros @hitherecatsuit Does anyone know the name of the doctor who was talking about the cycles of ovulation in episode 2? I have a burning question and I can't seem to find her name anywhere!
About 6 months ago from Jaki Nelson's Twitter via Twitter for iPhone
@BredaDanceMusic @HARDWELL @UMFTV We were not about it.
About 7 months ago from Jaki Nelson's Twitter via Twitter for iPhone
@dxivdj_official This tweet aged well 😂
@srsl47711 It was SO rude.
Now, Jaki is debuting her track “High Wasted” by Rayne & Jaki Nelson, produced and co-written with Rayne (“America’s Got Talent”). The “High Wasted” music video continues the story in “Dancing With Strangers” as a prequel.
Jaki is also the featured artist on “The End” (Want It All), the new single from Disco Fries & LoaX. Production duo Disco Fries have worked with everyone from Britney Spears and Katie Perry to Selena Gomez.
“Billboard Top 10 artist Jaki Nelson is a rising star”
– Arianna Huffington’s Thrive Global
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