Billboard Spotlight

Erika Jayne says that her music centers on "glitz, glamour and fun," and one listen to her latest luxurious single, "Party People (Ignite the World)," confirms that description. As effortless as Jayne's pop stylings can sound, however, the singer has worked tirelessly to establish her brand, from launching her own label to honing her stage show to ruling Billboard's Hot Dance Club Play chart with her intoxicating tracks.
After Jayne's single "Rollercoaster" topped the chart in 2007, four more tracks duplicated that achievement during the next four years before "Party People (Ignite the World)" became her latest chart-topper on the Jan. 14 tally. Jayne has established herself as a consistent hitmaker in the clubs, and with more singles and a new album expected for 2012, Jayne could turn that hard work into long-lasting mainstream success.
"I just enjoy what I do so much, and there's so much more to do," Jayne says. "I feel blessed every day, because the creative process is great. But I always want more-there's always more to do to continue to spread the global awareness of Erika Jayne."The singer had a penchant for performing at an early age, when she learned about music from her mother, a classically trained pianist, and absorbed influences like Michael Jackson, Madonna and Prince. After "Rollercoaster" was released as a single and took off on the Hot Dance Club Play chart in 2007, "Stars," "Give You Everything" and "Pretty Mess" quickly followed suit.
The tracks were soon collected onto Pretty Mess, Jayne's debut album released on RM Records in August 2009, which featured production by Peter Rafelson (Madonna). Prince protégée Sheila E. also bestowed Jayne with a cameo on the track "Time to Realize." Erika is supporting the release of Pretty Mess with scattered tour dates and appearances at festivals and clubs across the country.