2009 was unquestionably a benchmark year for YOKO ONO. At 76 years young, the seemingly tireless innovator continues to evolve and break new ground, living life at the cutting edge of her imagination. She ascended to the top of the Billboard Dance/Club Play Charts once again with her fiery remix single â€œIâ€™M NOT GETTING ENOUGHâ€ (Issue Date: 6/13/2009) — her third consecutive chart-topper. The propulsive anthem marked the tenth release from the pop culture iconâ€™s ongoing remix single campaign which has yielded five #1 singles.
She closes the decade with another milestone under her belt: her #1 dance smash â€œNO NO NOâ€ (THE REMIXES) has been named the #4 Record of the Decade on Billboardâ€™s â€œBest of the 2000sâ€ Dance/Club Play Chart, placing the enduring counterculture icon alongside mainstream pop powerhouses MADONNA, MARIAH CAREY and GWEN STEFANI.
With such phenomenal successes, it would appear that the world has finally caught up with the avant-garde pioneer who, after more than four decades, has ingeniously transformed herself from vilified outsider to punk rock matriarch, global peace ambassador and chart-topping dance-music heroine. She is branded â€œaudacious, deeply focused, wonderfully colorful and deeply expressiveâ€ (All Music Guide), â€œtruly vital: unsettling, touching, funny, undeniableâ€ (Rolling Stone) and â€œfantastically cool, fearlessly weirdâ€ (Daily Telegraph http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/culturecritics/helenbrown/6198343/Yoko-Ono-Between-My-Head-and-the-Sky-CD-review.html ).
ONO is preparing for the release of her next remix offering, â€œGIVE ME SOMETHINGâ€. Due for a March release on MIND TRAIN / TWISTED Records, the driving single promises to be another stimulating reinvention from the formidable visionary.