Originally from Australia's Mornington Peninsula, Tones and I journeyed to Byron Bay in early 2018 to take a chance at busking. On the first day she had crowds spilling onto the street, so Tones quit her retail job and decided to make Byron her new home where she lived out of her van for the year. In 2019, Tones and I made chart history when she became the first artist to spend 24 weeks at #1 on the ARIA singles chart with her global smash ‘Dance Monkey’. Since its release in May 2019, the hit single has reached #1 in 30 countries; including a record- breaking run of 11 weeks at #1 in the UK. Has amassed over 2 billion streams, held the #1 spot for the most streamed song globally for 4 months (and counting), achieved 8x platinum status in Australia, become the most Shazamed song of all time and is now officially the longest ever running #1 song on the Spotify global charts. The 2019 ARIA Awards was a massive night for the rising star. The most nominated artist of the year with 8 nominations, Tones and I took home 4 ARIA’s: Breakthrough Artist, Best Pop Act, Best Independent Release and Best Female Artist; an incredible achievement for someone who was busking and living out of a van at the end of 2018. Tones and I’s live act was quickly taken to the international stage with multiple headline shows selling out around the world. Tones performed at the French NRJ Music Awards and made her USA TV debut on ‘The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon’, where she received a standing ovation and over 50 million views of her performance on YouTube. Tones continues to take her live act global with a sold out 2020 world tour.
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