Benee’s ‘Supalonely’ added to APRA AMCOS’ 1,000,000,000 List
Benee is now a billionaire.
The New Zealand singer and songwriter is the latest entrant to APRA AMCOS’ 1,000,000,000 List, for passing 1 billion streams of her song ‘Supalonely.’
Penned by Benee (real name Stella Rose Bennet) and Josh Fountain, ‘Supalonely’ caught fire on TikTok in 2019, a platform which, at that point, was largely seen as a Gen Z’s favourite timewaster.
The breakup number swiftly became a pandemic-era viral dance challenge, catching the attention of celebrities such as Jennifer Lopez and Madison Beer, and making the cross-over into the mainstream sales charts, including a Top 40 appearance on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100.
“To say that ‘Supalonely’ came along at just the right time is an understatement,” comments says Ant Healey, APRA AMCOS NZ Head of Operations, who presented Stella and Josh with their accoldaes earlier in the week.
“In a locked-down world it struck a chord around the globe just as we all needed a tune like this the most.”
Benee is now an arena act in her homeland, and boasts a growing collection of industry awards, including the 2020 APRA Silver Scroll Award for ‘Glitter’ alongside co-writers Josh Fountain and Djeisan Suskov, and four Tuis at the Aotearoa Music Awards, including Single of the Year for ‘Supalonely’.
The 1,000,000,000 List, which launched in July of 2019, takes into account streaming numbers from all major services including Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube, Vevo, Amazon, and Google Play, and rewards the massive success that Australasian artists have had with their music on digital platforms.
Other additions to the list include Nat Dunn, Troye Sivan and Alex Hope, Flume, 5 Seconds of Summer, Cookin’ on 3 Burners, Tones And I, and Sia.
‘Supalonely,’ featuring New York singer songwriter Gus Dapperton, is published by Sony ATV Music Publishing and Universal Music Publishing, and was co-written with Brendan Rice, and Canadian songwriter Jenna Andrews.
Check out the “Billion List” here.