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Tones And I, Billie Eilish rules YouTube’s ‘Top Trending’ charts for 2019

Senior Journalist, B2B
Tones And I, Billie Eilish rules YouTube’s ‘Top Trending’ charts for 2019

Move over fellas, ladies are the biggest drawcards on YouTube.

The global streaming giant today publishes its YouTube Rewind year-in-review, which sees female artists dominate its two key music video charts.

Superstar California teen Billie Eilish had the most popular music video on YouTube in Australia with ‘bad guy,’ a song that went to No. 1 on the ARIA Singles Chart back in April. It’s now clocked up more than 659 million views worldwide on YouTube.

Watch Billie Eilish’s ‘Bad Guy’:

Also, Ariana Grande makes two appearances in the top ten of Australia’s Top Trending Music Videos, at No. 3 with ‘7 rings’ and No. 9 with ‘break up with your girlfriend, i’m bored’.

All up, female artists take feature or lead roles in six of the top 10 music clips in these parts for 2019.

But it’s the emergence of Tones And I that really catches the eye. The former busker-turned-global-star sees her hit ‘Dance Monkey’ impact the Top Trending Music Videos list at No. 6, best among Australians artists

Watch Tones And I’s ‘Dance Monkey’:

‘Dance Monkey’ rules Australia’s Top Trending Music Videos from Australian Artists, ahead of two clips by controversial drill outfit ONEFOUR (Spot the Difference and The Message, respectively. Another, ‘Ladz in the Hood,’ is at No. 9).

Tones appears again in the top five with her debut song ‘Johnny Run Away,’ opening at No. 4, while the clip for Guy Sebastian’s ‘Choir,’ winner of best music video at the 2019 ARIA Awards, completes the top 5.

Tones’ popularity with YouTube users hasn’t gone unnoticed with executives at the Alphabet-owned streaming platform. Tones (real name Toni Watson) was last week named as the first Australian added to YouTube’s Artist on the Rise programme, which aspires to support and help more artists get discovered at every phase of their career.”

Watch Tones And I’s ‘Johnny Run Away’:

‘Dance Monkey’ has topped the charts in 19 territories, including an all-time-record streak in Australia, and has punched past 300 million hits on YouTube. Across all platforms, the song has exceeded one billion hits.

Australia’s Top Trending Music Videos

1. Billie Eilish – bad guy
2. Sam Smith, Normani – Dancing With A Stranger
3. Ariana Grande – 7 rings
4. Shawn Mendes, Camila Cabello – Señorita
5. Lil Nas X – Old Town Road ft. Billy Ray Cyrus
6. Tones And I – Dance Monkey
7. Lil Dicky – Earth
8. Ed Sheeran & Justin Bieber – I Don’t Care
9. Ariana Grande – break up with your girlfriend, i’m bored
10. Taylor Swift – ME! (feat. Brendon Urie of Panic! At The Disco)

Australia’s Top Trending Music Videos from Australian Artists

1. Tones And I – Dance Monkey
2. ONEFOUR – Spot The Difference
3. ONEFOUR – The Message
4. Tones And I – Johnny Run Away
5. Guy Sebastian – Choir
6. Hilltop Hoods – Exit Sign feat. Illy & Ecca Vandal
7. Hp Boyz – BluePrint.
8. Amy Shark – Mess Her Up
9. ONEFOUR – Ladz in the Hood
10. Birds of Tokyo – Good Lord

This article originally appeared on The Industry Observer, which is now part of The Music Network.


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