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News October 16, 2019

Tones And I becomes first Australian to lead Spotify’s Global Chart

Tones And I becomes first Australian to lead Spotify’s Global Chart

Tones And I continues to go where no Aussie has gone before.

‘Dance Monkey’ has just hit No. 1 on Spotify’s Global Chart, making Tones the first-ever Australian to achieve the feat.

‘Dance Monkey’ is going bananas on Spotify, hitting top spot in 16 markets where the streaming platform operates. It’s also No. 3 on Spotify charts in France and Germany, two of the top-five biggest recorded music markets in the world.

On Spotify, the track has clocked up over 350 million hits, and it lives on the streamer’s biggest playlist, Today’s Top Hits, which boasts over 224 million followers.

Tones has over 27 million monthly listeners on the digital music giant, and her hit is earning over 7 million streams each day.

The track was helped along by Spotify’s global editorial team, who plugged the song on various international playlists and helped convert Internet buzz into a chart beast.

It’s enjoyed “huge initial support in the Nordics,” where she continues to top Spotify charts across the region, according to Spotify.

“There is arguably no new artist bigger on Spotify at present than Australia’s Tones And I,” reads a statement from the company.

The one-time busker turned global star is riding a dream start to her career. Remember, ‘Dance Monkey’ is just Tones’ second single.

It’s blasted to No. 1 in 14 markets including Australia, where it’s riding an 11-week streak atop the ARIA Singles Chart, the best by an Aussie artist and now the longest run by a female artist from any country.

It’s also on track for a third week at the top on the Official U.K. Albums Chart, midweek data there suggests. The U.S. has yet to truly wake up to ‘Dance Monkey’. Yet.

Tones also leads the Global Shazam chart, the video for ‘Dance Monkey’ has swung past 70 million views, and she’s up out in front for next month’s ARIA Awards, with eight nominations.

Read TIO’s feature on Tones’ remarkable rise right here.

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


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