Tones and I likely to take ARIA chart record from Kylie this week
Tones And I has equaled the record for the most consecutive weeks at #1 on the ARIA Singles Chart for an Australian Female Artist, with ‘Dance Monkey’.
The now ARIA accredited triple Platinum song ‘Dance Monkey’ has spent seven consecutive weeks at #1 on the ARIA Singles Chart, the same record currently held by Kylie Minogue’s 1987 release ‘Locomotion’.
The track is everywhere. ‘Dance Monkey’ came in at No. 3 on Apple Music’s new Shazam Discovery Top 50, a new global chart, which ranks the rising stars.
It was also the fastest rising single in the U.K. last month, and contributes to her 115 million streams in the past month alone.
“It’s growing at a rate I can’t even fathom,” Lemon Tree Music co-founder David Morgan told TIO. “We’re finding now more than ever with a streaming playlist, if it’s a good song with a great vocal it cuts through.”
Tones And I, who just kicked off her sold-out Australian headline tour at Adelaide’s Lion Arts Factory last week, is the first Australian artist this year to claim #1 and the first Australian female solo artist since 2015 to reach the coveted top spot.
Her debut EP THE KIDS ARE COMING, released August 30 via SME and Bad Batch, also features the ARIA accredited gold single ‘Never Seen The Rainand breakout single ‘Johnny Run Away , which she originally uploaded to triple j Unearthed.
Stream THE KIDS ARE COMING:
‘Johnny Run Away’ was the most played song on triple j for two weeks in March and is now certified Platinum.
We have every reason to believe Tones and I will dethrone our Kylie for the ARIA chart record this Saturday. We also have every reason to believe Kylie will be humbled and proud to pass the baton to another female pop act finding success both at home and overseas.
This November will see Tones and I head overseas for her first ever European headline tour, which includes shows in Cologne, London (perhaps a Kylie meet and greet is in order?), Berlin, Rotterdam and Amsterdam.
Tones And I, ‘Dance Monkey’:
NATIONAL TOUR DATES
SEP 13 | LION ARTS FACTORY, ADELAIDE SOLD OUT
SEP 14 | THE ROSEMOUNT, PERTH SOLD OUT
SEP 15 | THE ROSEMOUNT, PERTH SOLD OUT
SEP 17 | THE CORNER, MELBOURNE SOLD OUT
SEP 18 | THE CORNER, MELBOURNE SOLD OUT
SEP 19 | THE CORNER, MELBOURNE SOLD OUT
SEP 27 | UOW UNIBAR, WOLLONGONG SOLD OUT
SEP 29 | OXFORD ART FACTORY, SYDNEY SOLD OUT
SEP 30 | OXFORD ART FACTORY, SYDNEY SOLD OUT
OCT 04 | SOLBAR, MAROOCHYDORE SOLD OUT
OCT 05 | MIAMI MARKETTA, GOLD COAST SOLD OUT
OCT 06 | THE TRIFFID, BRISBANE SOLD OUT
OCT 07 | THE ZOO, BRISBANE SOLD OUT
OCT 11 | THE NORTHERN, BYRON BAY SOLD OUT
This article originally appeared on The Industry Observer, which is now part of The Music Network.