Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Former Busker Tones and I Is #1 In 16 Markets with Help From Spotify's Global Editorial Team | hypebot

image from storage.googleapis.comAustralian busker-turned-breakout-artist Tones and I, whose single “Dance Monkey” is #1 on Spotify’s Global Chart, is the first  Australian to achieve this position.  The rapid chart accession of her catchy pop song comes in large part because of the support of Spotify's global editorial team.
As of this weekend, the song is #1 in 16 countries on Spotify, and in the top 3 in 25, including markets like the UK, France, Germany, and Norway.  It’s been streamed almost 223 million times globally and is already 4x Platinum in Australia.
Spotify added the song to various international playlists in early June, with huge initial support in the Nordics, where she continues to top Spotify charts across the region.  This curation is in part what helped transition "Dance Monkey" from an internet sensation to a certified global chart topper.  “My music is being heard all over the world,” Tones says, “and Spotify has had a huge part in that!”
Becky Bass, Global Hits Lead, says:
"Dance Monkey exemplifies the unique strength of our global editorial team. Thanks to regular communication and collaboration across territories and genres, Tones and I swiftly moved from local playlists in Australia, to the Nordics, the US, and multiple other markets, ultimately earning a spot in Today’s Top Hits in July — three months later, it remains one of the most popular songs in the list."

Current Spotify Stats
  • ‘Dance Monkey’ #1 on Spotify Global Chart - the first Australian artist to ever achieve this position
  • ‘Dance Monkey’ 222M Spotify streams
  • ‘Dance Monkey’ #1 on Spotify Charts in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Estonia, Finland, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Slovakia, Switzerland, and UK.  
  • ‘Dance Monkey’ #2 on Spotify Charts in Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Latvia, Poland, Romania, South Africa, Sweden. 
  • ‘The Kids Are Coming’ EP 331M Spotify streams (released on 30 August)
  • ‘Dance Monkey’ #3 on Spotify Charts in France and Germany.

Current Global Stats

  • ‘Dance Monkey’ #1 on Official Single Charts in 14 countries
  • ‘Dance Monkey’ #1 for 11 consecutive weeks in Australia
  • ‘Dance Monkey’ 4x Platinum ARIA Accreditation
  • ‘Dance Monkey’ #1 on the UK Singles Chart for 2 consecutive weeks. First Australian to top the UK charts since Iggy Azalea’s 'Problem' with Ariana Grande in 2014. 
  • ‘Dance Monkey’ #1 on the Irish Singles Chart for six weeks, where it is now the longest reigning #1 by an Australian artist this millennium.
  • ‘Dance Monkey’ Double Platinum in Ireland
  • ‘Dance Monkey’ Gold in Norway and Sweden
  • ‘Dance Monkey’ #1 The Music Network Hot 100 (radio airplay Aus)
  • ‘Dance Monkey’ #1 Global Shazam
  • ‘Johnny Run Away’ 2x Platinum ARIA Accreditation
  • ‘Never Seen The Rain’ Platinum ARIA Accreditation
  • Sold out AU/NZ tour (14 shows)
  • Sold out debut US/UK/EU tour
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