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Tones And I Becomes First Australian Added to YouTube’s Artist on the Rise…

by Ace Damon
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Tones And I keep making way.

"Dance Monkey" singer becomes first Australian added to Rising YouTube Artist joining the likes of Maggie Rogers, DaBaby, Rosalia and Jessie Reyez.

Tones (real name Toni Watson) is behind the biggest hit on the planet right now. "Dance Monkey" topped the charts in 19 territories, including a record 17-week series at the top of the Australian chart. The song is also on target for the ninth week at No. 1 in the UK and rises from 23 to 19 on the Billboard Hot 100, a new peak.

It was a stunning start to Tones's career. Just two years ago, she was discovered in Byron Bay. Her YouTube channel had just 8,000 subscribers at the beginning of July this year, and has since grown to over 637,000. Streams of "Dance Monkey" – Tones's second single – surpassed half a billion on all platforms.

"This song is WOW," says Lyor Cohen, YouTube's global head of music. "The video has conquered the world and I think we can all see now how Tones and I shine. I tried to create my own Dance Monkey routine and let's say no one is begging to see me dance just one more time." , and I should probably remain a recording executive. We're excited to have Tones and I as our first rising Australian artist and be part of what comes next. "

YouTube has released its monthly post Rising Artists program last year to "support and help more artists get discovered at every stage of their career."

Tones's story goes on and on. On Wednesday night, the rising singer-songwriter will open the annual ARIA Awards in Sydney, where she competes for eight awards, including the best video for "Dance Monkey." Your 2020 agenda is full of tours in Europe and North America.

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