Toni Watson aka Tones and I has finally entered the U.S. Charts. The track Dance Monkey has topped the U.K charts for 4 weeks straight. The song has already clocked 300 million+ Spotify streams. In fact, it’s the longest-Running No. 1 Hit By solo female artist in Australian history.
Spotify played an important role in the track’s success. Spotify notes, “Due to the global editorial team’s collaboration, the song was included on various international playlists. This curation is in part what helped transition Dance Monkey from an internet sensation to a certified global chart topper in 16 countries including Norway, Finland, Lithuania, Denmark, and Ireland”.
Up & coming Cara Hart and Funy release a new upbeat track Happy. The track landed on Spotify’s Fresh Finds. The LA-based singer-songwriter from Barcelona has 60k Spotify streams with her debut track Breaking Habits. Features in Born Music and Cutlr. Give it a stream.
Lewis Capaldi’s power ballad “Someone You Loved” grabs the No. 1 on Billboard’s Pop Songs radio airplay chart. It has also topped the Adult Pop Songs airplay chart. The LA Times says “it’s highly unusual for a stripped-down ballad to gain such impact when the Top 40 is crowded with busy hip-hop tracks by the likes of Post Malone and Travis Scott”. But that’s exactly why the track exploded, it’s different and makes you feel.
“Look at the records around it on Spotify, globally or in the U.S.,” said Capitol Records Group chairman and CEO Steve Barnett, who traveled to Boston from L.A. to present Capaldi with a plaque commemorating the song’s latest sales achievement. “There’s nothing like it.”
Singer-songwriter Chandler Juliet releases the uptempo pop-rock track Take it or Leave It. The Los Angeles based indie pop artist first dropped her debut EP ‘Elements’ and garnered attention from Earmilk, iHeartRadio, Substream Magazine, and Line of Best Fit – as well as landing on New Music Friday (US, Denmark, Iceland). You can check out her performance at the Bitter End (NYC) tomorrow on 10/22.
Amazon continues to strong arm its way into the music business. Now, the tech giant is putting on a music festival that has Kacey Musgraves, Beck, Foo Fighters, Leon Bridges, Chvrches, Brandi Carlisle, and Jamie xx performing in the Las Vegas desert. The festival will take place on December 6th and 7th and will have a video arcade, games and activities along with a post-apocalyptic dodgeball stadium’ a ‘mega-sized ball pit with over 200,000 balls” and a light show with drones.