Tones And I Just Broke A Record That’s Older Than She Is

Tones And I
Source: Daily Telegraph

At the age of just 19, Aussie Indie artist Tones And I is achieving more than most artists will in their entire careers.

Her breakout hit singe Dance Monkey, from her debut EP The Kids Are Coming, is certified three times platinum in Australia, and reached number one in ten different countries.

In the week after playing the AFL Grand Final, Tones And I has kicked a few goals of her own, breaking not just one, but two ARIA chart records.

With ten consecutive weeks at the top of the ARIA singles charts, Dance Monkey broke the record for the most weeks on the top of the chart by an Aussie artist, previously held by Justice Crew who set the record at nine weeks back in 2014, when Tones And I was still in high school.

Even more impressively, she managed to break the record for the most weeks at the top of the charts for an Australian female solo artist which has been held by Australia’s queen of pop Kylie Minogue since 1987, more than a decade before Tones And I was even born.

Tones And I posted a rare selfie to Instagram to share her record breaking achievement with fans.

If Dance Monkey can continue to dominate at the top of the ARIA charts into December, then she’ll be on track to dethrone the current record holder for the most weeks at number one on the singles charts, currently held by Ed Sheeran for his song Shape Of You which claimed the top spot for 15 weeks in 2017.