Originally from Australia's Mornington Peninsula, Tones And I journeyed to Byron Bay in early 2018 to take a chance at busking. On the first day she had crowds spilling onto the street, so Tones quit her retail job and decided to make Byron her new home where she lived out of her van for the year.
In 2019, Tones And I made chart history when she became the first artist to spend 24 weeks at #1 on the ARIA singles chart with her global smash ‘Dance Monkey’.
Since its release in May 2019, the hit single has reached #1 in 30 countries, including a record-breaking run of 11 weeks at #1 in the UK. In total, the song has amassed over 7 billion streams, held the #1 spot for the most streamed song globally for over 4 months, earned 3 x platinum certification in the US, and reached multiplatinum or diamond certification in fifteen other countries, including 11 x platinum in Australia.
In addition to being the most Shazamed song of all time, ‘Dance Monkey’ is now officially one of the highest-streamed songs ever on Spotify.