Tones & I Equals Long-standing Kylie Minogue Chart Record For Weeks At #1

14 September 2019 | 5:00 pm | Staff Writer

Tones has done it again!

Burgeoning Australian artist Tones & I's Dance Monkey has taken out #1 on this week's ARIA Singles chart for the seventh-straight week. equaling a record held by pop legend Kylie Minogue for over 30 years. 

The Byron Bay songwriter now ties the record with Minogue for most weeks at top spot for a local solo female artist, which Minogue achieved back in August 1987 with her iconic hit, Locomotion.

The feat comes just days after Elton John praised Tones & I on his Apple Music Beats 1 show, where he opened an episode with Dance Monkey, saying, "We love it!"

Meanwhile the May-released single, which has already peaked at #1 in Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Norway and Sweden, has also jumped into the top 20 of the UK Singles chart to place at #19.

Dance Monkey did just enough to hold onto #1 on the Aussie chart, keeping Post Malone's Circles at #2 and Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello's Señorita at #3.

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Tones & I appeared on The Green Room with Neil Griffiths backstage at Splendour In The Grass this past July just minutes after wrapping up her record-breaking opening set. Listen to the full episode on Spotify or Apple Podcasts below.

As predicted, Malone's new LP Hollywood's Bleeding has debuted at #1 on the ARIA Albums chart, finishing ahead of Taylor Swift's Lover at #2 and Ed Sheeran’s No 6 Collaborations Project at #2.

Other album debuts this week include Melanie Martinez' K-12 (#6), Mallrat's Driving Music (#10) and Lindsay Stirling's Artemis (#74). 

Check out all of this week's chart standings here.