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Dance Monkey singer Tones and I celebrates the song hitting TWO BILLION streams

Dance Monkey singer Tones and I celebrates the song hitting TWO BILLION streams – after busking in Melbourne’s Bourke Street Mall to support Covid-hit businesses

Tones and I, real name Toni Watson, has celebrated her hit song Dance Monkey hitting a staggering two billion streams. 

The Melbourne-based singer took to Instagram to mark the milestone with a portrait of herself sitting triumphantly on a TV. 

‘Dance monkey hit 2 BILLION STREAMS this morning and I got to busk yesterday!’ the musician wrote. 

Hit: Dance Monkey singer Tones and I (pictured) celebrated the song hitting TWO BILLION streams on Tuesday, after busking in Melbourne to support covid-hit businesses this week

‘Thank you everyone that’s crazy! Go support other buskers and Aussie artists!’ 

Only a day earlier, Tones and I busked in Melbourne’s Bourke Street singing her now iconic upbeat song.          

‘I’m busking on Bourke Street 11:30 this morning,’ the songwriter captioned an Instagram post, where she could be seen wearing a red cap and matching shirt.   

Runaway success: It is the ARIA Singles Chart's longest-running #1 since the chart was created in 1988. The song has reportedly netted the star an estimated $12million

Runaway success: It is the ARIA Singles Chart’s longest-running #1 since the chart was created in 1988. The song has reportedly netted the star an estimated $12million

It was later revealed she performed one of her biggest hits Dance Monkey barefoot while standing near H&M, Myer and the city’s iconic tram line.

The hit is one of the most successful songs in Australian pop music history. 

It is the ARIA Singles Chart’s longest-running #1 since the chart was created in 1988. The song has reportedly netted the star an estimated $12 million.  

Dance Monkey was also the second most streamed song in the world in 2020.

Surprise! Tones and O performed one of her biggest hits Dance Monkey barefoot while standing near H&M, Myer and the city's iconic tram line

Surprise! Tones and O performed one of her biggest hits Dance Monkey barefoot while standing near H&M, Myer and the city’s iconic tram line

The singer’s surprise performance was the result of a partnership between the Victorian Government, Mushroom Group and the City of Melbourne. 

It was to help support shops, restaurants, cafes and bars recovering from the impact of COVID-19.

Earlier this year, Tones reminisced about her pre-fame life by sharing a throwback video to Instagram of herself busking in idyllic Byron Bay.   

Doing her bit! The singer's surprise performance was the result of a partnership between the Victorian Government, Mushroom Group and the City of Melbourne. It was to help support shops, restaurants, cafes and bars recovering from the impact of COVID-19

Doing her bit! The singer’s surprise performance was the result of a partnership between the Victorian Government, Mushroom Group and the City of Melbourne. It was to help support shops, restaurants, cafes and bars recovering from the impact of COVID-19

‘I miss busking and I miss Byron Bay,’ she captioned the short clip, in which she showcased her impressive vocals. 

Tones began busking in Byron Bay in September 2017. It was during her days as a street performer that she met talent manager Jackson Walkden-Brown. 

She eventually hit the big time with her second single, Dance Monkey, which was released in May 2019 and topped the charts in 30 countries. 

The beginning: Tones began busking in Byron Bay in September 2017. It was during her days as a street performer that she met talent manager Jackson Walkden-Brown

The beginning: Tones began busking in Byron Bay in September 2017. It was during her days as a street performer that she met talent manager Jackson Walkden-Brown

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