Tones And I is an Australian singer-songwriter who shot to fame in 2019 after the release of her breakthrough hit, "Dance Monkey." Born as Toni Watson in 2000, she grew up in Mornington Peninsula, Victoria.
Tones And I's love for music started at a young age. She learned to play the keyboard and sang in her school choir. After graduating from high school, Watson decided to pursue a career in music.
She started busking on the streets of Australia in 2018, performing covers of popular songs as well as her own original compositions. Her unique style caught the attention of passerby, and soon her performances began to draw large crowds.
In 2019, Tones And I released her debut single, "Johnny Run Away," which garnered positive reviews and helped to establish her presence in the music industry. However, it was her next single, "Dance Monkey," that truly propelled her to fame. The song gained international recognition and topped the charts in several countries.
Since then, Tones And I has released several other hit singles, including "Never Seen the Rain," "Bad Child," and "Fly Away." Her debut album, "Welcome to the Madhouse," was released in July 2021.
Tones And I's music is known for its pop and indie-rock sound, with lyrics that are often introspective and reflective. She has been praised for her powerful vocals and her ability to connect with her audience on an emotional level.
Tones And I has won multiple awards for her music, including several ARIA awards, and has been nominated for Grammy Awards. She continues to tour and perform live, thrilling audiences with her electrifying performances.