118 million streams and sold out European and North American tours later, ALEX AIONO announces his first ever New Zealand show.
The genius behind the ‘One Dance’/’Hasta El Amanecer’ mash-up, smash-hit will perform at Auckland’s Tuning Fork on Tuesday February 20.
A 21-year-old singer/songwriter who plays a half-dozen instruments, the half Maori & Samoan L.A.-based artist Alex Aiono amassed a following of millions creating his own “flipped” versions of popular songs, including his cleverly arranged mashup of Drake’s “One Dance” and Nicky Jam’s “Hasta el Amanecer” which has gone on to amass more than 58 million views and prompted The FADER to state “Alex Aiono is the shockingly good YouTube singer the world actually needs” (Aiono currently has reached over half a billion views with 2.4 million Instagram followers, 5 million YouTube subscribers and 2.3 Facebook page likes).
Earlier this year Aiono released his own music, “Work The Middle” and “Question,” to great acclaim, and collaborated with German DJ Felix Jaehn on the track “Hot2Touch” which spent three weeks at #1 in Germany and has since been certified gold. Collectively “Work the Middle,” “Question” and “Hot2Touch” have accumulated over 118 million streams.
Aiono has spent most of this year on the road touring: first co-headlining a sold-out North American tour with William Singe and then selling out his first solo European headline tour. Having recently wrapped up a North American tour with Sabrina Carpenter, Aiono is constantly in the studio working on his debut album for Interscope Records.