Hayden James (AU)
Hayden James has been producing immense summer house jams with soulful and evocative vocals ever since he burst onto the Australian music scene in 2013. He's since captured worldwide attention and critical success with multiple Platinum-certified hits and a music collection that's amassed 97 million streams just last year alone. His debut EP out on tastemaker label Future Classic put his name on the map, but didn’t prepare the indie label for the success Hayden would have with hit single "Something About You", released early 2015 on the label’s yearly compilation album and now counting over 58 million streams and a Gold certification in Australia. He followed this success with sold out shows across Australia, Europe and the US while also finding the time to co-write and produce a number of tracks for international megastar Katy Perry. His track “NUMB,” released in October 2017 scored a Platinum certification in Australia, a #32 position on Triple J’s Hottest 100 and spawned a huge headline tour of North America. 2018 was a breakout year with hits “Better Together” featuring Running Touch and “Just Friends” featuring singer Boy Matthews, two singles that enjoying chart positioning on both ARIA and Spotify since their release. "Just Friends" became one of his quickest-streaming songs ever, going double Platinum in Australia and currently boasting over 40 million streams. This was also the first year Hayden had two singles in the coveted Triple J Top 100, with "Just Friends" reaching the highest position at #15 and "Better Together" at #75. Following sold out summer runs in the US and Europe, Hayden returned with his biggest Australian headline tour to date featuring an all-new custom production, along with a run of sold out DJ sets in the US. 2019 is shaping up to be Hayden's biggest year yet, with a new single to be released in May, closely followed by some exciting news that his audience has eagerly been waiting for.