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New Zealand born producer, rapper, singer, songwriter, KINGS burst onto the scene in 2016 with his debut single ‘Don’t Worry ‘Bout It’. The track went on to become the biggest local release that year and surpassed the record for longest running #1 on the New Zealand Singles Chart, spending 33 consecutive weeks at the top. ‘Don’t Worry ‘Bout It’ has sold double platinum, had over 11 million streams and 2 million video views, and took home ‘Highest Selling New Zealand Single’ and ‘Radio Airplay Record of the Year’ at the 2017 Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards.
KINGS’ quickly followed the single up with his self-titled debut EP and cemented his big year by taking home ‘Breakthrough Artist of The Year’ at the 2016 Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards, as well as ‘Best Pacific Male Artist’, ‘Best Urban Artist’, ‘Best Producer’ at the Vodafone Pacific Music Awards.
In late 2017, KINGS returned in style, displaying his musical dexterity with his independently released debut album ‘Chapter One’, which featured the hits ‘We’ll Never Know’, ‘Domino’ and ‘In The Sun’. Not one for complacency, KINGS then shortly followed it up with his second album ‘Two’, in early 2018, which featured the singles ‘You Do’ and ‘Temporary Me’, which saw KINGS receive an APRA Silver Scroll Award finalist nomination.
Despite a seemingly overnight success, KINGS has been on the grind since 2010, writing, recording, mixing, mastering all his music under his self-run label Arch Angel Records.