‘Never Be Like You’ was Flume’s first #1 on the ARIA singles chart, and the lead single from his second album, Skin
Flume accepted the award from APRA AMCOS CEO Dean Ormston after playing the Listen Out Festival in Sydney
This is the third song to be added to the 1,000,000,000 List, after ‘Friends’ (Nat Dunn) & Be Alright (Dean Lewis)
Harley Streten, known professionally as Flume, received his place on APRA AMCOS’ The 1,000,000,000 List yesterday at Manly beach, in an award presentation by the organisation’s Chief Executive, Dean Ormston.
A position on The 1,000,000,000 List is awarded to APRA AMCOS members who have achieved extraordinary success by accumulating over one billion streams globally for an original song.
In racking up more than a billion streams since its release in January 2016, ‘Never Be Like You’ became Harley’s first #1 on the ARIA Singles Chart; reached #2 in New Zealand, and charted in Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Ireland, Latvia, Netherlands, Portugal, Slovakia, Sweden, Switzerland, the UK and the United States.
As the first single from Harley’s second album, Skin, the song achieved sales of 7 x platinum in Australia; double platinum in Canada, New Zealand and the United States; platinum in Belgium and France; and gold in Denmark, Germany and Italy.
At the 2017 APRA Music Awards, ‘Never Be Like You’ was awarded Dance Work of the Year and Most Performed Australian Work. Harley also took home the coveted Songwriter of the Year award.
The song received a Best Dance Recording GRAMMY nomination, and scored the top spot in triple j’s Hottest 100 of 2016. Rolling Stone named ‘Never Be Like You’ one of the best 30 songs of the first half of 2016. Featuring Canadian chanteuse Kai’s sumptuous vocals, ‘Never Be Like You’ remixes by Disclosure, Wave Racer, Teengirl Fantasy and Martin Solveig bolstered the song’s streaming figures.
In presenting the award to Harley, Dean Ormston said, “Flume’s songwriting and production has had a huge influence on how music sounds, and his success has opened the doors for his fellow Australian music creators.
Through his songs, he has connected to fans all over the world and we congratulate Harley on achieving a position on The 1,000,000,000 List.”
Between playing the Listen Out Festival and promoting his new single ‘Rushing Back’, featuring Vera Blue, Harley took time out from a busy schedule to accept his award, saying: