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New Zealand born producer, rapper, singer, songwriter, KINGS (Kingdon Chapple-Wilson) burst onto the music scene in 2016 with the release of 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 #1 on the New Zealand Singles Chart, spending 33 consecutive weeks at the top. Written, recorded, mixed and mastered by Kingdon (T?hoe, Te Arawa), like all of his music, the same went for the DIY music video, which he filmed impromptu in Fiji and then edited on the plane ride home. ‘Don’t Worry ‘Bout It’ went on to sell double platinum, has had over 8 million streams and 1.5 million video views, and took home the ‘Highest Selling New Zealand Single’ and ‘Radio Airplay Record of the Year’ awards at the 2016 Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards.
KINGS’ followed up ‘Don’t Worry ‘Bout It’ with his self-titled debut EP, which also included the singles ‘What We Supposed To Do’ and ‘Someday’. KINGS then cemented his big year by taking home ‘Breakthrough Artist of The Year’ at the 2017 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, displaying his musical dexterity with his independently released debut album ‘Chapter One’. Featuring the hits ‘We’ll Never Know’, ‘Domino’ and ‘In The Sun’, the album has clocked up over 3 million streams across its 13 tracks. Not one for complacency, KINGS quickly followed it up with his second album ‘Two’, in early 2018, which featured the singles 'You Do' and ‘Temporary Me’. In less than six months the album clocked up over 3.5 million streams and saw KINGS receive an APRA Silver Scroll Award finalist nomination for ‘Temporary Me’.
Not just dominant in the studio, KINGS has become one of Aotearoa’s most in demand live acts, performing at some of the county’s biggest events and festivals, including Rhythm and Vines, One Love, Bay Dreams, Electric Coastline, Soundsplash, as part of the 2017 British and Irish Lions tour and at the Wellington Sevens and ASB Tennis Classic. He also supported Six60 on their 2018 summer tour alongside Norwegian duo Nico & Vinz.