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Columbia and Sony Music Entertainment Australia are pleased to announce that recording artist LunchMoney Lewis' breakout debut single -Bills' has tonight debuted at #1 on the ARIA Singles chart, and has this week been accredited Gold. This is the first country in the world to have -Bills' at the #1 spot on the singles chart.
LunchMoney Lewis said; "Thank you to all the radio stations and everybody in Australia for supporting -Bills' and making it my first #1 record !! Can't wait to come down under to celebrate with you guys!! Peace and love."
This catchy track has this week moved into the Top 10 at #9 on the TMN Hot 100 airplay chart in Australia and is showing no signs of slowing down any time soon. -Bills' is the first offering from LunchMoney's Columbia/Sony Music debut signing, with his debut album set for release later this year.
The larger-than-life persona of LunchMoney is well represented in his breakout song, with the clip directed by Emil Nava (Ed Sheeran, Jessie J, Calvin Harris) and can be viewed on Vevo.
Born Gamal Lewis, the Miami native comes by his love for soul and hip-hop authentically. Lunch was raised in a musical family of Jamaican descent and grew up listening to reggae and Motown, as well as to James Brown, Marvin Gaye, Prince, and The O'Jays. His father Roger and his uncle Ian were founding members of the legendary reggae band Inner Circle, who scored a Top 10 hit with -Bad Boys' when it became the theme song to the TV show Cops. Lunch received his first big opportunity and nickname in the tenth grade, while working with hip-hop producer Salaam Remi. Eventually Lunch's talent led him to write for Meek Mill (-Off The Corner', featuring Rick Ross), Ace Hood (-We Don't'), and P. Diddy (-Big Homie', featuring Rick Ross). He also put out a few singles and a mixtape that were local hits in Miami before a mutual friend introduced him to JKash, who had just signed on with Dr. Luke's Prescription Songs. The two collaborated on Juicy J's -Scholarship' before Lunch made the move to L.A. last year and joined JKash at Prescription Songs as a writer.
In person, Lunch is a mountain of a guy who radiates not so much a child-like vibe, but a genuine sincerity and positivity that is hard to resist. That uplifting spirit comes through both lyrically and sonically in the music Lunch has created with his primary collaborators, songwriter Jacob Kasher (AKA JKash) and producer Ricky Reed (Wallpaper), for veteran hitmaker Dr. Luke's Kemosabe Records. Songs like 'Bills," 'Mama," and 'Love Me Back" are toe-tapping, feel-good tunes that recall the Philly soul of Gamble and Huff and the Southern gospel of Stax, while still entirely making sense within the world of contemporary urban pop.