March 24, 2023 – Five and a half years have passed since Canadian duo Loud Luxury came out of nowhere with their Armada Music debut and breakout hit ‘Body’ (featuring Californian singer-songwriter Brando), and the track’s milestone-heavy rollercoaster ride is far from over. Today, the song surpassed one billion streams on Spotify, a feat only accomplished by a tiny selection of globe-conquering songs, and a first for Loud Luxury, Brando and Armada Music.

"We’re speechless,” said Loud Luxury, who found themselves catapulted to global stardom when ‘Body’ took off. Among other accomplishments, the song became Gold-certified in the U.S. within a year, is officially Diamond (10x Platinum) in Canada, hit #4 in the UK Singles chart and #1 in UK Dance and charted in Billboard’s Hot Dance/Electronic chart. “Never did we expect a song with such humble beginnings to make its way to a billion streams. A HUGE thank you to everyone involved in getting it where it is. Looking forward to celebrating by eating our favourite Canadian dish – poutine out of the plaque – very soon!”

For Brando, the American singer-songwriter who was noticed by Loud Luxury when he performed ahead of a different act’s showcase in Hollywood, it’s been as much of a rollercoaster ride, leading to him signing exclusively with Armada Music as well. “It is such a humbling experience watching ‘Body’ grow from a simple idea dreamt up in a bedroom years ago into something this impactful on the electronic music landscape. I am grateful to Andrew, Joe and everyone at Armada Music for believing in this record the way I did from the beginning. A huge thank you to all our fans and listeners for getting ‘Body’ to one billion streams!”

For Armada Music, the globally renowned dance music label that’s been home to both acts’ musical output since the release of ‘Body’ in October 2017, it’s also the first time one of its releases surpassed 1,000,000,000 streams on Spotify. “This is an incredible milestone for Loud Luxury, Brando and Armada Music, and one the whole team is incredible proud of,” said Maykel Piron, CEO of Armada Music. “It really is a testament to the strong relationship we have with them and the unwavering belief everyone had in the record. We look forward to celebrating together in style very soon!”

About Loud Luxury

With their worldwide smash hit ‘Body’ (feat. Brando), Loud Luxury—who is Canadian duo Andrew Fedyk and Joe De Pace—is officially certified Diamond (10x Platinum) in Canada, 6x Platinum in Australia, 3x Platinum in Switzerland, Double Platinum in Austria, Denmark, U.K. and the U.S., and Platinum in the Netherlands, Norway and Sweden. ‘Body’ also held the #1 spot in the U.S. Mediabase Dance Airplay chart for two weeks, charted in the Top 40 of U.S. Pop radio and the U.K.’s Official Singles Chart (#4) and accumulated well over a billion plays across the most popular streaming services. Its follow-up single, ‘Love No More (with anders)’, garnered 12 million streams on Spotify alone in its first month and currently sits at over 168 million plays on the streaming platform, while ‘I’m Not Alright (with Bryce Vine)’ adds to the tally with over 110 million streams. Loud Luxury also scooped up three 2020 JUNO Awards nominations for ‘Dance Recording Of The Year,’ ‘Fan Choice Award’ and ‘Group Of The Year’ (including one win) following four nominations (including one win) in 2019 as well as iHeart Music Awards nominations for ‘Dance Song Of The Year’ and ‘Dance Artist Of The Year’ in 2020.

About Brando

Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter Brando was a major force behind Canadian duo Loud Luxury’s multi-platinum-selling, billion-streams hit song ‘Body’ and Don Diablo’s ‘Congratulations’ (more than 50 million streams on Spotify), the latter of which shot up the U.S. Mediabase Dance Chart through a surge of radio plays. His 2020 single called ‘Look Into My Eyes’, which reimagines Charles & Eddie’s ‘Would I Lie To You’, spent ten straight weeks atop Australia’s airplay chart, taking the crown for the most-played song of the year from The Weeknd’s ‘Blinding Lights’. The song even entered the Spotify Top 200 in Australia, Austria, Germany, Sweden and New Zealand, all while clocking up over 68 million streams on Spotify.

About Armada Music

Armada Music is the biggest independent dance music label in the world. Founded by Armin van Buuren, Maykel Piron (CEO) and David Lewis, the label manages an ever-growing catalog of over 40,000 tracks, built up across twenty-plus years of specialized dance music exploitation.

Representing artists such as Armin van Buuren, ARTY, D.O.D, Eelke Kleijn, Jan Blomqvist, Loud Luxury, Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano, Tensnake, THEMBA and Yulia Niko, Armada Music amasses more than one billion streams per month, airplay on leading radio outlets such as BBC Radio 1 and Sirius XM, and top positions in the world’s most notable charts. The label also takes great pride in major achievements such as Armin van Buuren’s GRAMMY nomination for ‘This Is What It Feels Like’, Loud Luxury and Brando’s ‘Body’ surpassing one billion streams on Spotify and breaking artists such as Lost Frequencies into global stardom.

Across offices in Amsterdam (HQ), New York, London and Laren (NL), Armada Music offers a truly global appeal to its growing roster. The label has its own club, radio studio and multiple production studios, and hosts various live formats. Producer platform Armada University, which offers educational products and opportunities, shows the label’s sustained effort to nurture the next wave of talent.

In 2023, Armada Music launched BEAT Music Fund, the world’s first dance music investment company, that acquires catalogs with the mission of honoring, representing and reinvigorating them. BEAT’s portfolio will continue to grow; in the first six months following its launch, BEAT acquired the catalogs of, among others, electronic music star ARTY, house and techno pioneer Kevin Saunderson’s KMS Records, legendary NYC-based house label King Street Sounds and chart-topping producers Chocolate Puma.

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