12Tone Music Claims #1 & #2 Spots on the Independent Album Charts this Week!

JOJI’s NECTAR RISES TO #1!

DOLLY PARTON’s A HOLLY DOLLY CHRISTMAS DEBUTS AT #2

AND TOPS THE BILLBOARD COUNTRY ALBUM AND HOLIDAY ALBUMS CHARTS!


A little over two years since inception, record label 12Tone Music proudly claims the top two spots on the Independent Albums Chart this week. 

Joji’s Nectar (88rising/12Tone) climbs to the #1 spot on the chart following a strong debut globally with top positions across many of those countries' album charts. Concurrent with this early success of Nectar, the single “Yeah Right” from his debut album Ballads 1 was also certified platinum this week.

Grammy Award-winning entertainment and international icon Dolly Parton’s first holiday album in 30 years, A Holly Dolly Christmas, debuts at #2 on the chart with 26,862 units since it’s October 2 release. She also tops both the Country albums chart and the newly minted Holiday Albums Chart this week. The success of the album precedes her additional ventures including an upcoming Netflix holiday special, Dolly Parton’s Christmas On The Square, her visual memoir and annotated songbook Dolly Parton, Songteller: My Life in Lyrics in partnership with Chronicle Books, and Dolly: The Ultimate Collection, her first-ever deluxe DVD collection highlighting her spectacular career, in partnership with Time Life.

On this rare feat and current accomplishment, Steve Bartels states: “Doug Morris and I are very excited with this latest chart topping achievement. Our mission at 12Tone continues to put artist development front and center, and whether just beginning or building on legacy, our bespoke focus and presentation along with world class execution allows artists to realize their goals to maximum effect. This is a wonderful moment for all of us at the company, our partners and the incredible and diverse roster we are proud to be associated with.”

In addition to Joji and Dolly Parton’s success, 3 time Grammy Award winner Anderson .Paak (Aftermath/12Tone) announced his role as Vans’ Global Music Ambassador in conjunction with the release of his single “JEWELZ”. The single crowned the cover of Apple’s New Music Daily debuting at #1, landed at #3 on Spotify’s New Music Friday,  #1 on Spotify’s Pollen and #1 on Amazon’s Hot Singles

Platinum crossover electronic artist and producer ILLENIUM continues his growth forward with “Nightlight”, his debut single via 12Tone. “Nightlight” is streaming significantly and is nearing  top 10 at Mediabase dance radio. The MOTi remix of “Nightlight”, featured on Nightlight (The Remixes, Vol. 2) was just released to much fanfare.

Committed to artist development, 12Tone Music was founded by industry veteran Doug Morris in 2018. In partnership with Steve Bartels, their combined expertise continues to lead artists into the spotlight and forefront of the industry. 


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