Number of songs: 3 | Total weeks on charts: 394 Appearing in a total number of: 25 charts | Total period running: 417 days
Dean Lewis is an Australian singer and songwriter from Sydney. He is best known for his debut single "Waves", which was certified triple platinum in Australia in 2017, and his 2018 single "Be Alright", which reached number one in Australia and was certified platinum within four weeks of release and is currently certified quadruple platinum.
Lewis was inspired to pursue music after watching a live Oasis DVD in 2005. Lewis says "I remember watching Liam Gallagher walk out with this hat and red jacket and watching him with Noel, they were just the coolest guys ever. I spent the next five years watching every Oasis video – Noel Gallagher basically taught me how to write songs."
Lewis signed his recording contract with Specific Music in 2014, and a major contract with Island Records and Universal Music Australia in March 2016. Lewis released his debut single "Waves" on 30 September 2016 which peaked at number 12 on the Australian ARIA Charts. The song was featured in a number of American television shows such as Suits, Greys Anatomy, Valor, Riverdale and Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments.
Lewis released "Need You Now" in April 2017 and his debut extended play Same Kind of Different in 12 May 2017 which peaked at number 27 on the Australian ARIA Charts. Lewis received five ARIA Award nominations at the ARIA Music Awards of 2017. "Lose My Mind" and "Chemicals" were also released as singles from the EP.
In June 2018, Lewis released "Be Alright". The single reached number one in Australia for five consecutive weeks, becoming his first chart-topper in the country, and has been certified quadruple platinum. It also reached the top five in New Zealand, Sweden, Ireland, and Belgium, top 10 in the Netherlands and Switzerland, and the top 20 in the United Kingdom and Scotland. In January 2019, Lewis released "7 Minutes".