Ayo & Teo

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Ayo & Teo Bowles
Born (1996-10-30) October 30, 1996 (age 22) (Ayo)
(1999-08-29) August 29, 1999 (age 19) (Teo)
OriginYpsilanti, Michigan, United States
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Dancers
  • choreographers
  • Rappers
Years active2014-present
LabelsColumbia, Zone 4, Sho'Nuff Digital[1]
Associated acts
Members
  • Ayleo Bowles (Ayo)
  • Mateo Bowles (Teo)

Ayleo and Mateo Bowles (born October 30, 1996 [Ayo] and August 29, 1999 [Teo]), commonly known as Ayo & Teo are a duo of dancers from Ann Arbor, Michigan.[2] They have appeared in music videos for Usher's "No Limit" and Chris Brown's "Party". Their song "Rolex" peaked at number 20 on the US Billboard Hot 100.

Early life[edit]

Ayleo Bowles (Ayo) was born on October 30, 1996 and Mateo Bowles (Teo) was born on August 29, 1999 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Ayo, being the older of the two, began dancing at an early age, in which Teo soon joined in. The two never took official dance classes and were mostly self taught.

As well as dancing, the two became fascinated by music and Ayo taught himself how to play piano, drums, and the trombone. After finishing high school, Ayo went on to attend Washtenaw Community College. The two uploaded their first YouTube video on November 6, 2014 of themselves dancing at their High School's talent show.

Rise to fame[edit]

American sibling duo Ayo & Teo scored a viral hit in 2017 with their single "Rolex." Born Ayleo and Mateo Bowles in Ann Arbor, Michigan, the pair grew up with the sounds of Michael Jackson, Usher, Missy Elliot, and Chris Brown. They honed their dancing skills in elementary school, later establishing a popular social media page that issued viral dance challenges. "Rolex" happened to be one of these hits, eventually racking up over 561 million views on YouTube and storming the Billboard Hot 100. Wearing their trademark bear facemasks, they issued their first single, "In Reverse," in 2016. They danced in Usher's video for "No Limit" and at the 2016 BET Awards, later signing with Columbia Records. "Lit Right Now" arrived in early 2017, but was soon eclipsed by the infectious anthem "Rolex," which echoed similar trap-influenced pop hits like Migos' "Bad and Boujee," Rae Sremmurd's "Black Beatles," and D.R.A.M.'s "Broccoli." In 2018, Ayo & Teo returned with the BL$$D-produced single "Hold My Sauce."

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

List of singles, with selected chart positions, and showing year released
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
US
[3]
CAN
[4]
US R&B
[5]
US Rap
[6]
PHI
[7]
"In Reverse"[8] 2016 non-album single
"Lit Right Now"[9] 2017
"Rolex"[10] 20 33 10 7 15
"Better Off Alone"[12]
"Like Us"[13]
"Hold My Sauce" 2018
"AY3" (featuring Lil Yachty)
"—" denotes items which failed to chart.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rolex". Beatport. Retrieved November 30, 2017.
  2. ^ "Ayo & Teo Biography & History". AllMusic. Retrieved 26 April 2018.
  3. ^ "Ayo & Teo - Chart History (Billboard Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved November 30, 2017.
  4. ^ "Ayo & Teo - Chart History (Canadian Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved November 30, 2017.
  5. ^ "Ayo & Teo - Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved November 30, 2017.
  6. ^ "Ayo & Teo - Chart History (Hot Rap Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved November 30, 2017.
  7. ^ "BillboardPH Hot 100". Billboard Philippines. November 20, 2017. Retrieved March 18, 2018.
  8. ^ "In Reverse - Single by Ayo & Teo on Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved November 30, 2017.
  9. ^ "Lit Right Now - Single by Ayo & Teo on Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved November 30, 2017.
  10. ^ "Rolex - Single by Ayo & Teo on Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved November 30, 2017.
  11. ^ "American single certifications – Ayo & Teo – Rolex". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH. 
  12. ^ "Better Off Alone - Single by Ayo & Teo on Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved November 30, 2017.
  13. ^ "Like Us - Single by Ayo & Teo on Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved January 1, 2018.

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