Dennis Lloyd

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Dennis Lloyd
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Background information
Birth nameNir Tibor
Born (1993-06-18) 18 June 1993 (age 26)
Tel Aviv, Israel
Genres
Years active2015–present
WebsiteOfficial website

Nir Tibor (Hebrew: ניר טיבור‎; born 18 June 1993), known professionally by his stage name Dennis Lloyd, is an Israeli musician, producer, singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist. His 2016 single, "Nevermind", has charted in several countries including Germany, Switzerland, Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States and was certified platinum in Italy, Canada, Germany, and Switzerland.

Early life and education[edit]

Nir Tibor was born[1] in Tel Aviv, Israel, to a family of Jewish descent. He grew up largely in the Ramat Aviv neighborhood of the city. Lloyd learned how to play the trumpet at age 8 and taught himself to play the guitar at age 13. He attended the Thelma Yellin High School of the Arts in Givatayim.[2][3]

Career[edit]

Lloyd released his first single, "Playa (Say That)", in mid-2015. Toward the end of 2015, he moved to Bangkok, Thailand where he stayed for a year. During his time in Bangkok, Lloyd focused exclusively on music and wrote 35 songs.[4][5] After his year in Bangkok, Lloyd returned to Israel where he began releasing more music including the songs, "Snow White" and "Nevermind (Alright)".[6][7] Lloyd remixed the latter song and released it as "Nevermind" in the winter of 2016.[2][3] The remixed version quickly garnered success on Spotify, eventually peaking at number 4 on the Spotify Global Viral chart.[7][8] It would eventually accumulate more than 500 million streams on Spotify and over 1.5 million Shazams.[9][10] In June 2018, Time listed it as one of the "songs of summer".[11]

In June 2017, Lloyd was featured in a video on the German "COLORS" YouTube channel, performing an acoustic version of his song "Leftovers". The video has accrued 31 million views.[2][12] In March 2018, Lloyd announced the MTFKR Tour that began in May 2018 in Italy with dates across Europe and North America.[13][14] The song "Nevermind" was featured for in the commercial for the release of the new BMW 3 Series in 2019. Lloyd performed "Nevermind" on Jimmy Kimmel Live on July 24, 2018. [15]

In February 2019, Lloyd released his single "Never Go Back". [16] "Never Go Back" received praise by various publications including Billboard Magazine, TIME Magazine and Forbes. [17] [18][19] This single would lead into the release of Lloyd's debut EP "Exident" on April 5, 2019. Lloyd shared music videos for EP tracks "Never Go Back" and "GFY". [20] Following this, Lloyd embarked on his sold-out Never Go Back tour across the United States, Canada and Australia, also performing at various music festivals including Coachella, Governor's Ball and Montreux Jazz Festival. [21][22][23]

In July 2019, Dennis featured on a Spotify Singles session, collaborating with guitarist, Tom Morello to cover Audioslave's "Like a Stone". [24] On Sep 14th, 2019, Lloyd released his song "Wild West", which is included on EA Sports' FIFA 20 soundtrack.[25]

Discography[edit]

Extended plays[edit]

Title Details
Exident
Spotify Singles


Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak positions Certifications Album
AUS
[27]
AUT
[28]
FRA
[29]
GER
[30]
ITA
NLD
[31]
NOR
[32]
SWE
[33]
SWI
[34]
UK
[35]
2015 "Playa (Say That)" Non-album singles
"Snow White"
2016 "Demons"
"Acts & Results"
"Think About It"
"Nevermind" 10 1 16 3 28 24 3 9 2 17
"Analyzing"
2017 "Leftovers"
"Nevermind (Alright)"
2019 "Never Go Back"[44] 32 57
[45]
40 49
[46]
31 Exident
"Wild West" N/a
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dennis Lloyd - Artist Biography by Andy Kellman". AllMusic. Retrieved 30 June 2018.
  2. ^ a b c Bonné, Noa (9 November 2017). "International musician, Dennis Lloyd, is actually an Israeli marketing genius". Time Out. Retrieved 30 June 2018.
  3. ^ a b Cotugno, Ferdinando (23 August 2017). "Como Ho Scoperto di Essere un Fenomeno". Vanity Fair Italy (in Italian). Retrieved 30 June 2018.
  4. ^ Barraco, Morgan K. (5 November 2017). "Dennis Lloyd/ "Nevermind è dedicata alla mia ex" (Che tempo che fa)". Ilsussi Diario (in Italian). Retrieved 30 June 2018.
  5. ^ Pisacane, Giovanna (20 November 2017). "talkingwith Dennis Lloyd". L'Officiel (in Italian). Retrieved 30 June 2018.
  6. ^ D'Antonio, Christian (13 November 2017). "Dennis Lloyd: "Adesso la mia musica va anche in Israele"". The Way (in Italian). Retrieved 30 June 2018.
  7. ^ a b "Dennis Lloyd, fenomeno pop con "Nevermind"" (in Italian). RTL. 13 July 2017. Retrieved 30 June 2018.
  8. ^ "Dennis Lloyd, parte dall'Italia il MTFKR Tour: a maggio con tre live" (in Italian). Askanews. 13 March 2018. Retrieved 30 June 2018.
  9. ^ "Dennis Lloyd". Spotify. Retrieved 30 June 2018.
  10. ^ "Dennis Lloyd". Shazam. Retrieved 30 June 2018.
  11. ^ Bruner, Raisa (13 June 2018). "Here Are Our Predictions for the 2018 Song of Summer". Time. Retrieved 30 June 2018.
  12. ^ Dennis Lloyd (performer) (1 June 2017). Dennis Lloyd - Leftovers | A COLORS SHOW. COLORS.
  13. ^ Del Prete, Cinzia (12 March 2018). "Dennis Lloyd in Italia nel 2018, in concerto a Torino, Milano e Roma: biglietti in prevendita su TicketOne". Optima Italia (in Italian). Retrieved 30 June 2018.
  14. ^ Meier, Sam (6 April 2018). "Dennis Lloyd Makes Noise With Trending Track 'Nevermind'". Promotion Music News. Retrieved 30 June 2018.
  15. ^ "Dennis Lloyd Delivers Pulsing Performance of 'Nevermind' On 'Jimmy Kimmel': Watch". Billboard. Retrieved 2019-10-04.
  16. ^ "Premiere: Israeli Singer-Songwriter And Producer Dennis Lloyd Vows To "Never Go Back"". Complex. Retrieved 2019-10-04.
  17. ^ "Dennis Lloyd Releases Love Story Follow-Up Music Video for 'Never Go Back': Watch". Billboard. Retrieved 2019-10-04.
  18. ^ "5 Songs You Need to Listen to This Week". Time. Retrieved 2019-10-04.
  19. ^ Mercuri, Monica. "Dennis Lloyd Talks Massive Success Of 'Nevermind' And New Single 'Never Go Back'". Forbes. Retrieved 2019-10-04.
  20. ^ "Dennis Lloyd Breaks Down His Debut EP 'Exident': Exclusive". Billboard. Retrieved 2019-10-04.
  21. ^ "DENNIS LLOYD". The Governors Ball Music Festival. Retrieved 2019-10-04.
  22. ^ "Dennis Lloyd on Coachella Debut, Creating Outside the Typical Album Format: 'I Want to Tell a Story'". Billboard. Retrieved 2019-10-04.
  23. ^ "Dennis Lloyd | Montreux Jazz Festival". www.montreuxjazzfestival.com. Retrieved 2019-10-04.
  24. ^ Reed, Ryan; Reed, Ryan (2019-08-07). "Hear Tom Morello Update Audioslave's 'Like a Stone' With Dennis Lloyd". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2019-10-04.
  25. ^ Arts, Electronic (2019-09-13). "FIFA 20 Soundtrack, featuring Major Lazer, Diplo, Skepta - EA SPORTS Official Site". Electronic Arts Inc. Retrieved 2019-10-04.
  26. ^ Acevedo, Angelica (5 April 2019). "Dennis Lloyd Breaks Down His Debut EP 'Exident': Exclusive". Billboard. Retrieved 22 June 2019.
  27. ^ "australian-charts.com - Discography Dennis Lloyd". www.australian-charts.com.
  28. ^ "Discographie Dennis Lloyd - austriancharts.at". www.austriancharts.at.
  29. ^ lescharts.com: Dennis Lloyd discography
  30. ^ "Discographie Dennis Lloyd". GfK Entertainment. Retrieved 17 May 2019.
  31. ^ "Discografie Dennis Lloyd - dutchcharts.nl". www.dutchcharts.nl.
  32. ^ norwegiancharts.com: Dennis Lloyd discography
  33. ^ "swedishcharts.com - Discography Dennis Lloyd". www.swedishcharts.com.
  34. ^ swisscharts.com: Dennis Lloyd discography
  35. ^ "Dennis Lloyd | full Official Chart history". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 7 July 2018.
  36. ^ "ARIA Australian Top 50 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. 1 October 2018. Retrieved 29 September 2018.
  37. ^ "BRIT Certified - bpi" (To access, enter the search parameter "Dennis Lloyd" and select "Search by Keyword"). British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 8 October 2019.
  38. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank". Bundesverband Musikindustrie. Retrieved 18 September 2019.
  39. ^ "Certificazioni". Federazione Industria Musicale Italiana. Retrieved 28 January 2019.
  40. ^ "Austrian certifications" (in German). IFPI Austria. Retrieved 14 November 2018.
  41. ^ "Dennis Lloyd - Nevermind". Hitparade. Retrieved 14 November 2018.
  42. ^ a b "French single certifications – Dennis Lloyd" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Retrieved 14 October 2019.
  43. ^ "Gold & Platinum: Dennis Lloyd". Recording Industry Association of America.
  44. ^ "Never Go Back – Single by Dennis Lloyd". iTunes Store. Retrieved 15 February 2019.
  45. ^ "Le Top de la semaine : Top Singles (téléchargement + streaming) – SNEP (Week 31, 2019)" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Retrieved 12 August 2019.
  46. ^ "Sverigetopplistan – Sveriges Officiella Topplista". Sverigetopplistan. Retrieved 23 March 2019.

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