Benson Boone, the breakout sensation known for his hit “Beautiful Things,” has emerged as a prominent figure in the music scene. Although he initially gained traction through TikTok in 2021, his journey extends beyond viral moments, showcasing a talent that has captivated over 1.5 million followers on the platform.
While Boone took a shot at American Idol through auditions, fate took a different turn, leading him to sign with Night Street Records, the brainchild of Imagine Dragons’ Dan Reynolds. The pivotal moment in his career came with the release of his debut single, “Ghost Town,” in October 2021.
Following the success of “Ghost Town,” Boone continued his musical journey, dropping “Room For 2” in February 2022 and unveiling his first EP, Walk Me Home…, in May of the same year. Building on the momentum, he treated fans to a second EP titled Pulse in the subsequent year, featuring standout singles like “Sugar Sweet” and “What Was.”
Boone’s latest triumph comes in the form of “Beautiful Things,” a track that he teased on social media in December 2023 before officially unleashing it to the world last month. The response has been nothing short of spectacular, with the song amassing over 40 million streams on Spotify in just a few weeks. Notably, his previous hit, the 2022 single “In The Stars,” stands as a streaming giant with over half a billion Spotify streams.
The journey of Benson Boone exemplifies the power of social media in catapulting raw talent into the spotlight. As “Beautiful Things” continues to make waves, Boone’s ascent in the music industry shows no signs of slowing down. For a closer look at his remarkable career, check out Uproxx’s insightful TikTok video below.