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27/11/2019 2:57 PM AEDT | Updated 27/11/2019 4:27 PM AEDT

ARIA Awards 2019: Personal Story Behind Tones And I's Red Carpet Look

The Dance Monkey singer has explained why she wore a statement green coat for the 2019 ARIAs.

With eight nominations including ‘Song of the Year’ for her chart-topping hit ‘Dance Monkey’, Tones and I knew all eyes would be on her at the 2019 ARIA Awards on Wednesday.

The musician, who real name is Toni Watson, revealed the very personal reason she chose a near-fluro green coat emblazoned with the name of her song, ‘The Kids Are Coming’.

Speaking to Angus O’Loughlin and Jules Sebastian on the red carpet as part of the official ARIAs and Swarovski live stream, the singer said she selected this look as the bright colour would “distract” spectators from noticing she wasn’t wearing “a dress and heels” like other female musicians. 

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Toni Watson, aka Tones and I, arrives for the 33rd Annual ARIA Awards 2019 at The Star.
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Tones and I wore a green coat emblazoned with the name of her song, The Kids Are Coming.

She topped off her look with a pair of black boots and a matching cap for what is her first ever ARIAs experience.

This year has proved to be a big one where the star has pushed the boundaries in more than just fashion, and her unique music style has paid off. 

She is nominated for eight awards, including ’Best Female Artist, Breakthrough Artist, Best Independent Release, Best Pop Release and Best Video. She’s also been given a nod in the Producer of the Year and Engineer of the Year categories.