German producer, DJ, and songwriter Topic has surpassed a billion streams with “Breaking Me,” his 2019 dance-pop collaboration with Swedish songwriter A7S.
• Tobias Topic began making music at 16, after a teacher introduced him to the audio software Logic Pro.
• He formally debuted in 2014 with “Light It Up,” featuring vocals from fellow rookie Jona Selle. The song was included on Topic’s 2015 debut album, Miles.
• In 2015, Topic and friend Nico Santos broke through with “Home.” The single charted in Germany, Austria, and Australia.
• Topic teamed with former Fifth Harmony member Ally Brooke for the 2018 single “Perfect.” The song went Top 40 on Billboard’s Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart and earned the pair a Teen Choice Awards nomination for Choice Electronic/Dance Song.
• “Breaking Me” stormed the charts around the globe. It spent seven weeks in the UK’s Top 10 peaking at No. 3 and earning platinum certification. In the US, it reached No. 3 on Billboard’s Hot Dance/Electronic Songs and was certified gold.
• Lil Baby appeared on 2020’s “Why Do You Lie To Me,” Topic’s first-ever collaboration with a rapper. The track spawned remixes by KC Lights, Weird Genius, and Besomorph, among others.