Amy Louise Billings (born 1986), who performs as Amy Shark, is an Australian indie pop singer-songwriter and producer from the Gold Coast, Queensland. She is best known for her 2016 single "Adore", which was voted in at number 2 on the Triple J Hottest 100, 2016.
Shark grew up on the Gold Coast and attended Southport State High School throughout her teenage years. She has been a video editor for the Gold Coast Titans and a resident of Broadbeach Waters with her husband Shane and has been active as a musician on YouTube since 2014.
Career Beginnings, "Adore": 2016-present
In 2016, Shark won Pop Song of the Year at the Queensland Music Awards for her track "Golden Fleece", and embarked on a nationwide tour. In July 2016 Shark released her single "Adore", with production assistance from M-Phazes and Cam Bluff, in addition to a cover of Silverchair's "Miss You Love" for Like a Version.
"Adore" received significant airplay on Triple J, which lead to a bidding war between the major labels, which was ultimately won by Sony Music Australia, with whom Shark signed in November 2016. Shark said "After meeting with the Wonderlick team and Denis Handlin at Sony, I felt right at home. I am so excited to now focus all my energy on my music.".
In January 2017, became one of two frontrunners to take out first place in the Triple J Hottest 100, 2016, alongside Flume's "Never Be like You"; it was later voted in second place. In March, Shark release "Weekends" followed by her debut extended play Night Thinker which peaked at number 2 on the ARIA Charts. In April 2017 she won Artist of the Year and Song of the Year at the Gold Coast Music Awards. In early November 2017, Shark was named Apple's next Apple Music UpNext artist, and on 15 November 2017 she was featured on The Late Late Show with James Corden performing her song "Adore" which she performed again on 13 March 2018 on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. In March 2018, Shark contributed the song "Sink In" to the Love, Simon soundtrack. The soundtrack debuted at 37 on the Billboard 200.
On 11 April 2018, Shark premiered a single called "I Said Hi" on Triple J before releasing the track the following day. Her debut album, Love Monster, is set to be released on 13 July 2018.
In April 2018 she performed at the Commonwealth Games Closing Ceremony on the Gold Coast with Archie Roach.