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Timomatic
Timomatic 2013.jpg
Timomatic at I Give It A Year Australian Premiere in January 2013.
Background information
Birth nameTim Omaji
Born(1987-09-09) 9 September 1987 (age 26)
Nigeria
OriginSydney, New South Wales, Australia
GenresPop, R&B[1]
OccupationsSinger-songwriter, record producer, dancer, choreographer
InstrumentsVocals
Years active2009–present
LabelsSony
Websitetimomatic.com
 
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Timomatic
Timomatic 2013.jpg
Timomatic at I Give It A Year Australian Premiere in January 2013.
Background information
Birth nameTim Omaji
Born(1987-09-09) 9 September 1987 (age 26)
Nigeria
OriginSydney, New South Wales, Australia
GenresPop, R&B[1]
OccupationsSinger-songwriter, record producer, dancer, choreographer
InstrumentsVocals
Years active2009–present
LabelsSony
Websitetimomatic.com

Tim Omaji (born 9 September 1987), better known by his stage name Timomatic, is a Nigerian-born Australian singer-songwriter and dancer. Timomatic rose to fame as a contestant on So You Think You Can Dance (Australia) in 2009 and placed seventh in the competition. In 2011, he appeared as a contestant on the fifth season of Australia's Got Talent and was placed third. Later that year, Timomatic signed with Sony Music Australia and released his first single, "Set It Off", in November 2011, which peaked at number two on the ARIA Singles Chart and was certified four times platinum by the Australian Recording Industry Association.

Biography[edit]

Early life[edit]

Timomatic was born Tim Omaji[2] in Nigeria on 9 September 1987.[3] He emigrated to Australia with his family when he was 10 months old. His father was an academic and was sent to different positions around Australia.[3] Timomatic has an older brother and sister, and a younger sister.[4] He came from a musical family, with his father often playing guitar and the rest of his family displaying their passion for singing and dancing.[3] At the age of nine, Timomatic formed a band with his family and he was the percussionist for that band.[3] During the intermission of their shows, Timomatic would go on stage mimicking Michael Jackson's singing and dancing skills.[3] His parents have now moved back to Nigeria.[4]

At the age of 15, he was nicknamed "Timomatic" by his friends, because of his hip-hop dancing skills.[3] He also secured a part-time position as artistic director and choreographer of dance company Kulture Break in Canberra.[5] He represented Kulture Break in overseas performances, including the United States, China and Singapore.[6] Timomatic finished Year 12 at Narrabundah College and then spent six months at University of Canberra before dropping out.[6] In 2008, he attended music school JMC Academy for a year and got a Diploma in Entertainment, majoring in vocal training.[3] Timomatic stated: "I did this because I wanted to get my vocals and music up to scratch; that was me paying attention and focussing on my music."[3]

2009–12: Reality shows, Welcome and Timomatic[edit]

In 2009, Timomatic appeared as a finalist on the second season of So You Think You Can Dance Australia and reached the top eight.[5] In 2010, he went on to play the role of Tyrone Jackson in the Australian version of Fame the Musical.[7][8] Timomatic later withdrew from his role in the musical due to a back injury.[9] This led to him focussing more on producing music.[9] Timomatic then began writing songs with DJ Poet, the official DJ for The Black Eyed Peas.[9] In 2011, Timomatic appeared as a contestant on the fifth season of Australia's Got Talent.[10] He chose to audition for the show to prove that he was more than just a dancer, and chose Australia's Got Talent over The X Factor because it gave him full control over what he did, from music to styling.[2] Timomatic placed third in the competition, with Jack Vidgen announced as the winner.[10]

On 12 May 2011, Timomatic released his independent debut studio album, Welcome, which he began working on during his time in Fame.[9][11] "Save the Dancefloor" was released as a promotional single from the album on 1 August 2011.[12] In October 2011, Timomatic was as a supporting act for American rapper Flo Rida's Australian tour.[13] On 17 November 2011, it was announced that Timomatic had signed a recording contract with Sony Music Australia.[14] On 24 November, he was a supporting act for American hip hop group Salt-n-Pepa's Australian concert at the Enmore Theatre in Sydney.[15] Timomatic's debut single "Set It Off" was released on 25 November.[16] It peaked at number two on the ARIA Singles Chart and was certified four times platinum by the Australian Recording Industry Association, denoting sales of 280,000 copies.[17][18] "Set It Off" peaked at number 14 on the New Zealand Singles Chart and was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of New Zealand, denoting sales of 7,500 copies.[19][20]

On 12 January 2012, it was announced that Timomatic had signed a global publishing deal with EMI.[21] His second single "If Looks Could Kill" was released on 23 March 2012.[22] It peaked at number eight on the ARIA Singles Chart and was certified double platinum, denoting sales of 140,000 copies.[17][18] In May 2012, Timomatic was a supporting act for Nicki Minaj's Australian leg of her Pink Friday Tour.[23] His third single "Can You Feel It" was released on 22 June 2012.[24] It peaked at number 18 on the ARIA Singles Chart and was certified platinum, denoting sales of 70,000 copies.[17][18] In August 2012, Timomatic was a supporting act, alongside Havana Brown and Taio Cruz, for Pitbull's Australian leg of his Planet Pit World Tour.[25] His self-titled second album was released on 24 August 2012, which debuted at number three on the ARIA Albums Chart.[17][26] On 3 October 2012, Timomatic received his first ARIA Music Award nomination for Song of the Year for "Set It Off".[27] Timomatic received more international exposure at the Miss Universe 2012 beauty pageant, where he performed in front of a huge global audience.[28]

2013–present: Return to Australia's Got Talent[edit]

Timomatic's fifth single "Parachute" was released on 5 June 2013,[29] after he debuted it at the first 2013 State of Origin game.[30] "Parachute" peaked at number 3 on the ARIA Singles Chart and was certified two times platinum.[17][31] In New Zealand, it peaked at number 22 and spent five weeks in the top 40.[19] In August 2013, Timomatic returned for the seventh season of Australia's Got Talent, this time as a judge alongside Dawn French, Geri Halliwell, Kyle Sandilands and host Julia Morris.[32][33] His sixth single "Waterfalls" was released on 13 September 2013, and peaked at number 26 on the ARIA Singles Chart.[17][34] Timomatic's first extended play, The Rain Remixes, was released on 11 October 2013, featuring five versions of "Waterfalls" and one of "Parachute".[35] On 12 November 2013, Timomatic released his seventh single "Everything is Allowed",[36] after premiering it on the Australia's Got Talent series final.

Discography[edit]

Filmography[edit]

Television
YearTitleRoleNotes
2009So You Think You Can Dance AustraliaHimself; Contestant
2012Talkin' 'Bout Your Generation[37]Himself; guest appearance1 episode
2011, 2013Australia's Got TalentHimself; Contestant, Judge

Awards and nominations[edit]

YearTypeAwardResult
2011Poprepublic.tv IT List Awards[38]Australian Male ArtistNominated
Breakthrough Artist of 2011Nominated
2012ARIA Music Awards[27]Song of the Year ("Set It Off")Nominated
Channel [V] Awards[39][V] Oz Artist of the YearNominated
2013ARIA Music Awards[40]Song of the Year ("Parachute")Nominated
Best Video ("Parachute")Nominated
Channel [V] Awards[41][V] Oz Artist of the YearNominated
Poprepublic.tv Awards[42]Favourite Australian Male ArtistNominated
Favourite Single of 2013 ("Waterfalls")Nominated
2014Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards[43]Aussies' Fave Homegrown TalentNominated
World Music AwardsWorld's Best Male Artist[44]Pending
World's Best Song ("Parachute")[45]Pending
World's Best Video ("Parachute")[46]Pending
Logie Awards[47]Most Popular New Talent (Australia's Got Talent)Pending

References[edit]

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  5. ^ a b "The Harbour Agency: Timomatic". Theharbouragency.com. Archived from the original on 17 November 2011. 
  6. ^ a b "A star is born – Page 3". The Canberra Times (Fairfax Media). Archived from the original on 17 January 2012. 
  7. ^ Browne, Sally (20 June 2010). "Young stars of Fame the Musical are living their characters' dreams". The Sunday Mail (News Limited). Retrieved 18 November 2011. 
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  11. ^ "Timomatic, Welcome – Album". iTunes Store. Apple. Retrieved 17 November 2011. 
  12. ^ "Save the Dancefloor – Single". iTunes Store. Apple. Retrieved 17 November 2011. 
  13. ^ "Fans go with the Flo and party on". Townsville Bulletin (News Limited). 24 October 2011. Retrieved 18 November 2011. 
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  29. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/au/album/parachute-single/id655956924
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  32. ^ "Timomatic announced as next Australia's Got Talent judge". Sydney Morning Herald. 19 March 2013. Retrieved 10 August 2013. 
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  44. ^ "Nomination for World's Best Male Artist". World Music Awards. Archived from the original on 26 February 2014. 
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