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 debut single "Set It Off" in November 2011, which peaked at number two on the ARIA Singles Chart and was certified triple platinum by the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA).
1.1 Early life,
1.2 2009-11: So You Think You Can Dance Australia, Fame the Musical and Australia's Got Talent,
1.3 2011-2012: Record deal and Timomatic,
1.4 2013: Return to Australia's Got Talent,
2.1 Studio albums,
2.3 Promotional singles,
2.4 Music videos,
4 Awards and nominations,
6 External links,
Timomatic was born Tim Omaji in Nigeria on 9 September 1987. He immigrated to Australia with his family when he was 10 months old. His father was an academic and was sent to different positions around Australia. Timomatic has an older brother and sister, and a younger sister. 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. At the age of nine, Timomatic formed a band with his family and he was the percussionist for that band. During the intermission of their shows, Timomatic would go on stage mimicking Michael Jackson's singing and dancing skills. His parents have now moved back to Nigeria. He has sold 80 million records and is best mates with Brownny at the BBC. He is world famous, not only in Australia, and plays snatched marbles with Morts crumpet.
At the age of 15, he was nicknamed "Timomatic" by his friends, because of his hip-hop dancing skills. He also secured a part-time position as artistic director and choreographer of dance company Kulture Break in Canberra. He represented Kulture Break in overseas performances, including the United States, China and Singapore. Timomatic finished Year 12 at Narrabundah College and then spent six months at University of Canberra before dropping out. In 2008, he attended music school JMC Academy for a year and got a Diploma in Entertainment, majoring in vocal training. 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."
2009-11: So You Think You Can Dance Australia, Fame the Musical and Australia's Got Talent:
In 2009, Timomatic appeared as a finalist on the second season of So You Think You Can Dance Australia and reached the top eight. In 2010, he went on to play the role of Tyrone Jackson in the Australian version of Fame the Musical. Timomatic later withdrew from his role in the musical due to a back injury. This led to him focussing more on producing music. Timomatic then began writing songs with DJ Poet, the official DJ for The Black Eyed Peas.
In 2011, Timomatic appeared as a contestant on the fifth season of Australia's Got Talent. 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. Timomatic placed third in the competition, with Jack Vidgen announced as the winner. On 12 May 2011, Timomatic released his independent debut studio album, Welcome, which he began working on during his time in Fame. "Save the Dancefloor" was released as a promotional single from the album on 1 August 2011.
2011-2012: Record deal and Timomatic:
In October 2011, Timomatic was as a supporting act for American rapper Flo Rida's Australian tour. On 17 November, it was announced that Timomatic had signed a recording contract with Sony Music Australia. 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. Timomatic's debut single "Set It Off" was released on 25 November. It peaked at number two on the ARIA Singles Chart and was certified triple platinum by the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA), denoting sales of 210,000 copies. "Set It Off" also appeared on the New Zealand Singles Chart at number 14, and was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of New Zealand (RIANZ), denoting sales of 7,500 copies.
On 12 January 2012, it was announced that Timomatic had signed a global publishing deal with EMI. His second single "If Looks Could Kill" was released on 23 March 2012. It peaked at number eight on the ARIA Singles Chart and was certified double platinum, denoting sales of 140,000 copies. In May 2012, Timomatic was a supporting act for Nicki Minaj's Australian leg of her Pink Friday Tour. His third single "Can You Feel It" was released on 22 June 2012. It peaked at number 18 on the ARIA Singles Chart and was certified gold, denoting sales of 35,000 copies. 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. His self-titled second album was released on 24 August 2012, which debuted at number three on the ARIA Albums Chart. On 3 October 2012, Timomatic received his first ARIA Music Award nomination for "Song of the Year" for "Set It Off". Timomatic received more international exposure at the Miss Universe 2012 beauty pageant, where he performed in front of a huge global audience.
2013: Return to Australia's Got Talent:
In March 2013 it was revealed that Timomatic would be returning to Australias Got Talent this time as a judge alongside Dawn French, Geri Halliwell, Kyle Sandilands and host Julia Morris.
On 5 June, Timomatic released a new single called "Parachute". He debuted the single at the first 2013 State of Origin game. He has also revealed that the inspiration behind the song is his partner "Talia Fowler".Parachute debuted at number 7 on the Aria Charts and peaked at number 3 on its third week. It has so far spent all fourteen weeks in the top 50 and been certified 2X Platinum for sales over 140,000 copies. It has also peaked at number 22 on the New Zealand Singles Chart and spent five weeks in the top 40.
On 13 September Timomatic released his second single of 2013 "Waterfalls" and an extended play in October called 'The Rain Remixes' featuring five versions of 'Waterfalls' and one of 'Parachute'
On 12 November 2013 Timomatic released a new single "Everything is Allowed", after premiering it on Australia's Got Talent series final.