Madison Avenue tattooed their place in the music industry with their hit anthem: ‘Don’t’ Call Me Baby.’ The track skyrocketed in the Australian charts in Nov'99, including gravitating across oceans, selling over one million copies & topping the UK, European & US Billboard Dance Charts.
With the success of Madison Avenue’s breakthrough release ‘Don’t Call Me Baby’ it opened up the opportunity for Andy Van to orchestrate record deals with Virgin Records UK & Sony Music worldwide. While signing record deals, the duo were also breaking music records for Madison Avenue and were the first Australian dance act to top the Australian singles charts.
In 2000, Madison Avenue released their debut Album ‘Polyester Embassy’ featuring the number #1 tracks: ‘Don’t Call Me Baby’ & 2nd single: ‘Who the Hell Are You?’ (debuting in Australia at #1 one week after ‘Don’t Call Me Baby’ reached #1 in the UK)
The music accolades for Madison Avenue continued, incl winning the ‘Best Dance Artist’ at the International Dance Awards in 2001 in Miami, an award that nominated superstars such as: Destiny's Child, Madonna, *NSYNC and Britney Spears. Back home in Australia, they won 6 ARIA Awards, including: ‘Record of the Year,’ ‘Best New Artist Single,’ ‘Highest Selling Single’ and 2 ‘Best Video’ Awards (where Madison Avenue drew with themselves).