Benee featured on the track \"Afterthought\" on Japanese-Australian musician Joji's second studio album, Nectar (2020). In October 2020, Benee was nominated for Best New Artist at the 2020 People's Choice Awards. Benee performed \"Supalonely\" on the American talk show Late Night with Seth Meyers in October 2020. In October 2020, Benee departed on a headlining tour of New Zealand October 2020, and formed her own record label named Olive, signing Raglan reggae musician Muroki as the label's first artist. On 15 October 2020, Benee announced her debut album, Hey U X, which was released on 13 November 2020. She had prior noted that it would differ musically from her previous releases. In late October 2020, Benee released the single \"Plain\" featuring Lily Allen and Flo Milli, shortly before she was announced as the winner of the 2020 APRA Silver Scroll Award for the song \"Glitter\". She also won Best New Zealand Act at the 2020 MTV Europe Music Awards, where she was also nominated for Best New Act and Best Push Act. On 13 November 2020, Hey U X was released, as was a music video for \"Kool\", which served as its fourth single. She subsequently won Single of the Year (for \"Supalonely\"), Best Solo Artist and Best Pop Artist for the second consecutive year at the 2020 Aotearoa Music Awards. Shortly after, her manager of four years, Paul McKessar, handed back his Aotearoa Music Award for Manager of the Year after allegations of his sexual misconduct became public. She announced and then rescheduled a regional tour in Aotearoa aka New Zealand in 2021 to 2022. In 2022 she announced her first World Tour.
\"Yeah, it's completely opposite to the lyrics and what the vibe of the song is. I worked with this guy called Rome who did my Supalonely music video, who I really love working with, and yeah... it's just completely not what I was thinking at the start, but then I was like 'alright well if we're gonna go opposite I want to have a vampire moment' - I wanted to be bitten by this vampire and turn into a vampire, a twilight moment. It was really fun to film, it's still upbeat and it still is playful even though it's dark.\" 59ce067264