Jonas Blue

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Jonas Blue
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Background information
Birth nameGuy James Robin
Born (1989-08-02) 2 August 1989 (age 29)
Chelmsford, England
OriginLondon, England
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • DJ
  • songwriter
  • record producer
  • remixer
Instruments
  • Music sequencer
  • piano
  • synthesisers
  • drum machine
Years active2015–present
Labels
Associated acts
Websitejonasblue.com

Guy James Robin[1] (born 2 August 1989), known professionally as Jonas Blue, is an English DJ, songwriter, record producer and remixer[2] based in London[3] who produces music which blends dance with pop music.[4]

Career[edit]

2015–2017: Breakthrough and Jonas Blue: Electronic Nature – The Mix 2017[edit]

In 2015, Blue released a tropical house cover of Tracy Chapman's 1988 single "Fast Car". It was his debut single and features the vocals from Dakota.[2] The Jonas Blue version peaked at number two on the UK Singles Chart, behind Zayn Malik's "Pillowtalk".[5] Its UK peak meant it charted higher than Chapman's original, which peaked at number five on the chart in May 1988 and a position higher upon a re-release in April 2011.[6] It also remained in the top 10 for 11 weeks.[7] The Jonas Blue version also reached number one in Germany, Sweden, Australia and New Zealand, as well as reaching the number one spot on the US viral chart on Spotify.[4] The single has been certified Platinum in Italy[8] and the UK,[9] 2× Platinum in New Zealand[10] and 3× Platinum in Australia.[11] To date, the track has been streamed almost 674 million times on Spotify,[12] and has achieved over 310 million views on Vevo.[13][14]

On 3 June 2016, he released a new single titled "Perfect Strangers", featuring JP Cooper on Virgin EMI Records.[15] To date, his second single has been certified platinum in the UK,[16] double platinum in Australia[17] and gold in New Zealand.[18] The track also led to Blue reaching one billion streams across his tracks and videos. 28 October 2016 saw the release of his third single titled "By Your Side", featuring British singer Raye, again on Virgin EMI Records.[19] On 5 May 2017, he released the song "Mama", which featured Australian singer William Singe.[20]

2017–present: New singles and Blue[edit]

On 13 October 2017, Blue released "We Could Go Back", featuring Moelogo.[21] On 5 January 2018 he released "Hearts Ain't Gonna Lie", with Arlissa. On 16 March 2018, he released the single "Alien" with Sabrina Carpenter.[22] On 25 May 2018, he released "Rise" featuring Jack & Jack.[23] His debut studio album, Blue, was released on 9 November 2018. Blue is currently producing the debut album of British girl group Four of Diamonds.[24]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Details Peak chart positions
UK
[25]
AUS
[26]
CAN
[27]
NL
[28]
NZ
[29]
Blue 33 50
[30]
78 78 33
[31]

Compilation albums[edit]

Title Details Peak chart positions
FIN
[32]
US
[33]
Jonas Blue: Electronic Nature
– The Mix 2017
41 151

Singles[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
UK
[25]
AUS
[26]
AUT
[35]
DEN
[36]
GER
[37]
NL
[28]
NOR
[38]
NZ
[29]
SWE
[39]
US
[40]
"Fast Car"
(featuring Dakota)
2015 2 1 3 6 2 3 9 2 2 98 Blue
"Perfect Strangers"[A]
(featuring JP Cooper)
2016 2 6 9 11 9 2 7 8 3 [B]
"By Your Side"[C]
(featuring Raye)
15 33 56 45 28 [D] 94
"Mama"[E]
(featuring William Singe)
2017 4 7 5 5 5 1 9 8 6 [F]
"We Could Go Back"
(featuring Moelogo)
74 51 [G] [H]
"Hearts Ain't Gonna Lie"
(with Arlissa)
2018 49 [I] Non-album single
"Alien"[J]
(with Sabrina Carpenter)
[K] Blue and Singular: Act I
"Rise"
(featuring Jack & Jack)
3 7 2 20 8 3 10 13 14 [L] Blue
"I See Love"[M]
(featuring Joe Jonas)
[N]
"Back & Forth"
(with MK and Becky Hill)
12 Non-album singles
"Roll with Me"
(with Bantu featuring Shungudzo and ZieZie)[59]
"Polaroid"
(with Liam Payne and Lennon Stella)
12 20 [O] Blue
"Desperate"
(featuring Nina Nesbitt)
2019
"Wild"
(featuring Chelcee Grimes, Tini and Jhay Cortez)
"What I Like About You"
(featuring Theresa Rex)[61]
16 99 89 [P] [Q] Non-album singles
"Ritual"
(with Tiësto and Rita Ora)
64 28
[64]
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Remixes[edit]

List of remixes, showing original artists and year released
Title Year Original artist(s) Albums Ref.
"Keeping Your Head Up" 2016 Birdy Jonas Blue: Electronic Nature – The Mix 2017 [65]
"Still Falling for You" Ellie Goulding [66]
"Stay" 2017 Zedd and Alessia Cara Stay – Remixes EP and Jonas Blue: Electronic Nature – The Mix 2017 [67]
"Old Friends" Jasmine Thompson Wonderland – EP [68]
"Strangers" 2018 Sigrid Non-album remix [69]
"Wild Love" James Bay Wild Love (Remixes) [70]
"Bum Bum Tam Tam" MC Fioti, Future, J Balvin and Stefflon Don Non-album remixes [71]
"Polaroid" Jonas Blue, Liam Payne and Lennon Stella [72]
"No One" 2019 Jess Glynne

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Work Category Result
2016 MTV Europe Music Awards[73] Himself Best Push Act Nominated
2017 Brit Awards[74] "Fast Car" British Single of the Year Nominated
British Video of the Year Eliminated
2018 Brit Awards[75] "Mama" British Single of the Year Nominated
British Video of the Year Eliminated
2019 Brit Awards "Rise" British Video of the Year

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Perfect Strangers" also features on the album Jonas Blue: Electronic Nature – The Mix 2017.
  2. ^ "Perfect Strangers" did not enter the Billboard Hot 100, but peaked at number 11 on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart, which acts as an extension to the Hot 100.[46]
  3. ^ The PBH & Jack Shizzle Remix of "By Your Side" features on the album Jonas Blue: Electronic Nature – The Mix 2017.
  4. ^ "By Your Side" did not enter the NZ Top 40 Singles Chart, but peaked at number two on the NZ Heatseeker Singles Chart.[48]
  5. ^ "Mama" also features on the album Jonas Blue: Electronic Nature – The Mix 2017.
  6. ^ "Mama" did not enter the Billboard Hot 100, but peaked at number one on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart, which acts as an extension to the Hot 100.[46]
  7. ^ "We Could Go Back" did not enter the NZ Top 40 Singles Chart, but peaked at number seven on the NZ Heatseeker Singles Chart.[52]
  8. ^ "We Could Go Back" did not enter the Swedish Singellista chart, but peaked at number eight on the Swedish Heatseeker chart.[53]
  9. ^ "Hearts Ain't Gonna Lie" did not enter the Swedish Singellista chart, but peaked at number 16 on the Swedish Heatseeker chart.[54]
  10. ^ "Alien" appears as an album track only on the Japanese editions of Blue and Sabrina Carpenter's Singular: Act I
  11. ^ "Alien" did not enter the Top 100 Singles Chart, but peaked at number 3 on the Hitseekers Singles chart.[55]
  12. ^ "Rise" did not enter the Billboard Hot 100, but peaked at number nine on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart, which acts as an extension to the Hot 100.[46]
  13. ^ "I See Love" features in the films Hotel Transylvania 3 and The Queen's Corgi.
  14. ^ "I See Love" did not enter the Swedish Singellista Chart, but peaked at number 20 on the Swedish Heatseeker Chart.[58]
  15. ^ "Polaroid" did not enter the NZ Top 40 Singles Chart, but peaked at number 16 on the NZ Hot Singles Chart.[60]
  16. ^ "What I Like About You" did not enter the NZ Top 40 Singles Chart, but peaked at number 22 on the NZ Hot Singles Chart.[62]
  17. ^ "What I Like About You" did not enter the Swedish Singellista Chart, but peaked at number one on the Swedish Heatseeker Chart.[63]

References[edit]

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  66. ^ "Still Falling For You (Jonas Blue Remix)". 2 September 2016.
  67. ^ "Stay (Remixes)". 2 June 2017.
  68. ^ "Wonderland EP". 19 May 2017.
  69. ^ "Strangers (Jonas Blue Remix)". 16 February 2018.
  70. ^ "Wild Love (Remixes)" – via open.spotify.com.
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