Jonas Blue

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Jonas Blue
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Background information
Birth name Guy James Robin
Born (1989-08-02) 2 August 1989 (age 28)
Origin Essex, England
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • DJ
  • record producer
  • songwriter
  • remixer
Instruments
  • Music sequencer
  • piano
  • synthesisers
  • drum machine
Years active 2015–present
Labels
Associated acts
Website jonasblue.com

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

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.[1] The Jonas Blue version peaked at number two on the UK Singles Chart, behind Zayn Malik's "Pillowtalk".[4] 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.[5] It also remained in the top 10 for 11 weeks.[6] 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.[3] The single has been certified Platinum in Italy[7] and the UK,[8] 2× Platinum in New Zealand[9] and 3× Platinum in Australia.[10] To date, the track has been streamed over 630 million times on Spotify,[11] and has achieved over 310 million views on Vevo.[12][13]

On 3 June 2016, he released a new single titled "Perfect Strangers", featuring JP Cooper on Virgin EMI Records.[14] To date, his second single has been certified platinum in the UK,[15] double platinum in Australia[16] and gold in New Zealand.[17] The track also led to Blue reaching one billion streams across his tracks and videos. On 28 October 2016, saw the release of his third single titled "By Your Side", featuring British singer Raye, again on Virgin EMI Records.[18] On 5 May 2017, he released the song "Mama", which featured Australian singer William Singe.[19]

2017-present: New singles[edit]

On 13 October 2017, Blue released "We Could Go Back", featuring Moelogo.[20] 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.[21] On 25 May 2018, he released "Rise" featuring Jack & Jack.[22]

Discography[edit]

Compilation albums[edit]

Title Details Peak chart positions
FIN
[23]
US
[24]
Jonas Blue: Electronic Nature – The Mix 2017[25] 41 151

Singles[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
UK
[26]
AUS
[27]
AUT
[28]
DEN
[29]
GER
[30]
NL
[31]
NOR
[32]
NZ
[33]
SWE
[34]
US
[35]
"Fast Car"[A]
(featuring Dakota)
2015 2 1 3 6 2 3 9 2 2 98 Jonas Blue: Electronic Nature
– The Mix 2017
"Perfect Strangers"
(featuring JP Cooper)
2016 2 6 9 11 9 3 7 8 3 [B]
"By Your Side"[C]
(featuring Raye)
15 33 56 45 35 [D] 94
"Mama"
(featuring William Singe)
2017 4 7 5 5 5 5 9 8 6 [E]
"We Could Go Back"
(featuring Moelogo)[20]
74 [F] [G] TBA
"Hearts Ain't Gonna Lie"
(with Arlissa)
2018 [H]
"Alien"
(with Sabrina Carpenter)
Singular
"Rise"
(featuring Jack & Jack)[22]
7 27
[50]
7 14 31 18
[51]
30
[52]
TBA
"I See Love"
(featuring Joe Jonas)[53]
[I] Hotel Transylvania 3
"—" 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 [55]
"Still Falling for You" Ellie Goulding [56]
"Stay" 2017 Zedd and Alessia Cara Stay – Remixes EP and Jonas Blue: Electronic Nature – The Mix 2017 [57]
"Old Friends" Jasmine Thompson Wonderland – EP [58]
"Strangers" 2018 Sigrid Non-album remix [59]
"Wild Love" James Bay Wild Love (Remixes) [60]
"Bum Bum Tam Tam" MC Fioti, Future, J Balvin and Stefflon Don Non-album remix [61]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Title Award Work Category Result
"Fast Car"
(featuring Dakota)
MTV Europe Music Awards Himself Best Push Act Nominated

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The Club Mix of "Fast Car" 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.[41]
  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 Heatseekers Singles Chart.[43]
  5. ^ "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.[41]
  6. ^ "We Could Go Back" did not enter the NZ Top 40 Singles Chart, but peaked at number seven on the NZ Heatseeker Singles Chart.[47]
  7. ^ "We Could Go Back" did not enter the Swedish Singellista chart, but peaked at number eight on the Swedish Heatseeker chart.[48]
  8. ^ "Hearts Ain't Gonna Lie" did not enter the Swedish Singellista chart, but peaked at number 16 on the Swedish Heatseeker chart.[49]
  9. ^ "I See Love" did not enter the Swedish Singellista Chart, but peaked at number 20 on the Swedish Heatseeker Chart.[54]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Deen, Khyle (25 January 2016). "Jonas Blue releases music video to global smash hit Fast Car feat. Dakota (VIDEO)". Purple Revolver. Retrieved 8 February 2016. 
  2. ^ "Fast Car hitmaker Jonas Blue takes us into his tech den". 
  3. ^ a b "Jonas Blue Biography". jonasbluemusic. Retrieved 13 June 2016. 
  4. ^ Gibsone, Harriet (5 February 2016). "Zayn Malik's debut solo single Pillowtalk goes straight to No 1". The Guardian. Retrieved 8 February 2016. 
  5. ^ Myers, Justin (1 February 2016). "12 cover versions that charted higher than the originals". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 9 February 2016. 
  6. ^ "JONAS BLUE & DAKOTA | full Official Chart History | Official Charts Company". www.officialcharts.com. Retrieved 13 June 2016. 
  7. ^ "Italian single certifications – Jonas Blue feat. Dakota – Fast Car". Federazione Industria Musicale Italiana. 
  8. ^ "British single certifications – Jonas Blue feat. Dakota – Fast Car". Enter Fast Car in the field Keywords. Select Title in the field Search by. Select single in the field By Format. Select Platinum in the field By Award. Click Search. British Phonographic Industry. 
  9. ^ "The Official New Zealand Music Chart". THE OFFICIAL NZ MUSIC CHART. Retrieved 13 June 2016. 
  10. ^ "ARIA Singles: Drake One Dance Still No 1". Australia's Music News Authority. 14 May 2016. Retrieved 13 June 2016. 
  11. ^ "Fast Car – Radio Edit". Spotify. 4 December 2015. Retrieved 13 June 2016. 
  12. ^ "Jonas Blue – Fast Car ft. Dakota". YouTube. Retrieved 13 June 2016. 
  13. ^ "Jonas Blue – Fast Car ft. Dakota". YouTube. Retrieved 13 June 2016. 
  14. ^ "Fast Car (feat. Dakota) [Radio Edit] – Single by Jonas Blue on Apple Music". 
  15. ^ a b c d e "Certified Awards Search" (To access, enter the search parameter "Jonas Blue" and select "Search"). British Phonographic Industry. 
  16. ^ a b "ARIA Australian Top 50 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. 7 November 2016. Retrieved 5 November 2016. 
  17. ^ a b "New Zealand single certifications – Jonas Blue feat. Dakota – Fast Car". New Zealand: Nztop40.co.nz. 
  18. ^ "Listen to Jonas Blue's storming new dance anthem here". Digital Spy. 27 October 2016. Retrieved 8 November 2016. 
  19. ^ "Jonas Blue, 'Perfect Strangers' hitmaker, unveils catchy new track". ABS-CBN. 2017-05-11. Archived from the original on 2017-09-17. Retrieved 2018-02-24. 
  20. ^ a b "We Could Go Back (feat. Moelogo) - Single by Jonas Blue". 13 October 2017. 
  21. ^ Nicole Sands, "Watch Sabrina Carpenter and Jonas Blue's New Music Video for Their Emotional Single 'Alien'," People, April 2, 2018.
  22. ^ a b Bein, Kat (25 May 2018). "Jonas Blue, Jack & Jack Bring Summer Heat on 'Rise': Listen". Billboard. Archived from the original on 26 May 2018. Retrieved 27 May 2018. 
  23. ^ "Suomen virallinen lista – Artistit – Jonas Blue". Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland. Retrieved 30 July 2017. 
  24. ^ "Jonas Blue - Chart history - Billboard". www.billboard.com. 
  25. ^ "Jonas Blue: Electronic Nature – The Mix 2017 by Jonas Blue on Apple Music". iTunes Store (GB). Retrieved 10 July 2017. 
  26. ^ "Artist Search > Jonas Blue". Official Charts Company. 
  27. ^ "Discography Jonas Blue". Australian Charts Portal. Hung Medien. 
  28. ^ "Discographie Jonas Blue". Austrian Charts Portal. Hung Medien. 
  29. ^ "Discography Jonas Blue". Danish Charts Portal. Hung Medien. 
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  32. ^ "Discography Jonas Blue". Norwegian Charts Portal. Hung Medien. 
  33. ^ "Discography Jonas Blue". New Zealand Charts Portal. Hung Medien. 
  34. ^ "Discography Jonas Blue". Swedish Charts Portal. Hung Medien. 
  35. ^ "Jonas Blue – Chart history – Billboard". 
  36. ^ "ARIA Australian Top 50 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. 11 July 2016. Retrieved 9 July 2016. 
  37. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2016 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. 
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  39. ^ a b "Austrian certifications – Jonas Blue" (in German). IFPI Austria. Retrieved 12 January 2018.  Enter Jonas Blue in the field Interpret. Click Suchen
  40. ^ a b c "American single certifications – Jonas Blue". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 13 June 2017.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH
  41. ^ a b "Jonas Blue – Chart history (Bubbling Under Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved 22 August 2017. 
  42. ^ "New Zealand single certifications – Jonas Blue feat. JP Cooper – Perfect Strangers". Recorded Music NZ. Retrieved 25 November 2016. 
  43. ^ "NZ Heatseekers Singles Chart". Recorded Music NZ. 7 November 2016. Retrieved 4 November 2016. 
  44. ^ "ARIA Chart Watch #448". auspOp. 25 November 2017. Retrieved 25 November 2017. 
  45. ^ "Track Top-40 Uge 29, 2017". Hitlisten. Retrieved 26 July 2017. 
  46. ^ "New Zealand single certifications – Jonas Blue feat. William Singe – Mama". Recorded Music NZ. Retrieved 21 July 2017. 
  47. ^ "NZ Heatseeker Singles Chart". Recorded Music NZ. 23 October 2017. Retrieved 20 October 2017. 
  48. ^ "Sverigetopplistan Heatseeker Chart". Sverigetopplistan. Retrieved 21 October 2017. 
  49. ^ "Veckolista Heatseeker – Vecka 2, 12 january 2018". Sverigetopplistan. Retrieved 13 January 2018. 
  50. ^ "ARIA Australian Top 50 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. 16 July 2018. Retrieved 14 July 2018. 
  51. ^ "VG-lista – Topp 20 Single uke 23, 2018". VG-lista. Retrieved 9 June 2018. 
  52. ^ "Sverigetopplistan – Sveriges Officiella Topplista". Sverigetopplistan. Retrieved 13 July 2018. 
  53. ^ "I See Love (feat. Joe Jonas) [From "Hotel Transylvania 3"] – Single by Jonas Blue on iTunes". iTunes Store (NZ). Retrieved 29 June 2018. 
  54. ^ "Veckolista Heatseeker – Vecka 27, 6 juli 2018". Sverigetopplistan. Retrieved 6 July 2018. 
  55. ^ "Keeping Your Head Up (Jonas Blue Remix [Radio Edit])". 18 March 2016. 
  56. ^ "Still Falling For You (Jonas Blue Remix)". 2 September 2016. 
  57. ^ "Stay (Remixes)". 2 June 2017. 
  58. ^ "Wonderland EP". 19 May 2017. 
  59. ^ "Strangers (Jonas Blue Remix)". 16 February 2018. 
  60. ^ "Wild Love (Remixes)" – via open.spotify.com. 
  61. ^ "Bum Bum Tam Tam (Jonas Blue Remix)". 23 February 2018.