Stargazing (EP)

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Stargazing
Kygo Stargazing.jpg
EP by Kygo
Released 22 September 2017 (2017-09-22)
Length 14:01
Label
Producer
Kygo chronology
Cloud Nine
(2016)
Stargazing
(2017)
Kids in Love
(2017)
Singles from Stargazing
  1. "It Ain't Me"
    Released: 17 February 2017
  2. "First Time"
    Released: 28 April 2017
  3. "Stargazing"
    Released: 22 September 2017

Stargazing is an extended play by Norwegian DJ Kygo. It was released through Sony Music and Ultra Music on 22 September 2017.[1][2]

Background[edit]

On 18 August 2017, Kygo debuted the title track at Jugendfest 2017, after which he posted two short clips of the performance to his Instagram Stories.[3] On 1 September 2017, he performed the song with live vocals from Jesso at Encore Beach Club in Las Vegas.[4][5] On 6 September 2017, Kygo revealed on Instagram that "new music coming very soon".[6] He officially announced the EP's release date and revealed its accompanying artwork on 18 September 2017.[7][8][9]

Critical reception[edit]

Kat Bein of Billboard opined that Kygo "uses chopped vocal samples and glistening synthetic piano to create a tropical melody" instead of "his usual steel drums", and that "the kick drum hits hard on every other count, pushing the tune forward on the dance floor in a laidback way" on the title track.[10] Karlie Powell of Your EDM felt the title track "takes on a whole new audible meaning as the producer's newest track dives into the touchy, feely realm of dance music he's known for".[11]

Track listing[edit]

Stargazing – Standard edition[12]
No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Stargazing" (featuring Justin Jesso)
  • Kygo
  • Crichton
  • Hartman
3:45
2."It Ain't Me" (with Selena Gomez)
  • Kygo
  • Watt
3:40
3."First Time" (with Ellie Goulding)
  • Kygo
  • Hitimpulse
3:14
4."This Town" (featuring Sasha Sloan)
  • Kygo
  • Sloan
3:22
5."You're the Best Thing About Me" (vs. U2)4:18
Total length:18:19

Charts[edit]

Weekly[edit]

Chart (2017) Peak
position
Australian Singles (ARIA)[14][A] 40
Canadian Albums (Billboard)[15] 17
French Singles (SNEP)[16] 160
New Zealand Albums (RMNZ)[17] 30
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[18] 12
US Billboard 200[19] 137
US Top Dance/Electronic Albums (Billboard)[20] 3
  1. ^ In Australia, EPs of five tracks or fewer chart on the singles chart.

Year-end[edit]

Chart (2017) Position
US Dance/Electronic Albums (Billboard)[21] 25

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Australia (ARIA)[22] Platinum 70,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tatiana, Cirisano (21 September 2017). "Kygo Drops Star-Studded 'Stargazing' EP One Day Early: Listen". Billboard. Retrieved 22 September 2017.
  2. ^ Matthew, Meadow (21 September 2017). "Kygo Surprises Fans, 'Stargazing' Is A Full New EP". Your EDM. Retrieved 22 September 2017.
  3. ^ Erik (19 August 2017). "Kygo Debuted A Gorgeous New Track Last Night In His Home Country Of Norway: Listen Here". EDM Sauce. Retrieved 7 September 2017.
  4. ^ Karlie, Powell (2 September 2017). "Kygo's Unreleased "Stargazing" Plays Out Perfectly During Las Vegas Pool Party [LISTEN]". Your EDM. Retrieved 7 September 2017.
  5. ^ Erik (1 September 2017). "Watch Kygo Perform His Unreleased Single With LIVE Vocals In Las Vegas". EDM Sauce. Retrieved 7 September 2017.
  6. ^ Stevo (6 September 2017). "Kygo Teases 'New Music Coming Very Soon'". EDM Sauce. Retrieved 7 September 2017.
  7. ^ David, Rishty (18 September 2017). "Kygo Reveals Artwork & Release Date of Next Single 'Stargazing'". Billboard. Retrieved 19 September 2017.
  8. ^ Matthew, Meadow (18 September 2017). "Kygo Reveals New Song Dropping This Friday". Your EDM. Retrieved 19 September 2017.
  9. ^ Erik (18 September 2017). "Kygo Has Finally Announced A Release Date For His 'Stellar' New Single". EDM Sauce. Retrieved 19 September 2017.
  10. ^ Kat, Bein (22 August 2017). "Kygo Teases New Tune 'Stargazing' Live at Jugendfest in Norway". Billboard. Retrieved 7 September 2017.
  11. ^ Karlie, Powell (20 August 2017). "Kygo Plays Magical, Unreleased Track "Stargazing" for Homeland Crowd in Norway". Your EDM. Retrieved 7 September 2017.
  12. ^ "Stargazing - EP / Kygo TIDAL". Tidal. Retrieved 22 September 2017.
  13. ^ "Stargazing - EP by Kygo". Amazon.com. September 22, 2017. Retrieved May 13, 2018.
  14. ^ "ARIA Australian Top 50 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. 20 November 2017. Retrieved 18 November 2017.
  15. ^ "Macklemore Is Top Of The Pops This Week". FYIMusicNews. Retrieved 3 October 2017.
  16. ^ "Le Top de la semaine : Top Singles Téléchargés – SNEP (Week 39, 2017)" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Retrieved 3 October 2017.
  17. ^ "NZ Top 40 Albums Chart". Recorded Music NZ. 2 October 2017. Retrieved 29 September 2017.
  18. ^ "Sverigetopplistan – Sveriges Officiella Topplista". Sverigetopplistan. Retrieved 29 September 2017. Click on "Veckans albumlista".
  19. ^ "Kygo Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved 17 October 2017.
  20. ^ "Kygo Chart History (Top Dance/Electronic Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved 17 October 2017.
  21. ^ "Top Dance/Electronic Albums – Year-end 2017". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 20 January 2018.
  22. ^ "ARIA Chart Watch #457". auspOp. 27 January 2018. Retrieved 27 January 2018.