Jonas Blue

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

Jonas Blue
Birth nameGuy James Robin
Born (1989-08-02) 2 August 1989 (age 30)
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

CareerEdit

2015–2017: Breakthrough and Jonas Blue: Electronic Nature – The Mix 2017Edit

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 732 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]

2017–2019: New singles and BlueEdit

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] Blue is currently producing the debut album of British girl group Four of Diamonds.[24] Blue released, "I See Love" featuring Joe Jones on 29 June 2018. The song appears on the Hotel Transylvania 3 soundtrack and Blue’s debut album. American DJ MK released a song called, "Back & Forth" with Blue and English singer-songwriter Becky Hill. Bantu released "Roll With Me" with Blue featuring Shungudzo and ZieZie on 21 September 2018.[25] Blue released "Polaroid" with English singer Liam Payne and Canadian singer Lennon Stella as the eighth single from Blue's debut studio album on 5 October 2018..[26]. His debut studio album, Blue, was released on 9 November 2018. "Desperate" featuring Nina Nesbitt was released as the ninth single from Blue’s debut album on23 January 2019. "Wild" featuring Chelcee Grimes, Tini and Jhay Cortez was released as the tenth and final single from Blue’s debut album on 27 February 2019.

2019–present: New singlesEdit

On 22 March 2019, Blue released "What I Like About You" featuring Theresa Rex.[27] Dutch DJ Tiësto released a song called, "Ritual" with Blue and British singer Rita Ora. It was released on 31 May 2019. On 19 July 2019, Blue released the song "I Wanna Dance".[28] Blue released a song called "Younger" with English singer HRVY on 6 September 2019. On 12 December 2019, Blue released the song "Billboard" with Chinese singer Tifa Chen.

DiscographyEdit

Studio albums
Compilation albums

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Work Category Result
2016 MTV Europe Music Awards[29] Himself Best Push Act Nominated
2017 Brit Awards[30] "Fast Car" British Single of the Year Nominated
British Video of the Year Eliminated
2018 Brit Awards[31] "Mama" British Single of the Year Nominated
British Video of the Year Eliminated
2019 Brit Awards "Rise" British Video of the Year Eliminated

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Jonas Blue Interview: Life in the fast lane". Skiddle.com.
  2. ^ 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.
  3. ^ "Fast Car hitmaker Jonas Blue takes us into his tech den".
  4. ^ a b "Jonas Blue Biography". jonasbluemusic. Retrieved 13 June 2016.
  5. ^ Gibsone, Harriet (5 February 2016). "Zayn Malik's debut solo single pillowtalk goes straight to No 1". The Guardian. Retrieved 8 February 2016.
  6. ^ Myers, Justin (1 February 2016). "12 cover versions that charted higher than the originals". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 9 February 2016.
  7. ^ "JONAS BLUE & DAKOTA | full Official Chart History | Official Charts Company". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 13 June 2016.
  8. ^ "Italian single certifications – Jonas Blue feat. Dakota – Fast Car". Federazione Industria Musicale Italiana.
  9. ^ "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.
  10. ^ "The Official New Zealand Music Chart". Recorded Music NZ. Retrieved 13 June 2016.
  11. ^ "ARIA Singles: Drake One Dance Still No 1". Australia's Music News Authority. 14 May 2016. Retrieved 13 June 2016.
  12. ^ "Fast Car – Radio Edit". Spotify. 4 December 2015. Retrieved 13 June 2016.
  13. ^ "Jonas Blue – Fast Car ft. Dakota". Retrieved 13 June 2016 – via YouTube.
  14. ^ "Jonas Blue – Fast Car ft. Dakota". Retrieved 13 June 2016 – via YouTube.
  15. ^ "Fast Car (feat. Dakota) [Radio Edit] – Single by Jonas Blue on Apple Music".
  16. ^ "Certified Awards Search" (To access, enter the search parameter "Jonas Blue" and select "Search"). British Phonographic Industry.
  17. ^ "ARIA Australian Top 50 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. 7 November 2016. Retrieved 5 November 2016.
  18. ^ "New Zealand single certifications – Jonas Blue feat. Dakota – Fast Car". New Zealand: Nztop40.co.nz.
  19. ^ "Listen to Jonas Blue's storming new dance anthem here". Digital Spy. 27 October 2016. Retrieved 8 November 2016.
  20. ^ "Jonas Blue, 'Perfect Strangers' hitmaker, unveils catchy new track". ABS-CBN. 11 May 2017. Archived from the original on 17 September 2017. Retrieved 24 February 2018.
  21. ^ "We Could Go Back (feat. Moelogo) – Single by Jonas Blue". Apple Music.
  22. ^ Nicole, Sands (2 April 2018). "Watch Sabrina Carpenter and Jonas Blue's New Music Video for Their Emotional Single 'Alien'". People.
  23. ^ 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.
  24. ^ June 2018, 18. "Four of Diamonds' debut album executive produced by Jonas Blue". www.femalefirst.co.uk. Retrieved 17 January 2019.
  25. ^ "Roll With Me (feat. Shungudzo & ZieZie) – Single by Bantu & Jonas Blue". iTunes (UK). Retrieved 21 September 2018.
  26. ^ "Polaroid - Single by Jonas Blue, Liam Payne & Lennon Stella". Apple Music. Retrieved 22 October 2018.
  27. ^ "What I like About You (feat. Theresa Rex) – Single by Jonas Blue on Apple Music". Apple Music. Retrieved 22 March 2019.
  28. ^ "I Wanna Dance – Single by Jonas Blue". Apple Music. Retrieved 2 August 2019.
  29. ^ "justin bieber & beyoncé lead the 2016 mtv ema nominations – see the full list!". MTV UK. 27 September 2016. Retrieved 6 November 2018.
  30. ^ "Brit Awards 2017: The winners". BBC News. 22 February 2017. Retrieved 6 November 2018.
  31. ^ "Dua Lipa, Ed Sheeran Lead Brit Awards 2018 Nominations". Billboard. 23 January 2018. Retrieved 6 November 2018.