|Peace Is the Mission|
|Studio album by|
|Released||June 1, 2015|
|Major Lazer chronology|
|Singles from Peace Is the Mission|
|Los Angeles Times|
Peace Is the Mission is the third studio album by American electronic dance music band Major Lazer. It was released on June 1, 2015.The album was preceded by the international hit single "Lean On" featuring DJ Snake and MØ. The single reached number one in Australia, New Zealand, Belgium, Denmark, Finland and the Netherlands and peaked within the top ten in an additional fourteen countries including the United Kingdom, the United States, and Germany.
Electronic dance music (EDM), also known as dance music, club music, or simply dance, is a broad range of percussive electronic music genres made largely for nightclubs, raves and festivals. It is generally produced for playback by disc jockeys who create seamless selections of tracks, called a mix by segueing from one recording to another. EDM producers also perform their music live in a concert or festival setting in what is sometimes called a live PA. In Europe, EDM is more commonly called 'dance music', or simply 'dance'.
Major Lazer is an American electronic dance music trio, which includes record producer Diplo, and DJs Jillionaire and Walshy Fire. It was founded in 2008 by Diplo and Switch, with Switch leaving after three years in 2011. He was then replaced by both Jillionaire and Walshy Fire. Its music spans numerous genres, mixing reggae with dancehall, reggaeton, soca, house and moombahton.
"Lean On" is a song recorded by American electronic dance music group Major Lazer and French DJ and record producer DJ Snake featuring vocals from Danish singer MØ. It was released on March 2, 2015 as the lead single from Major Lazer's third studio album, Peace Is the Mission (2015). It was written by Karen Marie Ørsted, Thomas Pentz, William Grigahcine and Phillip Meckseper, and produced by Major Lazer and DJ Snake. It is a EDM, electronic and moombahton song.
The lead single from the album, "Lean On", a collaboration with DJ Snake and Danish singer MØ, was released on March 2, 2015. The track received universally positive reviews and became a massive hit, reaching the top ten in nineteen international charts and topping many others, giving Major Lazer their most internationally successful single to date.
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Karen Marie Aagaard Ørsted Andersen, known professionally as MØ, is a Danish singer, songwriter and record producer. Born in Ubberud, MØ began her music career when she formed the music duo MOR with her friend in 2007. They released a series of singles and EPs untill the duo was disbanded in 2012. MØ became a solo artist and signed a recording contract with Sony Music in 2012 where she released her first extended play, Bikini Daze (2013), and her debut studio album, No Mythologies to Follow (2014).
The second single from the album, "Powerful", featuring Ellie Goulding and Tarrus Riley was released simultaneously with the album on June 1, 2015.A preview of the single was revealed on April 23, 2015, whilst the whole song was unveiled on May 28, 2015. The song was added to BBC Radio 1's playlist on 21 June 2015. It reached top 10 in Australia and Poland.
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Tarrus Riley is a Jamaican-American reggae singer and member of the Rastafari movement.
The remix of "Light It Up" featuring Nyla & Fuse ODG was released as the third single on the album in 5 November 2015 and became a top 10 hit in UK, Ireland, Belgium, Germany, Netherlands, Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden, therefore becoming one of the highest charting Major Lazer singles to date.
"Light It Up" is a song by American electronic music producing group Major Lazer, featuring vocals from Jamaican singer Nyla, which appears on Major Lazer's third studio album Peace Is the Mission. A remixed dancehall version of the song, to which additional vocals from British-Ghanaian Fuse ODG were added, was included on a re-released version of Peace Is the Mission and released as the album's third single overall on November 5, 2015.
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Nana Richard Abiona, better known by his stage name Fuse ODG, is a Ghanaian-British recording artist. He is best known for his 2013 single "Antenna" which peaked at number 7 on the UK Singles Chart, and for featuring in Major Lazer's "Light It Up (Remix)" which also peaked at number 7 on the UK Singles Chart. Born in London and raised in Ghana, Fuse returned to London for his secondary education, where he attended the Archbishop Lanfranc School, Croydon. He grew up in Mitcham, South London.
Four promotional singles were released; "Roll the Bass" on March 23, 2015, "Night Riders", a collaboration with Travi$ Scott, 2 Chainz, Pusha T and Mad Cobra, released on April 20, 2015, and "Too Original", a collaboration with Elliphant and Jovi Rockwell, released on May 11, 2015. On 2 June 2015, a lyric video was released for "Be Together", a collaboration with Wild Belle, making it the fourth promotional single. On 4 June 2015, a lyric video was released for "Blaze Up the Fire", a collaboration with Chronixx, making it the fifth promotional single.
Tauheed Epps, known professionally as 2 Chainz, is an American rapper, media personality and basketball player. Born and raised in College Park, Georgia, he initially gained recognition for being one-half of the Southern hip hop duo Playaz Circle, alongside his longtime friend and fellow rapper Earl "Dolla Boy" Conyers. The duo was signed to fellow Georgia-based rapper Ludacris' Disturbing tha Peace label, and are best known for their debut single "Duffle Bag Boy".
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"All My Love" featuring Ariana Grande was featured on The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack prior to the remix that is featured on Peace Is the Mission.
"All My Love" is a song by American electronic music project Major Lazer featuring vocals from American singer Ariana Grande. It was released on 13 November 2014 as the fifth song from the soundtrack for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 (2014) by Republic Records. The song was written by Grande, Ella Yelich-O'Connor, and Karen Ørsted with production handled by Boaz van de Beatz, Jr Blender and Diplo, a member of Major Lazer. It is an electropop song with elements of dancehall. It received positive reviews from music critics who complimented the track's production.
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The album debuted at number 12 on the Billboard 200, selling 16,000 copies.It also debuted at number five on the Canadian Albums Chart with 3,500 copies sold. In its second week of sales, the album dropped to number 26 on the US chart, selling 4,000 copies, bringing total sales to 20,000 copies. In its third week of sales, the album dropped to number 34 on the chart, selling 3,000 copies, bringing the total sales to 23,000 copies. In its first month of sales, the album rose up to number 24 on the chart, selling 3,000 copies, bringing the total sales to 26,000 copies. In its fifth week of sales, the album dropped to number 30 on the chart, selling 2,000 copies, bringing total sales to 28,000 copies. In its sixth week of sales, its total sales increased to 32,000 copies. In its seventh week of sales, the total sales increased to 35,000 copies. In its second month of sales, the total sales increased to 37,000 copies.
In its fourth week of sales, the album rose to the number 1 spot on the US Dance/Electronic albums chart.
|1.||"Be Together" (featuring Wild Belle)||3:53|
|2.||"Too Original" (featuring Elliphant and Jovi Rockwell)||3:27|
|3.||"Blaze Up the Fire" (featuring Chronixx)||3:34|
|4.||"Lean On" (with DJ Snake featuring MØ)||2:56|
|5.||"Powerful" (featuring Ellie Goulding and Tarrus Riley)||3:26|
|6.||"Light It Up" (featuring Nyla)||3:18|
|7.||"Roll the Bass"||3:46|
|8.||"Night Riders" (featuring Travis Scott, 2 Chainz, Pusha T and Mad Cobra)||3:53|
|9.||"All My Love" (remix; featuring Machel Montano and Ariana Grande; bonus track)||3:49|
|Peace is the Mission: Extended|
|10.||"Light It Up" (remix; featuring Nyla and Fuse ODG)||2:46|
|11.||"Boom" (featuring MOTi, Ty Dolla $ign, Wizkid and Kranium)||3:06|
|12.||"Wave" (featuring Kali Uchis)||3:09|
|13.||"Thunder & Lightning" (featuring Gent & Jawns)||3:57|
|14.||"Lost" (featuring MØ)||3:15|
|Peace is the Mission: Remixes|
|1.||"Be Together" (Cut Snake remix; featuring Wild Belle)||5:52|
|2.||"Be Together" (LIOHN remix; featuring Wild Belle)||3:30|
|3.||"Too Original" (TJR remix; featuring Elliphant and Jovi Rockwell)||3:20|
|4.||"Blaze Up the Fire" (Rocky Wellstack remix; featuring Chronixx)||3:18|
|5.||"Lean On" (J Balvin and Farruko remix; with DJ Snake featuring MØ)||3:51|
|6.||"Lean On" (Dillon Francis & Jauz remix; with DJ Snake featuring MØ)||4:38|
|7.||"Powerful" (DRAM remix; featuring Ellie Goulding and Tarrus Riley)||3:40|
|8.||"Powerful" (Gregor Salto remix; featuring Ellie Goulding and Tarrus Riley)||4:35|
|9.||"Light it Up" (Quintino remix; featuring Nyla)||3:50|
|10.||"Roll the Bass" (Happy Colors remix)||3:13|
|11.||"Night Riders" (Cesqueax remix; featuring Travi$ Scott, 2 Chainz, Pusha T and Mad Cobra)||3:06|
|12.||"Night Riders" (Neo Fresco Remix; featuring Travi$ Scott, 2 Chainz, Pusha T and Mad Cobra)||4:17|
Credits for Peace Is the Mission adapted from AllMusic.
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