Looks like Justin Bieber has another hit on his hands!
After Major Lazer‘s new single Cold Water featuring Justin Bieber dropped on July 22nd, the song has made it’s debut on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the #2 spot after raking in 169,000 downloads and 19.6 million streams in the U.S. within its first week.
After its release, the song reached #1 on the iTunes charts in 68 countries and has already been certified Gold in Australia.
While Justin lent his vocals to the new hit track, British singer/songwriter Ed Sheeran is also credited as one of the writers of the song with Benny Blanco.
When speaking of how the song came together, Major Lazer says:
“I had been trying to link with Benny Blanco and Ed Sheeran for years to find the right song we could all work on together and the moment I heard this one, I knew that it was the one. The timing was perfect and when we approached Justin, he was also in love with the song we all had written. I thought it would be interesting to incorporate another vocal and seeing she’s family, I reached out to MØ and we decided to try our best to make something fresh and interesting as Major Lazer.”