Justin Bieber’s gorgeous “Where Are Ü Now” collaboration with Skrillex and Diplo, which features on the EDM titan’s Jack Ü album, is soaring up multiple Billboard charts.
According to Nielsen Music, “Where Are Ü Now” generated 3.9 million U.S. streams (64 per cent coming from Spotify), and shifted approximately 45,000 paid downloads during the tracking week ending April 12.
— HeadlinePlanet.com (@headlineplanet) April 17, 2015
On iTunes, Skrillex, Diplo, and Bieber also have reason to rejoice. Their track is currently No. 22 on the iTunes US Songs chart and has impacted iTunes charts in other countries — notably the Australian iTunes chart, where it sits at No. 4.
— Chart News (@chartnews) April 18, 2015
“Where Are Ü Now” is the second single to be released from the Skrillex and Diplo Present Jack Ü album. Headline Planet notes that neither Skrillex or Diplo have achieved a Top 50 on the Hot 100 as lead artists before.
The track received live boosts when Bieber and Diplo performed the track with Skrillex at the end of his headline show at Miami’s Ultra Music Festival last month. Bieber included it in a surprise guest appearance at Ariana Grande’s L.A. concert on April 8.
WAUN #9 on spotify with over 430k streams in the U.S yesterday… just incredible pic.twitter.com/l9rNIch2Kg
— banjokofolake (@banjokofolake) April 18, 2015
As the Inquisitr previously reported, the song will be sent to radio on April 21. The single’s chart and streaming stats are all the more impressive considering it doesn’t have a music video yet.
On Thursday, Bieber fans’ hopes for a music video to accompany the single’s official add at radio were raised after the singer tweeted a call out for choreography ideas that he and longtime choreographer Nick DeMoura could use.
Bieber wrote, “Me and @NickDeMoura are looking for choreography for #WhereAreUNow – put up vids on YouTube with search “jack u Bieber whereareunow dance.”
Meanwhile, the singer has returned to his father Jeremy’s home in Canada after a less-than-pleasant end to his three-day visit to the Coachella Festival in Indio, California.
While it is to be hoped reports of the Biebs’ time at the festival will be the last of negative headlines, on the music front there’s no doubt the singer is moving onwards and upwards with Skrillex and Diplo as their song continues to rack up streams and sales, and captivate listeners.
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