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RESERVOIR RELEASE RECAP 2015

RESERVOIR RELEASE RECAP 2015

12/17/2015

What an incredible year for the Reservoir family! From surprise releases to record-breakers, chart-toppers to award winners, let’s take a look back at some of the catalog’s most mind-blowing releases and accomplishments this year.

“Lean On” by Major Lazer and DJ Snake featuring

#1 Global Top Streaming Track - Spotify for 2015 and of all time

#1 Most Shazamed Song

#4 Most Watch Music Video - YouTube

#7 Best Song - Apple Music

#17 Best Song - Spin

#3 Global Top Streaming Album (Peace Is The Mission) - Spotify

Featured in DJ Earworm’s United State Of Pop 2015

Performed by Top 4 finalists on NBC's The Voice season finale

Released in March, “Lean On”, co-written and performed by Reservoir writer , quickly rose to the top and has showed no signs of slowing down any time soon. Following a RIAA Platinum certification in August, the cut was officially dubbed the most streamed song of all time on Spotify, a mere eight months after release. “Lean On” has held the #1 spot on Billboard’s Hot Dance/Electronic Songs Chart for the last 22 weeks in a row. We’re not surprised by the global accolades the cut continues to receive.

If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late by Drake

#1 Global Top Streaming Artist - Spotify

#2 Global Top Streaming Album - Spotify

#3 Best Album - Rolling Stone

#9 Best Album - Complex

#23 Best Album - Spin

#25 Best Album - Stereogum

#28 Best Album - Consequence Of Sound

#36 Best Album - American Songwriter

Grammy nominee - Best Rap Album

Drake's IYRTITL took the world by storm when it dropped via surprise release in February. The album features Reservoir cut “6 Man”, which samples The Roots' “You Got Me”, written by Scott Storch. IYRTITL became the first record released in 2015 to go Platinum, due in part to its heavy streaming rotation, as it was named the #2 most streamed album on Spotify this year. To top things off, the album received a Grammy nomination for Best Rap Album.

“How Deep Is Your Love” by Calvin Harris + Disciples featuring Ina Wroldsen

#11 Best Song - Apple Music

#39 Best Song - Spin

Co-written and featuring vocals by Reservoir writer Ina Wroldsen, “How Deep Is Your Love” rapidly emerged as a global smash after its release in July of this year. In addition to being named on both Spin's and Apple Music’s Best Of 2015 charts, the cut claimed the #1 spot on official charts in 3 territories and Top 5 or Top 10 positions in a dozen more. It also conquered the streaming world with Top 50 placements in every territory where Spotify charts streaming activity, with nearly half of those placements in the Top 5. Meanwhile, the video, starring Gigi Hadid, has been viewed more than 287M times since its release.

Skrillex and Diplo Present Jack Ü by Skrillex & Diplo

#16 Best Album - Rolling Stone

#17 Best Album - Complex

Grammy nominee - Best Dance/Electronic Album

Taking a page from the greats like Beyoncé and Drake, EDM heavy hitters Skrillex and Diplo also released their collaborative effort Skrillex and Diplo Present Jack Ü as a surprise release in March of this year. The album came together with help from some of the biggest talents in music right now, including Justin Bieber and Reservoir writer/artist 2 Chainz, who is featured on the cut “Febreze”. Jack Ü picked up a Grammy nomination for Best Dance/Electronic Album in addition to nabbing spots on Rolling Stone and Complex’s Best of 2015 lists.

Documentary 2 by The Game

Top 50 Favorite Albums - NPR

#17 Best Album - Complex

Documentary 2, the sixth studio album by The Game, was the follow up to the American rapper’s debut album, The Documentary, released a decade earlier. The record features a myriad of collaborations including one with Kanye West, entitled “Mula” which features a sample of “Fall In Love” by Reservoir writers Sarah Barthel & Josh Carter (pka Phantogram). Documentary 2 debuted at #2 on Billboard’s Top 200 chart and was named on both NPR’s and Complex’s Best of 2015 lists.

Rodeo by Travi$ Scott

#36 Best Album - Complex

The debut studio album by American hip-hip artist Travi$ Scott, Rodeo nabbed a spot on Complex’s Best of 2015 list. Rodeo debuted at #3 on Billboard’s Top 200 chart and #1 on the Top Rap Albums chart following the success of lead single “3500” featuring Future and Reservoir artist and writer 2 Chainz.

Dreams Worth More Than Money by Meek Mill

#49 Best Album - Complex

Reservoir producer and hit-maker Danja contributed to Meek Mill’s latest record Dreams Worth More Than Money, earning a producing credit on the track “Stand Up”. The album topped both the national Top 200 and Hip-Hop/R&B charts in the U.S. in its debut week. Complex also named it one of their Best Albums of 2015.

“Start Again” by Conrad Sewell

Co-written by Reservoir writer Jamie Hartman, “Start Again” performed by Aussie sensation Conrad Sewell has been making massive waves in Australia, recently nabbing the Song Of The Year award at the ARIAs, after topping the ARIA charts earlier this summer. The song quickly went Gold, and has since been certified Platinum. Stateside, Conrad Sewell was named the Today Show’s Artist Of The Month for June which saw him perform the hit song on television.

“Hold My Hand” by Jess Glynne

British sensation Jess Glynne broke out this year due, in part, to the hit song “Hold My Hand" written by Reservoir writer Ina Wroldsen. “Hold My Hand” debuted at #1 in the UK and held the position for three consecutive weeks. The full-length album I Cry When I Laugh featuring “Hold My Hand” also topped the charts upon its release in August and has remained in the top 10 in the UK since. The single also landed a sync in a global Coca-Cola spot.

For an even fuller recap of Reservoir’s roster activity throughout 2015, click here.

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