Peace Is the Mission is the third studio album by American electronic 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.
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.
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.
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.
Promotional singles and other songs
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.
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.