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Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic68/100[1]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars11px11px11px11px[2]
Billboard4/5 stars11px11px11px11px[3]
Clash7/10[4]
Entertainment WeeklyA-[5]
The Guardian2/5 stars11px11px11px11px[6]
Los Angeles Times2/4 stars11px11px11px[7]
NME6/10[8]
The Observer3/5 stars11px11px11px11px[9]
Pitchfork Media7.4/10[10]
Rolling Stone3.5/5 stars11px11px11px11px[11]
Spin5/10[12]

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 . 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.

Singles

The lead single from the album, "Lean On", a collaboration with DJ Snake and Danish singer , 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.[13] 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.[13] 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.

"All My Love" featuring Ariana Grande was featured on the The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack prior to the remix that is featured on Peace Is the Mission.

Commercial performance

The album debuted at number 12 on the Billboard 200, selling 16,000 copies.[14] It also debuted at number five on the Canadian Albums Chart with 3,500 copies sold.[15] 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.[16] 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.[17] 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.[18] 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.[19] In its sixth week of sales, its total sales increased to 32,000 copies.[20] 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.[21]

Track listing

No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Be Together" (featuring Wild Belle)
  • Major Lazer
  • Djemba Djemba
3:53
2."Too Original" (featuring Elliphant and Jovi Rockwell)
Major Lazer3:27
3."Blaze Up the Fire" (featuring Chronixx)
  • Major Lazer
  • Jr. Blender
3:34
4."Lean On" (with DJ Snake featuring )
  • Major Lazer
  • DJ Snake
2:56
5."Powerful" (featuring Ellie Goulding and Tarrus Riley)
  • Major Lazer
  • Picard Brothers
3:26
6."Light It Up" (featuring Nyla)
  • Major Lazer
  • Jr. Blender
3:18
7."Roll the Bass"
  • Pentz
  • Meckseper
  • Boaz de Jong
  • Ronald Fritz Jr.
  • Ashanti Reid
3:46
8."Night Riders" (featuring Travi$ Scott, 2 Chainz, Pusha T and Mad Cobra)
  • Major Lazer
  • Djemba Djemba
3:53
9."All My Love (Remix)" (featuring Ariana Grande and Machel Montano)
  • Major Lazer
  • Boaz van de Beatz
  • Jr Blender
3:49
Total length:32:02
Notes
  • "Roll the Bass" contains uncredited vocals performed by Taranchyla (Ashanti Reid) and Randy Valentine (Ronald Fritz Jr).Script error
  • "Thunder & Lightning" contains samples of the 1989 song "Brimstone & Fire" by Clifton Gibbs and the Selected Few.
  • "Lost" is a cover of the Frank Ocean song of the same name.

Personnel

Credits for Peace Is the Mission adapted from AllMusic.[24]

  • Dark Art – mixing
  • Boaz van de Beatz – instrumentation, mixing, producer, programming
  • Jr. Blender – additional production, instrumentation, mixing, producer, programming
  • 2 Chainz – vocals (track 8)
  • Chronixx – vocals (track 3);
  • Mad Cobra – vocals (track 8)
  • Rich Costey – mixing
  • Diplo – instrumentation, producer, programming
  • Elliphant – vocals (track 2)
  • Ellie Goulding – engineer, vocals (track 5)
  • Ariana Grande – composer, vocals (track 9)
  • Tom Hough – vocal engineer
  • JSTJR – programming
  • MadDog – engineer, instrumentation, producer
  • David Malcolm – composer
  • Manny Marroquin – mixing
  • Philip Meckseper – engineer
  • Machel Montano – vocals (track 9)
  • Sonny Moore – additional production, guitar, programming
  • – vocals, composer (track 4)
  • Nyla – vocals, composer (track 6, 10)
  • Picard Brothers – guitar, producer, programming
  • Ricky Remedy – instrumentation, mixing
  • Tarrus Riley – engineer, vocals (track 5)
  • Todd Robinson – mixing assistant
  • Jovi Rockwell – vocals (track 2)
  • Anthony Rotella – mixing
  • James Royo – mixing
  • Travi$ Scott – vocals (track 8)
  • DJ Snake – producer
  • Andrew Swanson – composer, producer, programming
  • Pusha T – vocals (track 8)
  • T-Baby – composer
  • David Taylor – additional production, mixing
  • Ticklah – instrumentation
  • Walshy Fire – vocals
  • Wild Belle – composer, vocals (track 1), instrumentation
  • Wiwek – additional production, programming

Charts and certifications

Weekly charts

Chart (2015–16) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[25] 5
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[26] 32
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[27] 9
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[28] 23
Danish Albums (Hitlisten)[29] 7
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts)[30] 13
Finnish Albums (Suomen virallinen lista)[31] 3
French Albums (SNEP)[32] 11
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[33] 40
Irish Albums (IRMA)[34] 84
Italian Albums (FIMI)[35] 26
New Zealand Albums (RMNZ)[36] 17
Norwegian Albums (VG-lista)[37] 8
Spanish Albums (PROMUSICAE)[38] 71
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[39]
[40]
4
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[41] 11
UK Albums (OCC)[42] 25
UK Independent Albums (OCC)[43] 3
US Billboard 200[44] 12
US Top Dance/Electronic Albums (Billboard)[45] 1
US Independent Albums (Billboard)[46] 3

Year-end charts

Chart (2015) Position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[47] 83
US Billboard 200[48] 87
US Independent Albums (Billboard)[49] 33
US Top Dance/Electronic Albums (Billboard)[50] 7

Certifications

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Denmark (IFPI Denmark)[51] Gold 10,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone

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