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This Is The Unexpected Hit You Need To Hear This Fall

“Prayer In C” is huge overseas. How soon until it’s inescapable in the U.S.?

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German producer and DJ Robin Schulz’s radio edit of a song called “Prayer in C” has been streamed over 51 million times on Spotify.

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Its official video has been watched on YouTube another 15 million times.

Schulz’ version of “Prayer In C” is huge in Europe — it has already topped the charts in eight countries there, including the U.K., Germany, France, and the Netherlands.

According to a rep for Spotify, the song's streams first picked up in Germany, but now it's most streamed by people in Sweden and Norway.


Watching "Prayer In C" can show us something about how songs spread these days.

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95% of the "Prayer In C" streams on Spotify right now are happening outside the U.S. But just because the song has still got room to grow in America doesn't mean that it won't soon.

In the last week, New York has adopted "Prayer In C" — it's the song the state streamed proportionally the most as compared with the U.S. as a whole. And a notable portion of this summer's U.S. hits came from overseas: Sam Smith's "Stay With Me," Clean Bandit's "Rather Be," Magic!'s "Rude," Iggy Azalea's "Fancy," Disclosure's "Latch," Nico & Vinz' "Am I Wrong," and Sia's "Chandelier" among them.

If “Prayer In C” blows up in America, it will be the second hit for Robin Schulz there.

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According to a rep, Schulz' radio edit of Dutch singer Mr. Probz’ “Waves” started gaining traction of Spotify in the U.S. back in February 2014, before hitting U.S. radio in June. It peaked at No. 66 on Billboard’s mainstream Hot 100 singles chart.

So, yeah! Pop's sleeper golden boy is Robin Schulz.

Nicely done, dude.