After only two days of availability, Alesso and Katy Perry‘s “When I’m Gone” has debuted on two of Billboard’s dance/electronic charts (dated January 8).
The track, released December 29 arrived at No.4 on Dance/Electronic Digital Song Sales and No.17 on the multi-metric Hot Dance/Electronic Songs list, according to Billboard.
“Gone” racked up 685,000 U.S. streams and 159,000 in radio airplay audience and sold 1,500 downloads in its first two days, according to MRC Data also reported by Billboard.
On Monday, January 10, the official music video for “When I’m Gone” will receive a massive worldwide premiere when ESPN broadcasts the video at halftime of the 2022 College Football Playoff National Championship.
Within the very first seconds of “When I’m Gone,” Alesso and Katy prove to be a match made in dancefloor heaven. “I’m so thrilled that ‘When I’m Gone’ is finally out,“ said Alesso upon the song’s debut. “We’ve been waiting the whole year to share it with all of you. I’m honored to collaborate with Katy on such an amazing dance record and with ESPN to become the first artists to premiere our music video at halftime of the College Football Playoff National Championship. I loved working with her and think this song and video came out super special.”
“When it comes to my music videos we all know I like to push the boundaries and myself, and create unique opportunities for my fans to see them. ESPN and especially College GameDay hold a special place in my heart, so partnering with Alesso to become the first artists to ever debut a global music video within a live event on ESPN made for a perfect and natural pairing,” added Katy Perry.
Written by Alesso and Katy with Alida Garpestad Peck, Rami Yacoub, Space Primates’ Nathan Cunningham and Marc Sibley, and Alma Goodman, “When I’m Gone” comes to life thanks to Alesso’s immaculate sound design and endlessly imaginative yet pop-perfect production.