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Disclosure And Sam Smith’s ‘Latch’ Reaches One Billion Streams On Spotify

The duo recently celebrated 10 years of their monumental debut LP, ‘Settle.’

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Disclosure - Photo: Antony Jones/Getty Images for Spotify
Disclosure - Photo: Antony Jones/Getty Images for Spotify

Disclosure’s monumental 2012 track “Latch,” which features Sam Smith, has joined Spotify’s exclusive Billions Club.

As of publication time, the song from the electronic duo’s 2013 album Settle has accrued 1,001,375,885 plays on the streaming service.

Last we heard from brothers Guy and Howard Lawrence was in June of 2023 when they celebrated 10 years of Settle with a transparent orange double vinyl set featuring the original album with an additional five carefully curated tracks selected by the duo. This marked the first time the album and bonus tracks were put together on one release.

Originally released on June 3, 2013 on PMR/Island Records, Settle was Disclosure’s debut album and was met with huge acclaim across the globe.

Disclosure - Latch ft. Sam Smith

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Mixmag called it, “An album that perfectly epitomizes the new wave of house music and may even be its peak.” The LA Times said, “It’s hard to imagine a more inviting dance record being released in 2013,” and Pitchfork said, “The Surrey duo have not only made 2013’s best dance record so far—they’ve also concocted one of the most assured, confident debuts from any genre in recent memory.”

Debuting at No.1 in the Official Album Chart, it was certified platinum in the UK in the same year of its release and was nominated for the prestigious Mercury Music Award. Outside of the UK, the album was nominated for Best Dance/Electronica Album at the 2014 Grammy Award and topped the Billboard Dance/Electronic Albums Chart in the US. It found success through Europe and the rest of the world, and in 2022 Rolling Stone magazine named it in their Best Debut Albums Of All Time list.

The album spawned huge global hit singles. “Latch,” the album’s debut single featuring Sam Smith, peaked at number seven in the US Billboard chart and 11 in the UK and remains a mainstay of radio play a decade on and a playlist stalwart.

“White Noise” featuring AlunaGeorge charted at No.2 in the UK, and Billboard named it the eighth greatest song of 2013. Shortly before the album’s release, “You & Me” featuring Eliza Doolittle was released and also broke into the UK Top 10.

Buy or stream Settle (10th Anniversary Edition).

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