Number of songs: 4 | Total weeks on charts: 43 Appearing in a total number of: 7 charts | Total period running: 199 days
Krewella is an American electronic dance music duo from Chicago, Illinois, that formed in 2007. The duo consists of sisters Jahan Yousaf and Yasmine Yousaf. Originally a trio, their third member and producer Kristopher "Rain Man" Trindl resigned in 2014. Their EP, Play Hard was released on June 18, 2012 exclusively on Beatport followed by an iTunes release on June 26, 2012. Their debut album, Get Wet, was released on September 24, 2013 on iTunes. Their musical style draws upon house, dubstep, hardstyle, techno and drum and bass.
Krewella is managed by Jake Udell and Nathan Lim of TH3RD BRAIN Management.
Krewella, formed in 2007, consisted of songwriting/vocalist sisters Jahan and Yasmine Yousaf along with producer Kris "Rain Man" Trindl. The three met as students at Glenbrook North High School. Their music is a blend of self-produced electro house and dubstep, with influences of many other EDM styles. All three members of the group have "6-8-10" tattoos to commemorate June 8, 2010, the day when the three agreed to give up their careers, schooling, and any other intentions for their lives, to dedicate all of their time to the trio's joint music career. In June 2012, Krewella released their EP Play Hard. The album rose to #1 on Billboard’s Dance Radio Airplay chart and the single placed on the Pop Radio Airplay charts.
Krewella has headlined at EDM festivals around the globe including Ultra Music Festival, Electric Daisy Carnival, Stereosonic, Spring Awakening, Sunburn Festival and Paradiso festival. These live performances earned the 2012 International Dance Music Award for “Best Breakthrough Artist.”
After their performance at Ultra Music Festival 2013, Billboard declared that "Krewella is going to be huge!" Their debut album "Get Wet," charted in the Top 10 of Billboard's Hot 200 in its first week. Krewella teamed up with producer group Cash Cash to make their sophomore single "Live For The Night."
In January 2014, Krewella partnered with EDM lifestyle brand Electric Family to produce a collaboration bracelet for which 100% of the proceeds are donated to Dance For Paralysis. The partnership has raised over $10,000,000 as of February 2014.
In September 2014, it was announced that Trindl was no longer part of Krewella. Trindl is subsequently suing the sisters for $5 million, claiming that he was unfairly "thrown out" of the group. The Yousaf sisters countersued, claiming Trindl had drug and alcohol problems, "pretended to DJ" onstage, and ultimately resigned from the group.
On November 24, 2014 Krewella released their first single without "Rain Man" called "Say Goodbye." The track was about the loss of a member and the lawsuit against the Yousaf sisters.
On March 23, 2015 Krewella released "Somewhere to Run" which was produced by Pegboard Nerds and others.
Jahan Yousaf (born August 27, 1989)
Yasmine Yousaf (born February 18, 1992)
Get Wet (2013)