R&B newcomer Ali Gatie splashed onto the Billboard Hot 100 with his breakout hit "It's You" back in June. The tender record has held strong in its six weeks charting, as it currently sits at No. 72. Gatie returned Friday (Aug. 2) with the soothing acoustic version of "It's You."
"The song came very naturally to me," Gatie said of the track's inspiration. "It only took 15 minutes to write the entire record. I was just feeling the words in that moment and speaking from the heart." "It's You" has generated 68 million on-demand audio and video streams in the U.S., through July 25, according to Nielsen Music. It climbed from No. 29 to No. 25 (a new peak) on the Aug. 23-dated Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart
Speaking to Billboard, the 22-year-old couldn't believe how fast he notched his first Hot 100 smash. "It's crazy," he said. "I've had these goals for myself and one was to make the Hot 100. I worked so hard for it, but when you see your name among the other names, I'm kind of a part of history in a way."
Listen to the acoustic version of "It's You" below: