I was in Amsterdam hanging out in the studio from my good old schoolfriend Fabian Lenssen.There I met R3hab who was doing some projects there as well. He came to me and asked me to write music for a project with Nervo for an album to release soon. He gave me the acapella vocals, and I started jamming with these on the same evening at home. I really enjoyed the good quality of the vocals, and wrote about 4 different chord lines to it. At the end of the evening I had to make a hard choice to decide which final chords I like the most and was going to use. All of them did fit perfectly to the vocals. Than I decided to write a melody and see which chords would fit best to that.
Eventhough i wrote and produced the entire music by myself, I still could have never done this all by myself alone. Because it was an entire team who took care of every aspect. Also, If R3hab did not ask me to write the music , than this all would have never happened in the first place.
Creating a #1 hit in the US is basically an entire team working on that project where everyone has its specific job to make that happen.