Baby, take my hand
I want you to be my husband
Cause you’re my Iron Man
And I love you three thousand
While those lyrics may sound like a romantic misappropriation of the tear-jerking tender moment between Tony Stark and his daughter Morgan in Avengers: Endgame, they were actually taken from one of Indonesia’s biggest recent pop hits, I Love You 3000 by 19-year-old singer Stephanie Poetri.
(Ed. Note: We wonder if she had to pay royalties to Marvel Studios for the song’s title and those lyrics)
Stephanie, daughter of Indonesian diva Titi DJ, shot to fame thanks to the song and its music video, which has already been viewed 30 million times on Youtube since its release in June. The song also rose to the top of Spotify’s Viral 50 chart recently.
Since then, Stephanie has made a big move (literally) in her career. On Saturday, she took to the stage for the second edition of the Head in the Clouds festival in LA, organized by music label and creative agency 88rising — the label behind Indonesia’s celebrated rapper Rich Brian.
The “Asian Coachella” featured the label’s roster of mostly Asian acts, including former internet personality-turned R&B and trip-hop Japanese singer Joji, Chinese rap group Higher Brothers, as well as Indonesian singer Niki Zefanya AKA NIKI and, of course, Rich Brian.
Stephanie may soon join her compatriots at 88rising after she let slip that she had signed with the label In an interview with Nico Blitz of the entertainment Youtube channel The Lunch Table.
“I just did (sign with 88rising),” Stephanie told Nico, who went on to say that the news was exclusively announced on his channel.
“I just realized, am I allowed to say that? I don’t know, we’ll see. I love you Sean, don’t hurt me.” Stephanie then said, addressing 88rising founder Sean Miyashiro.
88rising has not yet released any statements regarding Stephanie officially joining the label.
Previously, Stephanie was managed by her mother’s agency, TITI DJ Management. She was featured in a song titled Bimbang for the Ada Apa Dengan Cinta? 2 soundtrack back in 2016, and released her first single, Appreciate, in April of this year.
In a recent video by Genius, a song lyrics and musical knowledge platform, Stephanie said the idea for I Love You 3000 came from when she did a Q&A on her Instagram, asking her followers to suggest phrases to be turned into a song. Many suggested “I love you 3000” because at the time, Avengers: Endgame had just came out the week prior.