Leighton Meester Calls Cobra Starship Collabo A ‘Wonderful Thing’

'I know that they're really happy, and we're nominated for a couple VMAs,' actress/singer says of 'Good Girls Go Bad.'

“Good Girls Go Bad” has become the inescapable song of the summer, and the overwhelming success of [artist id="2402281"]Cobra Starship[/artist]‘s collaboration with “Gossip Girl” star Leighton Meester is most surprising to the actress herself.

“The Cobra Starship song has been amazing,” she told MTV News backstage at the Teen Choice Awards , where Meester won for Choice TV Actress: Drama and her show won for Choice TV: Drama. “That’s been working out really well.”

The song — from Cobra Starship’s latest album, Hot Mess, out Tuesday (August 11) — has won over radio DJs and fans alike and also finds itself up for two Video Music Awards: Best Pop Video and Best Direction.

“I know that they’re really happy, and we’re nominated for a couple VMAs,” Meester said.

But the actress, who is spending her time away from the music world shooting the next season of “Gossip Girl,” admitted that neither she nor the band had any idea if anyone would like the song. “I just liked the song,” she explained. “That’s why we did it. We liked the song, and it just became this wonderful thing, so I’m excited.”

Not only is Meester featured on the Cobra Starship track, but she’s also hard at work on her own solo album, which she hopes to have out by November. “[My music] is very electric, a little bit trippy,” she said. “It’s [got] a good vibe.”