Ellie Goulding ‘Love Me Like You Do’ from the ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Soundtrack hits #1

The single has been streamed nearly 16 million times during its first week

Multi-platinum Cherrytree/ Interscope recording artist Ellie Goulding’s new single, “Love Me Like You Do” has rocketed to No. 1 on the iTunes Singles chart in over 60 countries. The track has also broken the record for the most-streamed song in one week on Spotify’s worldwide chart. The song has been streamed over 15.6 million times for the week of February 9th – 15th.

“Love Me Like You Do” hit the top spot on Hype Machine, as well as #1 on Spotify’s Viral chart and Billboard’s Twitter chart. Having already sold half a million downloads, “Love Me Like You Do” marks Goulding’s fastest entry into the Top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100, climbing to No. 6 just six weeks after its release by Cherrytree / Republic /Interscope Records. It is at No. 5 on Billboard’s Digital Songs chart.

“Love Me Like You Do,” produced by Max Martin, was written for Universal Pictures and Focus Features’ film Fifty Shades Of Grey and is featured on the soundtrack. The video, which is cut with previously unseen clips from the movie, has racked up over 61 million views on Vevo can be seen below. Behind the scenes footage from the making of the video, which was directed by Georgia Hudson can also been seen below. Recently, all of Goulding’s songs combined crossed over one billion total views on YouTube.

Following the enormous success of her No. 1 sophomore album Halcyon Days, “Love Me Like You Do” is the first taste of new music from Goulding in 2015. To date, the singer/songwriter has achieved a staggering six million album sales and 20 million single sales worldwide. In 2014, she was the winner of the BRIT Award for Best Female Solo Artist, performed a sold out North American U.S. headline tour and featured on Calvin Harris’ song “Outside.”

Author: Buddy Iahn

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