Published on July 12th, 2019 | by Jameelah "Just Jay" Wilkerson0
Ellie Goulding & Juice WRLD – Hate Me
Multi-platinum selling singer/songwriter Ellie Goulding and platinum selling artist Juice WRLD release their highly anticipated collaboration, “Hate Me” out now on Interscope Records. Watch the pseudo video for “Hate Me” via Youtube here and listen to the track here.
Following the success of her recent smash, “Close To Me,” which hit #1 at Hot AC and top 5 at Top 40 radio formats,“Hate Me” sees Ellie team up with critically acclaimed artist Juice WRLD, whose recent album Death Race For Love, (released in March on Grade A Productions/Interscope Records) debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200. The contagious new track straddles the line between R&B and pop, and was written by Goulding and Juice WRLD and produced by Jason Evigan (Demi Lovato, Madonna) & The Monsters and Strangerz (Britney Spears, J Lo, Kanye West). Poised to be the soundtrack of the summer, Ellie comments, “I love how this song is a bit tongue in cheek, it’s definitely lyrically different to most of my other songs but it’s fun to play around a bit.”
Fresh off appearances at radio shows across the U.S., Ellie also performed on Good Morning America’s Summer Concert Series at the iconic Summer Stage, Rumsey Playfield in Central Park. She wowed the crowd with performances of new and old hits, showcasing her impressive body of work. Watch her performance of “Close To Me,” here and “Burn” here. As part of the broadcast, Ellie was also presented with YouTube’s Diamond Award, celebrating 10 million subscribers on her YouTube channel, joining only a handful of British artists to celebrate this achievement including Coldplay, Adele, Little Mix, Ed Sheeran, One Direction, Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa. Additionally, she has ammassed over 5 billion views globally, with “Love Me Like You Do,” among the top 40 most viewed videos on YouTube, and two videos in YouTube’s Billion Views Club.
Additional new tracks Ellie has released include “Sixteen” and “Flux.” UPROXX said, “‘Sixteen” is a “beautiful and nostalgic song” — watch the video here. The FADER called “Flux,” “an aching ballad about not ever being able to let go of a past love” — watch the video here. Goulding also contributed an original song to For The Throne (Music Inspired by the HBO Series Game of Thrones), and was enlisted by composer Steven Price to provide vocals for “In This Together,” a track for Netflix’s “Our Planet” nature documentary series with David Attenborough.
Ellie’s incredible career to date has seen her receive two Grammy Award nominations, a Golden Globe nomination, two BRIT Awards, sales of 15 million albums and over 112 million singles, and 13 billion streams worldwide. Notably, all three of her albums have been certified platinum in addition to her 18 RIAA certified singles which include 2015’s “Love Me Like You Do,” a #1 in 70 countries. She has had 7 Top 10 Top 40 radio hits, garnered 14 million Instagram followers and has graced the main stage at every major US festival including Coachella and Lollapalooza. Goulding also works with the UN as a Global Environmental Ambassador and is involved in a number of other philanthropic ventures including being a patron of The Marylebone Project and fundraising for Streets Of London.
About Juice WRLD
In May 2018, Juice WRLD released his debut full length project, Goodbye & Good Riddance, (Grade A Productions/ Interscope Records,) which has since spent over 50 weeks on the Billboard 200 chart, peaking at #4. “Lucid Dreams,” featured on the album, is now certified five-times-platinum by the RIAA, and has surpassed one billion overall streams in the U.S. Six months into 2019 and Juice WRLD’s year has already been a whirlwind – in addition to his album Death Race For Lovedebuting at #1 in March, Juice opened for Nicki Minaj on her European tour, performed at Coachella for the first time, and won Top New Artist at the Billboard Music Awards.