Ellie Goulding Rules U.S. iTunes With 50 Shades Single 'Love Me Like You Do'

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As 50 Shades Of Grey continues to break box office records everywhere, the music from the erotic blockbuster is also hitting it big on the charts.

Ellie Goulding's Love Me Like You Do has been sitting at No. 1 on U.S. iTunes since yesterday, replacing Mark Ronson's unstoppable Uptown Funk. If the majestic Max Martin-produced track continues performing as well as it is, it'll most likely become Goulding's biggest stateside hit since 2011's multi-platinum Lights.

Love Me Like You Do is performing just as well overseas, becoming Goulding's second No. 1 single in the UK and topping multiple charts across Europe.

Also benefiting from being on the Fifty Shades soundtrack is The Weeknd, whose latest single Earned It is No. 6 on U.S. iTunes and rapidly climbing the Hot 100.

As for the soundtrack itself, it just debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 with 258,000 copies--which makes it the biggest opening for a soundtrack since Michael Jackson's This Is It in 2009!

Rita Ora must be furious right now. First her role in the film was cut down to just four brief lines, and then none of her songs were included on the soundtrack.

Better luck next time, Rita!

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