Multiplatinum-selling singer/songwriter Ellie Goulding has achieved another notable milestone in her already impressive career. Goulding was just recognized by Billboard as having the most entries for any British female artist on their Hot 100 Chart this century, surpassing such artists as Adele, Natasha Bedingfield, Dua Lipa and Jessie J. The achievement was earned with her latest single on Interscope Records, “Hate Me,” with the multi-platinum selling artist Juice WRLD , marking her 14th song to enter the Hot 100 since 2000. Other tracks include her global hits, “Burn,” “Lights,” “On My Mind,” “Love Me Like You Do” (a #1 in 70 countries) and her recent smash with Diplo & Swae Lee, “Close To Me,” among others. The Billboard triumph comes on the heels of Ellie’s recent YouTube Diamond Award , which marked 10 million subscribers on her YouTube channel. Ellie joined only a handful of British artists who received this YouTube honor including Coldplay, Adele, Little Mix, Ed Sheeran, One Direction, Calvin Harris and Dua Lipa. Additionally, she has amassed 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.
Since its release, “Hate Me” has already garnered over 80 million streams globally, and the music video has amassed 22 million views in just two weeks. The infectious single 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). Watch the music video, directed by Saam Farahmand above. The dark and ominous clip mirrors the song’s lyrics, elegantly playing on the concept of the negative side of social media at the end of a relationship.