Platinum selling singer/songwriter Ellie Goulding and Juice WRLD have released their highly anticipated collaboration ‘Hate Me’, out now on Polydor.Following on from the success of recent releases ‘Sixteen’ and ‘Close To Me’, ‘Hate Me’ sees Ellie team up with critically acclaimed American rapper Juice WRLD whose recent album debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200. The contagious new track straddles the line between R’n’B and pop - written by Goulding and Juice WRLD and produced by Jason Evigan (Demi Lovato, Madonna) & The Monsters and Strangerz (Britney Spears, J Lo, Kanye West) - is set to soundtrack the summer. Speaking about the song, Ellie explains “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.”
Ellie recently celebrated 10 million subscribers on YouTube, amassassing over 5 billion views globally. Ellie joins only a handful of British artists to celebrate this achievement including Coldplay, Adele, Little Mix, Ed Sheeran, One Direction, Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa. This month also saw Ellie wow the crowds at the Capital FM’s Summertime Ball at London’s Wembley Stadium where she performed recent singles ‘Sixteen’ and ‘Close To Me’ alongside fan favourites ‘I Need Your Love’ and ‘On My Mind’.
Ellie was enlisted by composer Steven Price to provide vocals for “In This Together”, one of the songs that soundtracked Netflix’s “Our Planet” nature documentary series with David Attenborough. June saw Ellie launch an exclusive curated playlist on Apple Music. One of the first artists to do so, Ellie’s playlist ‘Ellie Goulding: Pushing Limits’ is a fitness playlist made up of motivational bangers.
Ellie’s incredible career to date has seen her celebrate two #1 albums, two BRIT Awards, sell over 15 million albums and 102 million singles, amass 13 billion streams worldwide and surpass over 14 million Instagram followers. The track ‘Love Me Like You Do’ broke the record for the most streamed song in 1 week worldwide. Off stage, Ellie continues her work with the UN as a global environmental ambassador and is involved in many other philanthropic ventures, including being a patron of The Marylebone Project and fundraising for Streets Of London.
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Those of you who have been around from the 1960's through the 1990's will remember the vibrant live music scene in almost every starred hotel in India. Those were the days when you walked into a nightclub like 'Rendezvous' at The Taj Mahal hotel and 'Supper Club' at the Oberoi Sheraton in Mumbai to see curtains going up on a band that was the prime focus of these outlets. Every seat in these restaurants allowed an unobstructed view of the band that performed every night on resident contracts. Today all this has disappeared thanks to some ridiculously high entertainment taxes on live music. Today, non off these hotels have complete bands playing save for a few that feature small duos or solo singers. The Lodhi in New Delhi, recently listed among the world's best hotels, decided to step in and rewind to the good old days. They got Goa's premier jazz quartet 'Jazz Junction' to move to Delhi on a resident contract and the decision has paid off in terms of footfalls generated by the band. Jazz Junction featuring singer Daniella Rodrigues, pianist Tony Dias,
bassist Colin D'Cruz and drummer Angelo Colasco began playing at The Lodhi in June 2018. Four months into the contract the band generated a sizeable following, with quite a few high profile guests choosing to celebrate their special occasion at the Elan bar where the band performs. Against all odds the rewind option proved to be a huge success and hopefully other properties around the country takes the cue to trigger a whole new revival of live music.