Earned It (Fifty Shades of Grey) [From the "Fifty Shades of Grey" Soundtrack] - Single
Toronto’s own R&B star The Weeknd is prepared to take big-budget cinema in a much sexier direction with his latest single, “Earned It”. It’s the sultry lead single to the upcoming film adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey, the best-selling S&M novel series. The new track is a much more conventional offering than Abel Tesfaye’s usual output; orchestral arrangements and organic drums are employed in place of his characteristic sample-based production, and it’s lyrically radio-friendly, several shades less lusty than some earlier NSFW tracks. This could be a sign that you’ll be hearing the Weeknd’s lilt in mainstream formats, more often.
Billboard is reporting that “Earned It” has earned the singer his highest debut yet on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. It was also announced this week that The Weeknd would be one of the major acts performing at Coachella 2015.