UPDATED FEB 14, 2020: "FOR YOU” IS CERTIFIED PLATINUM IN UK
LIAM PAYNE & RITA ORA’S “FOR YOU (FIFTY SHADES FREED)” FROM 50 SHADES FREED SOUNDTRACK
UPDATED FEBRUARY 14, 2020: Liam Payne and Rita Ora's single "For You” has now been certified Platinum in the United Kingdom for selling over 600,000 units.
In 2018 Payne uploaded a snippet of the pair's new song on his Instagram (see below), and fans clearly loved it as praise began to pour in soon after.
One Twitter user wrote: “@LiamPayne @RitaOra ITS A BOP. THANK YOU FOR BLESSING THIS WORLD WITH THIS SONG. #ForYou”
Platinum-selling superstar Payne has sold more than 18 million singles and over 2.4 million albums in less than three years as a solo artist since One Direction. He has been streamed an astounding total of 3.9 billion times.
Fellow superstar Ora is known for her irresistibly catchy pop hits, which include The Official Big Top 40 hits "For You" and "Let You Love Me". Her debut studio album, Ora, which was released in August of 2012, debuted at No. 1 in the UK. She is also the first British female solo artist to have thirteen Top Ten songs in the UK.
ORIGINAL PRESS RELEASE BELOW
New York, NY (January 5, 2018) – Liam Payne & Rita Ora’s “For You (Fifty Shades Freed)” is unveiled as the first single from the forthcoming Fifty Shades Freed Official Soundtrack via Republic Records.
“For You (Fifty Shades Freed)” was written by Ali Payami (Taylor Swift, The Weeknd), Ali Tamposi (Kelly Clarkson), and multi-instrumentalist watt.
The Fifty Shades of Grey Official Soundtrack bowed at #2 on the Billboard Top 200 in 2015, earned a platinum certification, and became the seventh-best-selling album of the year.
2017 saw the Fifty Shades Darker Official Soundtrack capture #1 on the Billboard Top 200 and reach RIAA gold status.
2018 brings the musical story full circle with the Fifty Shades Freed Official Soundtrack.
January 5, 2018 1:52pm ET by Republic Records