Tove Lo now part of Golden Globes nominees for original song

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Posted: Dec 23, 2015 2:29 PM
Tove Lo now part of Golden Globes nominees for original song

NEW YORK (AP) — Swedish singer-songwriter Tove Lo has been added to Golden Globe nominations list for her work on Ellie Goulding's "Love Me Like You Do" from the "Fifty Shades of Grey" soundtrack.

Lo, who co-wrote the song, was not originally listed as a nominee for best original song when the Globes announced its nominations earlier this month. But the Globes told The Associated Press on Wednesday that Lo will now compete for the award because she wrote the pop hit along with nominees Max Martin, Savan Kotecha, Ilya Salmanzadeh and Ali Payami.

Neither the Globes nor the label that released the song immediately responded to emails asking why Lo had originally been left off the list.

"Love Me Like You Do" became a multi-platinum success this year and peaked at No. 3 on Billboard's Hot 100 chart. It earned Lo and her songwriting collaborators a Grammy nomination for best song written for visual media and Goulding a nod for best pop solo performance.

At the Globes, which airs Jan. 10, "Love Me Like You Do" will compete with Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth's "See You Again" ("Furious 7"); Sam Smith's "Writing's on the Wall" ("Spectre"); Brian Wilson's "One Kind of Love" ("Love & Mercy"); and David Lang's "Simple Song #3" ("Youth").

Best original song nominees include songwriters and composers; performers are only nominated if they write or co-write the song.

Lo has also written songs for Lea Michele and Hilary Duff, among others. But her success isn't only behind the scenes: She sings on Coldplay's latest album and her debut single, "Habits (Stay High)," reached multi-platinum status and peaked at No. 3 on the Hot 100 chart. She followed it with another platinum-plus hit this year, "Talking Body," which peaked at No. 12.

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