With less than two months to go until “Fifty Shades of Grey” premieres in theaters, Universal’s promotion for the highly anticipated BDSM film is in full swing. And while it was Beyoncé's voice fans heard in the first "Fifty Shades" trailer in July, it has been revealed that The Weeknd’s Abel Tesfaye is the second performer to earn a spot on the movie’s soundtrack.
According to Entertainment Weekly, The Weeknd's single “Earned It” will be one of the film’s first official tracks. In the song, Abel Tesfaye sings about a “perfect girl” who is “always worth it.” Some other lyrics read, "And you deserve it/The way you work it/'Cause girl you earned it."
Fans of the author E.L. James' “Fifty Shades” book trilogy will know Tesfaye is most likely paying tribute to the lead characters, billionaire businessman Christian Grey, and his lover, Anastasia Steele, in the song. You can listen to the four-minute ballad below.
Beyoncé, who sang a new version of the 2003 hit “Crazy in Love” in the film’s debut teaser trailer, will also have a spot on the soundtrack. In November, it was announced that her single “Haunted,” which touches on a tortured relationship, will also be on the soundtrack. The single originally debuted on her Beyoncé platinum edition box set “7/11,” according to InStyle.
While fans of the love story can bide their time waiting for the film’s release by listening to the film’s new song, they can also rest easy knowing the exact location where the movie’s stars, actors Jamie Dornan (Christian Grey) and Dakota Johnson (Anastasia Steele), will be attending the film’s premiere. According to EW, the movie will make its international debut at the Berlin Film Festival in February, two days before the film is scheduled to hit theaters on Feb. 13, 2015.
“Fifty Shades of Grey” is based on James’ best-selling 2011 book of the same name. The story follows the tumultuous tale of Christian and Anna’s romance as they navigate his love for the BDSM lifestyle. The film is directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson of “Nowhere Boy“ fame and also stars Luke Grimes (“True Blood”), Victor Rasuk (“Stalker”), Marcia Gay Harden (“The Newsroom”) and “Black Widow” singer Rita Ora.