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Love Stuff is the debut studio album by American singer and songwriter Elle King. It was released physically and digitally in the United States on February 13, 2015, and on vinyl on March 3, 2015, through RCA Records.[2][3] The album was mastered by Stephen Marcussen at Marcussen Mastering, which is located in Hollywood, California.[4] The album was recorded at various studios throughout the United States, and was mixed at Jimi Hendrix's Electric Lady Studios in Greenwich Village.Script error

The album was preceded by its lead single "Ex's & Oh's, which was released on September 23, 2014, and has since peaked at No. 10 on the Billboard Hot 100.[5] The album made history by being the first ever number 1 album on the UK Americana chart, which launched on 28th January 2016.[6]

Track one on the album, "Where The Devil Don't Go", was originally leaked under the false title "Mean World" and produced by Swedish DJ Avicii in 2013, who was also at the time working with Sterling Fox on his debut album, True (2013).[7]


"Ex's & Oh's" was released on September 23, 2014 as the album's lead single. It first found success in the rock genre, where it became the second song by a solo female artist in the past twenty years to reach the top position of the Billboard Alternative Songs airplay chart[8] and led the magazine's Hot Rock Songs chart for 10 consecutive weeks in mid-2015. The song later crossed over to a mainstream audience and became a number-one hit on the Adult Pop Songs chart in addition to spending one week in the top 10 of the all-genre Billboard Hot 100. "Ex's & Oh's" received two nominations at the 58th Grammy Awards: for Best Rock Performance and Best Rock Song.[9]

The second rock single from the album is "Under the Influence", released to AAA radio on December 14, 2015 modern rock radio on December 15.[10][11]

"America's Sweetheart" was released on February 8, 2016 as the second mainstream single and third overall released from Love Stuff; it impacted American hot adult contemporary radio on that date.[12]

Track listing

1."Where the Devil Don't Go"John Hill3:01
2."Ex's & Oh's"Dave Bassett3:22
3."Under the Influence"
  • King
  • Bassett
4."Last Damn Night"Jeff Bhasker4:02
5."Kocaine Karolina"
  • King
  • Bhasker
6."Song of Sorrow"KingHill3:35
7."America's Sweetheart"Martin Johnson4:06
8."I Told You I Was Mean"KingJacknife Lee4:31
9."Ain't Gonna Drown"
  • King
  • Bhasker
11."Make You Smile"
  • King
  • Garret "Jacknife" Lee
12."See You Again"Eg White3:26
Total length:42:26


Adapted from AllMusic:[13]




  • Art direction – Erwin Gorostiza, Michelle Holme
  • Design – Michelle Holme
  • Photography – Dustin Cohen

Charts and certifications

Weekly charts

Chart (2015–16) Peak
Australian Albums (ARIA)[14] 11
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[15] 29
Canadian Albums (Billboard)[16] 7
Danish Albums (Hitlisten)[17] 22
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[18] 45
Irish Albums (IRMA)[19] 31
New Zealand Albums (RMNZ)[20] 15
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[21] 55
UK Albums (OCC)[22] 18
UK Americana (OCC)[23] 1
US Billboard 200[24] 26
US Top Rock Albums (Billboard)[25] 3
US Top Alternative Albums (Billboard)[26] 2

Year-end charts

Chart (2015) Position
US Billboard 200[27] 121
US Top Rock Albums (Billboard)[28] 25


Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United States (RIAA)[29] Gold 500,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone


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  3. "Elle King - Love Stuff (Vinyl) - Music". March 3, 2015. Retrieved November 16, 2015. 
  4. Album liner notes
  5. "Billboard - Elle King - Chart History - Billboard Hot 100". Billboard. November 14, 2015. Retrieved November 16, 2015. 
  7. Avicii's Mean World, original leak of Where The Devil Don't Go.
  8. White, Emily (September 8, 2015). "Elle King Is Just Second Woman to Top Alternative Songs Chart in Two Decades". Billboard. Retrieved September 9, 2015. 
  9. "Grammy Nominations 2016: See the Full List of Nominees". Billboard. December 7, 2015. Retrieved December 7, 2015. 
  10. "Future Releases on Triple A (AAA) Radio Stations". All Access Media Group. Archived from the original on December 5, 2015. Retrieved 25 January 2016. 
  11. "Future Releases on Alternative Radio Stations". All Access Media Group. Archived from the original on December 4, 2015. Retrieved 4 December 2015. 
  12. "Hot/Modern/AC Future Releases". All Access Media Group. Archived from the original on January 24, 2016. Retrieved 24 January 2016. 
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  17. " – Elle King – Love Stuff". Hung Medien. Retrieved February 17, 2016.
  18. "Longplay-Chartverfolgung at Musicline" (in German). Phononet GmbH.
  19. "GFK Chart-Track Albums: Week 4, 2016". Chart-Track. IRMA. Retrieved January 30, 2016.
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  22. "Official Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved January 30, 2016.
  24. "Elle King – Chart history" Billboard 200 for Elle King.
  25. "Elle King – Chart history" Billboard Top Rock Albums for Elle King.
  26. "Elle King – Chart history" Billboard Top Alternative Albums for Elle King.
  27. "Top Billboard 200 Albums: 2015 Year End". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 13 December 2015. 
  28. "Top Rock Albums: 2015 Year End". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 13 December 2015. 
  29. "American album certifications – Elle King – Love Stuff". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH

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