She began writing music and playing guitar at 14.
She then graduated to Hereford Sixth Form College
She studied drama at Kent University, but was soon advised to take a year off to pursue a music career.
Lights, her debut album, was released on March 2010. The song that gave it a lot of airplay and helped to project it to the top of the UK albums charts was "Starry Eyed"
Halcyon, her next album, got mostly positive reviews, which boosted the release. It landed number two on the UK albums chart, with 33,425 copies in its first week.
Her next album, Halcyon Days, a reissue of Halcyon, was released on August 23, 2013. The lead single was "Burn".
Her latest is Delirium. It was released on November 6, 2015. It landed number three on the UK album chart. The lead single is "On My Mind".
BBC Sound Of... (Won)
Billboard Music Awards
- Lights for top streaming song/ pop song of the year. (Nominated)
- Ellie Goulding for pop artist of the year/milestone award
She dated One Direction's Niall Horan!
She is ambidextrous
Her favorite place is Birdsong by Sebastian Faulk.
She is an avid marathon runner
"I can fall in love in a simple way, but I can dissect it in such an intense fashion when it ends."