Ellie Goulding

British Singer

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Biography

Ellie Goulding was born in Hereford, England.

She began writing music and playing guitar at 14.

Training/Education

She went to school at the Lady Hawkins' High School.

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.

Career Roles/Albums

Ellie's career started when she took a year off from college to pursue a music career. In 2009, she was signed to Polydor Records, but her first single "Under the Sheets" was released by Neon Gold Records.

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".

Awards

BBC Music award in December 2014 for "Love Me Like You Do" for song of the year(Nominated)

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
BMI London Awards

Inspiration

"I take inspiration from everything around me, also relationships and friends. And the inside of my crazy head."

Fun Facts!

She's a vegetarian!

She dated One Direction's Niall Horan!

She is ambidextrous

She 5'5"

Her favorite place is Birdsong by Sebastian Faulk.

She is an avid marathon runner

Quote

"I can fall in love in a simple way, but I can dissect it in such an intense fashion when it ends."

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Ellie Goulding: "On My Mind" - The Voice 2015