Born and raised in Herefordshire, England, Ellie Goulding began playing her first instrument at the age of nine. After perfecting her skills in playing clarinet, young Ellie picked up the guitar at the age of fourteen and also began writing songs. At fifteen, she won her first singing competition while she was still in college. Soon, she was exposed to electronic music and the artist immediately began to connect with the genre. While she was studying at the University of Kent, Ellie Goulding was approached by Jamie Lilly White from a renowned music and branding company, Turn First Artist, which helped her grow and flourish as a solo musician.
Today, Ellie Goulding is known for her high piercing vibrato and emotive delivery. She has sold over three million albums and ten million singles to date. Her music is a concoction of synthpop, folktronica and indiepop. She is not just a great vocalist, but also a talented, multi-instrumentalist, who plays a variety of instruments like, guitar, mandolin, drums, clarinet, keyboards, bass and percussion. When asked about her musical inspirations, Ellie cited artists such as Kanye West, Bjork, Lauryn Hill and Imogen Heap as some of her icons. She is one of the top selling solo artists of the UK of her genre, who also have had the privilege to work with a variety of well-known record label companies, including Interscope, Cherrytree, Newon Gold and Polydor.
After a few years of recording and touring, Ellie finally came up with her debut album, Lights, in 2010. The record debuted at number one on the UK charts, also receiving a 2x Platinum certification. It also peaked at music charts in countries like, Belgium, Canada, Germany, Ireland and the US. The song, “Starry Eyed” turned out to be a huge hit, receiving a Gold certification by the BPI. After the success of her debut album, Ellie came up with a second one, titled, Halcyon.
The record hit the shelves in October 2012, selling millions of copies and debuting at number one in multiple countries. Halcyon received Gold certification in three countries and went 2x Platinum in UK. Songs such as, “Explosions,” “Anything Could Happen” and “Figure 8” either received a Gold, Silver or a Platinum status. As far as her most recent singles are concerned, Ellie Goulding just recorded a new song, titled “Beating Heart,” for the 2014 Hollywood film, Divergent. Some of her other fresh tracks like; “How Long Will I Love You” and “Burn” have also received a Gold certification in multiple countries.
In her career, Ellie Goulding has won a long list of prominent awards. She has been honored with multiple Brit Awards, VEVOCertified Awards, a Glamour Magazine Award and BBC Sound of 2010 Award. Following the success of her 2011 The Lights Tour, Ellie Goulding is currently on her 2014 The Halcyon Days Tour. All the fans who love listening to her songs can now see their favorite artist perform live on stage. In order to do that, make sure you purchase your Ellie Goulding concert tickets in time.