Biography of Ellie Goulding

Ellie Goulding was born and grew up in Kington, a small village near Kington, Herefordshire. He was the second child of four siblings. His mother named Tracey (nee Clark) and his father Arthur Goulding. When Ellie was 5 years old, her parents split up, his mother subsequently remarried with a lorry driver.

He started playing the clarinet at the age of 9 years and learned to play guitar at 14 years old. Ellie attended Lady Hawkins Kington, where he had won a school drama performance titled THE WIZARD OF OZ, then Ellie role as the Scarecrow.

At the age of 15 years, Ellie began trying to write his own and won a singing contest when in college. He enrolled at the University of Kent, there Ellie became interested in electronic music. Ellie began to develop the idea of ​​sound in the song Wish I Stayed with the assistance of Starsmith and Frankmusik.
Ellie Goulding
After 2 years in Kent, talent Ellie has been ogled by Jamie Lillywhite, who was one of the Turn Firs Artist, a college star contest. From there, Ellie was invited to move to the West London.

Lillywhite eventually become a manager and his A & R, which then Ellie joined with Polydor Records in July 2009. Shortly after, Ellie launched his first single titled Under The Sheets and are in the order of 53 UK Single Charts.

Ellie's debut album, LIGHTS released in March 2010, the album became number 1 in the UK Album Charts and no. 6 The Irish Album Charts. In June 2012 LIGHTS has sold 850 thousand copies in the UK and 1.6 million worldwide.

As a marker of the release of his debut album, Goulding held a series of tour dates in 2010. During the British tour, he was supported by Passion Pit and John Mayer.

In June 2010, Ellie also be one of the performers in the Glastonbury Festival, she performed at the John Peel Stage. In addition, Ellie also be the opening of the U2 360 concert in the city of Munich and Vienna. He also did a collaboration with Skrillex EP album BANGARANG. Then they held a South American tour in 2011.

In February 2011, Ellie tells the Daily Star that he will release his second album in the year. Then Goulding reported that, the title of his latest album is HALCYON and will be released on October 8, 2012.

After the launch HALCYON, Goulding held his tour titled Halcyon Days in May 2013, and supported also by the appearance of Bruno Mars. While appearing on BBC Radio 1'st Live Lounge, Goulding cover Justin Timberlake song titled Mirrors. Furthermore, in September 2013, Ellie launched a video clip of How Long Will I Love You for a movie called ABOUT TIME.

  • LIGHTS (2010)
  • HALCYON (2012)
  • In the BBC's Sound of, won the category Sound Of 2010
  • In the BBC Awards 2010, winning the Critics Choice category
  • In Glamour Magazine Awards 2011, winning Pandora Newcomer of the Year 2011