Elle King biography

Tanner Elle Schneider, popularly known as Elle King is a highly reputed singer, songwriter, and TV personality. She also became popular as an actress and a multi-instrumentalist. Elle King has a unique music style that encircles blues, rock, soul, and country. Elle signed a contract with RCA Records before launching her debut EP, known as The Elle King EP. One of the songs in that EP, Playing for Keeps was chosen as the theme song for the famous American Reality Television Series Mob Wives Chicago on VH1.

In 2015, Elle King launched her debut album, titled Love Stuff. It was a huge success. One of the singles in the album, Ex's & Oh's, got into the list of the best 10 singles in the US. This song also received two Grammy Award nominations. The album reached the 28th position on the Billboard 200. She and Dierks Bentley recorded a duet, Different for Girls in 2016. Although it was included in the album of Dierks, this track was also launched as a single. It peaked at number one on the Country Airplay chart. This single received a Grammy nomination for Best Country Duo/Group Performance.

Her second album, Shake the Spirit was released in 2018. It reached the 68th position on the U.S. album chart. It was a hit in Canada as well. This album found a place in the Top Three of Billboard's Americana/Folk Albums chart. Another achievement of this album was the inclusion in the Top Ten of the rock and alternative charts. In 2019, Elle King launched a Christmas song, Under the Mistletoe. It was a joint effort with Ronnie Spector. She collaborated with Andy Grammer to create a duet, Best of You in 2020. In the same year, she came up with the three-track EP In Isolation. Elle King also acted in the film, Love, Weddings & Other Disasters as a singer.

Elle King was born on July 3, 1989, as the daughter of actor and comedian Rob Schneider and former model London King in Los Angeles, Her parents divorced soon after her birth. However, they encouraged her talents and had a positive influence on her life. Elle King was into skating, playing musical instruments, and acting at an early age itself. Her mother remarried Justin Tesa, who gifted her with a record by the all-female hard-rock band, The Donnas. It was a turning point in her life. After listening to this band repeatedly, she decided to pursue a career in music. Elle King made her acting debut in the movie Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo with her father.

New York City taught her a lot about life as a teenager. After graduating from Elisabeth Irwin High School, Elle King relocated to Philadelphia to study film and painting at the University of the Arts. There she saw a band using the instrument banjo only for accompaniment purposes, renouncing the bluegrass and country musical vocabulary often linked with the instrument. This experience motivated King to utilize the banjo as a compositional tool. After the study, Elle King moved to Copenhagen and Los Angeles before coming back to New York.

Elle King met Andrew Ferguson in a London hotel lobby in 2016. After 12 days, they got engaged on a sailing trip. The couple married on February 14, 2016. Within one year, they divorced as well. In 2017, they reconciled for a brief period of one year.

Elle King – Musical Style and Influences

The music style of Elle King encircles rock, country, blues, and soul. Inspired by the songs of The Donnas, she decided to become a professional musician. As a child, Elle King used to listen to Blondie and Runaways a lot. According to her, she grew up hanging out with boys. This exposure motivated her to play rock ‘n’ roll with boys. An element of manliness can be seen in her musical style as well.

When she was 13, King began playing guitar. She was deeply obsessed with the music of Earl Scruggs, Otis Redding, Johnny Cash, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Hank Williams, Etta James, Al Green, and Aretha Franklin. King showed great interest in the country and bluegrass of Hank Williams and Earl Scruggs. This affinity encouraged her to learn the banjo. All these aspects played a vital role in shaping up the musical style of Elle King.

Elle King – Major Awards and Achievements

Elle King received 3 Grammy Awards nominations for Best Rock Song, Best Rock Performance, and Best Country Duo/Group Performance in 2016. She got the Country Music Association Awards in the same year. This music genius won the Academy of Country Music Awards for the Music Event of the Year in 2020. She received nominations for many other reputed awards, including iHeartRadio Music Awards, Teen Choice Awards, CMT Music Awards, Billboard Music Awards, and Country Music Association Awards.

Elle King – Albums and Other Creations

Elle King released two studio albums, Love Stuff (2015) and Shake the Spirit (2018). The Extended Plays of this artist include The Elle King EP and In Isolation. Many singles of King created a captivating impact on music lovers. Some of the most popular choices include Ex's & Oh's, Catch Us If You Can, American Girl, Under The Influence, America’s Sweetheart, Good Girls, Best of You, Wild Love, Shame, Under the Mistletoe, Baby Outlaw, The Let Go, Please Come Home for Christmas, and Another You.

The leading promotional singles of King include Playing for Keeps and Good Thing Gone. The most notable music videos are Different For Girls, Good to Be a Man, Fooled Around and Fell in Love, and Shame. Elle King was also a part of films, documentaries, and TV shows like Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo, The Benchwarmers, Wild Cherry, The Last Playlist, Rob Schneider: Asian Momma, Mexican Kids, and Love, Weddings & Other Disasters.

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