Ellie Goulding biography

Elena Jane Goulding, popularly known as Ellie Goulding is a highly talented English singer, and songwriter of international reputation. She is also a famous record producer who managed to make a heavy impact in the UK music industry. When Ellie Goulding was 24, she was a celebrity with millions of fans all over the world. Born on 30 December 1986 as the daughter of Arthur Goulding and Tracy Goulding in Hereford, England, Elena Jane Goulding started playing musical instruments at a young age. As a teenager, she used to write songs.

Her professional career started when she met record producers Frankmusik and Starsmith. It was her meeting with Jamie Lillywhite that changed things for the better. Then, Lillywhite went on to become her manager and A&R. The first extended play of this artist was released in 2009 after signing to Polydor Records. The name of the play was An Introduction to Ellie Goulding. She was chosen as the top artist in the BBC Annual Sound of… poll in 2010. In the same year, Ellie Goulding won the Brits Critics Choice Award.

The first studio album of Ellie Goulding, titled Lights, was released in 2010. It was on top of the UK Albums Chart. More than 850,000 people purchased copies of this album. She renamed the album Bright Lights later in the same year with the addition of two more singles. One of these singles, a cover of Elton John's Your Song was chosen for the first John Lewis Christmas advert. This song reached the number 2 position on the UK Singles Chart. This album was in the second position on the US Billboard Hot 100.

The second studio album of this artist, Halcyon, was launched in 2012. The most prominent single in this album was Anything Could Happen. Halcyon was at No. 2 on the UK Albums Chart. Then, it went on to become the number one song after 65 weeks. On the US Billboard 200, this album managed to secure the number 9th.position. Ellie Goulding introduced a redefined version of this album, Halcyon Days in 2013. This album won her many awards and honors. The single Burn in this album was on the top position on the UK Single Charts. It also won him the award for the Best British Female Solo Artist in 2014 at Brit Awards.

The third studio album of Ellie Goulding is known as Delirium. The release date of this album was 6 November 2015. The lead single of this album is On My Mind. Another single Love Me Like You Do won her first Grammy nomination for Best Pop Solo Performance. Bright Blue, her fourth studio album, was launched in July 2020. It was her third album to top the UK Albums Chart. Moreover, she won the RIAA certification for the 4th time consecutively.

Ellie Goulding – Musical Style and Influences

Highly renowned for her emotive delivery, breathy tone, and piercing vibrato, Ellie Goulding keeps the listeners entertained beautifully. The music of this talented singer can be termed folktronica, electropop, indie pop, and synth-pop. As a soprano, she can handle high pitch with effortless ease. You can experience a folky shade with her hoarse timbre and tremulous vibrato. Her high notes are often compared to beautiful bird sounds. Simultaneously, she can take the listeners to ancient depths of sorrow with her darker tones.

Ellie Goulding has an incomparable voice. It is unique, original, and highly captivating. According to her, she was greatly influenced by people like Björk, Kate Bush, and Joni Mitchell. With the debut album, she experimented with different music genres like indietronica, folktronica, synthpop, and indie-pop. Ellie Goulding focused on genres like dream pop, synthpop, and indie-pop with the second album. Later, Goulding concentrated more on a tribal and anthemic sound to offer a different listening experience for listeners.

Ellie Goulding – Major Awards and Achievements

The awards and achievements of Ellie Goulding are unbeatable. She has won 19 awards for her musical contributions. The major awards include 1 Q Award, 1 NRJ Music Award, 1 MTV Italian Music Award, 4 BMI London Awards, and 2 Brit Awards. Ellie Goulding has also won a Grammy Nomination for Best Pop Solo Performance in 2016. The song, Close To Me won her the Billboard Music Award for the Top Electronic/Dance Song in 2020. Her songs and albums remained in top positions in leading charts in the USA, UK, and many other countries.

Ellie Goulding – Albums and Other Creations

The four studio albums of Ellie Goulding are Lights (2010), Halcyon (2012), Delirium (2015), and Brightest Blue (2020). The major concert tours of this artist include The Lights Tour, The Halcyon Days Tour, Delirium World Tour, and Brightest Blue Tour. She also appeared on TV series as an artist or guest, including The Sound Change Live, One World: Together At Home, Sesame Street, and Who Is....Goulding acted in films and documentaries like Lennon or McCartney, Tom & Issy, Louder Together, and Ellie Goulding: Healthy Eating on Tour.

Ellie Goulding married her boyfriend Caspar Jopling on 31 August 2019. The couple has a child, named Arthur Ever Winter. She has been associating with many charity and non-profit organizations to help less privileged children and homeless people. Ellie Goulding performed in many charity concerts to help people raise money for good social causes. The United Nations Foundation chose her for the Global Leadership Award in 2017 to recognize her environmental and social justice activism. Ellie Goulding is a supremely talented singer and songwriter with an unparalleled reputation. Moreover, she is a lovable, generous, and socially-responsible human being with a strong compassion for the oppressed and needy people.

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