Ellie Goulding

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Ellie Goulding is an English singer and songwriter born in 1986 in Lyonshall, Herefordshire, England. Goulding has released the albums Lights and Halycon during her career. Some of her most notable songs include BurnYour Song, and Lights. Goulding has sold four million albums as well as 15 million singles across the world. She has won accolades such as a BRIT Award, JIMtv Award, and two VEVOCertified Awards.

1 Jul, 2014

Self cover

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Goulding appears on the cover of the July 2014 issue of Self magazine. She talks about suffering from panic attacks, dating Dougie Poynter, and being a singer.

I always liked singing, but it never occurred to me that it could be a real job. So when people would ask me what I wanted to be when I grew up, I’d say ‘I’m going to be an actress,’ in this fake posh accent that I’d learned from watching period dramas. I started playing guitar to impress a guy, but all of a sudden I was more engrossed in the guitar than the guy, and playing it became my everything. It was a big deal, because I started singing my own songs.

Marie Claire UK cover

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Goulding appears on the cover of the February 2014 issue of Marie Claire magazine. She talks about attending Prince William and Duchess Kate’s wedding and whether she will get married one day.

Well, it might be nice to have a wedding one day, mightn’t it?. I quite like being by myself. What’s wrong with that?

1 Jan, 2014

Cosmopolitan UK cover

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Goulding appears on the cover of the January 2014 issue of Cosmopolitan UK magazine. She talks about romance, her girlfriends, and her confidence.

My confidence has grown in the past year, as a woman… I feel strong in more ways than one at the moment… I feel very independent and feminist right now – I think maybe it’s being single. I never thought about the idea of being an inspiration. I’m not perfect; I’m not a supermodel – I drink and smoke (which I’m not proud of) and do normal things.

1 Sep, 2013

Look cover

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Goulding appears on the cover of a September 2013 issue of Look magazine. She talks about her holiday with Niall Horan and why Cara Delevingne and Rita Ora tell her everything.

Glamoholic cover

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Goulding appears on the cover of the September 2013 issue of Glamoholic magazine. She talks about Halcyon Days, collaborating with Calvin Harris, and the inspiration behind her song, Hearts Without Chains.

An ex inspired this song because I was frustrated that we never got to see each other and it’s as simple as that. I wanted time to stop and be with that person but that couldn’t happen.

23 Aug, 2013

Halcyon Days

url-1Goulding rereleases her second album as Halcyon Days. The updated album features 21 tracks including her single Burn and collaboration with Calvin Harris on the track I Need Your Love.

The idea behind Halcyon is also days of youth and happiness and joy, and I like the idea that there can be days that are really happy and really peaceful. I don’t know, I suppose Halcyon relates to hopefulness. I like the idea of one day there being peacefulness and happiness.

17 Mar, 2013

Fabulous cover

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Goulding appears on the cover of the March 2013 issue of Fabulous magazine. She talks about how she learned to love herself.

I didn’t think I was pretty enough to be in magazines.

18 Oct, 2012

Ellie Goulding interview

Seacrest interviews Goulding during On Air With Ryan Seacrest and questions her about the first time she meet Taylor Swift.

I met her recently, and we got to chat. We met on a TV show in the UK, we were both just kind of like ‘oh my gosh oh my gosh oh my gosh’ We get along so well! They actually asked us to look into the camera a little more because we were just talking to each other. She’s awesome.

9 Oct, 2012

Ellie Goulding interview

Seacrest interviews Goulding during On Air With Ryan Seacrest about the songs she performs at Prince William’s wedding reception.

All of us collectively (choose the songs). Those guys, us guys, but I played my own songs on the album as well. So, it ended up being quite a long set.

5 Oct, 2012


EG_HALCYONGoulding releases second studio album titled Halycon. The record features 13 tracks including her singles Anything Could Happen, Figure 8 and Explosions. Goulding collaborated with producers Jim Eliot, Starsmith, Billboard and Justin Parker on the record. Goulding also collaborated with Ahadadream on a remix bonus track for the song Hanging On featured on the album.

I’m hoping it will make people go out and propose to their girlfriend and do that holiday they never ended up doing. I hope it will provoke positivity as opposed to making people really sad.

1 Oct, 2012

Paper cover

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Goulding appears on the cover of the October 2012 issue of Paper magazine. She talks about her musical genre and her boyfriend Skrillex.

Without wanting to sound too sappy, he’s genuinely the hardest working, most talented person I know. Feminists hate me for sure. I’m almost always like ‘I’ll do anything for you!

11 Sep, 2012

Lights performance

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Goulding performs Lights during On Air With Ryan Seacrest to promote her album Halcyon. 

When we released it in the UK, which was a while ago it was the 6th or 7th single from my album. So, it was kind of at the point where I was ready to write a new album anyway. So, I didn’t put much into it, then all of a sudden it was like ‘Lights’ is on the radio a lot in the US and that was it, it started it rolling.

Ellie Goulding interview

Seacrest interviews Goulding during On Air With Ryan Seacrest about her album Halcyon. 

Even in rehearsals I felt myself welling up a little bit, not that my last album didn’t. But these songs in particular are really emotional and they mean a lot to me, they’re about very personal things. It’s a good thing though, I think. If it provokes that kind of emotion in me, then hopefully that will be the same on the people.

19 Sep, 2011

California Dreams tour

Goulding is the opener for Katy Perry on her California Dreams Tour. The original opener Jessie J had to pull out of the tour due to a broken foot. Perry sent her apologies to Jessie and Goulding announcement via her Twitter. Goudling says that this is a new opportunity for her.

I’ve never played anything like this.

29 Nov, 2010

Bright Lights

urlGoulding rereleases her debut album under the title Bright Lights. The revised version of the record features six new tracks including a cover of Elton John’s Your Song. Goulding worked collaborated with Rob Blake on the production of the record.

I added several songs to the album Bright Lights in the UK that I think really showcase who I am as a songwriter now. I have different things on my mind now. I guess I’m just quite observant and I pay attention to a lot of things.

26 Feb, 2010


homepage_large.48744df7Goulding releases her debut album Lights. The record features 10 tracks including Goulding’s singles Starry Eyed, Guns and Horses and The Writer. Goulding collaborated with producers Starsmith, Fraser T Smith and Frankmusik on the record.

There are songs on this album that I wrote when I was 15-years-old. Most of those are songs that I wrote about missing home and my family, and then there are some about my past crushes or having an early infactuations with someone. But I feel like all of my newer stuff shows how I’ve grown up over the years.

30 Dec, 1986

Ellie Goulding born in Lyonshall, England


Elena Jane Goulding is born in Lyonshall, England to parents Tracey Clark and Aurthur Goulding. Goulding is the second of four children. She has one brother and two sisters. Goulding’s parents divorce after her father leaves home when she is 5-years-old. She begins playing music at 9-years-old.

Goulding attended Lady Hawkins’ High School and started songwriting at 15-years-old.

We (Goulding and her father) used to see each other every other weekend and then once a month, and then never. When I first stopped seeing him I can’t remember why and it has been too long now. I don’t know what he’s like now.

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