The trademark soprano vocals of singer-songwriter Ellie Goulding define her sound, which incorporates elements of folk, synthpop and electronica and shows off her talents as a multi-instrumentalist.
BRIT Award winner Ellie released her debut studio album Lights in 2010 and followed it up with Halcyon in 2012. Both albums peaked at number one in the UK album chart and went double-platinum. Last year, Halcyon was re-released with ten additional tracks as Halcyon Days, which also went to number one in the UK album chart.
Halcyon Days features How Long Will I Love You?, which became last year’s BBC Children in Need single, and her first number one single, Burn, which has since racked up nearly 160 million views on YouTube.
Ellie has so far released five top-ten singles, including a cover of Elton John’s Your Song, and she featured on last year’s number four Calvin Harris single I Need Your Love, also a YouTube phenomenon with more than 130 million views.
She has toured with Katy Perry and performed at the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton as well as at the White House for the 2011 National Christmas Tree lighting ceremony. Her UK arena tour in March, which includes a date at London’s O2, is already sold out.
At this year’s BRIT Awards, Ellie has been nominated in the British Female Solo Artist category and twice in the British Single category (for both Burn and I Need Your Love). She has also been announced as one of the performers at the awards ceremony on 19 February, alongside Katy Perry, Bruno Mars, Arctic Monkeys and others.