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Ellie Goulding (born 30.12.1986) Ellie Goulding is a British singer and songwriter. She was initially introduced to the public when she was shortlisted for the BBC's 'Sound of 2010' poll, which she eventually topped.

Childhood: Ellie Goulding was born in Hereford, England, and went to school at the Lady Hawkins' High School in Kington, Herefordshire. She then graduated to Hereford Sixth Form College, before studying drama at Kent University, though she was advised to take a year out from studying in order to pursue a music career.

As a teenager, Ellie Goulding learned to play the guitar and started to write her own songs, inspired by folk music. Whilst at university, she became interested in electronic music. Frankmusik helped her to create her sound on 'Wish I Stayed' and Goulding has become a frequent collaborator of Starsmith, who produced her debut album, Lights.

Music Career: In September 2009, Ellie Goulding signed to Polydor Records, though her debut single 'Under the Sheets' was released on the independent label Neon Gold Records, so as not to put too much pressure on Goulding to perform well in terms of sales.

'Under the Sheets' received its debut radio airplay on BBC Radio 1 at the end of September 2009 and went on to receive a heavy rotation of airplay. The following month, Elle Goulding supported Little Boots (aka Victoria Hesketh, who had featured in the BBC's 'Sound of 2009' shortlist). Goulding also appeared on Later. with Jools Holland performing 'Under the Sheets' and 'Guns and Horses'.

Goulding's collaboration with Frankmusik, 'Wish I Stayed', was Single of the Week on iTunes in December 2009. Ellie then went on to provide vocals for Starsmith's remix of 'Sleepyhead' by Passion Pit.

After being announced as the winner of the BBC Sound of 2010 poll, Ellie Goulding also won the Critics' Choice Award at the BRIT Awards. The last person to win both awards before Goulding was the singer Adele.

Lights was Ellie Goulding's debut album and was released in March 2010. The second single to be released from the album was 'Starry Eyed', which received huge amounts of airplay and helped to propel the album to number one in the UK albums chart. The third single to be released from the album was 'Guns and Horses'.

Ellie Goulding has also written a number of tracks for Diana Vickers, as well as co-writing a track with Gabriella Cilmi for her own album. It was announced that Ellie Goulding would be supporting John Mayer on his UK tour in 2010.



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Ellie Goulding seen on the red carpet entering The Brit Awards 2017 held at the O2 - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 22nd February 2017

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Ellie Goulding attending Universal Music's annual party following the BRIT Awards. Held at 180 The Strand - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 22nd February 2017

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Ellie Goulding with her sister Jordan seen on the red carpet entering The Brit Awards 2017 held at the O2 - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 22nd February 2017

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Ellie Goulding at LFW a/w 2017: Love Me 17 X Burberry party held at Annabel's, Berkeley Square - London, United Kingdom - Monday 20th

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Katie Hopkins Agrees To Take On Ellie Goulding In Charity Boxing Match


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Katie Hopkins has agreed to face off with Ellie Goulding in a charity boxing match, after the pair engaged in a Twitter spat.

It all started when Hopkins tweeted a post in favour of Italy leaving the European Union after the country’s recent referendum result.

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Ellie Goulding seen arriving at Capital FM's 2016 Jingle Bell Ball held at the O2 Arena, London, United Kingdom - Sunday 4th December 2016

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Ellie Goulding Performs Sold-Out Charity Gig At The Royal Albert Hall


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Ellie Goulding entertained a crowd of over 5,000 fans at her charity concert at London's Royal Albert Hall this week, after tickets for the show sold out in a matter of minutes. It's her third show for the Streets of London homelessness charity, and it only gets bigger and bigger each year.

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The 'On My Mind' singer performed at her annual fundraiser for the non-profit organisation Streets of London on Monday night (November 21st 2016), alongside a number of special musical guests. She performed a split set in two parts with an interval from this year's Brits Critics' Choice Award winner Jack Garratt.

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Ellie Goulding Denies She's Pregnant With Prince Harry's Baby


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Ellie Goulding was a bit thrown at having to deny that she is pregnant with Prince Harry’s baby, in an awkward line of questioning during an appearance on Australian television.

The 29 year old singer appeared on ‘The Project’, where she’s promoting a stand-alone single that appears on the soundtrack to the new movie Bridget Jones’s Baby. The show’s presenter asked her if she related more to Bridget or Fifty Shades of Grey’s Anastasia Steele – as one of her songs also appeared on the soundtrack to that movie.

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Amy Schumer Is The Most Dangerous Celebrity To Search For In 2016


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She’s long been a thorn in the side of the patriarchy with her irreverent and forthright brand of comedy, but now Amy Schumer is proving to be actively dangerous – to internet users who search for her name!

A new report conducted on various search engines by anti-virus experts shows that Amy Schumer has been the most dangerous name to search for online in 2016, as the internet security firm Intel Security published its annual list of the TV, music and film stars whose names are most regularly hijacked by hackers to lure people to sites carrying malware.

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Ellie Goulding Opens Up About Recent Battle With Exhaustion


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Ellie Goulding has opened up about her recent battle with exhaustion, revealing that she felt her body about to “give up” when it was at its worst.

The 29 year old pop singer took a few months off earlier this summer, cancelling a number of live performances in late July having been ordered to rest by her doctor having reached “breaking point”. However, she said that she didn’t realise how bad a state she was in at the time.

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Ellie Goulding Announces New Collaboration With Calvin Harris; Says She's "Not Boring"


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On the day she announces a brand new collaboration with her some-time musical partner-in-crime Calvin Harris, Ellie Goulding has given a new interview in which she’s tried to clear up a few misconceptions the public have about her – mostly, that she’s boring.

She and Harris revealed a new song is set to drop in the summer, which has been recorded but not yet given a title. The two have collaborated twice before, on 2012’s ‘I Need Your Love’ and 2014’s ‘Outside’, which between them have over one billion Vevo hits.

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Ellie Goulding Says Noel Gallagher Actually Rather Likes Her Music


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Ellie Goulding has responded to Noel Gallagher’s recent criticism of current pop stars, saying that the former Oasis rocker actually likes her music!

Earlier this week, 48 year old Gallagher had taken aim at the new generation of chart acts – as history tells us he is prone to do from time to time – telling Esquire in a lengthy rant that everybody except Kanye West was boring and didn’t deserve the trappings that come with their fame and fortune.

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BBC Music Awards 2015 To Feature Live Performances From One Direction And Ellie Goulding


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The second annual BBC Music Awards will play host to an impressive list of performers at the end of the year, with One Direction, Ellie Goulding, Little Mix and Mumford & Sons among the confirmed acts.

The ceremony, which is being held at Birmingham’s Genting Arena on December 10th, is in its second year after the inaugural awards were held in 2014 at London’s Earl’s Court. Just like last year, the evening will be hosted by Fearne Cotton and Chris Evans and broadcast on BBC One, and the radio stations 1 and 2. More than 10,000 tickets are currently on sale to members of the public.

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Ellie Goulding Reveals She's Been Ignoring A Heart Condition For Over A Year


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Ellie Goulding has announced the startling news that she’s been coping with a heart condition in secret for over a year.

The 28 year old British star was accused of lip-syncing her performance at the AFL final in Melbourne, Australia last month, and earlier this week responded cryptically that she had bigger things to worry about.

The ‘Love Me Like You Do’ singer, who is releasing her new album Delirium in November, told MailOnline: “I found out I have this heart thing and I need to get it checked out. I’m fine, it’s actually something someone discovered last year but I never got it checked out. Which is terrible, I have been playing with my life.”

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Ellie Goulding Hits Back After Being Accused Of Lip Synching During AFL Performance


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Ellie Goulding has hit back at social media critics who accused her of lip-synching during her AFL Grand Final pre-game set. Goulding played two songs during the performance, including hit ‘Love Me Like You Do’ from the Fifty Shades of Grey soundtrack.

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At the beginning of her set, Goulding seemed to be having trouble with coming in on time as she began ‘Love Me Like You Do’. According to the Daily Mail, Goulding failed to come in on time with the music and then stood awkwardly in front of the audience before the backing track stopped and re-started.

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Ellie Goulding

Date of birth

30th December, 1986

Occupation

Musician

Sex

Female

Height

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