Ellie Goulding Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets


12th June 2016

Fact: Ellie Goulding celebrated her big performance at Tennessee's Bonnaroo Arts And Music Festival on Saturday (11Jun16) by meeting rock legend Eddie Vedder. The British pop star showed her love for his band Pearl Jam by wearing a white T-shirt bearing the group's name for her set, and then came face-to-face with the veteran singer backstage. She shared a photo of the pair chatting on Twitter.com, and simply captioned it, "I met my hero today... @PearlJam".


8th January 2016

Quote: "I'm a terrible public speaker... You'd think because I perform, I'd be able to get something together but I'm rubbish... I just can't do it, public speaking just really isn't my thing. I have a moment of genius, when I say something... then I go back to realising what I'm actually doing and then just waffle and say the same things and I see people starting to judge me and be like, 'Hurry up!'" Ellie Goulding is hoping she doesn't win a Best Song Golden Globe on Sunday (10Jan16) because she hates the idea of having to give an acceptance speech. The Brit is nominated for her Fifty Shades of Grey tune Love Me Like You Do.


4th December 2015

Fact: Ellie Goulding battled a bad cold during her M.A.C Cosmetics Art Basel show in Miami Beach, Florida on Wednesday (02Dec15) with a little help from tequila. She told fans, "I’m going to drink my way through it. I’ve had a few tequilas. It’s for the best. I’m feeling quite good actually."


16th November 2015

Quote: "I read a lot of things and just go, 'Ha!' and laugh out loud because it's rarely true. I don't get involved, but I'm sure something will come up at some point with a non-existent feud - I never know what to expect. But you just have to laugh at stuff like that." Ellie Goulding refuses to let tabloid gossip upset her.


6th November 2015

Quote: "(It was) surreal and bizarre. People in the casino seem to think it was pretty normal. I guess anything goes in Las Vegas." British pop star Ellie Goulding left gamblers in Las Vegas unfazed when she rode a horse through a casino while filming the promo for her new single On My Mind.


30th October 2015

Quote: "I got annoyed when Glastonbury had so many men on the line-up. Then Florence headlined. Things are changing, you know? And I love it." Singer Ellie Goulding is glad Florence + the MAChine were given their time to shine as headliners at Britain's Glastonbury festival this summer (15). They were drafted in to join Kanye West and The Who on the bill, after the Foo Fighters dropped out due to frontman Dave Grohl's broken leg.


5th October 2015

Quote: "I write about everything, but, no, I just thought it was a fun song to write, and it's a very common situation, where men and women are vulnerable because sometimes there's someone from their past resonating in their present." Ellie Goulding insists her new song, On My Mind, isn't a response to rumoured ex-lover Ed Sheeran's heartbreak tune Don't.


20th September 2015

Quote: "I knew a while ago. I've written with Jimmy Napes and he was not supposed to tell me but he did. He kind of let it drop because he is not good at lying. So I knew for ages. I decided to not acknowledge (the speculation), which I thought was OK considering I didn't place the rumour in the first place." Ellie Goulding has known for a while that Sam Smith would be singing the latest James Bond movie theme.


29th July 2015

Fact: Pop star couple Ellie Goulding and Dougie Poynter have stepped up their romance by posing for a joint magazine photoshoot for Rollacoaster magazine.


24th February 2015

Tweet: "Could someone stop trying to hack into my email I’m legit running out of passwords." Ellie Goulding attempts to prevent a hacker from gaining access to her email.


22nd January 2015

Fact: Lionel Richie, Ellie Goulding, Nick Jonas, and Meghan Trainor have been tapped to be celebrity mentors on the upcoming eighth season of U.S. Tv talent show The Voice. They will help judges Pharrell Williams, Adam Levine, Christina Aguilera, and Blake Shelton lead aspiring singers to victory.


7th January 2015

Fact:  Ellie Goulding has penned a song for the Fifty Shades Of Grey movie soundtrack. Love Me Like You Do premiered on U.K. radio on Wednesday (07Jan15). The big screen adaptation of the best-selling E.L. James novel will be released in February (15).


23rd November 2014

Fact: Pop stars Taylor Swift, Lorde and Ellie Goulding enjoyed a girls' night out in Los Angeles with actress Sarah Hyland on Saturday (22Nov14) to celebrate the Modern Family star's 24th birthday. Swift shared Instagram.com snaps of the pals marking the occasion on Sunday (23Nov14), on the eve of Hyland's actual date of birth.


12th October 2014

Fact: British pop star Ellie Goulding completed a half-marathon in London on Sunday (12Oct14). The Lights singer was among the runners in the Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon and came in with a time of around one hour 41 minutes.


9th October 2014

Fact: The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers named Ellie Goulding's Lights their Song of the Year at the 34th ASCAP Awards in London on Wednesday (08Oct14). Songwriter/producer Richard Stannard collected the prize, while pop star Alex Clare and Jim Duguid were named Songwriters of the Year for their hit Too Close. Other winners at the industry awards included Bastille star Dan Smith, who was honoured with the ASCAP Vanguard Award, which recognises emerging artists.


15th September 2014

Quote: "I sent my congratulations already because I'm friends with (Prince) Harry. I think I may be seeing them all this week depending on how Kate is feeling... I just think it's beautiful. They're an incredible couple and I'm sure they're incredible parents. I'm just very happy for them." British pop star Ellie Goulding is hoping to meet up with Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge following her pregnancy announcement. The singer performed at the couple's wedding.


15th July 2014

Quote: "We're friends because they understand the predicaments. They see what is and isn't real. I'm not anywhere near their level of fame, but if I say, 'Oh God Taylor, this happened', she'll be like, 'Girl, that's nothing'. Suck it up, kind of thing." Ellie Goulding turns to celebrity pals Taylor Swift and Katy Perry when she needs a little career advice.


22nd May 2014

Quote: "All is good in that area." British pop rocker Dougie Poynter insists his romance with singer Ellie Goulding is going strong following unfounded reports suggesting they had split. The couple began dating last year (13).


15th May 2014

Fact: David Beckham attracted a star-studded crowd when he threw a party in London on Wednesday night (14May14) to launch his new swimwear line for retailer H&M. Guests included One Direction stars Niall Horan and Liam Payne, singer Ellie Goulding and Breaking Bad actor Aaron Paul.


21st April 2014

Fact: Carrie Underwood, Ellie Goulding and OneRepublic have been shortlisted as the finalists for the Milestone title at the upcoming Billboard Music Awards. The winner, determined by fan votes, will be announced during the Las Vegas prizegiving on 18 May (14).


1st April 2014

Fact: Carrie Underwood, OneRepublic and John Legend will compete with Ellie Goulding, Imagine Dragons and Luke Bryan for the Milestone Award at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards. The winner will decided by a fan vote and unveiled during the Las Vegas prizegiving on 18 May (14).


28th February 2014

Quote: "I still don't believe it really happened. I have no idea how it happened. I thought I might have been a decoy for someone bigger like Lady Gaga or Beyonce!" British singer Ellie Goulding is still shocked she was invited to perform at the 2011 wedding of Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge.


19th February 2014

Quote: "I bought my mum tonight and I'm most excited about her being around it all and meeting people." Singer Ellie Goulding couldn't wait to introduce her mum to all her famous friends at the 2014 ceremony on Tuesday night (19Feb14) in London. The Burn singer kicked off a special night by winning the first honour when she was named British Female Solo Artist.


3rd January 2014

Quote: "It might be nice to have a wedding one day... People seem to think I'm more wife material than girlfriend material. That's probably why I'm single! People want to marry me - and nothing before it." Singer Ellie Goulding has figured out why she's single.


2nd January 2014

Quote: "People might think I am innocent but I'm not. I've been quite clever about what gets in the press but I've done some stupid things, some reckless things... A few too many drinks have caused a lot of things to happen." British singer Ellie Goulding admits she's not as well behaved as some fans thinks she is.


10th December 2013

Quote: "I still live in a tiny little flat above a pub and I've still got my old friends. I've got a bit of art but I've got some weird stuff in my flat. I've got taxidermy, I've got animals... deer and all sorts. But weirdly, I'm a vegetarian and I don't eat meat. I'm a walking contradiction." British singer Ellie Goulding keeps animals of the stuffed variety in her London apartment.


4th December 2013

Quote: "You should never change for anyone. And I say that because I've done it before; I've changed for a man... I was so, so in love with him that I'd have done anything. I look back now and think, 'What an idiot!' You only realise when you're out of it how someone can have a hold over you. He treated me horrendously and I just didn't help myself." British singer Ellie Goulding opens up about a failed relationship.


25th October 2013

Fact: British singer Ellie Goulding banked $10,000 (£6,670) for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation after successfully performing a handstand during a recent appearance on America's The Ellen DeGeneres Show, which aired on Thursday (24Oct13).


16th September 2013

Tweet: "Made up 'quotes' from me are really really really really baffling... People should have respect if I tell them I don't wish to talk about something, instead of making a quote up. Just isn't really fair." British singer Ellie Goulding, who was most recently romantically linked to Ed Sheeran, hits out at the U.K. tabloid press after she was allegedly quoted exclaiming, "All men are crap - at least the ones I've been seeing lately."


16th August 2013

Quote: "It feels quite funny because I remember there was a similar thing when Lights, my album, was up against Gaga's and it somehow got to No.1 above her album, so it feels like that again. It's her big comeback single and she hasn't released anything in a while. Hopefully mine will stay at the top. It's put up a really good fight... It's mad." British singer Ellie Goulding on the U.K. chart fight between her song Burn and Lady GaGa's Applause this week (ends18Aug13).


4th August 2013

Tweet: "That was one of the best shows we've ever done. Can't thank you all enough . Am speechless." Ellie Goulding celebrates after stunning Lollapalooza festivalgoers with her set on Saturday (03Aug13).


1st August 2013

Fact: The Cure, Ellie Goulding, Mumford & Sons, Nine Inch Nails and The Killers will all stream their performances at this weekend's (02-04Aug13) Lollapalooza festival in Chicago, Illinois online. Fans around the world will be able to watch their favourite acts perform live from the comfort of their living rooms.


8th February 2013

Tweet: "Tonight is Oakland, and even though I'm sick I am ready". British singer Ellie Goulding fights through illness to perform for fans in California.


1st November 2012

Quote: "I literally had to put my hand over my mouth at times because it was such a big secret... It was really hard. I even went on an American tour and didn't tell anyone. I heard the reports that it was going to be Sir Elton John or Jay Z performing at their reception while all the while it was me." Ellie Goulding's performance at the wedding of Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge last year (11) was a hard secret to keep.


8th October 2012

Quote: "I met Ellie Goulding last night and she's the coolest girl. I've been obsessed with her songs for years so I felt a bit fan girl-ish. I know all the words to her new song." Taylor Swift is a huge fan of British singer Ellie Goulding.


27th September 2012

Tweet: "Moving to Ireland. Just kidding. But maybe". British singer Ellie Goulding has fallen in love with the Emerald Isle.


18th September 2012

Tweet: "Desperately fighting off a cold... Someone told me vodka helps? Things been full on lately, think that's why I'm sick..." British singer Ellie Goulding is struck down with a bug.


13th September 2012

Fact: Veteran pop punks Blondie performed cover versions of Ellie Goulding's Lights and Frankie Goes To Hollywood's gay anthem Relax during their Los Angeles show at the Greek Theatre on Wednesday night (12Sep12). Debbie Harry's band also performed a brief version of the Beastie Boys' No Sleep 'Til Brooklyn during a rendition of their classic Rapture.


15th August 2012

Quote: "He reached out to me via e-mail. Then we met and decided to be more than friends. We can spend a five-hour flight talking constantly about music. It's cool to have someone who can relate to your passion. He's been my best mate." Singer Ellie Goulding on her boyfriend Skrillex.


5th July 2012

Quote: "I was in a hotel in L.A. and there was a late-night party going on downstairs at the bar, and I was woken up by my own songs two times... It's really weird to be woken up by yourself." Singer Ellie Goulding has a rude awakening.


4th July 2012

Quote: "I'm his biggest fan. If I could, I'd be in the studio with him every week... The things that he makes and the way he thinks are remarkable... He's so clever." Singer Ellie Goulding gushes about DJ/producer boyfriend Skrillex.


3rd July 2012

Tweet: "I still can't believe I passed my driving test. Loved learning to drive with Mercedes." British singer Ellie Goulding is delighted she is officially allowed behind the wheel.


7th July 2011

Quote: "I had someone escorted out of a hotel once. He was shifty and I was scared as I was alone. But I'm strong and more than capable of swinging a punch if I had to." British singer Ellie Goulding is wary of some overeager fans.


19th June 2011

Tweet: "They f**king Knew I was going to fall at some point (you're not supposed to ride them on the sand)." British singer Ellie Goulding was left red-faced after falling off a Segway scooter in front of the paparazzi in Miami, Florida.


25th May 2011

Quote: "I met William at a festival about a year ago, and they asked me to perform months prior to the wedding. So I knew about it for a while, but couldn't tell anybody!" British singer Ellie Goulding, who performed at Prince William's wedding reception last month (Apr11), kept the gig a secret from friends and family.


16th March 2011

Quote: "Keith Richards is the original eccentric rock star. He looks fabulously unkempt in every single photo." Singer Ellie Goulding admires the Rolling Stones star's style.


14th January 2011

Quote: "It's great. I've been so busy. I nearly passed out shooting my new video because I was just exhausted. It's all worth it, though." Singer Ellie Goulding is thrilled to hear her hard work has paid off with a BRIT Award nomination for Best British Female. The ceremony will take place next month (Feb11) in London.


5th January 2011

Quote: "I don't really get recognised. Without my make-up on, I look quite rough. Although most people say I look better without make-up on." British singer Ellie Goulding is no fan of her looks.


18th October 2010

Quote: "I've given up drinking on the advice of a vocal doctor I saw recently in America. He's advised Madonna, Mariah Carey, Jon Bon Jovi - you name 'em, he's sorted them out." British singer Ellie Goulding has quit booze for the sake of her voice.


26th June 2010

Quote: "I had to literally rip my top off halfway through because it was too hot." British singer Ellie Goulding suffered from the scorching weather during her set at the U.K.s Glastonbury Festival on Friday (25Jun10).


11th March 2010

Quote: "The day I found out I'd won the BRIT Award, I was doing a photoshoot. None of the clothes looked good on me and I was feeling really insecure about my figure. Then I found out I'd won the Brit and I genuinely fell down and cried a bit. I'm so grateful for it." Rising star Ellie Goulding was shocked to learn she'd landed the prestigious Critics Choice Award at the 2010 music ceremony.


9th December 2009

Fact: Relatively unknown singer-songwriter Ellie Goulding has won the Brit Awards Critics' Choice prize for the act most likely to break through next year (10). The 22-year-old Brit follows in the footsteps of acts including Florence and the Machine and Adele who have previously picked up the honour.


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