Ellie Goulding is a singer and songwriter. She began her career after meeting record producers Starsmith and Frankmusik. Later, she was spotted by Jamie Lillywhite, who became her A&R and manager. In July 2009, she signed with Polydor Records, and later that year, she released her debut extended play, An Introduction to Ellie Goulding.
In 2010, Ellie became the 2nd artist to top the BBC’s annual Sound of… poll and also, in the same year, won the Critics’ Choice Award at the Brit Awards. In 2010, she released her debut studio album, Lights, and it debuted at No. 1 on the UK Albums Chart; in addition, it sold over 850,000 copies only in the UK. Further, in November 2010, the album was reissued with the title Bright Lights, spawning 2 singles: Elton John’s “Your Song” on the UK Singles Chart, which reached No. 2, and “Lights” on the US Billboard Hot 100, which peaked at No. 2.
In 2012, Ellie’s 2nd studio album, Halcyon, was released, debuting at No. 2 on the UK Albums Chart. It debuted at No. 9 on the US Billboard 200. a repackaged edition of Halcyon, titled Halcyon Days, was released in 2013 by producing the single “Burn,” which became her first No. 1 single in the UK. At the 2014 Brit Awards, Ellie received the British Female Solo Artist award. In 2015, she released her 3rd studio album, Delirium, with “On My Mind” as the lead single. That same year, for her single, “Love Me like You Do,” she received her 1st Grammy Award nomination for Best Pop Solo Performance. In 2020 her 4th studio album, Brightest Blue, was released, which became her 3rd album to reach the top list of the UK Albums Chart and her 4th consecutive RIAA–certified album.
Ellie Goulding Early Life:
Ellie was born on 30th December 1986 in Hereford, Herefordshire, England, and was raised in the small village of Lyonshall (Herefordshire). Her parents separated when she was 5 years old, and she later had little contact with her father. Ellie’s mother raised her and her siblings on a council estate.
Further, at the age of nine, Ellie began playing the clarinet, and at age 14, she learned guitar. Later by the age of 15, she started writing songs. During her school days, Ellie earned A levels in Politics, English, Drama, and Music but failed in music. She played in a school production of ‘The Wizard of Oz,’ the role of ‘Scarecrow.’
She then enrolled at the University, and in her final year, she met Jamie Lillywhite. Later, Jamie became Ellie’s manager. He also introduced her to the producer Starsmith.
On 28th April, Ellie in Washington ran the inaugural Nike Women Half Marathon, earning a time of 1:41:35.
Ellie Goulding Family Background:
Ellie was born to Arthur and Tracey. Arthur belonged to a family of undertakers, and Tracey worked at a supermarket. After their separation, Ellie’s mother married a lorry driver, but they eventually separated.
Ellie has 3 siblings, one elder sister named Isabel, and a younger brother and sister named Alex and Jordan, respectively. Alex is a bass player in a band.
Ellie Goulding Education:
Ellie attended Lady Hawkins’ High School in Kington; for further studies, she enrolled at the University of Kent and earned a Drama and Theatre Studies degree.
Ellie Goulding Physical stats:
Elli stands 5 feet 4 inches talls and weighs about 56 kg. She has taken many hearts with her music videos appearances and amazing dressing sense. She has been able to be in shape throughout the years as she follows a vegetarian diet. Ellie has turned into a vegan for a few years. She has a perfect body measurement of 35-26-35 inches.
Ellie is an avid fitness enthusiast. She regularly runs and performs her regular workouts. In addition, Ellie performs yoga and Capoeira (a martial art dance form).
Ellie has often spoken about her panic attacks and severe anxiety situation. In 2016, she discussed panic attacks she got due to the studio environment that affected her at work. In 2017, Ellie also discussed her ongoing confidence issues and severe anxiety. The solution was these issues was that she increased her confidence in herself which reduced the nervous flutters she experienced. Ellie has said that boxing at the gym and a fitness regime have helped her overcome these issues.
Ellie Goulding Birth Signs:
Ellie is now 35 years old; According to her birthdate, she falls under the zodiac sign Capricorn. Ellie’s birth flower is Narcissus, and her birth sign element is Earth.
According to astrologers, Capricorn represents time and responsibility; they are often very serious. Capricorns possess an inner independence that helps them significantly progress in their personal and professional lives. Further, they are masters of self-control and can lead the way by making solid and realistic plans and managing many people who work for them at any time. In addition, they learn from their mistakes, and it’s much easier for them to get to the top based only on their experience and expertise.
Ellie Goulding Net worth:
Ellie is a singer-songwriter whose estimated net worth is $30 million. Along with being popular in the UK, she is also well-known worldwide. Ellie is a chart-topping singer and has won numerous awards in her career.
In 2019, it was reported that Ellie invested around $3.4 million into properties across England. Her real estate list includes a pound property in Worcestershire worth $ 1.3 million and a house in West London worth $1.6 million. Ellie has also established a company to manage these properties.
In 2017 Ellie brought a 3,000-square-foot townhouse in London worth $8.2 million. Later in November 2020, she listed this property for sale for $7.7 million.
Ellie Goulding Relationship Status:
In 2010, she dated Greg James, an English radio DJ; in 2012, they ended the relationship. In the same year, she started dating DJ Skrillex after collaborating on a song, “Bittersweet,” for the Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part Two soundtrack. Later, the two separated. Further, Ellie started dating actor Jeremy Irvine, and in August 2013, they broke up. Then between 2014 and 2016, she was in a relationship with Dougie Poynter of McFly.
On 7th August 2018, Ellie announced her engagement to boyfriend Caspar Jopling. Caspar’s grandfather is a former Conservative MP, Michael Jopling. On 31st August 2019, they married at York Minster; for the marriage, Ellie was baptized. In February 2021, she announced that they were expecting their first child, and in April 2021, she gave birth to a boy named Arthur Ever Winter.
Ellie Goulding Career:
Ellie started her interest in electronic music while studying at the University. She then contacted Frankmusik via ‘MySpace,’ a record producer. Further, with his help, Ellie created her brand of ‘folktronica’ music.
Scout Jamie Lillywhite discovered her at a university talent contest during this time. Further, he introduced Ellie to Sarah Stennett, who advised her to stay in West London.
Jamie then introduced Ellie to Starsmith, a record producer, who signed her, and on 15th November 2009, Ellie released her debut single ‘Under the Sheets.’ Later, he produced her album Lights. Though Ellie was already signed with ‘Polydor Records,’ they decided to release the single ‘Under the Sheets’ under ‘Neon Gold Records,’ the independent label.
On 20th December 2009, Ellie’s debut EP ‘An Introduction to Ellie Goulding’ was released, and at the 2010 Brit Awards, she was nominated for the ‘Critics’ Choice Award.’ In addition, she also won the ‘BBC Sound of 2010’ poll. During this time, Ellie co-wrote 3 songs for Diana Vickers and 1 song for Gabriella Cilmi.
On 26th February 2010, Ellie released her 1st full-length album ‘Lights’ and on the ‘UK Albums Chart’ it debuted at No. 1. Further followed by her 2nd EP, ‘Run into the Light,’ which included a remix of songs from ‘Lights’ and was released in August of that year.
In November 2010, Ellie re-released her album ‘Lights’ as ‘Bright Lights,’ which included 6 new tracks. The album also featured a cover version of Elton John’s ‘Your Song,’ and on the ‘UK Singles Chart,’ it reached No. 2
On 7th April 2011, Ellie appeared for the first time on American television on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’ and performed ‘Starry Eyed.’ Further, in May, she appeared on ‘Saturday Night Live,’ hosted by Tina Fey.
Further, Ellie performed at Prince William and Kate Middleton’s royal wedding on 29th April 2011. And later, on 1st December 2011, she performed during the National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at the White House.
On 5th October 2012, Ellie released her 2nd studio album Halcyon,’ and the album debuted at No.2 on the ‘UK Albums Chart.’ Further, it also topped the chart in January 2014. On 23rd August 2013, she released an expanded version of the album Halcyon Days,’ with 10 new tracks.
Further, in 2012, Ellie recorded the song’ Bittersweet’ for ‘The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2’. A year later, for the film ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire,’ she performed the song ‘Mirror.’ For the film ‘Divergent’ (2014), she recorded the song ‘Beating Heart.’
‘Delirium,’ her 3rd studio album, was released on 6th November 2015. The album contains the song ‘Love Me like You Do’ from the film ‘Fifty Shades of Grey.’ Ellie also received her 1st Grammy Award nomination for this song under ‘Best Pop Solo Performance.’
In October 2015, Ellie appeared in ‘X Factor,’ the Australian singing reality show, and performed ‘On My Mind.’ The following year in August, she recorded the song’ Still Falling for You’ for the movie ‘Bridget Jones’s Baby.’
In 2018, Ellie joined ‘Tap Management’ and also collaborated for his EP Mad Love the Prequel’ with Sean Paul, a Jamaican rapper.
On 1st January 2019, it was announced that she was working on her 4th studio album. The same year, Ellie released the singles Hate Me’ and ‘Sixteen’ collaborating with American rapper Juice Wrld.
On 17th July 2020, Ellie released her 4th album, ‘Brightest Blue,’ debuting at the top of the UK Album Chart and Number 2 in Scotland. In addition, it reached the top 10 in Ireland and the top 40 in more than 10 countries, including the United States, Australia, and Germany.
The following year, in January, Ellie announced on an Instagram Q&A that she was about to release new music. On 21st January, she released “New Love,” a collaboration with the electronic duo Silk City. On 30th September, Ellie, as part of the opening ceremony for Expo 2020, performed “Anything Could Happen” in Dubai.
On 19th June 2022, Ellie performed at Rock in Rio (Lisbon, Portugal). After the concert, she announced the release of new music in July. Further, during an interview, she described her forthcoming album as “a dance record”; she added that it’s electronic pop. On 4th July 2022, Ellie announced the release of “Easy Lover,” which was released on 15th July. The single peaked at No. 31 on the UK Singles Downloads Chart Top 100. On 7th October, another single, “All by Myself,” was released, a collaboration between her and producers Alok and Sigala. On 19th October, Ellie released the single “Let It Die” along with a music video. On the same day, she also announced that her 5th studio album Higher Than Heaven, is scheduled to be released on 3rd February 2023.
In 2010, for the British Heart Foundation, Ellie participated in the Bupa Great North Run. The following year, she ran the She Runs LA event for the charity Students Run LA. In 2012, Ellie partnered with Pandora Radio, and 1 dollar for each mixtape sale was donated to the Free the Children charity. Further, for the campaign “Chime for Change” on 1st June 2013, she performed in London at Gucci’s global concert event; they aim to raise awareness of women’s issues, including her education, health, and justice.
Ellie has regularly contributed to Children in Need, a BBC’s annual charity telethon in the UK. In 2013, her track “How Long Will I Love You” was the official single for the Children in Need campaign 2013.
On 15th November 2014, Ellie joined the charity group Band named Aid 30 and recorded a new version of the track “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” along with other British and Irish pop acts at Sarm West Studios in Notting Hill (London); the aim was to raise money for the Ebola crisis in West Africa in 2014.
From 2014 to 2018, Ellie consecutively performed for the “Streets of London” charity event at the Royal Albert Hall in the annual charity concerts. On 24th December 2015, she volunteered at the Marylebone Project in central London to help end homelessness and issues related to the homeless population. As a patron of the Marylebone Project, in November 2021, Ellie attended the opening of a 24-hour drop-in center for homeless women in London.
In October 2017, by the United Nations Foundation for her environmental and social justice activism, Ellie was recognized with a Global Leadership Award. Further, she also announced joining the foundation as a Goodwill Ambassador in 2018.
In 2010, Ellie contributed her vocals to an advertisement for John Lewis, the British department store chain. In 2013, she was announced as one of many new models for Marks & Spencer’s ‘Womanism’ campaign. Ellie is endorsing the Swiss shampoo Pantene Pro-V, and this campaign has been running since 21st March 2016.
Ellie Goulding Social Appearance:
Ellie has a massive fan following on her various social media profiles. On Instagram, Facebook and Twitter, she has around 14M, 14M, and 6.2M followers, respectively. Further, on YouTube, she has around 12.4M subscribers. Ellie has a vast collection of photos and videos on these profiles, including her concerts, modeling, award functions pictures, etc., and at times from her personal life.
Ellie Goulding has walked towards her passion with hard work and determination. Today she is one of the best-known singing artists in the Entertainment industry. Her fans are looking forward to seeing her in more projects. Our best wishes are always with Ellie.