Famous as :Singer, songwriter
Birth Name :Elena Jane Goulding
Birth Date :December 30, 1986
Birth Place :Hereford, Herefordshire, England
Claim to fame :Debut album "Lights" (2010)
thinking of ways to break the U.S. market. The title track from "Lights" was released as a single, she performed on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" in April 2011 and on "Saturday Night Live" the next month. "Lights" was also re-released in the American version.
Ellie got a coveted spot of singing for Prince William and his bride Kate Middleton on the royal couple's wedding in April 2011. She sang "Your Song" for the couple's first dance. "It was an amazing honour to be asked by Kate and William to perform at their party. The atmosphere was incredible and it is a night I will never forget," she said.
In addition to performing at festivals, Ellie spent the whole year of 2011 crafting her second album, "Halcyon". The album was slated to be released in September that year but was pushed back to October 8, 2012. In an interview Ellie admitted that the album was inspired by her break-up from Radio 1 DJ Greg James. "I was determined to make it not about love, because the last one was so much about that," she told BBC. "But when I did start writing it, I went through a break up and it was ...
really difficult, and so the record ended up being about that."
"Anything Could Happen" was released as the lead single in August 2012 along with snippets of the other tracks.
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