Elena Jane “Ellie” Golding was born on December 30, 1986 in the small town of Lyonshall near Hereford, England. Elena was the second child from four. Her parents have dispersed when she was only 5. At 14 Ellie began to write music and learned to play the guitar, which was the first step to successful musical career.
About Ellie Goulding
First album and touring
Being on the second course, Ellie won one vocal contest. After this victory, she was recommended to take the academic vacation to have time to develop her musical career.
After making a deal with Polydor Records in 2009 , it issued the first EP "An Introduction to Ellie Goulding", after which the debut studio disk "Lights" followed. After that, Golding actively went touring and wrote down an album.
In 2010, Ellie appeared on the first place of "2010 BBC Sound". Her popularity has increased after she has won the nomination "Choice of Critics" on BRIT Awards 2010. As a consequence, her debut disk "Lights" appeared in the U.K. Albums chart top in March 2010. In August, she left pass an album "Run into the Light".
The single "Gunts and Horses" gave the chance to see “other” Golding. There are even "country motives" in it.
Increasing popularity and honors
In 2011, Ellie Golding was nominated as "Best British Female" and "Best British Breakthrough Act" for the BRIT Awards.
In April 2011, Ellie was invited to sing at a wedding of Prince William and his bride Kate Middleton.
In 2013, the label of Digital Spy reissued her album "Halcyon Days" with the 10th additional track. Also this year Ellie issued a soundtrack "Mirror" to the movie "The Hunger Games: The Catching Fire".
In 2014, Ellie Golding has won the nomination "The Best British Singer" on the Brit Awards 2014.
Some other popular albums are “Fifty Shades of Grey” and “Delirium” (2015). The best songs are 2009th: An Introduction to Ellie Goulding “On my mind” (2015), “Army” (2016), “Love me like you do” (2015).