Ellie Goulding: biography and latest news!

    Ellie Goulding © Backgrid UK
    Ellie Goulding © Backgrid UK

  • Occupation : singer
  • Real name : Elena Jane Goulding
  • Sign : Capricorn
  • Date of birth : Tuesday 30 December 1986 (age : 34)
  • Country : England

Ellie Goulding was born in the west of England, in Lyonshall, on December 30, 1986. She is the second of four children whose parents are named Tracey and Arthur.

At the age of nine, the little girl was already interested in music, playing the clarinet and guitar and composing her first songs. She followed a classical schooling until she entered the University of Kent, where she took drama classes. There she discovered the electronic genre, which would become increasingly influential in defining her own musical style.

In September 2009, Ellie Goulding released her first track, Under the Sheets, after signing with Polydor Records. The single was a success and led to the release of her album, Lights, in March 2010. A few months later, the young woman won the BBC Sound and the Critics’ Choice Award at the Brit Awards. Lights reached number one in the UK charts, led by unstoppable tracks such as Starry Eyed, Guns and Horses and The Writer.

In November 2010, Polydor released an extended version of the album, Bright Lights, which included six new songs. Her cover of Elton John’s hit, Your Song, is a real success that allows her to stay at the top: for the next three years, Ellie Goulding plays festivals while preparing a second album, Alcyon. Her third album, Delirium, from which the single On my mind is extracted, is available in November 2015.

On the private side, she married Caspar Jopling, an art dealer, on August 31, 2019. In February 2021, she announced her pregnancy in an interview.