Elena Jane Goulding is an English singer and songwriter. She was born on 30 December 1986 in Hereford and raised in Lyonshall. The second of four children (she has a brother and two sisters). Her career began when she met record producers Starsmith and Frankmusik, and she was later spotted by Jamie Lillywhite, who later became her manager and A&R. After signing to Polydor Records in July 2009, Goulding released her debut extended play, an introduction to herself, later that year.
The artist shone brilliantly with her debut album “Lights” and continued to “Burn” the music world with her indie-pop music and sensational voice. Ellie Goulding has a soprano voice, and when she delivers acoustics in breathy high-pitch of hers, it is as unique as Bryan Adams acidic voice. This brilliant British artist started in 2009 and continued to create Billboard top 100 chart hits with songs like, “How long will I love you”, “I need your love”, “Love me like you do”( even bagged a Grammy in 2015 for this one) and “On my mind”, sharing her collaborations with EDM artists like Zedd, Skrillex and Calvin Harris.
My personal favourite these days is her cover song of Don McLean’s “Vincent”. The lyrics, though already famous, will touch your heart again if you hear it in the way she has delivered it. Besides her contribution to music, Ellie also has a philanthropic side, which she lets out by participating in marathons supporting women issues, voice against Ebola virus rise in Africa and children in need. In October, 2017 she was awarded with a Global Leadership Award by United Nations Foundation for her environmental and social justice activism. The artist doesn’t shy away from being straightforward about the things on her mind, and even if it was meant to insult, it doesn’t hurt much because it’s lyrical and beautiful to hear.
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