Elena Jane "Ellie" Goulding (born 30 December 1986) is an English singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. 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 Ellie Goulding, later that year.In 2010, she became the second artist to top the BBC's annual Sound of... poll and win the Critics' Choice Award at the Brit Awards in the same year. She released her debut ... Read More
Delirium is the third studio album by English singer and songwriter Ellie Goulding; it was released on 6 November 2015, by Polydor Records. Music critics were generally impressed by the overall production of the record, although were ambivalent in regards to its originality. It debuted at number three on the UK Albums Chart and the US Billboard 200, earning Goulding her highest-charting record in the latter country and her highest first-week sales figures in both territories.
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Ellie Goulding has had a one busy year. She released her third album, Delirium, to critical acclaim, received her first Grammy nomination (Best Pop Solo Performance for “Love Me Like You Do”), and embarked on a mostly sold-out world tour. So it’s not surprising that, hours before taking the stage at Coachella, she feels more tired than nervous. “I’m so exhausted,” she told InStyle in her trailer ahead of her set. In fact, the British singer known for her breathy vocals recently tweeted that she’ll be taking a much-needed, long overdue break from the music biz imminently. But first, she’ll crush her performance, because that’s just the kind of woman she is. Below, we talked with Goulding about the perils of touring and why girl squads are essential.
How do you typically unwind after a performance?
“Have a drink! Then I get out of my sweaty clothes and eat. I can’t eat before a show or else I’ll literally puke.”
What are you planning on eating after the show tonight?
“Anything vegan. There are some good taco places around here.”
How long have you been a vegan? Why the change?
“About three years. I was vegetarian in my teens as well. It’s better for the environment; it’s more sustainable. I wouldn’t kill an animal, so I wouldn’t want anyone to kill one for me. It’s healthier, too.”
What do you hope to accomplish during your time off?
“I haven’t really had a huge amount of time to think about the things I’ve achieved and done, and there’s some things I want to focus on. I’m a patron of a homeless shelter, The Marylebone Project, which temporarily protects women from vulnerable situations. I also want to promote vegetarianism a little bit more.”
What’s the hardest part about touring?
“Probably packing and unpacking. We’re all very taut because we’re constantly lugging suitcases around from hotel room to bus and hotel room to bus. It can be tough, because you lose all sorts of stuff. It’s such a crazy lifestyle, but I’ve chosen it.”
Other than lifting luggage, how do you get in shape?
“I’ll do an hour of cardio: sprints, running, burpies, squat jumps, box jumps. I’m really into high intensity stuff because it keeps you more focused, but boxing is probably my favorite.”
What’s your approach to festival style?
“Rave is my theme this year. I thought I’d rebel against the whole hippie thing. Hunter just started making these sick new rain coats ($450; us.hunterboots.com) that I’m really into.”
You’re a proud member of Taylor Swift’s squad, and girl gangs in general are getting more attention for being unapologetically feminist. What makes these friendships so important?
“My friendships are everything to me. I have some of the most powerful women in the music industry working for me. It’s a man’s business, but look where we are: We’re playing the main stage tonight at Coachella. That’s a testimony to how things are changing. Personally, I call myself a feminist because I believe in equal rights between the sexes. It’s very rare that I feel in any way lesser because I’m female. There are things that are obviously misogynistic in the music industry, in terms of what women can write about and what men can write about and what the reaction is. For example, I wrote “On My Mind” about a one-night stand, and yet, if a man does it, it’s fine. That pissed me off. But I wrote it, and it was accepted. So I’m always fighting for it. I think it’s important for women to be physically strong, too.”
Speaking of, you recently partnered with Pantene for their “Strong Is Beautiful” campaign. When do you feel the strongest?
“On stage. I feel like I’m in an amazing position. You have to go up there and accept that you’re up there for a reason and kill it.”
Ellie Goulding isn’t the perfect pop star and she’s totally fine with that. Read below:
It’s the perfect combination for any performer trying to stay relevant in today’s world of instant gratification: millions of followers on Instagram and Twitter, an enamoring performance at the Grammys and an album that continues to make headlines.
But even amid all of the success, Ellie Goulding joked in a recent press release that she’s “the worst pop star in the world.”
“If we think about the connotations of being a pop star and the things that pop stars are supposed to be, I just think I’m none of them,” the English star told us in a recent phone interview.
“My friends say it, my family says it, even my label says it … they think it’s funny that I make pop music, and I’ve got the potential to be something probably a lot bigger, but I’m very happy where I am.”
She’s spent the past few months promoting 2015’s Delirium, which features the single “On My Mind.” Currently on the North American leg of her Delirium World Tour and planning to hit Verizon Theatre on April 18, the soft-spoken and expressive singer has become known for an icy-cool voice and energetic, electro-pop style.
Her 2010 debut record, Lights, and 2012 follow-up, Halcyon, feature six platinum U.S. singles and helped her to reach millions in album sales. She’s collaborated with the likes of Calvin Harris and Major Lazer, and recently confirmed she will release another tune with Harris later this year.
With all the success, Goulding expresses relief that she’s never had to change who she is as an artist.
“When I signed a record deal, it was very unique in that there were no restrictions on what I could or couldn’t do with production,” she explains. “I had the freedom of not having anyone say what to do or how to sound.”
With an infectious, danceworthy mix, Goulding has found a niche that pairs well with her vocal ability. She says when recording, she spends most of her time making sure her voice is as clear as the music and can be recognized.
“I have a tough voice to deal with. It’s not a secret that my voice is different — everyone knows that. It just means that it’s tough for people because it can be quiet and loud and soft,” says Goulding.
Outside the studio, she can be seen hanging out with some very familiar stars — Taylor Swift, Katy Perry and Cara Delevingne, to name a few. When asked about her circle of famous friends, Goulding avoided name-dropping.
“I have friends in and out of the spotlight; I would argue that I have friends in music. It’s a valuable thing to have people who understand what you’re going through as a musician on the road,” Goulding says.
“My assistant, and my best friend in the whole world, is a woman. My backing singers, my makeup artists are women. They just understand because they’ve been with me for the past seven years.”
“I make sure that I surround myself with very strong and motivated women.”
Today, Brit Award winning singer-songwriter, Ellie Goulding reveals her partnership with Pantene PRO-V to launch their new “Strong is Beautiful” campaign.
Ellie Goulding embodies “Strong is Beautiful” perfectly; she’s strong, confident and successful in whatever she challenges herself to do – whether it’s hitting it hard in the gym, playing to a packed stadium or becoming a beauty icon on her own terms.
“When I’m feeling strong I can do whatever I set my mind to. When my hair is strong I can do anything I want to it without worrying about the damage”, says Ellie. “I put my hair through a lot of heat styling and colouring, especially when I’m touring. Up until now, I only used salon brands, but now I’ve discovered PANTENE PRO-V there’s no going back. PANTENE PRO-V is my ultimate hair saviour as it keeps my hair strong and at its most beautiful,” says Ellie.
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Kanye West, Ellie Goulding, the National and more will collaborate on a new project spearheaded by Mumford & Sons’ Ben Lovett and and Global Citizen co-founder and CEO Hugh Evans. Lovett’s band will also contribute to the 12-track album, Metamorphoses, that will be to be released in the fall.
“We are so excited that Ellie Goulding, Mumford & Sons, The National and Kanye West are standing with millions of Global Citizens around the world in the fight to end extreme poverty by 2030,” added Evans, who executive produced of the album. “We’ve crowd-sourced the lyrics from every corner of the world, making Metamorphoses a truly global tribute to our collective responsibility to tackle these issues not just as individuals, but as a movement of Global Citizens.” / MORE: billboard.com
If you listened to The Life of Pablo and thought, “I could do better than that!”—this project is for you.
Kanye, Ellie Goulding, Mumford & Sons and The National are among the artists participating in a new collaborative album called Metamorphoses, turning lyrics and stories submitted by fans into 12 original songs. And if the first round of announced artists include heavyweights like Kanye and Ellie, we’re excited to see who comes next.
Metamorphoses is a collaboration between advocacy organization Global Citizen and Communion Music, the record label of Mumford & Sons member Ben Lovett, with the goal of creating “a timeless artwork to magnify the movement of global citizens committed to eradicate extreme poverty by 2030.”
Want to participate? Fans can submit words and stories at Metamorphoses’ official site here. Submissions close on March 31, so get those creative juices flowing. / MORE: usatoday.com