Ellie Goulding by the Numbers: From Lights and Halcyon to Ex-BF Skrillex
Sure, you know all the lyrics to her hit song "Lights." Well, you know the chorus. You know she's British. You know she had a love thing with banger bro Skrillex. And you know she has a beautiful soprano voice and a thoughtful, nuanced delivery.
But in today's world of social connectivity and celebrity worship, that's, like, nothing! So before catching Ellie's intimate performance at the Fillmore, get to know the "Starry Eyed" singer-songwriter and her work a bit better. This is Ellie Goulding by the numbers.
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She was born December 30, 1986, in a small village called Lyonshall in Herefordshire. She's the second of four children. She learned to play guitar and started writing songs at 15. So you could say she's been writing for more than a decade!
In the U.K., Goulding's home country, a single is classified as platinum each time it sells 600,000 units. And Ellie's megahit single "Lights" has gone platinum three times. She's a huge deal over there. Following Adele, she's the second artist ever to both top the BBC's annual Sound Of poll and win the Critic's Choice Award at the Brit Awards in the same year. Oh, and she sang at Prince William's wedding.