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Ellie Goulding Biography

Last updated: 12/15/2010

Elena Jane Goulding was born on the 30th December 1986 in Hereford. She is an English singer and songwriter who started to get well known after topping the BBC Sound of 2010 poll and winning Critic’s Choice Award at the Brit Awards. She signed to polydor records in 2009 and released An Introduction to Ellie Goulding and then Lights in 2010. She studied drama at Kent University but dropped out, after two years, after beginning to develop her music. She developed her style with the help of Frankmusik and Starsmith, the latter becoming her main collaborator and producer on her debut album.