- 1 / 5 'I Need Your Love' - Calvin Harris feat Ellie Goulding (Goulding*/Wiles)
- 2 / 5 'Burn' - Ellie Goulding
- 3 / 5 'Anything Can Happen' - Ellie Goulding
- 4 / 5 Offspring commercial used "ANYTHING COULD HAPPEN" (Eliot/Goulding*) for Series 4 TV campaign
- 5 / 5 'Lights' - Ellie Goulding
It is safe to say that Ellie has been one of the most talked about, written about and listened to, artists of the last 2 years.
This Hereford-born singer has a truly unique voice and style, writes her own material and has single handedly spurred a new genre that music journos are naming 'folk-tronica.' Ellie signed to Polydor in 2009, and continued her album with her chief collaborator, producer Starsmith.
She has also written 3 songs on the debut Diana Vickers album (RCA UK); and also has a songs on both multi-platinum Lena albums (Universal Record Germany). Testament to Ellie's talent , she was awarded the ' Brits Critics' Choice Award in 2010. The predecessors of this accolade include Florence And The Machine and Adele. Ellie has also won the prestigious title of the BBC’s Sound of 2010.
The longlist of 15 of the hottest new artists including Delphic, The Drums and Marina and the Diamonds was compiled by the UK’s top music critics and broadcasters, with Ellie being announced as the overall winner. Breakout hit ‘Starry Eyed’ was released through Polydor and debuted at number 4 in the official singles chart.
Her album 'Lights' was released the following week and shot straight to number 1 in the official Albums chart, an amazing but not unexpected achievement. Follow-up singles "Guns and Horses" and 'The Writer" both charted in the UK Top 20. The album has to date now sold over 1.3million copies worldwide.
Ellie's cover of Elton John's 1970's single 'Your Song' (which has been produced in collaboration with Ben Lovett of Mumford and Son's) was used as part of the John Lewis TV advertising campaign and subsequently charted at number 2. In 2011 Ellie was nominated for two Brit awards and appeared on acclaimed TV shows such as Jimmy Kimmel, Saturday Night Live, The Ellen Show and Late Night With Dave Letterman as well as performing at the White House.
Her second album ‘Halcyon,’ preceded by top 5 single ‘Anything Could Happen,’ was a top 3 smash on the UK charts and a top 10 album in the US as well. She rounded out 2012 with a song on the soundtrack for Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 2, supporting Katy Perry on her arena tour and performing at the Royal Wedding.