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  • Hereford, Herefordshire, England, United Kingdom
    Tuesday Dec 30, 1986

    Ellie Goulding birth

    Hereford, Herefordshire, England, United Kingdom
    Tuesday Dec 30, 1986

    Elena Jane Goulding was born on 30 December 1986 in Hereford and raised in Lyonshall, a small village near Kington, Herefordshire.




  • Kent, England, United Kingdom
    2010s

    Joining the University of Kent

    Kent, England, United Kingdom
    2010s

    After enrolling on a degree in Drama and Theatre Studies at the University of Kent and remaining until her final year, she met Jamie Lillywhite who became her manager and introduced her to the producer Starsmith who would become her chief collaborator and the primary producer of Lights.




  • United Kingdom
    Sunday Nov 15, 2009

    Releasing "Under the Sheets"

    United Kingdom
    Sunday Nov 15, 2009

    Although Ellie Goulding signed to Polydor Records in July 2009, her debut single, "Under the Sheets", was released through the independent label Neon Gold Records, appearing digitally in the United Kingdom on 15 November 2009.The single peaked at No. 53 on the UK Singles Chart following a successful appearance on Later... with Jools Holland (performing "Under the Sheets" and "Guns and Horses") and a UK tour supporting Little Boots




  • United Kingdom
    2010

    Awards befor the first album

    United Kingdom
    2010

    Before the release of her debut album, Goulding won the BBC Sound of 2010 poll, which showcases the music industry's top choices for rising stars. She also won the Critics' Choice Award at the 2010 Brit Awards, making her the second artist to win both in the same year.




  • London, England, United Kingdom
    Mar, 2010

    Lights (album)

    London, England, United Kingdom
    Mar, 2010

    Goulding's debut album Lights was released in March 2010, reaching No. 1 on the UK Albums Chart and No. 6 on the Irish Albums Chart. Its singles "Starry Eyed", "Guns and Horses", and "The Writer" peaked at Nos. 4, 26, and 19. As of June 2012, the album had sold over 850,000 copies in the UK and 1.6 million copies worldwide.




  • U.S.
    Nov, 2011

    Joining katy Perry's tour

    U.S.
    Nov, 2011

    Because of her doctor's orders, Jessie J has to stay off the road and undergo intense daily physical therapy to recover completely from a recent severe injury, so Ellie Goulding was replaced her in Katy Perry California dreams tour in November.




  • United Kingdom
    2012

    Free the Children charity

    United Kingdom
    2012

    In 2012, Ellie partnered with Pandora Radio, one dollar for each sale of her mixtape was donated to the Free the Children charity.


  • Unted Kingdom
    2012

    Collaborations in 2012

    Unted Kingdom
    2012

    In 2012, Goulding appeared on "Fall into the Sky" from Zedd's debut album Clarity and on Calvin Harris's song "I Need Your Love" which is included on Halcyon and also Harris's album 18 Months. On 10 July 2012, Goulding released a cover of Active Child's song "Hanging On", featuring Tinie Tempah, as a free download on her SoundCloud page.


  • U.K.
    Friday Oct 05, 2012

    Halcyon (album)

    U.K.
    Friday Oct 05, 2012

    It was released on 5 October 2012 by Polydor Records. The album was recorded between 2011 and 2012, during promotion for her debut album, Lights (2010). Goulding worked with several producers on the album, including Jim Eliot, Starsmith, Billboard, Justin Parker, Monsta, Madeon and Mike Spencer, in addition to collaborating with artists such as Tinie Tempah and Calvin Harris.


  • U.S. and Canada
    2013

    A tour with Bruno Mars

    U.S. and Canada
    2013

    Ellie Goulding and Fitz and the Tantrums were signed as the opening act for the first leg of The Moonshine Jungle Tour in North American by the American singer-songwriter Bruno Mars.


  • United Kingdom
    Sunday Jul 07, 2013

    "Burn" top the charts

    United Kingdom
    Sunday Jul 07, 2013

    On 7 July 2013, the official music video for "Burn" premiered on Goulding's Vevo channel on YouTube. "Burn" became Goulding's first single to top the UK's Official Singles Chart. Goulding was performing at V Festival Chelmsford when news of her first UK No. 1 broke


  • London, United Kingdom
    Wednesday Feb 19, 2014

    Winning Brit award

    London, United Kingdom
    Wednesday Feb 19, 2014

    On 19 February, Goulding won Best British Female Solo Artist at the 2014 Brit Awards.


  • Notting Hill, London, United Kingdom
    Saturday Nov 15, 2014

    Aid 30

    Notting Hill, London, United Kingdom
    Saturday Nov 15, 2014

    On 15 November 2014, Goulding joined the charity group Band Aid 30 along with other British and Irish pop acts, recording a new version of the track "Do They Know It's Christmas?" at Sarm West Studios in Notting Hill, London, to raise money for the 2014 Ebola crisis in West Africa.


  • Los Angeles, California, U.S.
    Thursday Apr 23, 2015

    Working with Major Lazer

    Los Angeles, California, U.S.
    Thursday Apr 23, 2015

    Goulding appeared on the Major Lazer album Peace Is the Mission on the track "Powerful", alongside Tarrus Riley. The track was released together with the album on 1 June 2015. A preview of the single was revealed on 23 April 2015.


  • United Kingdom
    Friday Nov 06, 2015

    Delirium (album)

    United Kingdom
    Friday Nov 06, 2015

    Released on 6 November 2015 by Polydor Records. Music critics were generally impressed by the overall production of the record, although they 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. The album spawned three singles: "On My Mind", "Army" and "Something in the Way You Move".


  • Los Angeles, California, U.S.
    Monday Dec 07, 2015

    Grammy Award nomination

    Los Angeles, California, U.S.
    Monday Dec 07, 2015

    On 7 December 2015, "Love Me like You Do" earned Goulding a Grammy Award nomination for Best Pop Solo Performance.


  • London, United Kingdom
    Thursday Dec 24, 2015

    Marylebone Project

    London, United Kingdom
    Thursday Dec 24, 2015

    On 24 December 2015, Goulding volunteered in central London at the Marylebone Project to help end homelessness and to assist in the elimination of the stereotype associated with the homeless population.


  • U.S.
    2016

    People's Choice Award

    U.S.
    2016

    Ellie won People's Choice Award in Favorite Song of the Year Category in 2016 for her song "Love Me Like You Do".


  • Washington D.C., U.S.
    Oct, 2017

    Goodwill Ambassador

    Washington D.C., U.S.
    Oct, 2017

    In October 2017, Ellie was recognized with a Global Leadership Award by the United Nations Foundation for her environmental and social justice activism. She also announced that she would join the foundation in 2018 as a Goodwill Ambassador.


  • United Kingdom
    Friday Jun 29, 2018

    Collaboration with Sean Paul

    United Kingdom
    Friday Jun 29, 2018

    In 2018, Goulding joined Tap Management after almost a decade with First Access Management. She appeared on a collaboration with Sean Paul on his Mad Love the Prequel EP titled "Bad Love", released on 29 June 2018.


  • York Minster, Minster Yard, York, England, United Kingdom
    Saturday Aug 31, 2019

    Getting married

    York Minster, Minster Yard, York, England, United Kingdom
    Saturday Aug 31, 2019

    On 7 August 2018, Goulding and her boyfriend, Caspar Jopling, announced their engagement. The couple were married at York Minster on 31 August 2019.


  • United Kingdom
    Friday Jul 17, 2020

    Brightest Blue (album)

    United Kingdom
    Friday Jul 17, 2020

    It was released on 17 July 2020 through Polydor Records. Originally scheduled for 5 June 2020, the album's release was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The album is preceded by three singles: "Worry About Me", "Power" and "Slow Grenade", and features guest vocals from Blackbear, Diplo, Juice Wrld, Lauv, serpentwithfeet and Swae Lee. It is Goulding's first album since Delirium (2015).


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