Elena Jane Goulding was born on 30 December, 1986. She’s an English singer and songwriter. Her career began when she met record producers Starsmith and Frankmusik, and she was later discovered 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 studio album, Lights, in 2010; it debuted at No. 1 on the UK Albums Chart and has sold over 850,000 copies in the United Kingdom.