Ellie Goulding has just announced details of an exclusive headline performance at The Olympia Theatre in 2013. The Hereford-born singer songwriter first came to prominence when she topped the BBC Sound of 2010 Poll and was simultaneously awarded the Brits Critics Choice Award. She is the only artist other than Adele to have received both accolades. On release ‘Lights’ went straight to number one in the Official UK Album Charts, cementing Ellie Goulding’s status as the breakthrough artist of 2010.
‘Lights’ went on to become the biggest and fastest selling debut album of 2010, spawning playlist staples ‘Starry Eyed’, ‘Guns And Horses’ , ‘The Writer’, ‘Your Song’ and ‘Lights’ (the latter two featured on repackaged album ‘Bright Lights’) and has topped triple platinum status in the UK with sales of over 850,000 to date. A devoted live following has meant every UK tour date Ellie Goulding announced has sold out. Early 2011 saw Ellie Goulding receive nominations for two Brit Awards – British Female Solo Act and British Breakthrough Act – confirming her prominence at the forefront of the British music scene.
Ellie Goulding’s success in the UK has been mirrored internationally and the US in particular has taken Ellie to its heart. Her single ‘Lights’ has sold over 2.5 million copies there and is currently Top 5 on both the Billboard Hot 100 and Top 40 charts. Relentless touring has seen her play to over 30,000 fans Stateside as well as festival appearances and a sold-out Katy Perry Tour. Ellie Goulding was invited to sing at the National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at the White House in December, joining Barack Obama onstage for a round of carols. She has also performed on a number of high profile American TV shows including The Late Show with David Letterman and Saturday Night Live.
All the tracks on ‘Halcyon’ were written and co-produced by Ellie Goulding and the majority were recorded in a converted barn in Ellie Goulding’s hometown in the Hay Valley with producer Jim Elliot (Kylie/Ladyhawke).
Ellie’s new album “Halcyon” is out now.
“This album for me is a journey from dark into light from confusion to understanding. I didn't set out to write a break-up record but I think it became one." Ellie Goulding
‘Halcyon’ is the follow-up to Ellie Goulding’s hugely successful debut album ‘Lights’ which was released in 2010 and has gone on to sell one and a half million copies and generate five million single sales worldwide.
Tickets go on-sale this Thursday, November 22nd from Ticketmaster.