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Ellie Goulding

Biography

After winning the Critics’ Choice BRIT Award this year 2010, she released her debut album, Lighting, which reached #1 on the united kingdom charts. She went to the College or university of Kent, where she uncovered digital music and had written “Desire I Remained.” She collaborated with Skrillex for the tune “Summit” and her 2010 cover of Elton John’s ‘Your Song’ reached #1 in the U.K. She’s two sisters and a sibling. She dated performers Dougie Pointer and Ed Sheeran. She cited Rihanna among her affects and sang a cover of her tune “Only Young lady (In The Globe).”

Quick Facts


Full Name Ellie Goulding
Date Of Birth December 30, 1986
Place Of Birth Hereford, England
Height 1.65 m
Profession Pop Singer
Education University of Kent, Lady Hawkins' School, Vilnius city municipality, Sopron–Fertodi, Hungary, Seinäjoki, Finland, Love Me Like You Do, Burn, First Time
Nationality British, English, Vilnius city municipality, Sopron–Fertodi, Hungary, Seinäjoki, Finland, Love Me Like You Do, Burn, First Time
Parents Arthur Goulding, Tracey Goulding, Vilnius city municipality, Sopron–Fertodi, Hungary, Seinäjoki, Finland, Love Me Like You Do, Burn, First Time
Awards Sound of..., Brit Award for Critics' Choice, Brit Award for British Female Solo Artist, NRJ Music Award for International Breakthrough of the Year, Glamour Award for UK Music Act, Glamour Award for Pandora Breakthrough, Vilnius city municipality, Sopron–Fertodi, Hungary, Seinäjoki, Finland, Love Me Like You Do, Burn, First Time
Nominations MTV Europe Music Award for Best Female, Brit Award for British Single, Grammy Award for Best Pop Solo Performance, MTV Europe Music Award for Best World Stage Performance, MTV Europe Music Award for Best Song, MTV Video Music Award for Best Collaboration, Brit Award for British Breakthrough Act, MTV Video Music Award for Best Female Video, Brit Award for British Video, World Music Award for World’s Best Video, Billboard Music Award for Top Radio Songs Artist, World Music Award for World’s Best Album, Billboard Music Award for Top Streaming Song (Audio), MTV Europe Music Award for Best UK & Ireland Act, World Music Award for World’s Best Live Act, MTV Video Music Award for the Best Song of the Summer, World Music Award for World’s Best Song, Billboard Music Milestone Award, World Music Award for World’s Best Female Artist, iHeartRadio Music Award for Best Song from a Movie, Teen Choice Award for Choice Music: Breakout Artist, World Music Award for World’s Best Entertainer of the Year, People's Choice Award for Favorite Song, Radio Disney Music Award for Best Crush Song, Billboard Music Award for Top Pop Song, Bravo Otto - Super Singer - Female, Teen Choice Award for Choice Song from a Movie or TV Show, Shorty Award for Best Singer, Danish Music Award for International Hit of the Year, Bravo - Newcomer, Bravo Otto - Sexy Babe, Bravo - Super-BFFs, Vilnius city municipality, Sopron–Fertodi, Hungary, Seinäjoki, Finland, Love Me Like You Do, Burn, First Time
Movies Weird World
Star Sign Capricorn

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#Fact
1Ellie provided her vocals for the Divergent movie score composed by Junkie XL.
2Has a brother and a sister.
3She is the daughter of Tracey (Clark) and Arthur Goulding. She is from a working-class family, and is of British Isles descent.
4Sang at the wedding of Prince William Windsor and Catherine Duchess of Cambridge on April 29, 2011 in London.
5English singer/songwriter.


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Beat ShazamTV Series performer - 3 episodes, 2017 writer - 1 episode, 2017
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy FallonTV Series performer - 4 episodes, 2014 - 2017 writer - 3 episodes, 2014 - 2015 lyrics - 1 episode, 2017
The VoiceTV Series writer - 4 episodes, 2014 - 2017 performer - 2 episodes, 2015 - 2016
Strictly Come Dancing2015-2016TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Women's International Football2016TV Series performer - 1 episode
Who's Doing the Dishes?TV Series performer - 2 episodes, 2016 writer - 2 episodes, 2016
Bridget Jones's Baby2016performer: "Still Falling for You"
Glastonbury 2016TV Mini-Series performer - 1 episode, 2016 writer - 1 episode, 2016
Volki i ovtsy. Beeezumnoe prevrashchenie2016performer: "On My Mind" / writer: "On My Mind"
Girls2016TV Series performer - 1 episode
Victoria's Secret Fashion Show2015TV Movie performer: "Love Me Like You Do", "Army"
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2012-2015TV Series performer - 5 episodes
Supergirl2015TV Series performer - 1 episode
Champion of Champions2015TV Series performer - 2 episodes
American Express Unstaged: Ellie Goulding2015performer: "Outside", "Something In The Way You Move", "Ritual", "Goodness Gracious", "Figure 8", "Keep On Dancin'", "Don't Need Nobody", "Codes", "Explosion", "Love Me Like You Do", "Army", "Don't Panic", "Anything Could Happen", "Need Your Love", "Lights", "On My Mind", "Burn"
Hot Tub Time Machine 22015performer: "Anything Could Happen" / writer: "Anything Could Happen" - as Elena Goulding
Traumfrauen2015performer: "Lights"
Fifty Shades of Grey2015performer: "Love Me Like You Do"
EastEnders: Back to Ours2015TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Hunting Ground2015Documentary performer: "Anything Could Happen" / producer: "Anything Could Happen" / writer: "Anything Could Happen"
Ellie Goulding: iTunes Festival London 20132015Video performer: "Don't Say a Word", "Halcyon", "Animal", "Starry Eyed", "Figure 8", "Hanging On / Wonderman", "Joy", "Explosions", "How Long Will I Love You", "I Know You Care", "Your Song", "My Blood", "Only You", "Under The Sheets", "Anything Could Happen", "Lights", "I Need Your Love", "Burn" / writer: "Don't Say a Word", "Halcyon", "Animal", "Starry Eyed", "Figure 8", "Joy", "Explosions", "I Know You Care", "My Blood", "Only You", "Under The Sheets", "Anything Could Happen", "Lights", "I Ne
Kingsman: The Secret Service2014performer: "Heavy Crown" / writer: "Heavy Crown"
Oh Happy Day2014TV Series writer - 1 episode
El club de los incomprendidos2014performer: "Burn"
Addicted2014/Iperformer: "Only You" / writer: "Only You"
The Voice KidsTV Series writer - 2 episodes, 2014 performer - 1 episode, 2014
Chelsea LatelyTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2014 writer - 1 episode, 2014
Divergent2014performer: "Hanging On", "My Blood", "Dead In The Water", "Beating Heart" / writer: "My Blood", "Dead In The Water", "Beating Heart"
Dancing with the Stars2013-2014TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Brows Held High2014TV Series performer - 1 episode
21 Coolest Collabs of the 21st Century2014TV Movie performer: "I Need Your Love"
21 Hottest Girls in Pop Right Now2014TV Movie performer: "Burn"
Dancing on IceTV Series performer - 4 episodes, 2014 writer - 2 episodes, 2014
The Voice UK2014TV Series writer - 1 episode
Late Show with David LettermanTV Series performer - 2 episodes, 2012 - 2014 writer - 2 episodes, 2012 - 2014
Masters Snooker2014TV Series performer - 1 episode
Todd's Pop Song ReviewsTV Series documentary performer - 1 episode, 2014 writer - 1 episode, 2014
Tom & Issy2013Short performer: "Stay Awake", "How Long Will I Love You" / writer: "Stay Awake"
Revenge2013TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Vampire DiariesTV Series performer - 2 episodes, 2010 - 2013 writer - 1 episode, 2013
So You Think You Can DanceTV Series writer - 2 episodes, 2013 performer - 1 episode, 2013
Skins2013TV Series performer - 1 episode
Warehouse 13TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2013 writer - 1 episode, 2013
Britain's Got Talent2013TV Series performer - 2 episodes
New GirlTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2013 writer - 1 episode, 2013
G.B.F.2013performer: "Anything Can Happen" / writer: "Anything Can Happen"
Circus HalligalliTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2013 writer - 1 episode, 2013
Glee2013TV Series writer - 1 episode
Grey's AnatomyTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2013 writer - 1 episode, 2013
The BlockTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2013 writer - 1 episode, 2013
Danville 2nd Ward Young MenTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2013 writer - 1 episode, 2013
Celebrity Big Brother2013TV Series performer - 1 episode
Sunday Brunch2012TV Series performer - 1 episode
Impractical Jokers2012TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 22012performer: "Bittersweet" / writer: "Bittersweet"
Salve Jorge2012TV Series performer: "Lights" / writer: "Lights"
Conan2012TV Series performer - 1 episode
Spring Breakers2012performer: "Lights" / writer: "Lights"
Now Is Good2012performer: "I Know You Care" / writer: "I Know You Care"
AccusedTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2012 writer - 1 episode, 2012
L'amour dure trois ans2011performer: "Your Song"
EastEnders2011TV Series performer - 2 episodes
902102011TV Series 1 episode
Awkward.TV Series performer - 2 episodes, 2011 writer - 1 episode, 2011
Haven2011TV Series performer - 1 episode
Teen Wolf2011TV Series performer - 1 episode
Idool 20112011TV Series writer - 1 episode
Made in Chelsea2011TV Series performer - 1 episode
Saturday Night LiveTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2011 writer - 1 episode, 2011
Formula 1: BBC Sport2011TV Series performer - 1 episode
Chalet Girl2011performer: "Who'd Want to Find Love?"
Life in a Day2011Documentary "A Day At A Time"
John Lewis: A Tribute to Givers2010Video short performer: "Your Song" - uncredited
The Inbetweeners2010TV Series performer - 1 episode
iTunes Festival London 20102010TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Drop Dead DivaTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2010 writer - 1 episode, 2010
T in the Park 20102010TV Series performer - 1 episode
Glastonbury 20102010TV Mini-Series performer: "Starry Eyed"
Radio 1's Big WeekendTV Series performer - 3 episodes, 2010 writer - 2 episodes, 2010
Chatroom2010performer: "Starry Eyed" Jakwob Remix / writer: "Starry Eyed" Jakwob Remix
Kick-Ass2010"Starry Eyed" / performer: "Starry Eyed"
Alan Carr: Chatty ManTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2010 writer - 1 episode, 2010
Freshly Squeezed2010TV Series performer - 1 episode
Brit Awards 20102010TV Special performer: "Starry Eyed" / writer: "Starry Eyed"
The Brit Awards 2010 Launch Party2010TV Special performer: "Starry Eyed"
Mencap's Little Noise Sessions2009TV Series performer - 1 episode
Later... With Jools HollandTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2009 writer - 1 episode, 2009

Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Ellie Goulding: Something in the Way You Move - Version 22017ShortEllie Goulding
Kygo & Ellie Goulding: First Time2017Video shortEllie Goulding
Ellie Goulding: Still Falling for You2016Video shortEllie Goulding
Ellie Goulding Delirium World Tour2016TV MoviePerformer
Ellie Goulding: Army2016Video shortEllie Goulding
Ellie Goulding: Something in the Way You Move2016Video shortEllie Goulding
Activewear (feat. Ellie Goulding)2015Video shortEllie Goulding
Major Lazer Feat. Ellie Goulding & Tarrus Riley: Powerful2015Video shortEllie Goulding
Taylor Swift: Bad Blood2015Video shortDestructa X
Ellie Goulding: Love Me Like You Do2015Video shortEllie Goulding
Ellie Goulding: On My Mind2015Video shortEllie Goulding
Calvin Harris: Outside Feat. Ellie Goulding2014Video shortEllie Goulding
Ellie Goulding: Beating Heart2014Video shortEllie Goulding
Ellie Goulding: Under Control2014Video short
Ellie Goulding: Goodness Gracious2014Video shortEllie Goulding
Tom & Issy2013ShortIssy
Ellie Goulding: How Long Will I Love You, Version 22013Video shortIssy
Ellie Goulding: How Long Will I Love You2013Video shortEllie Goulding
Ellie Goulding Feat. Burns: Midas Touch2013Video short voice
Ellie Goulding: Burn2013Video shortEllie Goulding
Ellie Goulding: Tessellate2013Video short
Calvin Harris Feat. Ellie Goulding: I Need Your Love2013Video shortEllie Goulding
Ellie Goulding: Explosions2013Video short
Ellie Goulding: Figure 82012Video shortEllie Goulding
Ellie Goulding: Anything Could Happen2012Video shortEllie Goulding
Ellie Goulding: Hanging on Feat. Tinie Tempah2012Video shortEllie Goulding
Ellie Goulding: I Know You Care2012Video shortEllie Goulding
Ellie Goulding: Starry Eyed, US Version2011Video shortEllie Goulding
Ellie Goulding: Lights2011Video shortEllie Goulding
Tinie Tempah Feat. Ellie Goulding: Wonderman2011Video short
Ellie Goulding: Your Song2010Video shortEllie Goulding
Ellie Goulding: Guns and Horses2010Video shortEllie Goulding
Ellie Goulding: Starry Eyed, UK Version2010Video shortEllie Goulding
Ellie Goulding: The Writer2010Video shortEllie Goulding
Ellie Goulding: Under the Sheets2009Video shortEllie Goulding

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Ellie Goulding: Army2016Video short
Ellie Goulding: On My Mind2015Video short
Calvin Harris: Outside Feat. Ellie Goulding2014Video short
Ellie Goulding: Beating Heart2014Video short
Ellie Goulding: Goodness Gracious2014Video short
The Ocean Screams: Burn2014Short
ParoDeeJay: Lice Parody2013Short original version written by
Ellie Goulding: Burn2013Video short
Ellie Goulding: Figure 82012Video short
Ellie Goulding: Anything Could Happen2012Video short
Ellie Goulding: Starry Eyed, US Version2011Video short
Ellie Goulding: Lights2011Video short
Ellie Goulding: Guns and Horses2010Video short
Ellie Goulding: Starry Eyed, UK Version2010Video short
Ellie Goulding: The Writer2010Video short
Ellie Goulding: Under the Sheets2009Video short

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Cleat Fernard2015Short performer: "Outside"
Ellie Goulding: Under Control2014Video short
Ellie Goulding: Explosions2013Video short

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
TV total2010TV Series performer - 1 episode

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Ellie Goulding: Anything Could Happen2012Video short producer

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Tom & Issy2013Short ellie's wardrobe

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The World Made Straight2015the producers wish to thank

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2015-2017TV SeriesHerself - Musical Guest
Wimbledon2017TV SeriesHerself - Spectator
Hangout Music Festival2016TV MovieHerself
Strictly Come Dancing2015-2016TV SeriesHerself - Musical Guest
Children in Need Rocks for Terry2016TV MovieHerself
Hello World!2016TV Mini-Series documentaryNarrator
Glastonbury 20162016TV Mini-SeriesHerself
Radio Disney Music Awards2016TV MovieHerself
The 58th Annual Grammy Awards2016TV MovieHerself - Performer
Festival di Sanremo2016TV SeriesHerself - Performer
Alan Carr's New Year Specstacular2015TV SpecialHerself
Taylor Swift: The 1989 World Tour Live2015VideoHerself
The Voice of Germany2015TV SeriesHerself - Performer
BBC Music Awards 20152015TV SpecialHerself
Victoria's Secret Fashion Show2015TV MovieHerself - Performer
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2012-2015TV SeriesHerself - Musical Guest / Herself - Musical guest / Herself
The Late Late Show with James Corden2015TV SeriesHerself
American Express Unstaged: Ellie Goulding2015Herself
Good Morning America2013-2015TV SeriesHerself - Musical guest / Herself - Musical Guest
The Graham Norton Show2010-2015TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Musical Guest
The X Factor2013-2015TV SeriesHerself - Special Guest
Le grand journal de Canal+2015TV Series documentaryHerself
MTV Europe Music Awards 20152015TV MovieHerself - Performer
The X Factor2015TV SeriesHerself - Performer
The Brit Awards 20152015TV SpecialHerself
Ellie Goulding: iTunes Festival London 20132015VideoHerself
Ellie Goulding: Revelations2015Video documentaryHerself
Lennon or McCartney2014Documentary shortHerself
BBC Music Awards 20142014TV SpecialHerself
The Royal Variety Performance 20142014TV MovieHerself
Band Aid 30: Do They Know It's Christmas?2014Video shortHerself
Ellie Goulding: Healthy Eating on Tour2014Documentary shortHerself
Chelsea Lately2014TV SeriesHerself - Guest
2014 MTV Movie Awards2014TV SpecialHerself - Performer
30.Worldvision Song Contest2014Video documentaryHerself
The BRIT Awards 20142014TV SpecialHerself - Performer
C2014TV SeriesHerself
Michael Parkinson: Masterclass2014TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Late Show with David Letterman2012-2014TV SeriesHerself - Musical Guest
The BRITs Are Coming2014TV SpecialHerself
Amp'd Up2014TV SeriesHerself
The Jonathan Ross Show2013TV SeriesHerself
Who Is...?2013TV Mini-SeriesHerself - Featured Artist
De wereld draait door2013TV SeriesHerself (segment "De Jakhalzen")
MTV Europe Music Awards 20132013TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
The Queen Latifah Show2013TV SeriesHerself - Musical Guest
Skavlan2013TV SeriesHerself - Musical Guest
Unity: A Concert for Stephen Lawrence2013TV SpecialHerself - Performer
2013 MTV Video Music Awards2013TV SpecialHerself
The Sound of Change Live2013TV SpecialHerself
Britain's Got Talent2013TV SeriesHerself - Special Guest
Circus Halligalli2013TV SeriesHerself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2013TV SeriesHerself - Musical guest
Schlag den Raab2013TV SeriesHerself
Dick Clark's Primetime New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 20132012TV SpecialHerself - Performer
Sunday Brunch2012TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Berlin Live2012TV SeriesHerself
VEVO Go Shows2012TV SeriesHerself
Conan2012TV SeriesHerself - Musical Guest
Today2012TV SeriesHerself - Musical Guest
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2012TV SeriesHerself - Musical guest
MSN Exclusives2012TV SeriesHerself (2013)
The National Christmas Tree Lighting2011TV SpecialHerself
American Music Awards 20112011TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
Daybreak2011TV SeriesHerself
Saturday Night Live2011TV SeriesHerself - Musical Guest
The One Show2011TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Breakfast2010-2011TV SeriesHerself - Singer / Songwriter
Brit Awards 20112011TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
The BRITs Launch 20112011TV SpecialHerself - Performer
Loose Women2010TV SeriesHerself - Performer
Children in Need2010TV SeriesHerself
On Track with SEAT2010TV SeriesHerself
V Festival 2010: Live2010TV Mini-SeriesHerself
T in the Park 20102010TV SeriesHerself
iTunes Festival London 20102010TV SeriesHerself
Glastonbury 20102010TV Mini-SeriesHerself
Radio 1's Big Weekend2010TV SeriesHerself
50 Greatest Pop Videos2010TV Movie documentaryHerself
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross2010TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Alan Carr: Chatty Man2010TV SeriesHerself
Freshly Squeezed2010TV SeriesHerself
Brit Awards 20102010TV SpecialHerself
The Brit Awards 2010 Launch Party2010TV SpecialHerself
Mencap's Little Noise Sessions2009TV SeriesHerself
Later... With Jools Holland2009TV SeriesHerself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
From the Start!2016TV SeriesDestructa X
Glastonbury 20162016TV Mini-SeriesHerself
2014 Billboard Music Awards2014TV SpecialHerself - Nominee
21 Coolest Collabs of the 21st Century2014TV MovieHerself
21 Hottest Girls in Pop Right Now2014TV MovieHerself
On Track with SEAT2011TV SeriesHerself
iTunes Festival London 20102010TV SeriesHerself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2014BritBrit AwardsBest British Female Solo Artist

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015VMAMTV Video Music Awards (VMA)Best Female VideoFor the video "Love Me Like You Do."
2014BritBrit AwardsBest Britsh Single of the Year· Calvin Harris
2014BritBrit AwardsBest Britsh Single of the YearFor the song "Burn."
2014BritBrit AwardsBest British VideoCalvin Harris: I Need Your Love Feat. Ellie Goulding (2013)· Calvin Harris
2014BritBrit AwardsBest British VideoEllie Goulding: Burn (2013)
2013VMAMTV Video Music Awards (VMA)Best Collaboration· Calvin Harris
2013VMAMTV Video Music Awards (VMA)Best Song of the Summer· Calvin Harris


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#Quote
1I got approached by SoBe a few months ago about being an ambassador and I learned about the previous ones including Naomi Campbell, so I was instantly interested! Then I tried and really liked it. It's different and has interesting flavours... we don't have anything like it in the U.K.
2Ever since I've been young I've been fascinated by the human body. I've written songs about it, but you can become quite morbid if you think about it too much - paranoid and a hypochondriac.
3I was a kind of angsty teenager and I would write diaries and write stuff down all the time. Sometimes I get to the level on stage where I'm singing and it feels heavy, but not always.
4The nature of how we are as human beings is that we're much more interested in being critical rather than praising something.
5I would never create an image for myself; I'm not that clever.
6Well, on tour I eat terribly, so I balance that by running a lot. And then I started to run with my fans in certain cities. It sounds very nerdy and un-rock n' roll, but I like it. It's fun, and it's better than meeting fans in weird, awkward circumstances. So I take them running with me.
7I'm really proud of 'Bright Lights' because I was still in the mind frame of my first album when I was putting it together, but next time I want to display something different. I don't want to be as young, immature and all about boys!
8I love prints of skulls and bones and have some taxidermy - a crow and a rabbit - to remind me of home. I like art and have a big portrait of Bjork.
9I never remember having a plan. All I could think about was how I was going to afford to get into college or where I was going to stay because I hated being at home. I didn't really have time to think about anything in the future. I didn't think about a career or anything. I went to uni, got a couple of jobs, so I sort of funded it myself.
10I still love the skinny jeans thing and I wear my favorite leather jacket constantly. I like being kind of a rock star. I love that I can feel comfortable in a small dress or I can feel comfortable wearing a baggy T-shirt.
11I instinctively dress a bit tougher because I've spent a lot of time in the U.S. and I realised there was a certain image projected of me here. I've always been an absolute rebel. When I was in my teen years I had piercings and wore all black.
12I've watched and learnt from DJs and remixers and paid way more attention to how I want my voice to sound. Before, as long as it was loud and in tune it was fine. I've discovered the difference made by various microphones and effects, so each track has a different vocal sound, my voice is woven into everything and it's above everything.
13I'd call what I do pop music, but it's folky and electronic and it doesn't really sound like much else.
14My hairdresser in the U.K., Adam Reed, has his own line, Percy and Reed, and it's really good. And I use Moroccan Oil and Kerastase as well.
15You should constantly write because your writing is always evolving and progressing. It's really important to start writing young.
16I've learned not to let it be the end of the world if a boy doesn't like you. I used to put so much effort into boys. I started playing guitar because I wanted to impress this boy. Then, I ended up in love with guitar and I didn't care about the boy anymore.
17Every day I'd say I look different. Sometimes I look really formal, sometimes I love the classic Stella McCartney, Chloe Sevigny and Gwyneth Paltrow thing. Other days I like being rock star and wearing leather jackets and studs. I love wearing Burberry - it's the perfect combination of formal and punky.
18My mum was too busy raising four of us to encourage my hopes. But I'm glad I had the upbringing I did. It made me a worrier and a thoughtful, curious person.
19The only really safe thing to do is to write a diary of where you've been, what time you went to bed, what you ate. If I wrote honestly about everything I think it'd be a disaster. It would cause a lot of trouble.
20My fancy dress costume of choice is... something 1920s or 30s, when there was still so much elegance and attention to detail. An excuse for ultimate dressing-up
21I hadn't even released my first proper single when I started to feel the strain of attention. But I don't believe that it was the attention that was giving me panic attacks. I think it was everything in my life colliding at the same time. It really did get to a serious point where I couldn't even walk down the street without getting the pain.
22I've got a song called 'Salt Skin' because when you run in the heat it evaporates and you've got salt crystals on your face. I love that, because it means you've worked really hard.
23Lauryn Hill is quite political and is very bold and isn't afraid of wearing her heart on her sleeve, and same with Bjork, except she is a little bit more kind of fragile.
24I wrote 'Lights' a long, long time ago. And I expected it to be on the album, because it was - I wrote it with 'Biff' Stannard. And he wrote every single Spice Girls song and every single pop song of the 90s, basically. So I thought, you know, I was really lucky to work with him, but I didn't think it would be a big song for some reason.
25I guess I'm just quite observant and I pay attention to a lot of things. Human behavior really fascinates me.
26I feel more confident if my makeup looks good.
27Now, if some panic hits me, you have to sort of be friends with your body, it's like your body will work against you.
28I can fall in love in a simple way, but I can dissect it in such an intense fashion when it ends.
29I love pink - pink's my favourite. I hardly ever - weirdly - wear it, but I love the colour pink.
30Men are wary of me because they know, by listening to my music, that a relationship with me will be quite deep.
31Mumford & Sons' music appeals to a lot of America. I'm really proud of them.
32I don't think there was ever a moment when I was like, 'Yeah, I want to be a singer!' I guess it just happened. I performed a lot when I was younger and stuff, but I remember getting to the point where I thought I might have to get a normal job.
33I got a random tattoo the other day. It's a red triangle, which makes everyone think I'm arty, which I'm not. I used to draw red triangles all the time. It must mean something - maybe I don't know it yet. But I'll figure it out.
34People always try to find my agenda, but I don't really have one. It's safe to say that I make pop, but I think that I'm doing important music, too. I've just always done what I wanted to do.
35I met Prince William at a musical festival and he let me know he was a fan of my music. But the invitation to sing at his wedding reception came completely out of the blue. The fact that Kate and William knew the words to my songs was very touching.
36There are so many things to think about when you make an album. Like, who am I trying to impress? Am I going to get respect, critical acclaim? Or am I going to sell lots of records?
37The very first song I wrote was about a boy that I was obsessed with.
38I still don't know if I can write songs. I don't think anyone ever knows if they can write songs.
39Since I met Starsmith, my producer, I really feel like I'm making music because we write it together and produce it together. I've got a proper involvement in the end product as opposed to just writing a song and finding someone else to produce it.
40I used to be obsessed with Pearl Jam, but I love having pink hair and kind of looking like a Barbie.
41When I sing along with Britney Spears I will sing in an American accent. But eventually I found my own voice. My songs are so brutally honest, it would be alien to sing in any accent other than my own. Don't get me wrong - I can imitate singers. I can do bar mitzvahs and weddings.
42I suffer panic attacks which has made me really conscious about my fitness and I have become addicted to jogging. It might sound odd but a lot of good has come out of it. My fans send letters saying they have taken up jogging because I do it.
43I don't really have a style icon but I really admire the way people dress like Gaga, Rihanna and Gwen Stefani. It's good to be inspired by singers who write music and dress incredibly - rather than models and people in the fashion industry who dress immaculately anyway because it's their style.
44It's so important to take vitamins. People always get ill on tour because of the close proximity in the bus with everyone.
45'I Know You Care' is really personal and fragile for me. For me, it's about losing a family member and also about a breakup. It's about this idea of losing someone for good.
46I feel like my figure is a challenge because I'm quite flat chested but I've got a booty so I've got to look for the right things.
47I was super brainy and a proper geek at school, but there would always be a boy. But that sort of obsession did turn me into a songwriter. My writing has always come from that feeling of infatuation.
48I'm quite private. And I never wanted to be the biggest star in the world, really. So in that sense I've got a good balance of doing great shows, of making an appearance every now and then and writing music, and I don't really have to do much else.
49I could always sing, from a really young age, but my voice was really weird. I used to make my mum turn up the radio every day in our house. She was well into music so I got that from her.
50America saw me as a projection of me that I always wanted. That's why I love going to America so much. I feel like I started off in America exactly how I wanted to start everywhere.
51I'd like a male to listen to my music and find it kind of fascinating, what a girl goes through when they get heartbroken or get sad or get hurt by something.
52I take inspiration from everything around me, also relationships and friends. And the inside of my crazy head.
53'I Know You Care' is about my dad. And I haven't seen him for a long, long time. And my parents divorced when I was really young. And I guess I just wanted a - it was my way of saying that I wasn't bitter or angry anymore. I was just sad and just felt like something was missing.
54I used to make my manager Jamie not tell me where I was going to be the next day, because I was so afraid of flying and of anything. But now I love flying, I love working hard, I love being around the world.
55I never thought I'd say the sentence 'It was a real honour' - because that implies that you've done something pretty special. But now I've done that several times. Yesterday I was in Buckingham Palace - I actually met the Queen yesterday and that was an honour. I never thought I'd do something like that.
56Bjork, I'd love to do something with her. I'd love to do some sort of crazy orchestral choir thing with her.
57Gwen Stefani has amazing style. I used to really love Courtney Love, and anything she wore I loved. Or Chloe Sevigny, because I really love that sort of classic look, and I like being girly and flowery, and wearing little D&G dresses. I wear hats a lot, too. I think it goes back to when I was a bit grungy and was a skater girl for a bit.
58It's easy to get into the habit on tour. There's so much waiting around, so many opportunities to smoke. I've stopped now - but I still love a drink.
59Because I've always been a runner I love to feel that my body is shining on the inside. I wear baggy clothes, so it's not as though I like showing it off. I just like to know I'm great on the inside.
60I'd like to look like Madonna when I'm her age. I also look at athletes and love their bodies. I've always wanted to be muscly, not skinny. A lot of women yo-yo around, but I'm always aware if I'm getting a bit out of shape. I never look at the scales but I can just tell. It goes on my tum and bum.
61I never thought that I could make a living out of my voice, to be completely honest. I thought that I could probably keep playing pubs. And it was exciting for me to get even just a pub gig in my town or country, when I went to university.
62I was the first person to go to university from my family.
63You pick up loads of baggage with your first record with reaction to it from fans and critics. So I went to Ireland by myself for a couple of weeks with my guitar. I read lots of poetry, I read Patti Smith's autobiography and started words and phrases and then songs started to take shape.
64I think hype is a good thing. You need it and it'll teach you valuable things and you'll grow stronger, which is what I've done.
65What people don't understand is that how you are as an artist depends on how you are emotionally.
66I never expected to get the Tom Jones treatment and it amazes me that I do. Strangely it's women who throw their underwear at me when I'm performing live. My male fans tend to be quite shy. My female fans are wild. I never know what to do with all the lingerie that lands at my feet. Maybe I should open a shop.
67Even when I'm in quite a happy state of mind, I like writing really sad songs. I think a lot of people do.
68I started getting these attacks in 2009, just as my music career was taking off. I'd be doing photo-shoots and started to feel like I was having heart attacks. Increasingly I found it difficult to step outside my flat. Things started to get better after I saw a therapist, who told me I needed to make peace with my panic attacks.
69I guess I started running when I was about 18 and... I feel like it assists my creativity a bit because it completely just flushes everything out.
70On stage I have to be comfortable because I play guitar so I can't wear too much jewellery, it knocks against the guitar and makes loud noises. I had this big gold eagle necklace which I love but I kept whacking myself in the face with it so had to stop wearing it. I wear things that I can sweat in, basically... it gets really hot on stage.
71I'm obsessed with the countryside: woods, forests, fields, lakes, mountains. I'm really into folk music and folklore. But more so I'm into electronic music. I'm into bands that have both aspects, like Boards of Canada is a perfect example. You could listen to that type of music running through a woods. It's kind of what I wanted to achieve.
72As a kid I'd lie awake at night and convince myself that a meteor was about to hit the Earth. It's my fatalistic streak, which I've inherited from my mum. I firmly believe something cataclysmic is going to happen in my lifetime and I have to be prepared to run for my life when the time comes.
73Drake, I'd like to collaborate with. He's a phenomenal lyricist. Probably the best rapper in the world at the moment. I love Kanye but there's something about Drake; he's more straight up, really clever and really poetic and metaphorical - I love that. He's just clever.
74The only day I remember of my parents' marriage was the day my dad walked out. As I stood there at five years old, with my older sister and younger brother, I knew that he was gone.
75There are plenty of bands who never get in the charts and it doesn't mean that they're not any good. Actually, a lot of the top ten is filled with stuff that just sounds the same. I could guess what's in there now - probably a bit of GaGa, Beyonce and some U.S. R&B males.
76I played recorder in assembly, then I became passionate about the guitar, I don't know why. I started on electric then moved to acoustic - my brother was playing bass in the next room.
77You get to a certain age and you can't judge yourself on your dad or your parents.
78My voice has been very, very produced, and very treated - but then, also, it hasn't.
79I'm a bit grungy - I love wearing boots. But I also love putting on a beautiful white dress and jewels. I have those two alter-egos.
80Breakups just hit you harder when you're younger. When I was a teenager, it felt like the most depressing thing in the world if a boy I was infatuated with didn't like me back!
81By the time I got writing 'Halcyon,' I was on a roll, and I realized I had so much to write about, I realized I had so much built up inside that I couldn't really alleviate before, and then all of a sudden it was like reservoir burst.
82It's usually a big kind of vent of frustration or anger or sadness that puts me in the right frame of mind to write. It's such a cliché to say that artists write when they're down, but it's true for me. It's a relief to get out what's eating away at my heart or my soul or my head.
83I was quite a weird kid because I didn't like getting presents. I don't know why. I just went for books all the time.
84Not much shocked me. You know, I worked in a home for Alzheimer's patients and my dad used to be really into murders and stuff, so I saw dead bodies. It desensitised me to a lot of things.
85I've always been fascinated by the human body, but you can become quite morbid and paranoid if you think too much.
86I'm a bit of a like girly-girl, really, I like flowery stuff.
87I maintain that when I finally retire from my career in music, I will go and live back in Wales - when I am an old person, if I live to be an old person. The water I miss, and the air, there's something different about it. And I miss the simple life.
88Two things I'm obsessed with are the countryside and fields and being in the open space and body parts, so you'll hear me mentioning body parts and human anatomy. I've listened to my songs and I think I am quite visual and I talk about bones and flesh a lot.
89I couldn't really relate much to my younger sister, because she was born in 1992, and I was born in 1986. And then my older sister, we just didn't get on that much. Although we bonded over hating our stepdad.
90Cover versions, that's my forte, that's all I ever used to do. When you play your own songs, it's quite scary, 'cause I'm quite honest and open, they can be very revealing. But covers, I don't have to think about, just get me up there!
91I've changed the way I look a bit but not intentionally. I've cut my hair. I've got a bit of pink in it and lately I've become a bit monochrome, wearing a lot of black and white.
92I just sing and write songs and wear what I want. It's quite a good job really. If I wanted to I suppose I could become more of a fashion icon, but singing is my thing.
93I want to be more like Pixie Lott. She works really hard but always manages to keep smiling. She never complains.
94Apparently I'm introspective... levelheaded... but at the same time, absolutely insane.
95I start really missing London when I go away. I have a little flat, but very central. I live above a pub and you'd think it'd be a nightmare, but I like hearing the music and it's quite comforting.
96Maybe one day I'll make a record that's really mysterious and no one knows where it came from or what I wrote it about. But thus far, I've just wanted to explain everything properly.
97If a hundred people want autographs, sometimes you have to say no because you've got to get up for a 4 A.M. flight or something. In that sense, it really pisses me off when people think you've become a diva. It's not becoming a diva, it's because of the situation, I think.
98I'm not afraid, as a writer, of being emotional. I'm obsessed with human emotion, body parts, physicality.
99I record stuff all the time, like little vocal things. I write random things down... Sometimes I just get things stuck in my head and I record them, and that actually becomes a song quite a lot of the time.
100Christmas in L.A. is weird. There's no snow. It's not even cold.
101I keep getting compared to Marina and the Diamonds because she's kind of in the same place as me at the moment. It's quite annoying being compared, actually, because it almost downgrades your work and makes you feel like you're just another female artist.
102My guiltiest pleasure is... chocolates with strawberry cream and trashy television - 'Geordie Shore,' 'Katie,' etc.
103I love designer stuff but like it will only be like, on a whim. I love Alexander Wang so much, but it's expensive.
104I'd hate it to become style over substance, I'd hate people to start putting me in a magazine article about my style. I don't like dressing up in something I'm not necessarily comfortable in just to make it more of a show. I want the power to come from what I sing about and how I sing.
105My favourite people to follow on Twitter are... my fans. They make me laugh so much and keep me smiling.
106I find male singers and what they sing about fascinating. It makes me realize how little we know about ourselves and how little I know about myself. It's interesting to see the male perspective.
107I think all the covers I do have nice sentiments, particularly 'Your Song.' People write me very sweet messages about that song, though I'm sure there are people out there saying that I've ruined it too!
108I feel like I write songs for the future or something. Not in an arrogant way, but I feel like maybe my songs were, like, before their time or something.
109It took time to really build myself a reputation as a good live performer, a musician and an artist.
110I've always said that Adele has turned so many people on to British singers - whether female singers or just like music from this country in general.
111After shows my face feels dirty with makeup and sweat, especially in the smaller venues, so it feels good to get back to the bus and smooth it away. Sometimes you need something alcohol-based, especially on tour when you don't always get a chance to keep washing your face all the time.
112One of the most powerful feelings in the world is after a really, really long run.
113I want to be safe in the knowledge that I can tour and play festivals for a long time. The main thing is that I want a good reputation as a live performer. If I have that, I'd be so happy.
114[on David Bowie] I think he was a huge icon and the fact he's still around is very, very cool.
115When I sing along with Britney Spears, I will sing in an American accent. But, eventually, I found my own voice. My songs are so brutally honest, it would be alien to sing in any accent other than my own. Don't get me wrong - I can imitate singers. I can do bar mitzvahs and weddings.
116[on the slow rise to popularity of her song 'Lights'] I wonder if that's the case with a lot of my songs. I feel like I write songs for the future or something. Not in an arrogant way, but I feel like maybe my songs were, like, before their time or something.

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