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Today*s Star: Ellie Goulding

Elena (Ellie) Goulding is the newest pop/electronica singer-songwriter busting out on the music scene. Little background info on Ellie: She's 27 years old, grew up in Herefordshire, England and has been actively making music since 2008. Ellie said she always thought she would be an actress as she starred in all her school plays. She's a pretty talented girl, she picked up the clarinet at age 9 and has been playing it since! She can also play the piano, keyboards, drums, guitar and mandolin- right on!

Ellie released her debut album, Lights in 2010 and it reached #1 on the UK albums charts. Ellie's music is described as indie/synthpop and electronica. Her songs have fun beats and are great to dance to! Ellie's latest album is available on iTunes, titled Halcyon. I personally am a fan of the album. It's a little darker than her previous one, but you get a real genuine feel of who Ellie is. There's a song on Halcyon called "I Know You Care" which Ellie wrote about her biological father and the history she has with him. Take a listen!

Fun Facts about Ellie:

Opened shows for U2, Bruno Mars and Katy Perry.

Has songs out with producer/Dj's Zedd and Calvin Harris.

Ellie has a song featured on the Hunger Games: Catching Fire soundtrack, titled Mirror

She loves to run! If you're a runner make sure to follow Ellie on Facebook! Ellie said when she tours, she likes to set up run dates with her fans. How fun!

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Below is a video of her latest single Burn, which she co-wrote with Ryan Tedder from OneRepublic. Enjoy!

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