Ellie Goulding

Elena Jane Goulding, born on December 30, 1986, conquered the U.K. music scene at 23. She won a singing contest in college, and after the release of her debut E.P., “An Introduction to Ellie Goulding,” she went on to win the Brit Award. Her distinctive soprano voice made an immediate impression. Critics have given her studio albums, including “Lights,” “Halcyon,” and “Delirium” largely favorable reviews. She has been highlighted in magazines as a music and fashion icon, including “Elle” and “Glamor,” among others. She deserves a grand birthday celebration from us.

Fast Facts

Full Name:

Elena Jane Goulding



Birth date:

December 30, 1986



Zodiac Sign:



5' 4"

Relationship Status:


Net Worth:

$30 million

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Ellie Jane Goulding was born in Hereford, England, on December 30, 1986. Her mother, Tracey Goulding-Summers, worked at a supermarket, and her father, Arthur Goulding, was a member of an undertaker family. Goulding is the second child and has a brother named Alex, an older sister named Isabel, and a second sister named Jordan. Alex, her brother, plays bass and is a member of a Hereford band. Her mother encouraged her to pursue music as a child. When she was nine years old, she began learning the clarinet. When she was 14, she began writing her songs but didn’t begin truly pursuing songwriting until her college years.

Goulding developed an interest in electronic music when she was studying. Through MySpace, she got in touch with record producer Frankmusik, and with his assistance, she created her kind of folktronica music. She was found during this time by scout Jamie Lillywhite, who initially served as her manager before transitioning to the position of A.&R. at a university talent competition. Lillywhite subsequently connected her to the music producer Starsmith, who assisted in the November 15, 2009, publication of her debut single, ‘Under the Sheets.’ Later, he worked on her album “Lights.” Even though they released ‘Under the Sheets’ on the indie label Neon Gold Records, she was already signed to Polydor Records. She was nominated for the Critics’ Choice Award at the 2010 Brit Awards not long after the publication of her debut E.P., “An Introduction to Ellie Goulding,” on December 20, 2009. The award and the B.B.C. Sound of the 2010 poll went to her. She co-wrote three songs for Diana Vickers and one for Gabriella Cilmi at this time. She released her debut full-length album, “Lights,” on February 26, 2010, and it debuted at the top of the U.K. Albums Chart. “Halcyon,” Goulding’s second studio album, was released on October 5, 2012; it started at number two on the U.K. Albums Chart and reached number one in January 2014. Her third studio album, “Delirium,” was released on November 6, 2015, and it received favorable reviews from critics. She received her first Grammy Award nomination for Best Pop Solo Performance for the album, which featured the song ‘Love Me Like You Do’ from the 2015 movie “Fifty Shades of Grey” soundtrack. On July 17, 2020, she released her fourth album, “Brightest Blue.” It debuted in the U.K. Album Chart’s top spot.

Goulding and her partner, art dealer Caspar Jopling, made their engagement public on August 7, 2018. On August 31, 2019, the couple exchanged vows at York Minster. Goulding and Jopling made their first child’s impending arrival public in February 2021, and on April 29, 2021, she gave birth to a boy named Arthur Ever Winter Jopling.

Career timeline

She Releases Her Debut Single

On November 15, she releases her debut single, ‘Under the Sheets,’ digitally in the U.K. through the independent label Neon Gold Records, which makes a strong launch and peaks at No. 53 on the U.K. Singles Chart.

She Releases Her Debut Album

In March, Goulding releases her debut album, "Lights," which debuts at number one in the U.K. and number six in Ireland.

Her First Appearance on American Television

She performs ‘Starry Eyed’ for the first time on American television in April, on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" and a month later, she appears on "Saturday Night Live," hosted by Tina Fey.

She Releases Her Third Studio Album

“Delirium,” Goulding's third album, debuts at number three on both the U.K. Albums Chart and the U.S. Billboard 200, becoming her most popular record to date based on first-week sales and earning Platinum certification in the U.K.

Her First Grammy Award Nomination

Goulding receives a Best Pop Solo Performance nomination for ‘Love Me Like You Do’ at the 58th Grammy Awards.

Why We Love Ellie Goulding

  1. She is a fitness enthusiast

    Goulding enjoys working out. She became vegan in 2014 as part of her commitment to good health. This exercise fanatic has a reputation for being devoted to her routine, which has given her a pair of incredibly toned abs.

  2. She is a social activist and philanthropist

    She has always been a supporter of the environment. Offstage, she raises money for charities that are important to her heart while increasing awareness of issues like homelessness, climate change, and the plight of less fortunate children. She never stops urging her millions of followers to participate in World Wildlife Fund's Earth Hour to lessen their carbon impact.

  3. She has a passion for her work

    She is passionate about her profession, which pushes her to work hard all the time to succeed in her career. That's why she travels extensively to promote her work across the country. She genuinely loves what she does.

5 Surprising Facts

  1. Secrets to her hair

    She claims that sweat maintains her hair shine and gives it a brilliant glow, and she uses Moroccan Oil and Kerastase products.

  2. She performed at William and Kate’s wedding

    Goulding performed her rendition of Elton John's ‘Your Song’ for the royal couple's first dance during their royal wedding in 2011, in addition to receiving an invitation.

  3. She is part of Elmo’s squad

    Goulding, who joined Elmo and the gang in "Sesame Street" season 48, is beloved by everyone, including Elmo.

  4. She is ambidextrous

    Goulding is equally skilled at using both her left and right hand.

  5. She joined Tap Management

    She began working with Tap Management in 2018 and then teamed up with Jamaican rapper Sean Paul on his E.P. "Mad Love The Prequel."

Ellie Goulding FAQs

When did Niall Horan and Goulding date?

Goulding and Horan briefly dated in 2013 when he was relatively new to the industry.

Is Goulding related to the royal family?

Prince Harry, Princess Beatrice, and Princess Eugenie are all close friends of Goulding.

How old was Goulding when she had her baby?

At the time of the birth of her son, Goulding was 34 years old.

Ellie Goulding’s birthday dates

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