Ellie Goulding (born Elena Jane Goulding on 30 December 1986) is an English singer–songwriter and guitarist. She rose to fameafter topping the BBC
Sound of 2010 poll and winning the Critics Choice Award at the 2010 BRIT Awards. After signing toPolydor Records in 2009, Goulding released her first
extended play, An Introduction to Ellie Goulding, followed by her debut full-length studio album, Lights, which will be released 1 March 2010.