Singer-songwriter Ellie Goulding has been an active part of the indie pop scene since 2008. Hailing from London, the singer rose to fame with the release of her debut album in 2010, which debuted at number one on the UK album chart and later achieved international success after being re-released. Goulding has had a number of note-worthy performances throughout her career, including an appearance at the Royal Wedding. Check out the list below for five or her most memorable performances so far.
“Your Song” Nobel Peace Prize Concert (2011)
Ellie Goulding’s cover of the 1970 Elton John classic, “Your Song,” gained the singer a number two hit on the UK Singles chart in 2010 and again in 2011 after she performed the song at the wedding reception of Prince William and Kate Middleton. In December of 2011, the singer delivered another stunning rendition of the song at the Nobel Peace Prize Concert.
“Lights” Saturday Night Live (2011)
Goulding took the stage at Saturday Night Live on May 7, 2011 to perform her hit single, “Lights.” The performance, which was part of her US promotion tour, was one of her first major introductions to the US audience. The singer received mixed reviews from critics for the performance but the song went on to peak at number two on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
“Starry Eyed” Brit Awards Launch Party (2010)
In one of her earlier high profile appearances, Goulding performing “Starry Eyed” for an energetic crowd at the Brit Awards Launch Party in 2012. After begging the performance in a more understated style, the singer began showing the audience her drumming skills in the middle of the song, impressing the crowd and receiving accolades from a number of critics.
“How Long Will I Love You” Royal Variety Performance (2014)
Probably best remembered for the 600ft dress she wore during the performance, Goulding’s appearance at the Royal Variety Performance is probably her most memorable. Despite the majority of the focus landing on the dress and the light show, Goulding also managed to impress critics with her vocals on the night.
“Beating Heart“/Find You feat. Zedd MTV Movie Awards
Known for history of interesting performances and occurrences, the duel performance of Ellie Goulding and Zedd during the 2014 show was no exception. Performing songs from the “Divergent” soundtrack, the performance began with an emotional rendition of “Beating Heart” by Goulding before transitioning into an energetic delivery of “Find You” from Zedd.