Ellie Goulding on Tinie, Elton, and Playing the Royal Wedding


It’s been a big year for Ellie Goulding. Never mind that last year saw the UK singer/songwriter win the BBC Sound of 2010 award, release her debut album to a No. 1 chart position in Great Britain, and basically become a household name across Europe. In 2011, she topped it all by staging a performance at the royal wedding, at the personal request of the world’s most talked about couple. With all that momentum, people Stateside are starting to perk up and take notice, as evidenced by Goulding’s recent appearance on Saturday Night Live. And it’s only a matter of time before Lights, the album driven by undeniable dance-pop hits like “Starry Eyed” and the title track, makes a similarly resounding impact in the US.

In our exclusive interactive interview, Goulding discusses performing for William and Kate, collaborating with Tinie Tempah, her surprise hit cover version of Elton John’s “Your Song,” and mixing music and marathons. Control the questions yourself by selecting any one you want in the video player, and get an instant response.

For more Ellie Goulding, visit her official website, become a fan on Facebook, download a free MP3 of “Guns and Horses,” buy the full album

, and ask your own questions on her VYou profile.

Also, be sure to check out more personalities in the Flavorpill Interactive Interview Series, including Sasha Grey, Moby, Theophilus London, and Reggie Watts.