Standing up to the weight of huge hype and expectation, the debut album from 23-year-old British singer Ellie Goulding proved an instant hit on its release in March, knocking 2009's most scrobbled artist Lady Gaga off her number one spot in the UK album chart.
Goulding's particular brand of glittering, folk-inspired electro-pop had critics taking notice months before, as she was crowned the winner of the BBC Sound of 2010 poll as well as taking the Critics' Choice prize at the BRITs in February, all before Lights even dropped.
Comparisons with Marina and the Diamonds and Florence Welch might cast Goulding as the accessible girl-next-door against her peers' stagey flamboyance, but the pop punch of Starsmith-produced tracks like 'The Writer' and 'Guns and Horses' clearly won you over. While those singles picked up hours of radio airplay and thousands of scrobbles, early single 'Starry Eyed' led the way on Ellie's Last.fm chart with 1.3 million scrobbles to date, nearly twice as many as her second placed track 'Under The Sheets'.
Artist listening trend For the year (Oct ’09 — ’10)
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There were 4 598 019 Ellie Goulding tracks scrobbled this year.
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Events from the year (Oct ’09 — ’10)
16 456 people on Last.fm saw Ellie Goulding in 2010, at 121 gigs, in 12 countries
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