Album release: Lights and Halcyon by Ellie Goulding
Release date: 15 June 2015
More info: http://store.universalmusic.com/elliegoulding/
The Brit-award winning singer-songwriter’s multi-platinum number one albums, 'Lights', released in 2010 and featuring the singles Under the Sheets and the top five hit Starry Eyed, and 'Halcyon', released in 2012 and featuring the top five hit Anything Could Happen, are now available on vinyl with original artwork and mp3 download vouchers. Both albums now include the bonus track Lights, originally not in the CDs in UK.
Ellie Goulding became the second artist to both top the BBC’s annual Sound of… poll and to win the Critics’ Choice Award at the Brit Awards in the same year, after her debut success with Lights reportedly selling over 850,000 copies within the UK. After the album’s title track was released in the US it peaked at number two on the Billboard Hot 100 and was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America.
Halcyon debuted at number two on the UK Albums Chart and held this spot for 65 weeks before reaching number one. In the United States it reached number nine on the Billboard 200 chart. When re-released in 2013 with additional track she claimed her first UK number one single in the same month with Burn. By the end of 2013 she had sold an estimated four million albums and fifteen million singles worldwide.
After the feature of Beating Heart in blockbuster Divergent during 2014, Ellie Goulding has continued her soundtrack success with the recent release of the number one single Love Me Like You Do, included in the film adaption of hit novel Fifty Shades of Grey. She is currently working on a third solo studio album after appearing on Major Lazer’s album Peace is the Mission alongside Ariana Grande and 2 Chainz.