Last night, we opened the doors to our brand-new LA studios with a live performance by none other than Ellie Goulding. The British pop singer performed tracks from her debut CD,
Lights, and her new album, Halcyon, which is garnering both critical praise and lots of love from her fans. She sang stirring, stripped-down versions of songs including "Starry Eyed," "Lights," and my personal favorite, "My Blood," for the crowd, kicking off the first in what will be a series of PopSugar live music showcases. I had a chance to interview Ellie in between sets, and we talked about why growing up in the countryside helped her develop her unique sound, her upcoming collaborations with boyfriend and fellow artist Skrillex, and why writing Halcyon didn't go exactly as she'd planned.
If you missed last night's show, or just want to watch it again, not to worry:
Ellie Goulding's live PopSugar performance and interview is replaying now. We're looking forward to bringing you more great performances like Ellie's in the future, so stay tuned for our next artist announcement. In the meantime, click through to see all the snaps from last night's bash.
Ellie Goulding hit the stage at the brand-new PopSugar LA studios.
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Ellie Goulding was all smiles on stage.
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Ellie Goulding posed with our founder and editor in chief, Lisa Sugar.
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Ellie Goulding performed songs from her albums
Lights and Halcyon for the crowd.
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Ellie Goulding wore a beanie on stage and told the crowd she loves dressing for Winter because she likes to feel "cozy."
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Ellie Goulding and I chatted in between songs, and talked about everything from her collaborations with Skrillex to her favorite movies.
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Ellie Goulding arrived at the PopSugar studios for her live performance.
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Ellie Goulding rocked a long-sleeved white t-shirt and hat.
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Ellie Goulding stepped onto the stage to perform a stripped-down set.
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Ellie Goulding chatted up the crowd before beginning her performance.
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Ellie Goulding posed with PopSugar's Molly Goodson.
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Ellie Goulding performed live for the crowd at the new PopSugar studios in LA.
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Ellie Goulding sang songs from her critically-acclaimed new album,
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Ellie Goulding performed tracks including "Lights" and "Anything Could Happen" on stage.
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Ellie Goulding performed one of the songs off of her new album.
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Ellie Goulding grabbed a sip of water as she catted with the audience.
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Ellie Goulding performed with her band.
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Ellie Goulding wore black leather pants and sky-high platforms for the performance.
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Ellie Goulding welcomed guests to PopSugar LA's new studios.
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Ellie Goulding performed at the new PopSugar studios.
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Ellie Goulding gave a stunning performance as she sang music from her latest release,
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Ellie Goulding wore a colorful beanie.
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Ellie Goulding performed live for an appreciative crowd.
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The new PopSugar studios opened in LA with a performance by Ellie Goulding.
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The new PopSugar studios were decked out for Ellie Goulding's performance.
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The PopSugar logo was projected across the floor.
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