In December 2015, she received her first Grammy Award nomination for Best Pop Solo Performance for her single "Love Me like You Do".
At 9, she began playing the clarinet and at 14 began learning guitar.
The single was released digitally in the UK on 12 December 2012.
The song charted before it was released, and made its way into the top 40 in the UK, peaking at number 33.
-ding; born 30 December 1986) is an English singer and songwriter.
Her career began when she met record producers Starsmith and Frankmusik, and she was later spotted by Jamie Lillywhite, who later became her manager and A&R.
Goulding attended Lady Hawkins' High School in Kington where she won the role of the Scarecrow in a school production of The Wizard of Oz.
She released her debut studio album, Lights, in 2010; it debuted at number one on the UK Albums Chart and has sold over 850,000 copies in the United Kingdom.
On 10 July 2012, Goulding released a cover of Active Child's song "Hanging On", featuring Tinie Tempah, as a free download on her Sound Cloud page.
In late July 2012, it was announced that Goulding's second album is titled Halcyon and it would be released on 8 October 2012.
"Anything Could Happen" preceded the album as the lead single.
The album debuted at number two on the UK Albums Chart, and after 65 weeks, it reached number one.
The album was preceded by the lead single "Anything Could Happen" on 21 August.