Ellie Goulding is a British singer-songwriter and a multi-instrumentalist. Her first album, Lights, debuted at number one on the UK Album Chart and as of June 2012, has sold 1.6 million copies worldwide. Goulding's second album, Halycon, was released in October 2012 and debuted at number nine on the Billboard 200 Chart. Goulding is the second artist to top both the BBC Sound of poll and win the Critics' Choice Award at the Brit Awards the same year. The other artist to do that was Adele in 2008. Goulding is signed to Polydor Records and has played at many renowned festivals all over the world.