Ellie’s incredible career to date has seen her receive two BRIT Awards, two Grammy Award nominations, a Golden Globe nomination, sales of 15 million albums and over 112 million singles, and 14 billion streams worldwide. Notably, all three of her albums have been certified platinum. Her new eagerly awaited fourth studio album will be released later this year. An accomplished classical musician, she is simultaneously working on a classical project.
Born in Hereford, England, Ellie developed a deep affinity for the natural world, she now uses her voice and reach to represent environmental and social justice issues. In November 2017 Ellie was awarded the United Nation’s New Voices Award by the UN Foundation in recognition of her activism and became a Goodwill Ambassador for UN Environment. She has made it her mission to be on the frontline of climate change and the plastic pandemic, joining expeditions to Greenland and East Africa. By bearing witness, she is able to speak frankly and directly to her fans on the global issues that matter and will shape their future.
During 2018 Ellie addressed 85 heads of state in London at the Illegal Wildlife Trade Conference, spoke to the fashion industry on the necessity of climate goals at the UN’s Fashion for Development showcase in Paris and delivered a speech at the UK’s home of science, The Royal Institution, in the final round of Talanoa talks on the eve of COP24. In April 2019 she teamed up with Netflix and Oscar winning composer Steven Price to perform an original song for Sir David Attenborough’s latest series ‘Our Planet’.
At this critical time, Ellie continues to campaign at the highest level amplifying the voices of young people in particular. She is passionate that political discussions on climate must match the ambitions of young people across the world. Along with new music, she is Patron of the Marylebone Project women’s shelter & continues to host her annual concert fundraising for Streets of London. During 2019 Ellie will continue to ramp up her environmental work, continuing to visit the world’s leading scientific projects and to help lend her voice to communicating evidence to the widest possible audience.