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Ellie Goulding talks about the pressures of fame, her biggest tour yet and more

Few can know what it's to be Ellie Goulding these days.

Not many women under 30 can headline arenas across America, like Goulding is doing on her Delirium World Tour, which hits Tampa's Amalie Arena on Thursday. There's Taylor Swift, Adele, Rihanna, Selena Gomez, Demi Lovato, Nicki Minaj, Miley Cyrus, Ariana Grande ... and that's about it.

Yet there are days when Goulding, the Grammy-nominated singer of hits like Love Me Like You Do and On Her Mind, can't help but think she should leave it all behind.

"It's kind of got to that point where I really do need to separate myself from it for a bit," she said in a phone interview from London. "Music is everything to me, and I wouldn't be anywhere, wouldn't be where I am, without it. But I want to really enjoy as much of it as I can. And when it becomes such a stressful job — lack of sleep, late nights, early mornings, flying and traveling and worrying what's going to be said about you in the press, all that kind of stuff — I used to love it, and I've just realized that I'm not loving it as much anymore."

For more of our interview with Ellie Goulding, click here.

[Last modified: Wednesday, June 1, 2016 12:06am]


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