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Ellie Goulding

"Last time around I wasn't quite prepared for an American tour," Ellie Goulding told Billboard.com at our backstage Lollapalooza tent. "But this time I know what to expect, I know how much sleep I need to get, I know how I need to not drink, and it's all good." Watch our interview below.

Goulding's hustle has been gaining more and more momentum since Coachella, from a headlining U.S. tour to "SNL" musical guest status to Royal Wedding performer. As the "Starry Eyed" singer wraps her one-woman British Invasion, she tells us that her next step is to head back to her native U.K. to start work on a new album. "I want to come back," Goulding says, stressing that she's not a singles-focused artist. "I want to have a dedicated fanbase."

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Amidst her fans are folks you may have heard of: Rihanna, Paramore's Hayley Williams, Katy Perry, Kylie Minogue, all of whom seem to tickle Goulding's fancy. "There's been people that I used to love that like my music. The first person who comes into my head is Hayley from Paramore, who tweeted about me... I listened to a lot of her records when I was a bit younger and she helped me sing quite a bit," Goulding said.

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