Ahead of taking on her hosting duties for the evening, Ellie Goulding stopped to chat with Billboard’s Chelsea Briggs and Tetris Kelly on the pink carpet at the 13th annual Women in Music event, discussing female musicians she is currently inspired by, plans for her new album, and her upcoming wedding.
When posed with the question of which fellow females she thinks are “kicking booty” right now, Goulding tells Billboard that first and foremost, it’s her Nana. “She inspires me, she’s an incredible woman. Independent, just does everything by herself,” she says.
“But I guess in music at the moment, I’m really backing a lot of new female artists,” Goulding continues. “Like I think Billie Eilish is incredible. I love her songwriting. I think Sigrid is incredible, look out for her, she’s amazing.”