Singer Elle King has a breakout hit, a famous dad and an unapologetically blunt personality: "Sometimes I get too drunk, but I'm myself."

Right around when the weather in New York started getting chilly in October, Elle King came home after a month of U.K. shows and knew, before she even left the airport, her life had changed. "I got some fist bumps; a couple people yelled, 'Elle King, you rule!' " says the raspy-voiced 26-year-old singer-songwriter, ­sounding mind-blown. "It has been a really crazy year."

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