Elle King is an American country singer who writes and sings with sprinkles of alternative rock and blues compressed in soulful construct. Known for her debut album ‘Love Stuff ‘which was released on February 17, 2015, she has surely left a mark with her work. Her tone originality and incredible voice helped her to touch the heights of success.
She got CMA Award in 2016 for the Vocal event of the Year for ‘Different for girls’.
Elle King Biography and Family –
Tanner Elle Schneider born on July 3, 1989 in LA California, United States, in the household of a former model London King and father Rob Schneider, a former SNL cast member, who separated one year after her birth. She grew up in Southern Ohio.
She considers her step dad Justin Tesa a great influencer for her music interest, who gifted her a record by The Donnas, an all girl hard rock band, soon after which she decided to become a singer and started learning guitar at the age of 13 singing to Johnny Cash, AC/DC, and Otis Redding. Most of her influence seemed to have ignited from listening to these rock legends, later she learned playing banjo as well.
She started dating Andrew Ferguson in January 2016, soon after which the couple got engaged in February traveling around San Francisco Bay on a sailing trip. There were not much talks or rumors about her past dating life; it appears she didn’t have any long lasting or happy relationships. Even in her album ‘Love Stuff’ she talks about her ‘ex’s and oh’s’ which is about the heartbreaks and the chasing pain. Elle King is also known for several tattoos on her hand and chest, some of which she got when she was working in a tattoos company called East Side Ink.
Elle King Education –
Elle spent most of her teenage years in New York City, she completed her school from Elisabeth Irwin High School, after which she moved to matriculate at University of the Arts to study painting and film from Philadelphia. During her college years she traveled around Los Angeles, Copenhagen and Denmark. After her graduation she settled in New York where she currently resides near Bushwick, Brooklyn.
Elle King Net Worth in 2017 :– $2 Million
Elle has been acting on and off since 1999, when she first appeared in ‘Deuce Bigelow: Male Gigolo’ as a Cookie Girl. She launched her first EP (Extended Play) in 2012 named ‘The Elle King EP’ on RCA. Her EP track ‘Playing for keep’ is now used as a ‘Mob Wives Chicago’ series theme song. Selling out music and acting has earned her an estimate wealth of $2 million. Her debut album ‘Love Stuff’ was a bigger hit, ‘Ex’s & Oh’s’ a song from the album, landed her name in the US top 10 singles and earned her two Grammy nomination. She was on several occasion found saying “Ox’s and Oh’s” is dedicated to her boyfriends.
Elle King Business Model –
Although her acting hasn’t really been a smooth one, she holds a good chance in her music career, getting two Grammy nominations for her debut album is a great start, indicating towards a bright future. Not only was she critically appraised but was also showered with love by her fans. Her songs are known to be featured in TV series and movies. ‘Good Girls’ one of her songs was featured in Ghost busters soundtrack in 2016. Elle King has been in spotlight since 2012 when she became ‘Artist to watch in 2012’, since then she has actively been pursuing her dream to become a singer. She has also performed in ‘South by Southwest Festival’ and ‘Hammer Smith Apollo’, along with various guest performances in various TV shows. She has been associated for musical tour with James Bay of ‘Monsters and Men’, ‘Michael Kiwanuka’ and ‘Train’.
Elle King Latest News –
Elle King is ready to get her fans wild again, there are quite a few concerts aligned this year, starting from 28th April in New Orleans, LA at Fair Grounds Race Course. She will also be performing in New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival 2017. She was also nominated this year for Grammy in the category Best Country Duo/Group Performance but lost it to Twenty One Pilots.
As a listener we crave to hear more of her music. Her way of songwriting and taste in music contributes to providing us with the best mixture of so many genres. Her style escalates rock, yet sounds Indie; her voice connects like country music yet feels like alternative blues.