Ellie Goulding 'not pressured for US success'
Published May 13 2011, 06:43 BST | By Jennifer Still Ellie Goulding
has insisted that she does not feel pressure to find success in the US.
In an interview with US Weekly
, the 'Guns and Horses' singer confessed that she is pleased with the path that her career has taken but would not be bothered if her album did not do as well in America as it has back in the UK.
"I just know how to sing, and I feel no pressure whatsoever. If I do have a hit, that's absolutely brilliant because I get to keep coming over and I love it here and I've already got a really dedicated fan base," she explained.
"People aren't buying as many records as they used to, so I think the whole game has changed. I'm not naive to think I'm just going to come over here and do one performance and everybody is going to fall in love with me. I never intended to take over the world anyway. Anything I do conquer is a bonus."
She went on to say that she is content with how her career has turned out overall thus far, adding: "I feel like I'm in a really good place, like I've established myself and I have the freedom to breathe now."
Goulding recently appeared as the musical guest on Saturday Night Live
, a performance which saw her debut album Lights
move up to number five on the US iTunes album chart.
She has previously admitted that she wants her success in America to be "natural" and not the result of aggressive marketing