Need To Meet: Ellie Goulding

The adorable English singer dishes about beatboxing, her crush on Rihanna, and why she always has a spare pair of tights in her handbag.

This week, I was lucky enough to interview my favorite new singer-songwriter, Ellie Goulding. Ellie, 24, is already a massive star in her native England and is on her way to conquering the U.S. Her debut album went to no. 1 across the pond and garnered her a Critics Choice Award at the BRITS (England's version of the Grammys.) If you haven't heard of Ellie's brilliant U.S. debut album Lights, you must download it NOW. 

While stuffing our faces with mini cupcakes, Ellie and I talked about her beatboxing skills, which prince (William or Harry) she'd choose, and why she always keeps an extra pair of tights in her bag. Check out the video above for even more on the rising star and to find out what else she keeps in her purse.

Lights, is out on iTunes, and the first single, "Starry Eyed" is a slice of pop heaven.

Sergio Kletnoy