Elliphant

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Elliphant
Elliphant - Way Out West 2014.jpg
Elliphant at Way Out West in Gothenburg, Sweden, August 2014
Background information
Birth name Ellinor Miranda Salome Olovsdotter
Born (1985-10-08) 8 October 1985 (age 31)
Stockholm, Sweden
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • rapper
Years active 2012–present
Labels
Website elliphant.com

Ellinor Miranda Salome Olovsdotter (born 8 October 1985), known professionally as Elliphant, is a Swedish singer, songwriter and rapper. Elliphant's sound was initially created together with the Swedish production duo Jungle, which consists of Tim Deneve and Ted Krotkiewski.[1] The music they created together caught the attention of TEN Music Group, to which Elliphant signed in 2011.[2] Elliphant also supported Major Lazer, the side project of American producer and DJ Diplo, on their 2015 European tour.

She has been in a relationship with the Australian actor Luke Bracey since 2015.[3]

Life and career[edit]

Early life and career beginnings[edit]

Elliphant was born Ellinor Miranda Salome Olovsdotter in Stockholm, Sweden, to an Icelandic family.[4][5] In 2011, Elliphant was at a party in Paris when she met producer Tim Deneve, who needed someone that could sing and help him with his demos. Six months later, she signed to TEN Music Group.[6]

2012–13: Elliphant and A Good Idea[edit]

Elliphant at Bitterzoet, Amsterdam in 2016

Elliphant released her debut single "Tekkno Scene" in 2012. The track, which features rapper Adam Kanyama, was positively received and was featured in the video game FIFA 13.[7] The song earned comparisons to M.I.A. and Diplo.[8][9] In October 2012, Elliphant released her eponymous debut extended play on A Bigger Splash Records, including the singles "Tekkno Scene" and "Down on Life".[10]

Following the release of her first EP, Elliphant stated in an interview with Idolator in July 2013 that she had signed to Dr. Luke's label Kemosabe Records and that her Swedish debut studio album would be titled A Good Idea.[11] The album was released in her native Sweden on 9 October 2013,[12] and features a number of artists and producers, including Swedish duo Niki and the Dove, who are featured on the track "More Fire".

2014–present: Look Like You Love It, One More and Living Life Golden[edit]

Elliphant released her second EP, titled Look Like You Love It, in April 2014 via Kemosabe Records and Mad Decent, featuring production from Dr. Luke, Diplo, Skrillex and Dave Sitek.[13] It was followed by yet another EP, One More, in October, whose title track features Danish singer .[6] Elliphant was one of the opening acts on Charli XCX's Girl Power North America Tour in September and October 2014.[14]

In early July 2015, it was announced that Elliphant's second studio album and North American debut album, Living Life Golden, would be released on 25 September by Kemosabe Records.[15] However, it was reported in late August 2015 that the album's release had been pushed back to an unspecified date.[16] In December 2015, it was announced that the album would be released on 25 March 2016.[17]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions
SWE
[18]
AUS
[19]
A Good Idea
Living Life Golden
  • Released: 25 March 2016[17]
  • Label: TEN, Kemosabe
  • Formats: CD, digital download
50 76

Extended plays[edit]

Title Album details
Elliphant
  • Released: 5 October 2012[20]
  • Label: A Bigger Splash
  • Formats: 12", digital download
Look Like You Love It
  • Released: 15 April 2014[21]
  • Label: TEN, Kemosabe, Mad Decent
  • Formats: CD, digital download
One More
  • Released: 14 October 2014[22]
  • Label: TEN, Kemosabe
  • Formats: CD, LP, digital download

Singles[edit]

As lead artist[edit]

Title Year Album
"Tekkno Scene"[23]
(featuring Adam Kanyama)
2012 Elliphant
"Live Till I Die"[24] 2013 A Good Idea
"Music Is Life"[25]
(featuring Ras Fraser Jr.)
"Down on Life"[26]
"Could It Be"[27]
"One More"[28]
(featuring )
2014 One More
"Never Been in Love"[29] 2015
"All or Nothing" (Riton iPad Remix)[30]
(featuring The Gaslamp Killer)
Non-album single
"Love Me Badder"[31] Living Life Golden
"The Best People in the World"[32] Non-album singles
"Club Now Skunk"[33]
(featuring Big Freedia)
"North Star (Bloody Christmas)"[34]
"Step Down"[35] 2016 Living Life Golden
"Spoon Me"[36]
"Where Is Home"

As featured artist[edit]

Title Year Album
"In My Head"[37]
(Tilly featuring Elliphant)
2013 Non-album singles
"Siri"[38]
(Yogi featuring Elliphant and Pusha T)
2015
"Stardust"[39]
(WDL featuring Elliphant)
"Blame"[40]
(Zeds Dead and Diplo featuring Elliphant)
2016
"Stranger"[41]
(Peking Duk featuring Elliphant)
"Good Day"[42]
(Yellow Claw featuring DJ Snake & Elliphant)
2017

Promotional singles[edit]

Title Year Album
"Too Original"[43]
(Major Lazer featuring Elliphant and Jovi Rockwell)
2015 Peace Is the Mission

Guest appearances[edit]

Title Year Other artist(s) Album
"Rat in the Snow" 2013 Adam Tensta The Undeniable Tape[44]
"No Money No Love" 2014 David Guetta, Showtek, Ms. Dynamite Listen
"TTU (Too Turnt Up)" (Valentino Khan Remix) 2015 Flosstradamus, Waka Flocka Flame Plurnt: The Remixes[45]

Music videos[edit]

Title Year Director(s)
"Ciant Hear It"[46] 2012 Unknown
"Down on Life" Tim Erem[47]
"Live Till I Die" 2013 MOFO[48]
"Music Is Life"
(featuring Ras Fraser Jr.)
Sebastian Reed[49]
"Could It Be" Air & Space[49]
"Where Is My Mama At" Nikeisha Andersson and Loella Billner[49]
"Revolusion" 2014 StyleWar[49]
"Only Getting Younger
(featuring Skrillex)
Jordan Bahat[50]
"One More"
(featuring MØ)
Tim Erem[51]
"Purple Light"
(featuring Doja Cat)
2015 Ellis Bahl[52]
"Love Me Badder" Skinny[53]
"Club Now Skunk"
(featuring Big Freedia)
Johan Holm[54]
"North Star (Bloody Christmas)" Alexander Federic and Onegirlband[55]
"Step Down" 2016 Liza Minou Morberg[56]
"Spoon Me" (featuring Skrillex) Aisha Linnea
"Where Is Home" (featuring Twin Shadow)

References[edit]

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