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Ellie Goulding Rocks Express LIVE in Columbus, OH [Review]

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By: Dayna De Leon

Credit: Ellie Goulding Instagram 

Credit: Ellie Goulding Instagram 

Wow, what a show! Last night I had the privilege of seeing Ellie Goulding at Express LIVE, formerly known as the LC Pavilion, in Columbus, Ohio. Opening acts included Bebe Rexha and Years and Years. Unfortunately, Olly of Years and Years was feeling under the weather and so the group did not perform.

credit: Rebecca Potzner

credit: Rebecca Potzner

You may know Bebe Rexha from Me,Myself & I or No Broken Hearts. What you  may not know is that she is the songwriter behind The Monster and Hey Mama. Rexha shared her story of how 4 years ago she was living with her parents, only $200 in her pocket, writing songs and reaching to anyone that would listen. Now she’s touring with one of the biggest names in the biz (okay, I may be biased to that) and sharing her story.

Now, on to Ellie! I purposely wore comfy shoes because I knew she’d have me dancing all night. To no surprise, she did just that. I noted that she too wore comfy shoes but still looked beautiful rocking it out on stage.

I have a true appreciation for artists who sound the same or even better live than they do on their album. Ellie is no exception. I really enjoyed her mixture of hits, acoustic and slower tunes. The transitions between wardrobe changes were really neat, as well. The backdrop of the stage was created by three large screens that during transitions, showcased video of her.

One of my favorite moments of the show was when she requested, so politely, for the audience to put our phones away. Touring for 10+ years, she shared that it’s been interesting to see the way the fans have changed and audiences have evolved. Ellie shared that she would rather see our faces smiling and singing with her rather than the flashes from our phones trying to capture mediocre photos.

The show ended but of course, she came back with an encore. Who doesn’t anymore though these days? Ellie ended the night with Anything Could Happen and Love Me Like You Do. A favorite moment of mine was the confetti shooting out into the crowd like glitter at the very end of the show. I even grabbed some off the floor for memories. All in all, if you’re even the slightest fan of Ellie’s, GO SEE HER.

We've turned the set list into a play list on Spotify. Press play below and enjoy!

#PLAYRPM - Celebrate International Women's Day

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Happy International Women's Day!

Celebrated every year on March 8th, International Women's Day was marked to bring awareness to civil rights, sexism and discrimination against women. While we've seen great achievements made, it's important to take a step back and realize there is still progress to be made.  

To celebrate (and bring awareness to artists you may not know of), I've put together a playlist of powerhouse women making their mark on the music industry. Enjoy and keep fighting the good fight, ladies. 

#NP United States of Pop 2015 (50 Shades of Pop) - DJ Earworm

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Tis the season...for the DJ Earworm mashup of 50 popular tracks released throughout the year. The result? surprisingly sweet. It's pretty impressive how someone can mash FIFTY songs together into one and it still sounds good. I don't know about you, but it gives me appreciation for the art. It takes some one with an ear(worm) for music. Not sure I could pull it off. Take a listen and check out all the songs featured below.  

Adele - Hello
AlunaGeorge and DJ Snake - You Know You Like It
Andy Grammer - Honey, I'm Good.
Ariana Grande ft. The Weeknd - Love Me Harder
Big Sean ft. E-40 - I Don't F*** With You
David Guetta ft. Nicki Minaj & Afrojack - Hey Mama
Demi Lovato - Cool For The Summer
Drake - Hotline Bling
Ed Sheeran - Photograph
Ed Sheeran - Thinking Out Loud
Ellie Goulding - Love Me Like You Do
Fall Out Boy - Centuries
Fetty Wap - Trap Queen
Fetty Wap ft. Remy Boyz - 679
Fifth Harmony ft. Kid Ink - Worth It
Flo Rida ft. Sage The Gemini - GDFR
Jason Derulo - Want To Want Me
Justin Bieber - Sorry
Justin Bieber - What Do You Mean
Major Lazer ft. MO & DJ Snake - Lean On
Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars - Uptown Funk
Maroon 5 - Sugar
Meghan Trainor - Lips Are Movin
Meghan Trainor ft. John Legend - Like I'm Gonna Lose You
Natalie La Rose ft. Jeremih - Somebody
Nick Jonas - Jealous
Nicki Minaj ft. Drake & Lil Wayne - Truffle Butter
Omarion ft. Chris Brown & Jhene Aiko - Post To Be
OMI - Cheerleader (Felix Jaehn Remix)
One Direction - Drag Me Down
Pitbull ft. Ne-Yo - Time Of Our Lives
R. City ft. Adam Levine - Locked Away
Rachel Platten - Fight Song
Rihanna - Bitch Better Have My Money
Rihanna ft. Kanye West & Paul McCartney - Four Five Seconds
Sam Smith - I'm Not The Only One
Selena Gomez ft. A$AP Rocky - Good For You
Shawn Mendes - Stitches
SIlento - Watch Me
Skrillex & Diplo ft. Justin Bieber - Where Are U Now
Taylor Swift - Blank Space
Taylor Swift - Style
Taylor Swift - Bad Blood
Taylor Swift - Wildest Dreams
Tove Lo - Talking Body
Walk The Moon - Shut Up And Dance
Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth - See You Again
The Weeknd - Earned It
The Weeknd - The hills
The Weeknd - Can't Feel My Face