Elle King is a popular American musician who blends pop with retro-blues, and is best known for her hit song, “Ex’s & Oh’s.”
King was born in Los Angeles, and is the daughter of Rob Schneider, former SNL cast member and comedian. King was inspired to become a singer and musician after listening to the all-girl pop-punk band the Donnas as a young child. She picked up the guitar and banjo in her pre-teens, and spent much of her teenage years busking and playing gigs around New York City.
At 16, King began attending the University of Arts in Philadelphia, where she studied painting and film. King lived for a while in Los Angeles and Copenhagen before moving to Brooklyn to pursue her music career. She signed with RCA Records in 2012, through which King released her debut EP, The Elle King EP. Following up with her debut album, Love Stuff, in 2015, King saw her single “Ex’s and Oh’s” reach the top of Billboard’s Alternative charts.
In 2016, King was featured on a duet with Dierks Bentley, “Different for Girls.” That track hit number one on the Country Airplay charts, and was nominated for a Grammy for Best Country Duo/Group Performance. It also won a Country Music Association Award for Best Vocal Event of the Year.
King released her second album, Shake the Spirit, which featured the popular single “Shame.” King tours regularly, and is often booked for corporate entertainment events and private parties.