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The Drop: Elle King

With the recent release of her new critically acclaimed album, Shake The Spirit, the GRAMMY Museum is thrilled to welcome Elle King to the Clive Davis Theater for an intimate discussion on the making of her new album, followed by a performance. Elle’s gold-certified debut album Love Stuff, a sultry, badass mix of rock and roll, blues, and country, with a twinge of pop, featured the breakthrough single “Ex’s & Oh’s,” which earned her two GRAMMY nominations and was certified double platinum. The track, about leaving behind a string of brokenhearted exes, hit No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot Rock Songs Chart, and topped the AAA, Hot AC, and Alternative Radio charts, leading King to become the second female artist in 18 years to reach No. 1 at the latter format. She was also featured on Dierks Bentley’s GRAMMY-nominated No. 1 Country Airplay hit “Different For Girls” (she performed it with Bentley at the CMA Awards and took home an award for “Musical Event of the Year”). King also performed for President Obama in honor of Mavis Staples at the 2016 Kennedy Center Honors. Her just-released follow up album Shake The Spirit features the lead single “Shame,” which became her fourth radio #1 single and led Elle to become the only act in history to have scored number 1 singles on the Adult Pop Songs, Adult Alternative Songs, Alternative Songs and Country Airplay charts. Meanwhile, her new single “Baby Outlaw,” featured on Shake the Spirit, is currently Top 20 at AAA Radio.