Ellie Goulding has revealed she takes guidance from pop superstars Taylor Swift and Katy Perry.
In a recent interview with Glamour magazine, the Burn hitmaker said of her famous pals: "We're friends because they understand the predicaments.
"They see what is and isn't real. I'm not anywhere near their level of fame, but if I say, 'Oh God, Taylor, this happened,' she'll be like, 'Girl, that's nothing.' Suck it up, kind of thing."
Goulding also spoke about her preference for female company and how she favours working with strong women to men.
"I have strong female characters around me, really cool women. My tour manager is a woman, my manager is a woman.
"I want to be surrounded by powerful women, not men."
The singer supported Macklemore and Ryan Lewis at Dublin's Marlay Park last week to a massive crowd.