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Ellen began singing, acting and directing in New York by the time she was 15.
Ellen recorded her debut album, ELLEN SHIPLEY, in 1979 for RCA.
That critically acclaimed album was followed by BREAKING THROUGH THE ICE AGE in 1980 and by THE CALL OF THE WILD in 1984.
Ellen consistently received rave notices for her songwriting and her performances from critics and audiences alike. She was featured in Time Magazine, Rolling Stone, Billboard, Record World, and many major Newspapers and Magazines across the country. Ellen has been in films and TV-- including her appearance as the Musical Guest on Saturday Night Live-toured all over the country and performed on European television.
Ellen's career as a major songwriter garnered two Grammy nominations, over 30 top-ten world-wide hits---including the Number One Song, "Heaven Is A Place On Earth". Ellen has gratefully earned
a reputation for emotional honesty, integrity, and truth in her work as an artist and songwriter. Ellen is an ardent Advocate for Songwriter's Rights..
She has directed professional theater in NY and in Los Angeles.
Ellen is so grateful that her music has touched so many people and that she is now able to mentor young artists who are trying to keep their integrity intact and maintain their unique voices while navigating the challenging waters of the Music World.
Ellen is humbled by all the wonderful experiences she has had as an artist and feels blessed in all ways in her life! AS this playlist has been forming, I must say that there are wonderful co-writers I worked with that made these songs come to be; and some songs I had to write myself some songs have been recorded by the artist I have listed but other artists as well..Demos are songs that are available for recording.