Ellie Goulding still isn't used to the "craziness" of being a pop star.

The Burn singer first released music in 2009, but she still can't get her head around the industry and what it entails.

She's just been nominated for the Brit Awards British Female Solo Artist, which was last year taken home by Emeli Sandé. Ellie will be competing against the likes of Jessie J and Birdy to take home the crown.

"It's been such an amazing last six months, everything's just really good and exciting and fun but it's back to work now because I've been chilled out for the past three weeks and now it's like cameras... It's quite scary. You can never really get used to this craziness really," Ellie revealed to heatworld.com.

"I'm so happy for them [Jessie J and Birdy]. They're both amazing singers and they both do very different things; and we all do very different things really. It's cool to be in the same category as them."

Ellie's had a successful 12 months, which saw her top the UK singles charts for the first time with Burn.

She also recorded song Mirror for the movie soundtrack of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.

The 27-year-old made no secret of the fact that she's out to win the Brit Award and get her 2014 off to a successful start.

"I'm not gonna lie, I'd love to win this award. It would be such an honour. Whether I do or not, I don't know, but it would be a really amazing cherry on the cake, or one of those clichéd phrases," she laughed.

The Brit Awards will be held in London on February 19.