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Ellie Goulding tries to break through in America

Ellie Goulding tries to break through in America

There are so many big-voiced female British singers, it's hard to keep track of them.

There's Adele, out with new album "21," and there's Duffy, of the ubiquitous "Mercy."

Then there's Florence Welch and Elly Jackson, of La Roux, not to mention the ones who started it all, Lily Allen and Amy Winehouse.

Joining their ranks this year is Ellie Goulding, a 24-year-old singer from Hereford, England, whose new album, "Lights," has already climbed to the top of the British music charts.

In stores in the United States for only a couple of weeks, the upbeat album hasn't quite caught on with the American public.

The singer is trying to...