Elle King Hits Platinum With Song Written as a 'Joke'

The singer is nominated for Best Rock Performance and Best Rock Song at the 2016 Grammy Awards.
1:26 | 01/06/16

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Elle has been compared to Janis Joplin, Stevie nicks and Debbie harry. What do you say, yikes. Big names. It's wonderful. Give it up for elle king, congrats on the two grammy nominations. "Ex's & oh's" and you said that was a joke -- was supposed to be a joke. It was supposed to be a big huge joke. Most things in my life have to do with booze and boys and jokes and we never in a million years thought this song would do what it's doing but it brought me here today so I will never take anything seriously ever and because it's working for me. Have you been in touch with the guys that you kind of talk about in -- I've spoken to three out of four of the dudes. Are they okay. Only one has like left the country and like hates me so I'll take it. That's fine. Your momma is here. My mom is here. Oh. A lot of credit to all your parents how they helped you and performers. Your dad rob Schneider and stepdad is a musician. All that helped. Yeah, I grew up -- my mom and stepdad, I grew up in a rock 'N' roll home. Right on. They knew I wasn't very good at math or anything and so they gave me any lesson I wanted to do to kind of find what I was good at and my stepdad paid his good looking friend to teach me guitar and look where I am now, guys.

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