Sophie Ellis-Bextor is a popular English singer, songwriter, and model. She rose to prominence as the lead singer of the indie rock band Theaudience in the late 1990s. Europe’s Leading Model Agency. British singer and model Sophie first came to prominence in the 1990s with her highly acclaimed musical career. She has modeled for campaigns with Rimmel London and Pretty Polly as well as charitable causes such as PETA and The Children’s Society. After the group disbanded, Ellis-Bextor went solo, achieving success in the early 2000s. Her music is known as a mixture of mainstream pop, disco, nu-disco, and electronic influences.
What is Sophie Ellis Famous for?
- Former lead singer of the indie rock band Theaudience.
- Best single and Ibiza Tune for the “Groovejet” album in Ericsson Muzik Awards in 2000.
- Won Capital FM Worldwide Record of the Year in 2001 Brit Awards.
- Won Best Trance Track for “Not Giving up on love” at the International Dance Music Awards.
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Sophie Ellis-Dextor Parents
An American singer-songwriter and model was born on April 10, 1979(Age 41) in London. Her birth name is Sophie Michelle Elis-Bextor. She is a British nationality and from English white Ethnicity. Her father’s name is Robin Bextor who is the producer and director of children’s television programs “Blue Peter” and “Jigsaw” on BBC. Her mother’s name is Janet Ellis who is a television presenter, actress, and writer for the same program with her husband Robin Bextor. Although her parents divorced when she was four and had re-married other people by the time she was nine, she enjoyed a happy childhood. She has two brothers and three sisters. Jackson Ellis Leach and Bertie Bextor are her brother and Martha Rose Ellie Leach, Dulce Bextor and Maisy Bextor are her sisters. They were also connected in the field of music.
As Sophie is an English, she is Christian(Catholic) by religion and her zodiac sign is Aries. She has studied at St. Stephen’s school and joined Godolphin and Latymer School later in Hammersmith. She has also appeared in W11 Opera children’s opera from the age of thirteen and now a patron of the organization.
Social Media Presence
Twitter: Sophie [email protected]: Over 183K followers
Instagram: Sophie [email protected]: Over 242K followers
Facebook: Sophie [email protected]: Over 522K followers
Sophie Ellis-Bextor Songs
She is a singer song-writer and model and she began her professional music career in 1996. She was the lead vocalist in Indie band Theaudience.”A pessimist is Never Disappointed” and “I Know Enough(I Don’t Get Enough)” are the band’s releasing singles and one self-titled album (Theadudience) and were hit on UK Top 40. All the videos of band’s singles were directed by her father Robin Bextor and one of the readers “Melody Maker” voted Ellis Bextor as the number one in a pol of most sexy people in the rock. After the misunderstanding for the demos of the second album “Mercury Records” they separated in 1999 and recorded a duet with Manic Street Preachers”Black Holes for the Young” for their 98 singles and in 1999.
She took a year off from singing splitting from the Theaudience and she collaborated with Italian DJ Spiller in 2000 adding her voice in “Groovejet(If This Ain’t Love) which was the UK charts number one and beat the former spice girl Victoria Beckham and received Ninth place in the contest for the Greatest No. 1 of all time and also won awards for Best Single and Best Ibiza Tune at the Ericsson Muzik Awards.
She released her debut album Read My Lips in 2001 which goes number two on the Uk charts and spawned four top-twenty hit singles. The songs like “Take me home” and Murder on the Dancefloor” were hits song of that time. She was nominated for the “British Female Solo Artist” in BRIT Awards for two years.
She released her second album”Shoot from the Hip” in October 2003 and the songs “Mixed Up World” and “I won’t change YOu” had able to reach in top-ten singles. She couldn’t move ahead for promotion of the album Read my Lips due to her pregnancy.
Ellis-Bextor’s third album “Trip the Light Fantastic”, was released in May 2007 and reached number seven in the UK and has three singles. He did a live tour for the album Light Fantastic in 2007 but was postponed and rescheduled for March 2008. He supported George Michael on his UK tour leg in June 2007. In October 2008, Ellis-Bextor sang at the Keep the Promise Rally in Trafalgar Square to end Child Poverty.
The first single from Ellis-Bextor’s fourth album”Make a Scene” was released in June 2011 and reached 25 on the UK Singles Chart. Ellis-Bextor’s collaboration with DJ Armin van Buuren, “Not Giving Up on Love”, was released as a single in August 2010 in Europe. She also left Universal Music Group to establish her own label EBGBs. She worked with Calvin Harris, Richard X, Dimitri Tikovoi, Hannah Robinson, Metronomy, and Liam Howe from the Sneaker Pimps. “Off & On” preceded the release of the album in continental Europe and Russia, where the album was released by Universal Music Russia; in the UK, the single “Starlight” was released ahead of the album in May 2011. She continued resuming touring internationally in 2011, playing venues such as Jakarta’s SoulNation festival, as well as returning to Australia by performing in Sydney and Melbourne.
Sophie Ellie has worked with British singer and producer Ed Harcourt on “More Concept Driven Record” and has eight tracks. A thank you gift song for her fans was performed by Sophie at the London Charity gala in November 2012 including a new song “Young Blood”.
The song “Young Blood” peaked at number three on the UK Indie Chart and number 34 on the UK Singles Chart and was released as the lead single from Wanderlust in November 2013. The album was released in January 2014 and peaked at number four on the UK Albums Chart and at number one on the UK Independent Albums Chart.
Ellis-Bextor collaborated with Guéna LG and Amir Afargan on the track “Back 2 Paradise”, which was released in June 2014. The single was the number-one “breakout” in October 2014 on the US Billboard Dance/Club Chart, later reaching number 25 on the Dance/Club Chart.
In January 2015, Ellis-Bextor said that she had begun working on her sixth studio album, once again with Ed Harcourt. She has also posted a youtube video of the making of the album”Familia”.Familia was released in September 2016 with the concept of wanting something with a Spanish or Italian feel; which reached number 12 n the Uk Albums Charts. She toured at small venues in the UK after the birth of her child in late 2015.
Ellis-Bextor performed live weekly “Kitchen Disco” concerts featuring herself and her family, streamed live from their kitchen on Instagram during the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown in the UK.
Along with her singing career, she is also an actress. Sophie Ellie Bextor auditioned for the 2001 film Moulin Rouge for the role of Satine in 2001. She featured in the short musical film “The town that boars me” by photographer Ben Charles Edwards featuring Jodie Harsh, Kelly Osbourne, and Zandra Rhodes and set to debut at the Portobello Film Festival. In May 2008, Ellis-Bextor was hired by cosmetics brand Rimmel as one of their new faces. She also appeared as an advocate for Verdi on BBC World News classical musical program “Visionaries”.
Ellis-Bextor was a contestant in the eleventh series of the televised dance competition Strictly Come Dancing in late 2013. She was partnered with Brendan Cole and reached the final, placing fourth. In March 2019, Ellis-Bextor appeared as an extra in Game of Thrones, Season 8, Episode 3 “The Long Night”.
Sophie Ellie Bextor Husband
After splitting from him she then started dating bassist Richard Jones, who had toured with Sophie in her band. Two months into the relationship she discovered she was pregnant and their son Sonny was born in April 2004. They got married on June 25, 2005, with her close friends and relatives. She has 5 children named Sonny Jones(16years), Kit Jones(11 years), Ray Jones(Eight years), Jesse Jones(Five years), and Mickey Jones(1 year).
She previously dated Andy Boyd as well as her manager.
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How Tall is Sophie Ellie Bextor?
As she is a model she has a tall and slim body. She is 5feet 7 inch(1.70cm) tall and weight of 54kg (119lbs). She has 33-25-34 of body measurement and she wears 32A size of bra and put 8(US) shoe size. She has Bark Brown hair color and Dark Brown of Eye Colour. She had a tattoo inked especially for the wedding with the word ‘Family’ printed in a giant sailor’s heart because, she says, “It’s something I believe in”.
How Much is Sophie Ellie Bextor Worth?
As she is a professional singer, her major income comes from her singing career. She earns from recording deals, contracts, record sales, concerts, tours, and endorsements. Besides her singing career, she also earns from her modeling career. Summing up all, her major income comes from the entertainment industry. Her estimated net worth is approx. USD 5 million.