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Sophie Ellis-Bextor

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Sophie Ellis-Bextor

English singer, songwriter, model and occasional DJ. She first came to prominence in the late 1990s, as the lead singer of the indie rock band Theaudience add

Category: Music

Born in 1979.

Countries: United Kingdom (37%), United States (24%), France (8%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Rimmel, BBC, Livia Giuggioli

Linked to: British Phonographic Industry, Manic Street Preachers, Rimmel, Godolphin and Latymer School




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Sophie Ellis-Bextor was born in 1979 add something


"'Sophie Michelle Ellis-Bextor"' is an English singer, songwriter, model and occasional DJ. She first came to prominence in the late 1990s, as the lead singer of the indie rock band Theaudience add something


Her music is a mixture of mainstream pop, disco, nu-disco, and 1980s electronic influences add something


She began her musical career in 1997, with an indie band called Theaudience add something


David Keenan - In 1998 Sophie Ellis-Bextor's first group, The Audience, dedicated a track to him on the B-side of their "A Pessimist Is Never Disappointed" single, entitled "Bells For David Keenan"


In 1999, Ellis-Bextor made an appearance on the Departure Lounge album "Out of Here" add something


After the group disbanded, Ellis-Bextor went solo, achieving widespread success in the early 2000s add something


In 2000, Ellis-Bextor collaborated with Italian DJ Spiller on adding vocals to his then-instrumental club track "Groovejet", her first recorded work since that with Theaudience add something


In 2000, it was a finalist in "The Record of the Year" add something


In 2001, Ellis-Bextor released her debut album, "Read My Lips" add something


Her solo debut album, "Read My Lips", was released in September 2001 add something


Funny Face - In 2001, British singer Sophie Ellis-Bextor wore a variety of vintage fashion outfits and danced with several male dancers against a Parisian backdrop on the video for "Take Me Home", reminiscent of the film sequences in Paris night


At the beginning of 2002, Ellis-Bextor was nominated for the "British Female Solo Artist" BRIT award, going on to be nominated for a further two consecutive years add something


In 2002, "Read My Lips" was re-released with two new songs and Ellis-Bextor won the Recording Artist award at that year's Showbusiness awards add something


It produced four singles, three of which reached the top three in the UK. In 2003, "Read My Lips" won the Edison award for "Best Dance Album" add something


Ellis-Bextor's second album, "Shoot from the Hip", was released in October 2003 add something


Her second album, "Shoot from the Hip", was released in October 2003 add something


Their first son Sonny was born in April 2004 add something


This was her second complicated birth; her first son was born eight weeks prematurely by emergency cesarean section in April 2004 after Ellis-Bextor developed pre-eclampsia add something


Moby - In the next few years, Moby co-wrote "Is It Any Wonder" with Sophie Ellis-Bextor, remixed the Beastie Boys, David Bowie, Nas and Metallica, produced and co-wrote the track "Early Mornin'" for Britney Spears' fourth studio album "In the Zone", and collaborated with Public Enemy on "Make Love, Fuck War", which was released prior to the 2004 U.S. presidential election


In 2005, Ellis-Bextor married The Feeling bassist Richard Jones at Palazzo Terranova in Italy add something


In early 2005, she performed on a track by the duo Busface, entitled "Circles "; she was credited as "Mademoiselle E.B." to not have this be mistaken for a single from her next album add something


Chris Brosnan - Brosnan moved into music video production in 2005, directing videos for new British artists such as The Freestylers, Abi, Jade, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Kill Kineda, and Tricky


In 2007, Ellis-Bextor appeared at Christmas in the Robbie the Reindeer episode, "Close Encounters of the Herd Kind" add something


Her third album, "Trip the Light Fantastic", was released in May 2007 and debuted at number seven on the UK Albums Chart add something


"Trip the Light Fantastic", her third album, was released in May 2007 and reached number seven in the UK. The album produced three singles, one of which reached the top ten in the UK. add something


Ellis-Bextor supported George Michael on his UK tour leg in June 2007 add something


Her own UK tour, the Trip the Light Fantastic Tour, was due to start in August 2007, but it was postponed after Ellis-Bextor was invited to be the "special guest" on Take That's Beautiful World Tour, which commenced in October 2007 add something


In September 2007, Ellis-Bextor took part in Sopot Festival 2007 in Poland, representing the UK. add something


HEMYCA - HEMYCA is a brand and known for dressing hard working women and celebrities in its advertising, since being founded in 2007 Hemyca has dressed celebrities including: Dame Kelly Holmes, Paula Radcliffe, Sally Hawkins, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Livia Firth Livia Giuggioli, Lisa Snowdon and Cheryl Cole


Calvin Harris - In 2007, Harris contributed the song "Off & On" to Róisín Murphy's album "Overpowered", but it was cut from the album; Harris later gave the song to Sophie Ellis-Bextor to record for her 2011 album "Make a Scene"


Thierry Amiel - On 1 September 2007, Thierry competed in the Sopot Festival 2007 in Poland, representing France; his rivals were other music stars like: Sophie Ellis-Bextor, September, The Cloud Room and Monrose


However, "If I Can't Dance" has appeared on several compilations in Spain such as Supermodelo 2008 CD and "Disco Estrella 2008" add something


In 2008 she features in the short musical film "The Town that Boars Me" by photographer Ben Charles Edwards add something


Ellis-Bextor stated that her tour would be re-scheduled for March 2008, with all tickets purchased being valid for the rescheduled concerts add something


The song "If I Can't Dance" was announced as a single but later retracted, as was "Love Is Here"; Ellis-Bextor was supposed to release a single in late November to promote a greatest hits album, but the release date was pushed back to March 2008, and subsequently cancelled add something


According to Ellis-Bextor in April 2008, recording sessions for her scrapped greatest hits collection proved fruitful, so she decided to release a fourth studio album add something


In May 2008 Ellis-Bextor was hired by cosmetics brand Rimmel as one of their new faces add something


"Trip the Light Fantastic" was certified Gold in July 2008, for selling 100,000 copies in the United Kingdom add something


Ellis-Bextor performed live at Manchester's Gay Pride, on 23 August 2008, having just arrived back from Moscow add something


On 24 August 2008, Ellis-Bextor performed a live cover version of Carly Simon's "Nobody Does It Better" outside Buckingham Palace as part of the Visa London 2012 Handover Party in the Mall add something


In October 2008, Ellis-Bextor covered the Dolly Parton song "Jolene"; the track was released on the soundtrack to the BBC2 sitcom "Beautiful People" add something


In November 2008, Ellis-Bextor confirmed her next single would be "Sophia Loren", which was used in a Rimmel ad campaign in which she starred, but a single release never materialised add something


In early November 2008, Ellis-Bextor recorded a track with the French DJ Junior Caldera, "Can't Fight This Feeling", for his 2009 album "Début" add something


Ellis-Bextor's second son Kit Jones was born on 7 February 2009 weighing 2 lb 10oz nine weeks premature add something


Freemasons worked with Ellis-Bextor for their album "Shakedown 2" on "Heartbreak ", which was released as a single in June 2009 and peaked at number thirteen in the UK. Ellis-Bextor performed at Birmingham's Nightingale Club in January 2010 add something


In August 2009, she released a five-track live EP from the 2009 iTunes Festival, during which she performed previous singles of hers and a new track, "Starlight" add something


Released as a single in February 2010, it reached the top twenty in France add something


The first single from the album, "Bittersweet" , was released in May 2010 and reached number twenty-five on the UK Singles Chart add something


Will Young - Pop singer Sophie Ellis-Bextor was his supporting act for his 2010 tour


She returned to the international tour scene in 2011, playing venues such as Jakarta 's SoulNation festival, as well as returning to Australia by playing gigs in Sydney and Melbourne add something


Her fourth studio album, "Make a Scene", was released in April 2011 and was a Top 20 success in Russia where it reached No.12 and was certified Gold status add something


In May 2011, she revealed that she has already began work on her fifth album add something


Ellis-Bextor's fourth album, "Make a Scene", was released in June 2011 add something


In October 2011, Ellis-Bextor announced she and Jones were expecting their third child add something


The sitcom premiered on 10 November 2011 add something


She gave birth to their third child a son named Ray Holiday Jones on 25 April 2012 add something


Ellis-Bextor's collaboration with French DJ Mathieu Bouthier, "Beautiful", was released on 16 July 2012 in France through iTunes add something


She confirmed the album might have eight tracks, and will be released in 2013 add something


On 22 March 2013, she appeared at a performance in Almaty, Kazakhstan on the Old Republic Square, performing outdoors add something


On 26 March 2013, a demo of the song "Young Blood" was released for free as a digital download from her official website as a thank you gift to all her fans add something


On 15 May 2013, she revealed on her Twitter and YouTube account that she finished recording her new album add something


On 16 June 2013, it was revealed via Sophie's Twitter account that the album had been mastered add something


In September 2013, the BBC announced that Ellis-Bextor will compete as a contestant on the upcoming eleventh series of "Strictly Come Dancing" add something


On 14 October 2013, the title of the album and its cover art was revealed on her Facebook page add something


This new studio album will be released on 20th January 2014 Wauderlust along with lead single "Young Love", which joined BBC Radio 2's playlist add something


Ellis-Bextor is planned to perform a headline sold-out show to support "Wanderlust"'s release on 21 January 2014 at Bush Hall, London, and at Union Chapel, London on April 14 add something


Ellis-Bextor announced a 10-date UK tour, which will finish in Glasgow on 20 April 2014 add something


Aside from her "Wanderlust" project, she has collaborated with Guéna LG and Amir Afargan on the track "Back 2 Paradise", which was released on June 23, 2014 add something


Sophie will feature as well on the song "Only Child", produced by up-and-coming new electronic music project DedRekoning, to be released in September 2014 add something


After spending the whole past year promoting "Wanderlust", on January 28, 2015, Ellis-Bextor revealed on her Twitter account that she began working on her sixth studio album, once again with Ed Harcourt add something


On 21 May 2015 Sophie and her husband announced they are expecting their fourth child in the Autumn add something


On 24 May 2015 Sophie and her husband announced they are expecting their fourth baby due Autumn 2015 add something


On 3 November 2015, Jesse Jones was born, making a total of four sons for Sophie add something


The album is called "Familia" and will be released late in 2016 add something


Coming January 2016 Sophie Ellis Bextor share in your Instagram a photo mentioning : last song written add something


On the 20th July 2016, "Familia" became available to pre-order in the UK, with an expected release date of 2nd September 2016 add something


On the 20th July 2016, "Familia" became available to pre-order in the UK, with an expected release date of 2 September 2016 add something


In 8 November 2017, she announced via Facebook she's going to release an Orchestral Greatest Hits album, which means a selection of her greatest hits reworked with an orchestra add something


She announced it would be released in Spring 2018 add something


In 1 February 2018, she announced via Instagram the album will be called "The Song Diaries" add something


In August 2018, Ellis-Bextor released "Love Is You", a disco track originally performed by Carol Williams which will appear on her upcoming greatest hits album "The Song Diaries" add something


In November 2018, "Take Me Home" was re-released as second single add something


The first single from the album is "Love is You", and the second an orchestral version of Ellis Bextor's first solo hit "Take Me Home", released on December 7, 2018 add something


In January 2019, she will release her first greatest hits compilation, called "The Song Diaries", which will consist of orchestal reworkings of 16 singles add something


In March 2019 she will release her first greatest hits compilation, called "The Song Diaries", which will consist of orchestral reworkings of 16 singles add something


"The Song Diaries" was released on March 15, 2019 add something