Sophie Ellis-Bextor

Birth Day April 10th, 1979
Birth Place Hounslow, London, United Kingdom
Age 44 Years Old
Zodiac Sign Aries

Sophie Ellis-Bextor is a British singer and songwriter who stepped into the music industry in 1997 as the lead singer of the indie rock band Theaudience. After the group disbanded in 1999, she went solo career which achieved success in the early 2000s. Do you know that her music is a mixture of mainstream pop, disco, nu-disco, and 1980s electronic influences? During her career, she has released 6 studio albums, 2 compilation albums, 1 video album, 27 music videos, 1 EPs, 34 singles, and 1 remix album which is listed below. Similarly, she has won several awards to date and has embarked on many national and international tours to promote her albums which are also mentioned below.

Besides that, she is also an author. She released her first book titled Spinning Plates: Thoughts on Men, Music, and Motherhood on October 7, 2021. To know more about her, you should read the below article.


Sophie Ellis-Bextor Early Life

Sophie Ellis-Bextor was born in 1979 to her parents and her full name is Sophie Michelle Ellis-Bextor. Currently, she is 43 years old and her birthdate is April 10. She is from Hounslow, London, England, United Kingdom but currently lives in Chiswick, West London, England, United Kingdom. She holds British nationality and belongs to the White ethnicity. Her birth sign is Aries and she is a non-religious person and claims to be a humanist.

Similarly, her parents are Robin Bextor and Janet Ellis. Her father is a film producer and director while her mother is a TV presenter. She has five siblings altogether, two from her mother’s remarriage and 3 from her father’s remarriage. They are Jackson Ellis-Leach (Half Brother), Martha Rose Ellis-Leach (Half-Sister), Dulce Bextor (Half-Sister), Twins Maisy (Half-Sister), and Bertie Bextor (Half Brother).

For education, she went to St Stephen’s School in Twickenham, London, and later study at Godolphin and Latymer Private School in Hammersmith, West London where she took her A-level exams (equivalent to grade 12). After that, she enrolled at Queen Mary Westfield University where she graduated with Bachelor’s degree in English and Drama.

Sophie Ellis-Bextor Personal Life


Sophie Ellis-Bextor is happily married to her long-term boyfriend, Richard Jones. The pair first met while she was auditioning musicians for her Read my Lips tour in 2002. While working together, the two became very good friends and came closer. At last, a friend turns into love. They started dating in 2003. While they were in an affair, she got pregnant and her parents, as well as Richard himself, was extremely supportive. He even took her to Barcelona, Spain for a surprise marriage proposal. After that, they exchanged their wedding vows in Italy in June 2005 in a private ceremony when their first child was also old enough to enjoy the event. Together, the couple blessed five children. They are Sonny Jones, Kit Valentine Jones, Ray Holiday Jones, Jesse Jones, and Mickey Jones. Currently, the couple lives blissful life with their children.

Sophie Ellis-Bextor Net Worth

Sophie Ellis-Bextor has been engaged in the music industry since 1997. During her career, she released numerous singles. Thus, she probably earned the sum of a decent amount of money and fame throughout her career. Based on some online sites, her current estimated net worth is said to be $185 million. However, her salary and other financial details are yet to be disclosed.

Further, she has supported many commercial brands throughout her career. Here is a list of her endorsements:

  • Rimmel Cosmetics (2008)
  • Thomas Nayler designer jewelry
  • Danz Spas (2011)
  • Nioxin Haircare (2013)
  • Seppälä Apparel Spring 2013
  • Pretty Polly tights from House of Fraser (2014)
  • Face of Phase Eight apparel Spring / Summer 2015
  • Part of Dulux Copper Blush campaign (2015)
  • Wrigley’s chewing gum (2015)
  • Ascot’s Appletiser soft drink (2016)
  • C Wonder fashion collection (2016)
  • Pampers Preemie Protection Range (diapers for premature babies) (2017)
  • DenTek Oral care (2017)

Sophie Ellis-Bextor Body Measurements

Sophie Ellis-Bextor has a slim body with a body measurement of 35-28-36 inches. She used to wear a 34B bra cup size, 6 (US) dress size, and 8 (US) shoe sizes. Similarly, she has a pair of unique light greyish-blue eyes and she has naturally dark brown hair however she used to dyes her hair in different colors as a make-over. Further, she stands at a height of 5 feet 9 inches and she weighs around 64 Kg. Overall, she has an attractive body figure with a sharp and broad jawline. Also, she has a tattoo on her body.

Discography


Studio Albums

  • Read My Lips (2001)
  • Shoot from the Hip (2003)
  • Trip the Light Fantastic (2007)
  • Make a Scene (2011)
  • Wanderlust (2014)
  • Familia (2016)

Remix Albums

  • Wandermix (2014)
  • Compilations & Greatest Hits
  • The Song Diaries (2019)
  • Songs from the Kitchen Disco (2020)
  • Extended Plays (EPs)
  • iTunes Festival: London 2009 (2009)

Singles

  • Take Me Home (2001) - BPI: Silver
  • Murder on the Dancefloor (2001) - BPI: Platinum, ARIA: Platinum, BEA: Gold, and SNEP: Gold
  • Get Over You / Move This Mountain (2002) - ARIA: Platinum and RMNZ: Gold
  • Music Gets the Best of Me (2002)
  • Mixed Up World (2003)
  • I Won't Change You (2003)
  • Catch You (2007)
  • Me and My Imagination (2007)
  • Today the Sun's on Us (2007)
  • Bittersweet (2010)
  • Off & On (2011)
  • Starlight (2011)
  • Revolution (2012)
  • Young Blood (2013)
  • Runaway Daydreamer (2014)
  • Love Is a Camera (2014)
  • The Deer & the Wolf (2014)
  • Come with Us (2016)
  • Crystallise (2016)
  • Wild Forever (2017)
  • Death of Love (2017)
  • Crying at the Discotheque (2020)
  • While You're Still Young (with The Feeling) (2021)

Promotional Singles

  • If I Can't Dance (2008)
  • Video Albums
  • Watch My Lips (2003)

Tours

  • Read My Lips Tour (2002-03)
  • Straight to the Heart Tour (2009-10)
  • Wanderlust Tour (2014)
  • Familia Tour (2017)
  • The Song Diaries Tour (2019)
  • Kitchen Disco Tour (2022)

Opening Act

  • 25 Live (for George Michael) (2006)
  • Beautiful World Tour (for Take That) (2007)
  • Pandemonium Tour (for Pet Shop Boys) (2010)
  • Total Pop! Forest Tour (for Erasure) (2011)
  • Summer 2019 (for Kylie Minogue) (2019)
  • What the Future Holds Tour (for Steps) (2021)

Books

  • Ellis-Bextor, Sophie (7 October 2021). Spinning Plates: Thoughts on Men, Music, and Motherhood. Hodder & Stoughton. ISBN 9781529382693

Movies

  • Watch My Lips (2003) - Music/Documentary
  • The Town That Boars Me (2008) - film
  • Game of Thrones: The Last Watch (2019) - Documentary 
  • Sophie Ellis-Bextor: Murder on the Dance Floor - Film
  • Squeeze Take Me I'm Yours - Movie
  • Greatest Disney Songs - Movie
  • Sophie Ellis-Bextor: Bittersweet - Film
  • Guilty Pleasures - Film

TV Shows

  • Frontiers (1996)  - Crime
  • Boy George: One on One (2002) - 1 season
  • Tim Rice: A Life in Song (2014) - Television program
Awards and Nominations
  • NME Awards (1999) - Theaudience - Best New Band - Nominated
  • The Record of the Year (2000) - Groovejet - Record of the Year - Nominated
  • Smash Hits Poll Winners Party (2000) - Groovejet - Best Dance Choon - Nominated
  • Ericsson Muzik Awards (2000) - Groovejet - Best Single - Won
  • Ericsson Muzik Awards (2000) - Groovejet - Best Ibiza Tune - Won
  • Brit Awards (2001) - Groovejet - Best British Single - Nominated
  • DanceStar Awards (2001) - Groovejet - Capital FM Worldwide Record of the Year - Won
  • Music Television Awards (2002) - Herself - Best New Act - Nominated
  • Music Television Awards (2002) - Herself - Best Dance - Nominated
  • MTV Europe Music Awards (2002) - Herself - Best Dance - Nominated
  • Variety Club of Great Britain Awards (2002) - Herself - Recording Artist Award - Won
  • Pop Factory Awards (2002) - Herself - Best Pop Factory Performance - Nominated
  • Brit Awards (2002) - Herself - British Female Solo Artist - Nominated
  • Brit Awards (2003) - Herself - British Female Solo Artist - Nominated
  • ECHO Awards (2003) - Herself - Best International Newcomer - Nominated
  • Hungarian Music Awards (2003) - Read My Lips - Best Foreign Dance Album - Won
  • APRA Music Awards (2003) - "Murder on the Dancefloor" - Most Performed Foreign Work - Nominated
  • Top of the Pops Awards (2003) - Herself - Most Annoying Voice - Nominated
  • Top of the Pops Awards (2003) - Herself - Pop Posho - Won
  • Brit Awards (2004) - Herself - British Female Solo Artist - Nominated
  • Popjustice £20 Music Prize (2007) - "Catch You" - Best British Pop Single - Nominated
  • Love Radio Awards (2009) - Straight to the Heart Tour - Concert of the Year - Nominated
  • Popjustice £20 Music Prize (2010) - "Bittersweet" - Best British Pop Single - Nominated
  • International Dance Music Awards (2011) - "Not Giving Up on Love"(with Armin van Buuren) - Best Commercial Dance Track - Nominated
  • International Dance Music Awards (2011) - "Not Giving Up on Love" (with Armin van Buuren) - Best Trance Track - Won
  • AIM Independent Music Awards (2014) - Herself - Best Live Act - Won

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