Sophie Ellis-Bextor

Sophie Ellis-Bextor

 

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Sophie Michelle Ellis-Bextor (born 10 April 1979) is an English singer, songwriter and model. She first came to prominence in the late 1990s, as the lead singer of the indie rock band Theaudience. After the group disbanded, Ellis-Bextor went solo, achieving widespread success in the early 2000s. Her music is a mixture of mainstream pop, disco, nu-disco, and 1980s electronic influences.

Her solo debut album, Read My Lips, was released in September 2001. The album reached number two in the UK Albums Chart and was certified double platinum by the British Phonographic Industry (BPI).[1][2] The record experienced international success, selling more than 2 million copies worldwide.[3] It produced four singles, three of which reached the top three in the UK.[1] In 2003, Read My Lips won the Edison Award for "Best Dance Album".[4] Ellis-Bextor's second album, Shoot from the Hip, was released in October 2003. The album reached number 19 in the UK and produced two top ten singles.[1] Trip the Light Fantastic, her third album, was released in May 2007 and reached number seven in the UK.[1] The album produced three singles, one of which reached the top ten in the UK.[1]

In 2009, Ellis-Bextor released the Freemasons collaboration "Heartbreak (Make Me a Dancer)" (reaching number 13 in the UK) and her first extended play, Sophie Ellis-Bextor: iTunes Live in London. Her fourth studio album, Make a Scene, was released in April 2011 (reaching number 33 in the UK), with its lead single "Bittersweet" peaking at number 25 in the UK.

In 2014, Ellis-Bextor released her fifth studio album, Wanderlust which became her highest charting album since "Read My Lips", peaking at number 4 in the UK. Coinciding with the album's release, the lead single, "Young Blood", reached number 34 in the UK. Her next effort, the Latin America inspired Familia earnt critical acclaim in 2016. In Spring 2018 she will release her first greatest hits compilation, called The Song Diaries, which will consist on orchestal reworkings of 16 singles.

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Read My Lips
 
Read My Lips is the debut studio album by English singer and songwriter Sophie Ellis-Bextor, released on 27 August 2001 by Polydor Records.
Wanderlust
 
Wanderlust is the fifth studio album by English singer and songwriter Sophie Ellis-Bextor, released on 20 January 2014 by EBGB's.
Make a Scene
 
Make a Scene is the fourth studio album by English singer and songwriter Sophie Ellis-Bextor, released in Russia on 18 April 2011 by Universal Music Group and in the United Kingdom on 13 June 2011 by Ellis-Bextor's own record label, EBGB's.
Trip the Light Fantastic
 
Trip the Light Fantastic is the third studio album by British singer and songwriter Sophie Ellis-Bextor.

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Popular Albums15

Album Appearances & References64

Popular Songs25

Song Appearances & References25

Popular Live Albums1

Musical Groups2

Musical Group References1

Minor Film Appearances & References4

TV Shows8

Collaborators & Influencers23

Other Music-Related Relationships11

Other Film-Related Relationships1

Personal & Professional Relationships1

Commercial & Non-Profit Relationships2

Awards & Nominations6

Events2

Popular Tours1

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Spotify - Albums & Singles158

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Steven Spielberg, Simon Pegg and Brian May among stars at Ready Player One premiere in London
  –  March 20, 2018
Sophie Ellis-Bextor attending the European Premiere of Ready Player One held at the Vue West End in Leicester Square, London The veteran filmmaker's latest blockbuster is an adaptation of Ernest Cline's book Ready Player One, in which a group of young ...
Sophie Ellis-Bextor: I want my sons to grow up politically aware
  –  March 4, 2018
Sophie Ellis-Bextor has said she wants her sons to grow up politically aware. The singer, a mother to four boys, will be joined by her entire family at a march fighting for gender equality in London on Sunday. Ellis-Bextor is one of a number of stars ...
Sophie Ellis-Bextor: I want my sons to grow up politically aware
  –  March 4, 2018
The singer is among a host of stars attending Sunday's March4Women. Sophie Ellis-Bextor has said she wants her sons to grow up politically aware. The singer, a mother to four boys, will be joined by her entire family at a march fighting for gender equality ...
Tunbridge Wells: Tickets for Pub in the Park festival with top chefs, Tom Odell, Mel C, Sophie Ellis-Bextor and Razorlight
  –  February 20, 2018
Tickets for new food, drink and music festival coming to Kent - Pub in the Park - are selling like hot cakes. Chef Tom Kerridge's brainchild, the festival, which comes to Dunorlan Park in Tunbridge Wells from Friday, July 6 to Sunday, July 8, sold 40,000 ...
Premiere: LCAW & Sophie Ellis-Bextor’s Dreamy “Hummingbird”
  –  January 25, 2018
After generating more than 60 million streams with remixes, Germany’s LCAW (real name Leon Weber) dropped his first original in 2016. Since then, the electronic producer has won a loyal following with soaring bangers like “Man In The Moon” and ...

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