Sophie Ellis-Bextor Net Worth, Family and Parents – Sophie Michelle Ellis-Bextor 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.
|Birthdate ( Age)||10 April 1979|
|Place of Birth||Hounslow, United Kingdom|
|Spouse/Partner||Richard Jones (m. 2005)|
|Children||Sonny Jones, Kit Jones, Ray Jones|
|Parents||Janet Ellis, Robin Bextor|
|Education||St. Stephen’s School|
|Net Worth||$4 Million|
Her fourth studio album, Make a Scene and its third single “Bittersweet” achieved top 40 positions in the UK. In 2014, Ellis-Bextor released her fifth studio album, Wanderlust which became her highest charting album since Read My Lips. Her sixth album, the Latin-inspired Familia earned critical acclaim in 2016.
Sophie Ellis-Bextor Family, Parents
Ellis-Bextor was born in London to Janet Ellis, who was a presenter on BBC’s children’s television programmes Blue Peter and Jigsaw, and Robin Bextor, a film producer and director: they separated when she was four.As a child, Ellis-Bextor occasionally appeared on Blue Peter alongside her mother, who presented the programme.
She attended St. Stephen’s School and later the independent Godolphin and Latymer School in Hammersmith. Among her earliest public performances were with the W11 Opera children’s opera from the age of thirteen, and she is now a patron of the organisation.
Sophie Ellis-Bextor Husband, Children
Ellis-Bextor married The Feeling bassist Richard Jones in 2005. Jones has said “something kind of smacked us in the face. The chemistry was incredible – it was like nothing I’ve ever experienced”, and their first baby was born, two months early, only eight months after they started going out together.
Sophie Ellis-Bextor Net Worth
Sophie Michelle Ellis-Bextor is an English singer, songwriter and model has an estimated Net Worth around $4 Million in 2022.
Ellis-Bextor began her professional musical career in 1996, singing lead vocals in indie band Theaudience. The band released four singles, including the UK Top 40 hits “I Know Enough (I Don’t Get Enough)”, and “A Pessimist Is Never Disappointed”, and one self-titled album (theaudience (1999)). Videos for the band’s singles were directed by her father, Robin Bextor. While in Theaudience, readers of Melody Maker voted Ellis-Bextor number one in a poll of ‘most sexy people in rock’.
In 2001, Ellis-Bextor released her début album, Read My Lips. It reached number two on the UK charts and spawned four top-twenty hit singles. Her rework of Cher’s “Take Me Home” reached number two, as did “Murder on the Dancefloor”, which became Ellis-Bextor’s biggest single and was on charts for twenty-three weeks.”Murder on the Dancefloor” became Europe’s most played song of 2002.
In 2002, Read My Lips was re-released with two new songs (and a live version of “Groovejet”) and Ellis-Bextor won the Recording Artist Award at that year’s Showbusiness Awards. Her third single, “Get Over You / Move This Mountain”, was released in June 2002 and reached number three. The fourth single, “Music Gets the Best of Me”, rose to number fourteen in December. 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.
Her second album, Shoot from the Hip, was released in October 2003 and yielded two further top-ten singles, “Mixed Up World” and “I Won’t Change You”.The album reached number 19 on the UK charts and was certified silver by the BPI for shipments of 60,000.Trip the Light Fantastic, Ellis-Bextor’s third album, was released in May 2007 and reached number seven in the UK.The album produced three singles: “Catch You” (number 8 in the UK), “Me and My Imagination” (number 23), and “Today the Sun’s on Us” (number 64).The song “If I Can’t Dance” was announced as a single but later retracted.
In June 2009, Ellis-Bextor was featured on the Freemasons single “Heartbreak (Make Me a Dancer)”, which reached number 13 in the UK.In July, she performed alongside girl groups The Saturdays and Girls Can’t Catch at the iTunes Festival, held at the Roundhouse in London.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.Ellis-Bextor then featured on the song “Only Child”, produced by electronic music project DedRekoning, which was released in September 2014. The track was remixed by Paul Oakenfold, Roddy Reynaert and Pearson and Hirst, among others.
Starting 24 June 2020, Ellis-Bextor started a weekly podcast titled Spinning Plates with Sophie Ellis-Bextor in which she interviews working mothers.Guests have included Fearne Cotton, Caitlin Moran, Myleene Klass and Janet Ellis.
On 16 July 2020, Ellis-Bextor announced the greatest hits album Songs from the Kitchen Disco.The album was preceded by the release of a single, “Crying at the Discoteque”, a cover version of the Alcazar song, which she had performed during her lockdown concerts in September 2020.She performed the single on The Graham Norton Show on New Years Eve.In 2020, Ellis-Bextor competed in the second series of The Masked Singer as Alien. She was the first singer to be unmasked.