Alison Goldfrapp was born in Enfield, Middlesex ENGLAND; she began her singing career while enrolled as a Fine Art student at Middlesex University. Goldfrapp then began a collaboration with Trip-Hop king Tricky and worked with Orbital, a top U.K. dance-music act, before pursuing a solo career.
She joined British soundtrack composer, Will Gregory, in 1999 and produced
music such as '60s French-Pop, Weimar Republic cabaret as well as movie
soundtracks and Electronica. They eventually scored a record deal with
Mute Records and released a critically acclaimed debut with 2000's "Felt
Goldfrapp's sophomore effort, "Black Cherry", arrived in the spring of 2003 reaching the #25 spot on the U.K. Top 40 Albums chart and spawning three top 30 hits with "Train", the title-track and "Strict Machine", the latter of which peaked at #1 on the Billboard Magazine's Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart; "Black Cherry" also hit #4 on the Billboard Top Electronic Albums list.
In August 2005, the duo returned with "Supernature", it rose to #2 on the Official British Albums chart and produced the #4 smash "Ooh La La"; a further U.K. top 10 single with "Number 1" followed. It's something of a mystery why Mute waited until early 2006 to release Goldfrapp's third album in the United States where it leapt to #139 on The Billboard 200; "Number 1", the first American single off the CD, shot to #1 on both Billboard's Hot Dance Singles Sales and Hot Dance Music/Club Play charts.
Goldfrapp released their most successful album to date in February 2008, a more acoustic set than the others which debuted at #2 in U.K. and climbed into the top 50 of the U.S. Billboard 200 chart. The first single, "A&E", was an instant top 10 hit in Britain and another #1 on the U.S. Hot Dance Singles Sales chart; the album included a second single, the minor hit "Happiness".
March 2010 saw the release of "Head First", another British top 10 album, which also reached #45 on The Billboard 200 and the lead single, "Rocket", debuted atop the American Hot Dance Club Play chart.
A sumptuous body of work, Goldfrapp sixth offering, entitled "Tales Of Us", has been two years in the crafting and is their most narrative, cinematic and intimate recording to date. Set for release on September 9, 2013, the new album is being prefaced by the single "Drew".