Jackie Evancho Biography (Wikipedia)
Jacqueline Marie "Jackie" Evancho ( ee-VANG-koh; born April 9, 2000) is an American classical crossover singer who gained wide recognition at an early age and, since 2009, has issued an EP and six albums, including a platinum and gold album and three Billboard 200 top 10 debuts. She has released three solo Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) concert specials.
Between 2008 and 2010, Evancho entered several talent competitions; made singing appearances, including the U.S. national anthem at a Pittsburgh Pirates baseball game and concerts with Tim Janis and David Foster; issued an independent album, Prelude to a Dream; and attracted interest on YouTube. In 2010, at the age of ten, she gained wide notice with her 2nd-place finish in the fifth season of America's Got Talent. With the 2010 holiday release of her O Holy Night EP, Evancho became the best-selling debut artist of 2010, the youngest top-10 debut artist in U.S. history and the youngest solo artist ever to go platinum in the U.S. She performed at the 2010 National Christmas Tree lighting in Washington, D.C. In 2011, her first full-length album, Dream With Me, produced by Foster, debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 chart, and she became the youngest top-5 debut artist in UK history. Billboard ranked Evancho the top Classical Albums Artist for 2011. Later that year, Evancho released a full-length holiday album, Heavenly Christmas, and became the youngest person ever to give a solo concert at Lincoln Center in New York City as part of her Dream With Me Tour.
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