Katie Melua Biography (Wikipedia)
Ketevan "Katie" Melua (Georgian: ქეთევან „ქეთი“ მელუა, born 16 September 1984) is a Georgian-British singer, songwriter and musician. She moved to Northern Ireland at the age of eight and then to England at fourteen. Melua is signed to the small Dramatico record label, under the management of composer Mike Batt, and made her musical debut in 2003. In 2006, she was the United Kingdom's best-selling female artist and Europe's highest selling European female artist.
In November 2003, at the age of nineteen, Melua released her first album, Call Off the Search, which reached the top of the United Kingdom album charts and sold 1.8 million copies in its first five months of release. Her second album, Piece by Piece, was released in September 2005 and to date has gone platinum four times. Melua released her third studio album Pictures in October 2007.
According to the Sunday Times Rich List 2008, Melua had a fortune of £18 million, making her the seventh richest British musician under thirty. It was reported in 2009 that she may have lost millions as a result of the global economic downturn. As of May 2011, Melua could have a £12m fortune and she came second in the under 30 rich list.
- Katie Melua on her relationship with the Gori Women's Choir and her homeland, Georgiahttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04cpvbz.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04cpvbz.jpg2016-10-21T09:58:00.000ZKatie Melua chats to Sean Rafferty about working with the Georgian choir live on In Tune. Music: 'The Little Swallow', traditional Ukrainian carol arr. Bob Chilcott & Katie Melua.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p04cpxdw
Katie Melua on her relationship with the Gori Women's Choir and her homeland, Georgia
- Katie Melua: "The plumbing didn't work where we recorded this album!"https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04c0v71.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04c0v71.jpg2016-10-14T14:45:00.000ZKatie talks about making her new album 'In Winter' and playing at Terry Wogan's memorial.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p04c0v8d
Katie Melua: "The plumbing didn't work where we recorded this album!"
- Katie Melua is inducted in to Michael Balls Singers Hall of Famehttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02pcs1t.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02pcs1t.jpg2015-04-19T19:50:00.000ZWe induct Katie Melua into the Singers Hall of Fame on Sunday Night with Michael Ball.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p02pcs58
Katie Melua is inducted in to Michael Balls Singers Hall of Fame
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