Katherine Jenkins

Born 29 June 1980.
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Katherine Jenkins at Proms in the Park, Glasgow

Katherine Jenkins performs at the Last Night of the Proms Celebrations at Glasgow Green

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Katherine Jenkins, OBE (born 29 June 1980) is a Welsh mezzo-soprano, singer and songwriter. She is a popular classical-crossover singer who performs across a spectrum of operatic arias, popular songs, musical theatre and hymns.

After winning singing competitions in her youth, Jenkins studied at the Royal Academy of Music, modelled and taught voice. She came to wide public attention in 2003 when she sang at Westminster Cathedral in honour of Pope John Paul II's silver jubilee. Since 2004, she has released numerous albums that have performed well on British and foreign charts. In both 2005 and 2006, her albums received Classic Brit Awards as Album of the Year. She has also been seen widely in concert, including concerts for British troops in Iraq and Afghanistan; she has also sung at sporting events, on television shows and in support of many charities. In Spring 2012, she competed on the US television show Dancing with the Stars, finishing in second place, behind NFL Super Bowl champion Donald Driver.

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BBC Reviews

  1. Review of Rejoice

    Rejoice 2007

    Reviewed by Zoe Street Howe
    A winter warmer from the Welsh diva
  2. Review of Première

    Première 2004

    Reviewed by BBC Wales
    Première is a slickly produced album taking us from famous classical tunes such as...
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