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Sunday, February 13, 2011

Katherine Jenkins Profile and Biography

Katherine Jenkins Profile:
Katherine Jenkins with nickname Kath was born June 29, 1980 (astrological sign/star sign (zodiac): Cancer) at her hometown in Neath, Wales, United Kingdom (UK). Katherine Jenkins is a beautiful English classical-popular crossover singer (Welsh mezzo-soprano), (film, movie, television) actress, female model (top and popular model, cosmetic model, commercial model, beauty model, bikini (beachwear) model, swimsuit (swimwear) model, fashion model, international model, star model, magazine cover model, cover girl model), music star, Hollywood star (superstar), and blonde women celebrity. She has a hair color: graceful light brown (blonde), eyes color: gorgeous gray, height: 5’5, measurements: 32-26-35, assets: perfect England beauty, beautiful face, graceful light brown (blonde) hair, gorgeous gray eyes, charming smile, and her name popular and famous because she is a classical-popular crossover singer who performs across a spectrum (the spectrum of operatic arias, popular songs, musical theatre, and hymns), music genres: crossover, classical, music instruments: singing (mezzo-soprano), record labels: Universal, Warner Music, claim to fame: The fastest-selling female classical singer, hobbies: sport, singing, beauty care, watching movie/film, listening music, movie/film acting, photography acting, pose in front of the camera, and active in the world of international music, entertainment, and modeling.

Katherine Jenkins Biography:
In her early life, Katherine Jenkins was born June 29, 1980 at her hometown in Neath, Wales, United Kingdom (UK). Katherine Jenkins and her sister Laura were raised by their parents Selwyn John and Susan. Katherine Jenkins has half-sisters from her father’s first marriage, neither of whom she has met. Katherine Jenkins attended Alderman Davies Church in Wales Primary School in Neath and later Dwr-y-Felin Comprehensive School, received A grades in GCSEs and A Levels and participated in productions such as Calamity Jane and Guys and Dolls. Katherine Jenkins attended singing lessons with John Hugh Thomas and passed her Grade 8 examinations with distinction in both singing and piano.

Between 1990 and 1996 Katherine Jenkins was a member of the Royal School of Church Music Cathedral Singers and won the St Cecilia Award, the highest RSCM award for female choristers. Katherine Jenkins was also a member of the National Youth Choir of Wales for three years, won the BBC Radio 2 Welsh Choirgirl of the Year contest (twice), and the BET Welsh Choirgirl of the Year competition. Katherine Jenkins was also awarded the Pelenna Valley Male Voice Choir Scholarship for the most promising young singer. Katherine Jenkins at the age of 17 was won a scholarship to study at the Royal Academy of Music, where she studied Italian, German, French and Russian, graduating with honours and receiving a music teacher’s diploma. After working as a freelance singing teacher, a tour guide on the London Eye and as a model, Katherine Jenkins entered a modelling competition and became the Face of Wales 2000. Katherine Jenkins then decided to follow a musical career. Universal Classics and Jazz heard her demo and Katherine Jenkins was invited to an interview at which she sang Rossini’s “Una voce poco fa”. Universal offered Jenkins a six-album deal, the most lucrative in the United Kingdom’s classical recording history, reportedly worth £1 million.

In her career, Katherine Jenkins is an award-winning Welsh mezzo-soprano singer and her first album ‘Premiere’ made her the fastest-selling mezzo-soprano to date and Katherine Jenkins later became the first British classical artist to have two number one albums in that same year. Katherine Jenkins also stands as the first female artist to win two consecutive Classical BRIT Awards. Katherine Jenkins has released four classical number one studio albums to date, with a fifth album recently released on November 19, 2007. Katherine Jenkins’s albums feature arias, popular songs, hymns and classical crossover music and she has performed in a large number of concerts around the United Kingdom (UK) and other countries, including the United States of America (USA) and Australia.

Katherine Jenkins has made numerous live performances at the world’s most prestigious venues including Westminster Cathedral, Sydney Opera House, Royal Albert Hall and at the VE Day concert at Trafalgar Square. Katherine Jenkins’s album Living the Dream stayed at No 1 for almost a year in the UK classical charts and got to Number 4 in the pop album charts. It was followed in November 2006 by another huge hit, Serenade, which sold more than 50,000 copies in its first week. Katherine Jenkins followed it up with Rejoice.

Katherine Jenkins used to go out with Worlds Apart singer Steve Hart. At the end of 2007 and on 2008, Katherine Jenkins was touring with Darcey Bussell in a stage show, Viva la Diva, a tribute to their heroes and heroines. Katherine Jenkins and Darcey Bussell also performed together at the Royal Variety Performance on December 2007. On October 2008 the BBC reported that Katherine Jenkins had signed the biggest classical recording deal ever, in a five-album deal with Warner Music. Katherine Jenkins on 2010 was one of the mentors and judges on Popstar to Operastar on ITV1.

(Katherine Jenkins Profile and Biography source:, Zimbio.Com, FanPix.Net, Biogs.Com, and Wikipedia.Org)

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