Katherine Jenkins

Welsh Classical Crossover Singer
Born Jun 29, 1980

Katherine Jenkins is a Welsh lyric mezzo-soprano. 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.… Read More

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1980 Birth Born on June 29, 1980.


1991 11 Years Old Between 1991 and 1996, Jenkins was a member of the Royal School of Church Music Cathedral Singers and passed the St Cecilia Award, the highest RSCM award for female choristers. … Read More


2000 - 2004 3 More Events
She is the first female artist to win two consecutive Classical BRIT Awards: her second album, Second Nature, reached number 16 in the UK Albums Chart, and was Album of the Year in the 2005 BRIT Awards.
2006 26 Years Old In November 2006 she performed before the Queen at the Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance at the Royal Albert Hall and joined fellow Welsh singer James Fox in the final verse of "Anthem" from the musical Chess.
In July 2007 Jenkins gave a concert at Margam Park in south Wales, performing alongside Paul Potts and Juan Diego Flórez. … Read More
2008 28 Years Old 1 More Event
She performed the Welsh National Anthem on 17 May 2008 at the 2008 FA Cup Final between Cardiff City and Portsmouth, becoming the first person to do this at an FA Cup Final. … Read More
On 8 July 2009 Jenkins performed at the opening ceremony of the Ashes Test Series between England and Australia at Sophia Gardens cricket ground in Cardiff.


Jenkins was scheduled to do her first Arena tour in March 2010.
…  In February 2011, they became engaged, but on 30 December 2011, Jenkins and Jones announced that they were no longer together.
…  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. … Read More
2013 33 Years Old 1 More Event
In April 2013, Jenkins attended the funeral of Baroness Thatcher in St Paul's Cathedral. … Read More
Jenkins was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2014 New Year Honours for services to music and for charitable services.
In 2015, Jenkins provided the spoken word vocals to the track "A Perfect Life" on Steven Wilson's album Hand.
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