Charlotte Church with international record sales topping 10 million albums, Charlotte Church is the world's most successful classical crossover female artist.
Charlotte Church was born in 21 February 1986 in Llandaff, Cardiff, she became an international sensation with the release of her debut album, Voice Of An Angel, released just after she'd turned 13. In 1997 she came to the public's attention when she performed Pie Jesu on the television show Talking Telephone Numbers.
Charlotte Church has garnered worldwide acclaim for offering audiences something completely unique: herself. It's a quality that comes across not only in the dynamics and diversity of her repertoire which includes Broadway musicals, opera, chamber music, Gaelic airs and contemporary songs but in the captivating charm and poise of this 16 year-old Welsh singing sensation. She not only has "the voice of an angel," but a "wicked" flare for life.
In November 1998 Charlotte Church's debut album, Voice Of An Angel was released. It topped the classical chart. It wasn't just in the UK that Charlotte Church was proving a hit. Just like Voice Of An Angel, her 1999 eponymous second album and her 2000 Christmas collection Dream A Dream went platinum in the United States. Her fourth album, Enchantment, released in 2001 entered the Billboard album charts at Number 15. Charlotte Church also had a commercial success with Jurgen Vries in January 2003.
In the course of her musical career, Church has sang for Pope John Paul II, Bill Clinton, George W Bush and the Queen. In April 2002 she become the youngest ever competitor on the BBC's Have I Got News For You and she came out with some excellent anecdotes - When the Queen met Charlotte Church she asked, "Do you sing often" and Prince Philip replied "Elizabeth, don't you know who this girl is? We listen to her on Classic FM all the time." Even better, when she met President George W Bush he asked her what state Wales was in!
As she has grown older Charlotte Church has increasingly been interested in pop music and she also been a tabloid favourite, who have reported on her smoking habit, her social activities, and her relationships.
After splitting with 18-year-old boyfriend, DJ Steven Johnson, whom she referred to as her 'bit of rough', Charlotte Church briefly dated Kyle Johnson, and has since moved on to Welsh rugby ace, Gavin Henson.
In 2003, Charlotte Church made her film debut in I'll Be There. In May 2005 Charlotte Church said that her new CD was like marmite i.e. you either love it or hate it. Charlotte Church's new single, Crazy Chick, was scheduled for release on 27 June, followed by her album Tissues and Issues in 11 July. Crazy Chick is influenced by Motown and in the video, Charlotte Church sports a variety of looks from vamp goth to sixties glamoupuss.