Katherine Jenkins (born June 29th 1980) Katherine Jenkins is a classical singer from Wales.
Net worth: Katherine Jenkins has a net worth of $21 million according to Celebrity Net Worth (2015).
Musical career: Katherine Jenkins was the first woman to win two Classical BRIT Awards in a row following the release of her debut album 'Premiere' in 2004 and her second album 'Second Nature'.
'Living a Dream', 'Serenade' and 'From the Heart' soon followed, and in 2007 she unveiled 'Rejoice' featuring songs written by Gary Barlow.
'Sacred Arias' was released in 2008 as was her autobiography 'Time to Say Hello', and after signing to Warner Music she released 'Believe' featuring Andrea Bocelli and André Rieu the following year. She also covered Evanescence's 'Bring Me to Life' at The Royal Variety Performance.
She released 'Daydream' in 2011 and 'This is Christmas' in 2012.
2014's 'Home Sweet Home' became her first album with Decca Records. That year she was honoured with an OBE.
Among her high profile performances are Pope John Paul II's silver jubilee in 2003, 2005's Tsunami Relief Concert and the 60th Anniversary of VE Day, Live 8, the 2005 Nobel Peace Prize Concert and the Royal British Legion Festival in 2006 and 2007.
She appeared with Darcey Bussell in the production 'Viva la Diva' in 2007.
She made a brief appearance in 'Emmerdale' in 2007 and sang 'Time to Say Goodbye' on 'Strictly Come Dancing' that same year. She also sang for a winning team in the fifth series of 'The Apprentice' and had a starring role opposite Michael Gambon and Matt Smith in the 2010 'Doctor Who' Christmas Special.
She became a runner-up in 2012's 'Dancing with the Stars', partnered with Mark Ballas.
Personal life: Katherine Jenkins grew up in Neath, Wales with her parents Selwyn and Susan.
She went to Alderman Davies Church and Dwr-y-Felin Comprehensive School, and had singing lessons with John Hugh Thomas.
She was in the Royal School of Church Music Cathedral Singers and National Youth Choir of Wales, and eventually graduated at the Royal Academy of Music.
Before embarking on a singing career, she was a music teacher, a tour guide and a model.
She has previously revealed that she was attacked and robbed in the street as a teenager, and during her Iraq visit in 2005, her helicopter was targeted by missiles.
She has admitted to having used drugs as a student.
She had a brief engagement to Gethin Jones in 2011, and ended up marrying Andrew Levitas in 2014. She announced she was pregnant with her first baby the following year.
It is the star's second child with husband, Andrew Levitas
Classical singer Katherine Jenkins has given birth to her second child: a baby boy named Xander. The Welsh mezzo-soprano announced her happy news on Instagram with an adorable picture of the four fingers of her new family.
Classical singer, Katherine Jenkins, has given birth to a baby boy
The musician, 37, and her husband of three years, artist Andrew Levitas, 40, are already parents to two-year-old Aaliyah Reign and the singer’s sweet shot included her and Andrew’s hands along with Aaliyah’s and tiny Xander’s.
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Former choir girl Katherine Jenkins has revealed her karaoke song of choice is 'Empire State of Mind' by Jay Z and Alicia Keys because she loves to shock people with the rap part
Katherine Jenkins loves to rap 'Empire State of Mind' when she does karaoke.
The Welsh soprano - who was a choir girl when she was younger - has admitted she likes to shock friends with her song choice when she enjoys a singalong session.
Speaking to NME magazine about her favourite karaoke track, she said: ''It's not an obvious choice for me, but I really like to do the Jay-Z part because nobody ever guesses it, so it's my trick to shock people!''
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The singer's manager, Jonathan Shalit, decided to take the high road with his response to the leaked Beckham e-mails that allegedly called her OBE a "f***ing joke".
In leaked e-mails revealed over the weekend reported by The Sun, the 41 year old former England footballer, who received his own OBE back in 2003 and whose wife Victoria is set to receive one in the 2017 New Year’s Honours list, said of the Welsh singer: “Katherine Jenkins OBE for what? Singing at the rugby and going to see the troops plus taking coke. F***ing joke.”
On Monday (February 6th), the 36 year old singer’s manager, Professor Jonathan Shalit, had a subtle and somewhat classier response to what Beckham is supposed to have said, simply listing his client's achievements.
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Katherine Jenkins arriving at the Tusk Conservation Awards being held at the Victoria and Albert Museum - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 30th November 2016
Katherine Jenkins at the 2016 The Pride of Britain Awards held at The Grosvenor Hotel, London, United Kingdom - Monday 31st October 2016
The singer revealed the baby girl's name via her Instagram page on Wednesday.
Welsh opera singer Katherine Jenkins has given birth to her first child, a daughter, who she and her husband have named Aaliyah Reign Levitas.
The 35 year old mezzo-soprano and her husband, the American artist and film director Andrew Levitas, welcomed the baby girl into the world in New York on Wednesday (September 30th).
Katherine Jenkins has announced the birth of her first child
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The singer and her husband Andrew Levitas will welcome their daughter into the world later this year.
Welsh classical singing star Katherine Jenkins has announced that she’s expecting her first child with her husband Andrew Levitas.
On Monday morning (April 13th), the mezzo-soprano made the revelation via Instagram and Twitter, posting an upturned picture of herself and her husband on their wedding day with a tiny pair of pink baby slippers – announcing that they’ll be the proud parents of a baby girl.
Katherine Jenkins is expecting her first baby with husband Andrew Levitas
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Jemima Khan is the latest celeb to take her #nomakeupselfie for Cancer Research UK, but what is it and who else has been getting involved?
For about a week now Facebook and Twitter have both been overrun with selfies of girls wearing no makeup. At first we were all a little confused, but things got increasingly clearer when we realised that the photos were part of what became a viral campaign to raise money for Cancer Research UK. No one is quite sure how the #nomakeupselfie trend started, although it has incredibly raised £8 million (over $13m) so far. Not bad for free advertising that Cancer Research UK didn’t even initiate themselves! The power of social media, eh?
Jemima Khan is the latest celeb to post a no makeup selfie
Never a bunch to miss out on taking a photograph of themselves for their fans, the celebs have recently been getting involved. The latest addition is journalist and campaigner Jemima Khan who snapped a bare faced pic of herself, after retweeting a Cancer Research UK post and adding that she is “always late to the party”. Unsurprisingly, Jemima looked stunning as usual, we’re still waiting for a #nomakeupselfie from a celebrity where they look anything other than flawless!
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Katherine Jenkins - Katherine Jenkins seen leaving brasserie blanc restaurant in the city after her performance and appearance at the launch night for Raymond Blancs restaurant. - London, United Kingdom - Sunday 12th January 2014
Raymond Blanc and Katherine Jenkins - Launch of Martell Very Special Nights at Le Caprice - London, United Kingdom - Monday 28th October 2013
The stars were out in full force for the 15th annual Pride of Britain Awards, honouring those who make their communities better places to live.
This year's Pride of Britain Awards were a bigger and brighter event than ever, as 2013 showed that there are more an more reasons to celebrate those who show bravery or go further to help their community or selflessly improve the life of someone else.
Carol Vorderman Helped Honour The Brave Actions Of A Lollipop Lady.
The awards celebrate Britain's unsung heroes, which this year included Welsh lollipop lady Karin Williams who threw herself in front of an out of control car to save a group of children. The kids also accompanied Ms. Williams to the awards. Attending the awards in a wheelchair, Ms. Williams' modesty was moving.
Welsh opera singer hits back at Jan Moir, Daily Mail columnist
Jan Moir, Daily Mail columnist (some would call her a troll but we’ll leave that down to individual judgement) has yet again managed to anger the public (and Katherine Jenkins… well, firstly Katherine Jenkins and then a ton of people afterwards), by suggesting that the Welsh opera singer was looking all too glam as she finished the London marathon last weekend.
Moir accused Jenkins’ marathon-running efforts of being yet another example of the “thick fog of self-interest that seems to cloak everything she does.” She highlighted the “lashings of pink lip gloss, sooty false eyelashes and sweeping, coal black eyeliner” that she thought Jenkins was wearing throughout the race. Hitting back at Moir via Twitter, Jenkins couldn’t quite contain her anger within one tweet, so used a handy tweet-extension service to allow her to get her full argument across in one swoop.
She wrote: “Jan (Moir), I wish you love & happiness in your life. I adore & support other women and I only wish you could do the same. I ran on Sunday in memory of my father & to raise money (£25,000) for an excellent charity (@macmillancancer) who helped him when he was dying. Yes, I twittered about it but I did so to share my progress & day with those kind people on twitter who had supported & sponsored me. I ran in sunglasses because it was sunny. I tied my hair back in a pony tail because I expected to sweat. As if you had some insider knowledge you wrote I was wearing eye shadow, eye liner& lip gloss. Wrong again - none of the above - I had Vaseline on my lips, handed to us by St Johns Ambulance on our way round the route. You can knock me all you like but you cannot take away from me what I know I accomplished last weekend. Next time you run a marathon Jan, I will be the first to sponsor you, because I know how much guts, hard work & determination it takes.” It doesn’t take a genius to figure out who won that one, now, does it...?
Margaret Thatcher's death has incited plenty of views on Twitter.
A website titled "Is Margaret Thatcher Dead?" has received a slew of criticism in recent years for its tasteless daily updates of whether or not the Baroness had passed away. Nevertheless, the website finally showed a huge YES today as reports came in that the former Prime Minister died from a stroke. She was the first female prime minister when she entered Downing Street in 1979.
Though the intellectuals, historians and biographers are having their say on Thatcher's legacy, the celebrities were also weighing in on her passing - among them, Harry Styles. The One Direction star came out as a Labour supporter last year, though he paid tribute to the former Tory leader in a tweeting this morning, saying, "RIP Baroness Thatcher.x" He and his One Direction pals buddied up with Prime Minister David Cameron for their Comic Relief campaign earlier this year.
Geri Halliwell, who has made no secret of her love for Thatcher, was another celebrity to pay tribute, saying, "Thinking of our 1st Lady of girl power ,Margaret Thatcher , a green grocer's daughter who taught me any thing is possible...x"
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Katherine Jenkins: the Welsh lady with a voice of an Angel, there is no doubt at all, but who also possesses a heart of a lion. She has fought against her former record label Universal and openly criticized them for rejigging her old work and releasing yet another album in her name. Katherine releases her new record 'Daydream' and has announced a twenty five venue tour with the same name sake. This should avoid any confusion on which album the fans should be buying.
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Date of birth
29th June, 1980