Katherine Jenkins is unquestionably an entirely new type Superstar at the Opera sky, but fundamentally different from an opera star, as they typically imagines: theatrical, old fashioned, overweight and somehow reserved. Not only invents Katherine new forms of classical crossover, but something special about her is that she knows how to combine glamor with likable earthiness. It is anything but lifted, rather affable, engaging and compassionate. It is committed to their fellow human beings.
Her first album with the appropriate title, Premiere 'sold in the first week of incredible 30,000 times. No other album by a mezzo-soprano was as coveted as her right away. It attracts so many people under its spell that it provides even legendary likes of Maria Callas in the shadows.
She is the only singer in musical history, the same could hold the places 1, 2 and 3 in the classical charts. She succeeded with their three albums, Premiere ', Second Nature' and in 2005, Living the Dream '.
Living The Dream reached while in the pop album charts for 4th place, while it held the top spot for incredible 47 weeks in the classical charts.
It seems Katherine idols Marilyn Monroe and Madonna emulate. It combines the look of an innocent Starlets with torn business sense. "I do not know where the idea came that opera is only for privileged, elitist people. I'm just as happy before. 70: 000 people at the Millennium Stadium to sing as a few hundred listeners in a small concert hall "
Katherine was born in Neath, South Wales, 26 years ago. Her parents realized quite early what they had there for a uniquely talented offspring. Katherine's mother headed at that time the local Sunday school, and it was not long until Katherine was a little star laid into the ensemble of the church choir. Her father was already retired and cared to drive
Katherine to music lessons, and he put heaven and earth, that it was able to develop their musical talent.
In 1993, Katherine was awarded the BBC Welsh Choir Girl of the Year. The sudden death of her father was a heavy blow for Katherine, who was then only fifteen years old. This sad event accompanies them today - and you can hear it in her voice. Yes, perhaps this is the secret of her special voice. And then there is this contradiction in her young, active, always blessed with a smile on his face, but with a voice that touches your soul. "I know how much my father stood up for me, and I try to put my whole heart in all things that I do - and I do it for him. We have spent so much time with him, I and my sister. I had no brothers. The loss of my father was devastating for me because he was the only man in my life, at that time when I was fifteen. It happened two weeks before the school-leaving examinations. It really was on the edge, if I would do it. My father always wanted but that I make them. With still a mystery, as I have done it then however, but at the end everything worked out. There are certain moments when I know he's there. It is so, so I'd sing to him. This feeling I had when I accepted the BRIT Award. I felt he was there. "
Katherine won two years in a row the BRIT Awards, one for, Second Nature ', the next for, Living The Dream'. She is the only female artist who has ever managed a row to win twice the Classical BRIT Awards.
She has appeared on the most prestigious stages of the world to the Sydney Opera House, the Albert Hall in London and the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, which is almost to call their home, she sang here but already at least 12 times - with two performances on the occasion the finals of the FA Cup, the biggest football cup competition in England in two finals of the Rugby League challenge Cup, at least eight international Welsh rugby matches as well as on the tsunami Concert.
Katherine is a very passionate young woman and yet also a definite perfectionist. She believes in love at first sight and familiar voice of her heart. This is a daring balancing act, because she knows that they are at the same time with full force needs to focus on her career. Katherine lives entirely in the moment. "You never know how long your luck."
Your ascent one can not help but meteoric describe: In just a few months of a school teacher for Superstar. But Katherine thereby lifts not at all: "I sing but already since I was four years - I did not become an overnight sensation!"
After graduating from the Royal Academy of Music (with Honours degree) kept Katherine with different jobs - mentally and physically - above water. They modeled the way ( "I have the time sitting around and waiting really hated") or had a tour guide at the London Eye, the largest Ferris wheel in Europe.
was Her career began when she gave singing lessons with a lot of fun at a school in Hertfordshire and one day from Universal Records to showcase their skills invited. The result was the signing of a record deal for six albums. This happened in 2003. That same year was the album Premiere 'published - and the rest is history.
Your one and only is her dog, a small Jack Russell. "He is such a cute guy, cream with a few dark spots like chocolate and big eyes
. I take every opportunity to do something with him. I'll take him even with the gym. He helps me to relieve stress! I spend as much time as possible with friends, go eat with them at night, or I am with my family. What could be better than a roast Sunday lunch! "
2005 Katherine took the occasion of the Victory in Europe Days in London's Trafalgar Square and was then as "the new Forces sweetheart!" - As the new sweetheart of British troops. At Live 8 she sang in Berlin, and London and Edinburgh.
Even appearances before members of the Royal Family at Buckingham Palace and St. James Palace has already completed and sung for Cherie and Tony Blair at a gala dinner, which was hosted by the organization Breast Cancer Care in Chequers.
Christmas 2005 she visited British troops in Basra in Iraq and sang in front of the soldiers. "I am a so-called trustee, a trustee, the British Forces Foundation, a foundation that raises funds to provide entertainment for the British troops. It is the only non-profit organization in the UK, which involved artists and they are not paid for their efforts. Artists can thus make a special contribution to society.
We traveled in military helicopters, which were so huge that easily could fit some Land Rovers. We flew for eighteen hours of a military base to another. but fear I had at no time, not even when the helicopter times an abrupt nosedive from 2,000 down to 500 Feet made to avoid a ground-to-air missile. My arms and legs were in the air, everyone was shouting frantically - but in the end everything went well. Close your eyes and, to the next show! "
"I came back yet time to aufzubrezeln me right for Christmas Eve with my sister. Den we spent in the pub at home. And all the others were amazed: "Were you not just in the news? Were not you in Iraq? "-" Yes, "I said," it was this afternoon. " I believe either God or my father held his protecting hand over us that this missile is not caught us. "
2006 was a year in which Kathrines career further consolidated. Their shows were sold out from spring to summer and this. In places as diverse as Lisbon, Miami, Dubai and Tokyo In June 2006, Katherine by Montblanc International has been exclusive to the "Face of Mont Blanc" for three years chosen to characterize the marketing of the new women's jewelry range significantly.
End of 2006, Katherine led by Australia, New Zealand and Japan. Their performances were all sold out. They also published at this time her fourth album with Universal. This was her fourth number 1 album in the classical charts, and stormed the pop charts.
In 2007, will take another leap worldwide Katherines career with Universal. First big opening in February is an appearance at Fashion Week in Milan.
In March Katherine will also be Dame Vera Lynn's 90th birthday in May and make their first appearance as an actress in the popular British show Emmerdale an honored guest.
With surprise visit in Iraq and Afghanistan, they will continue to devote its role as Entertainment Ambassador for the British troops. In addition, a further appearance by the Royal Albert Hall in November in planning, which will be held within the British Legion Festival of Remembrance.
Katherine plans to visit China, Dubai, the US and again a little closer to home, in France, where they will accompany the Welsh Rugby Team for the 2007 World Cup artistic.
Katherine combines a sense of duty and enchanting glamor in an unusual manner. She has already arrived at the top - and yet her star will continue to rise without question!