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Charlotte Church is a Welsh singer, song-writer, actress and television presenter who rose to fame as a child star

InformationDetail
BirthdayFebruary 21, 1986
NationalityWelsh
FamousFilm & Theater Personalities, Actresses, Singers
SpousesGavin Henson
Known asCharlotte Maria Church
Childrens Dexter Lloyd Henson, Ruby Megan Henson
Universities
  • Howell's School The Cathedral School
Birth PlaceLlandaff, Cardiff, Wales
Height164cm
GenderFemale
FatherStephen Reed
MotherMaria
Net Worth$12 million
Sun SignPisces
Born inLlandaff, Cardiff, Wales

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Who is Charlotte Church?

Charlotte Church is a Welsh music artist who rose to fame with her debut album ‘Voice of an Angel’ when she was only 12 years old. She is a gifted singer who has also acted in films and presented a television show. She demonstrated a talent for singing from an early age and has been singing publicly from the time she was three and a half years old. As a child she started out as a classical singer of hymns and sang ‘Pie Jesu’ over the telephone for a television show when she was 11. This was followed by her performance in "The Big Big Talent Show" which brought her to the public’s attention. She got the opportunity to perform in concerts at Cardiff Arms Park and the Royal Albert Hall. Charlotte’s potential was recognized by Jonathan Shalit, one of UK’s most successful entertainment impresarios, who helped her sign a contract with Sony Music and became her manager. Her first album ‘Voice of an Angel’ released in 1999 became an instant hit, making her the youngest artist with a No. 1 album on the British classical crossover charts. Her popularity continued to rise over the years and she had been invited to perform in front of famous people like former US President Clinton, the Prince of Wales Charles, and Pope John Paul II.

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Childhood & Early Life

Charlotte Church was born as Charlotte Maria Reed to Stephen Reed and his wife Maria in Wales. Her parents divorced when she was young and she was later adopted by her mother’s second husband James Church.

Her interest in singing became apparent when she started singing publicly at the age of three and a half years at a holiday camp with extended family.

She attended The Cathedral School, Llandaff before receiving a vocal scholarship to Howell's School, Llandaff, which she joined in 1998. She balanced her schooling and singing career with the help of tutors.

Career

Charlotte brought out her first album ‘Voice of an angel’ in 1998 when she was only 12. It was a collection of sacred songs and traditional pieces.

In 1999, she released her second album, the self-titled ‘Charlotte Church’. It was followed by ‘Dream a Dream’ in 2000 and ‘Enchantment’ in 2001.

In 2001, she made her first film appearance in a cameo in Ron Howard’s ‘A Beautiful Mind.’ She also sang soprano vocals in the film.

She played lead role in the 2003 film ‘I’ll be there.’ The film did not do well in the box office.

Her first pop album, ‘Tissues and Issues’ was released in 2005. After a long gap, her album ‘Back to Scratch’ was out in 2010.

She presented her own entertainment television show, ‘The Charlotte Church Show’ in 2006. The show was broadcast in three series, from September 2006 till December 2008.

Major Works

Her debut album, ‘Voice of an Angel’ (1998) sold millions of copies and is considered one of her most popular works. It included the immensely popular single ‘Pie Jesu’ and other hits like ‘Ave Maria’ and ‘The Lord’s Prayer.’

Her self-titled album, released in 1999 is certified Platinum in the U.S, U.K and Canada. The album included operatic, religious and traditional tracks, the most popular being ‘Just Wave Hello.’

Charlotte’s 2000 album ‘Dream a Dream’ was the biggest selling holiday album in the U.S that year. It was basically a collection of Christmas carols, though it also included the pop-influenced track, ‘Dream a Dream.’

The album ‘Enchantment’ (2001) was her fourth album and was certified gold in the U.S, U.K, and Canada. It was her last album in the classical genre.

Her 2005 album ‘Tissues and Issues’ epitomized teenage problems and was her first foray into the pop genre. It was accredited platinum by the British Phonographic Industry (BPI). It featured the hits ‘Crazy Chick’ and ‘Call My Name.’

Awards & Achievements

She won the Classic BRIT Award for ‘British Artist of the Year’ in 2000. These awards are given "in recognition of the achievements of classical musicians and the growth of classical music sales in the UK."

She was named the Best Female Newcomer for her show ‘The Charlotte Church Show’ at the British Comedy Awards in 2006. The British Comedy Awards ceremony celebrates notable comedians and entertainment performances of the previous year.

Personal Life & Legacy

Charlotte was in a relationship with rugby player Gavin Henson for four years before breaking up in 2010. She has two children with him.

She has been in the news for her smoking habit. Her smoking habit was hinted in the album 'Tissues and Issues', in 'Confessional Song'.

Trivia

At the age of 12, she became the youngest ever artist with a No. 1 album on the British classical crossover charts.

Her performance in "The Big Big Talent Show" (1996) was not planned; she was there simply to accompany her aunt who was making an appearance.

She had her biography written when she was only 14.

As a classical singer, she could sing in many languages like English, French, Welsh, and Italian.

She has generated controversies on several occasions due to her comments and remarks about other people.

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Charlotte Church biography timelines

  • // 1998
    She attended The Cathedral School, Llandaff before receiving a vocal scholarship to Howell's School, Llandaff, which she joined in 1998. She balanced her schooling and singing career with the help of tutors.
  • // 1998
    Charlotte brought out her first album ‘Voice of an angel’ in 1998 when she was only 12. It was a collection of sacred songs and traditional pieces.
  • // 1998
    Her debut album, ‘Voice of an Angel’ (1998) sold millions of copies and is considered one of her most popular works. It included the immensely popular single ‘Pie Jesu’ and other hits like ‘Ave Maria’ and ‘The Lord’s Prayer.’
  • // 1999
    In 1999, she released her second album, the self-titled ‘Charlotte Church’. It was followed by ‘Dream a Dream’ in 2000 and ‘Enchantment’ in 2001.
  • // 1999
    Her self-titled album, released in 1999 is certified Platinum in the U.S, U.K and Canada. The album included operatic, religious and traditional tracks, the most popular being ‘Just Wave Hello.’
  • // 2000
    Charlotte’s 2000 album ‘Dream a Dream’ was the biggest selling holiday album in the U.S that year. It was basically a collection of Christmas carols, though it also included the pop-influenced track, ‘Dream a Dream.’
  • // 2000
    She won the Classic BRIT Award for ‘British Artist of the Year’ in 2000. These awards are given "in recognition of the achievements of classical musicians and the growth of classical music sales in the UK."
  • // 2001
    In 2001, she made her first film appearance in a cameo in Ron Howard’s ‘A Beautiful Mind.’ She also sang soprano vocals in the film.
  • // 2001
    The album ‘Enchantment’ (2001) was her fourth album and was certified gold in the U.S, U.K, and Canada. It was her last album in the classical genre.
  • // 2005
    Her first pop album, ‘Tissues and Issues’ was released in 2005. After a long gap, her album ‘Back to Scratch’ was out in 2010.
  • // 2006
    She presented her own entertainment television show, ‘The Charlotte Church Show’ in 2006. The show was broadcast in three series, from September 2006 till December 2008.
  • // 2010
    Charlotte was in a relationship with rugby player Gavin Henson for four years before breaking up in 2010. She has two children with him.

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Charlotte Church's FAQ

  • What is Charlotte Church birthday?

    Charlotte Church was born at 1986-02-21

  • Where is Charlotte Church's birth place?

    Charlotte Church was born in Llandaff, Cardiff, Wales

  • What is Charlotte Church nationalities?

    Charlotte Church's nationalities is Welsh

  • Who is Charlotte Church spouses?

    Charlotte Church's spouses is Gavin Henson

  • Who is Charlotte Church childrens?

    Charlotte Church's childrens is Dexter Lloyd Henson, Ruby Megan Henson

  • What was Charlotte Church universities?

    Charlotte Church studied at Howell's School The Cathedral School

  • How tall is Charlotte Church?

    Charlotte Church's height is 164

  • Who is Charlotte Church's father?

    Charlotte Church's father is Stephen Reed

  • Who is Charlotte Church's mother?

    Charlotte Church's mother is Maria

  • What is Charlotte Church's sun sign?

    Charlotte Church is Pisces