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About Katherine Jenkins
Katherine Jenkins is a Welsh singer and songwriter regarded as one of the most famous classical crossover British singers of her time. Some of her notable albums include Premiere, Living a Dream and Rejoice. In 2012, she participated in the 14th season of the popular ABC series Dancing with the Stars, where she partnered with Mark Ballas and finished in second place.
She is the daughter of Susan and Selwyn John. She has a sister named Laura. She and film actor and director Andrew Levitas tied the knot in 2014. The couple's first child was born in 2015.
In 2008, it was reported that her $10 million dollar deal with Warner Music was the biggest classical recording deal in the entire history of music.
According to her, she began taking drugs such as cocaine and cannabis when she was in school and only stopped taking them in 2003.
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Beatbullying's 'The Big March 2012' is such a brilliant campaign and I am very proud to be a part of it. I have been a victim of cyber bullying myself and I know firsthand just how hurtful it can be. People think that they can hide behind computers and send nasty and hurtful comments to people, and this is wrong.Katherine Jenkins
Growing up with my family gave me some of my best memories. I'd like to have a family of my own - slip away for a bit and do nothing but spend those early years with my children.Katherine Jenkins
I always want to give my best and do the best I can. I know when I have sung my best and when I haven't. There can be stresses and hassles with time travel and press attention. I just have to adapt and find a way of dealing with it.Katherine Jenkins
I am fussy, about my diet and straining my voice. I know, sounds a bit over the top. But I'm not as bad as I used to be. These days I don't drink alcohol for five days before a show - very dehydrating for the vocal cords, and all that acid reflux. I used to ban it for a fortnight. Nightmare.Katherine Jenkins
I do follow a version of the Dukan diet, but I don't follow it to the extreme so a lot of fish and vegetables. If I want chocolate I'll let myself have a bit of chocolate in moderation.Katherine Jenkins
I go home and don't get treated any differently. People have known me all my life and are interested and very supportive but because they have known me forever I don't get any diva treatment. My mum still tells me off if I haven't loaded the dishwasher for her.Katherine Jenkins
I have such happy memories of performing in a choir and I don't think I'd have got where I am today without all that experience. So my advice to young singers is to either join your school or church's choir or find one in your local area. Choral music at any level teaches you so much about musicianship and blending your voice.Katherine Jenkins
I love coming back to Neath - this is home and always will be.Katherine Jenkins
I love to listen to pop music and I admire people who do that, but I don't think I would ever be a very good pop star. I always leave that singing voice for the shower! I wouldn't put it out in the world!Katherine Jenkins
I really feel confident about my dancing now, so I hope there could be a place for me in the West End or on Broadway - maybe a musical, maybe my own show.Katherine Jenkins
I really see myself as a homegirl. Wales is my first home. London is my second home - I've been there 14 years now.Katherine Jenkins
I sing a mixture of everything from opera, folk music, Broadway. It's a mix of things.Katherine Jenkins
I think maybe because of the kind of music I sing, people want to believe you're a diva. They can't believe after eight years, and eight albums, you're still relatively sane. I feel like they almost want me to throw something at somebody.Katherine Jenkins
I wish I got a little bit more time at home. I am away a lot and being around my loved ones and friends is good for me. It grounds me. It's something I need to make more time for. I think I need a little more balance.Katherine Jenkins
I would absolutely, definitely never sell my wedding pictures to a magazine. I'd like it to be a special day, not a photo shoot. And once you've done that, your marriage becomes everybody else's business.Katherine Jenkins
I'm a Cancerian, the typical crab with the tough outer shell and the soft bit in the middle. I don't think I'll ever come to terms with people being unnecessarily nasty, but I can take it if someone doesn't like my music - I'm not everyone's cup of tea.Katherine Jenkins
I'm launching my own festival in South Wales. It's something I've wanted to do for a long time. It's going to be held at Margam Park, because I wanted the venue to be as close to my home as possible.Katherine Jenkins
I'm over the moon to be involved in the 'Doctor Who' Christmas special. I can't quite believe it as it's a part of the family tradition at the Jenkins household. I heard the news that I got the role on my 30th birthday and it was the best birthday present ever.Katherine Jenkins
I'm still a Welsh girl at heart so I'm staying in the U.K. for the Olympics, it's such an exciting time for Britain so it's amazing to be a part of it.Katherine Jenkins
I've only ever wanted to be a singer I never wanted to be famous.Katherine Jenkins
If you love somebody, you love them. My parents had a 25-year age gap between them and my mum was the breadwinner, my dad the house husband. I'm a strong believer that a good relationship can work, whatever the situation.Katherine Jenkins
In Heaven, I believe my dad is somewhere doing something nice. I feel I've been too lucky to travel this far without somebody guiding me.Katherine Jenkins
My music appeals in America. There is less of the purist criticism I get here. And to be a hit in the U.S... what singer doesn't have that dream?Katherine Jenkins
Oh, stuff the critics. I don't care. Too many people are snooty about classical. Look, I wasn't brought up in a home where we listened to classical music. It was a singing teacher that thought it would be best for my voice. Then I moved into crossover. And if that makes the music accessible to more people, then great.Katherine Jenkins
With 'Believe' bringing really big success for me outside of the U.K. for the first time, it meant I have been touring around the world and that led to a gap from the studio. I really feel like the gap has done me the world of good. Throughout that time I was able to collect songs that I really loved.Katherine Jenkins
With all the hundreds of dresses and shoes I have, it would be an absolute crime if I don't have a little girl. I have a whole room at home filled with my stage wear.Katherine Jenkins
You're now getting a new breed of people like Il Divo and Andrea Bocelli and I think that's why people feel less intimidated by classical music than they once did.Katherine Jenkins
Katherine Jenkins' Popularity
Katherine Jenkins is a famous Welsh soprano, who was born on June 29, 1980. As a person born on this date, Katherine Jenkins is listed in our database as the 24th most popular celebrity for the day (June 29) and the 129th most popular for the year (1980).
People born on June 29 fall under the Zodiac sign of Cancer, the Crab. Katherine Jenkins is the 998th most popular Cancer.
Aside from information specific to Katherine Jenkins' birthday, Katherine Jenkins is the 27th most famous Welsh.
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