Charlotte Church

Charlotte Church
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Church performing at Focus Wales 2013
Background information
Birth nameCharlotte Maria Reed
Born(1986-02-21) 21 February 1986 (age 31)
Llandaff, Cardiff, Wales
GenresCurrent material: Pop, indie rock, indie pop, alternative rock
Earlier material: Classical, classical crossover, operatic pop, celtic
Years active1997-present
LabelsSony Music
Power Amp Music


Charlotte Maria Cathedral (given birth to Charlotte Maria Reed, 21 Feb 1986) is a Welsh singer-songwriter, celebrity, tv presenter and political activist. She rose to popularity in childhood like a classical singer before branching into pop music in 2005. By 2007, she experienced sold a lot more than 10 million information world-wide including over 5 million in america. This year 2010, she was reported to become worth just as much as £11m (though one 2003 statement quoted her well worth at £25m). She hosted a Route 4 chat display entitled The Charlotte Chapel Show. Chapel released her 1st recording in five years, entitled Back to Scrape, on 17 Oct 2010. Church is usually a soprano.


Early life

Charlotte Church was created Charlotte Maria Reed in Llandaff, an area of Cardiff, Wales. She was raised like a Roman Catholic by her mom, Maria, who was simply separated from Church's natural dad, Stephen Reed. Chapel was used by her mother's second spouse, James Chapel, in 1999. Her musical break arrived at age group 11 when she sang Andrew Lloyd Webber's "Pie Jesu" over calling on the tv screen show TODAY in 1997, accompanied by her overall performance on ITV's Big, Big Talent Display in 1997.This resulted in concerts at Cardiff Arms Park, the Royal Albert Hall and opening for Dame Shirley Bassey in Antwerp. She also received a vocal scholarship or grant to Howell's College Llandaff in Cardiff where she were only available in 1998 after departing The Cathedral College, Llandaff. She well balanced performing and college with help from tutors for when she was on the highway and said in lots of interviews that she was "exactly like every other lady her age group". Charlotte remaining school at age group 16.

1998–2002: Classical career

Being a classical music singer, Church utilized to sing in English, Welsh, Latin, Italian and French. She was after that introduced towards the Cardiff impresario Jonathan Shalit, who became her supervisor and negotiated a agreement with Sony Music. Her initial record, Voice of the Angel, was a assortment of arias, sacred music, and traditional parts that sold a huge number worldwide and produced her the youngest musician using a No. 1 record on the United kingdom classical crossover graphs.Cathedral appeared on US Open public Broadcasting Assistance (PBS) special deals. Her self-titled second record also included operatic, spiritual and traditional paths. One, the soaring and inspirational Simply Influx Hello, was the centrepiece of the millennium-themed ad advertising campaign for the Ford Electric motor Business. The song's full-length video, offering Church, earned acclaim on the Detroit Auto Present and released her to brand-new fans. The monitor reached No. 31 in Britain.In 2000, she released Fantasy a Fantasy, an album of Xmas carols. It included Church's initial foray right into a more non traditional, pop-influenced design in the name track Fantasy a Fantasy, borrowing the melody from Fauré's Pavane and offering child American nation vocalist Billy Gilman.In 2001, Church added even more pop, golf swing, and Broadway with her album Enchantment. That season, Church produced her initial film appearance in the 2001 Ron Howard film A LOVELY Brain. Celine Dion was starting a concert engagement in NEVADA and had not been open to perform the film's end name tune, "All Love COULD BE", therefore composer Adam Horner enlisted Cathedral and the tune was rewritten on her behalf vocal range. Cathedral also handled various other vocal passages through the entire score.In 2002, at 16, she released a "best of" album called Prelude, and took component in the Royal Xmas tour alongside Dame Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer, concluding the finish of her traditional music career. Her following album, Tissue and Issues, will be a pop release.

2003–2009: Pursuing pop career; Tissues and Issues

In 2003 Chapel teamed up with trance music maker Jurgen Vries to sing vocals on his monitor The Opera Track (Brave " NEW WORLD "). She was acknowledged on the information as CMC (her initials) since it was her 1st foray into pop music. The track reached #3 3 in the united kingdom Singles Graph, Church's second highest charting solitary and Vries' highest.In 2005, Church issued her 1st pop album Cells and Problems. Four singles had been moderately successful in the united kingdom with "Crazy Chick" achieving no. 2, "Contact My Name" quantity 10, "Actually God Can't Switch days gone by" quantity 17, and "Moodswings" quantity 14. Although they were released in Australia aswell, they didn't reach the same degree of achievement there. Church's pop recording was released in america through MP3 store, and iTunes in '09 2009.In Apr 2006, she performed three concerts in Glasgow, London, and Cardiff, in venues holding between 2,000 and 3,000 people; the times at London and Cardiff had been sold out. Backed by Irish music group the brand new Druids, Chapel performed a variety of songs from her debut pop recording and several pop addresses including Prince's "Kiss" and Gloria Estefan's "Tempo is Gonna Obtain You". Though Chapel hinted at the chance of a complete tour in the foreseeable future, none occurred.In November 2006, it had been announced that she and Sony had parted ways. Relating to her publicist, this is a shared decision reached after some meetings over summer and winter, which were kept since her 6-record deal had finished. There is speculation that Cathedral had made a decision to have a break from her performing career to spotlight her tv program. Others recommended that her pop produces' chart efficiency contributed to your choice. Yet another aspect was her being pregnant with her girl, Ruby Megan Henson.In 2007, Church became Patron from the charity The Topsy Base UK, assisting to increase awareness and funds because of its work to aid rural communities in Southern Africa, empowering people contaminated with and suffering from HIV and AIDS, through health care, cultural support and skills development.Articles emerged in the united kingdom press in March and Apr 2008 stating that she was even now schooling classically, considering a go back to classical crossover. Cathedral provides sung in spiritual providers in Taizé. She's also performed before Pope John Paul II, Queen Elizabeth II, the Prince of Wales and Costs Clinton.In June 2008, she became pregnant with her boy, Dexter Lloyd Henson. In Church's most recent interview, she stated she would prepare yourself to focus on even more music within a couple of months, although she had not been sure whether she'd further develop her profession in classical, pop, or both, as she adores both styles for different factors. Church also stated that she's been dealing with a vocal trainer to maintain her voice in balance, even though she has under no circumstances put a concentrate on her body picture, she would prefer to get back in to pre-pregnancy form before resuming function.In June 2009, Church was interviewed for Hello! publication, and talked about her existence since having her second kid. She stated that she was presently in the studio room, resuming focus on a new recording which her partner, Gavin Henson, have been highly motivating her to make contact with work going after the profession that she's greatly skipped since settling down.

2010–2011: Return to music and Back to Scratch

Chapel appeared on Fri Night time with Jonathan Ross on 13 March 2010, where she confirmed that she had currently begun composing and saving her sixth studio room album. Chapel also stated that this album was of the different audio to previous types, more mature having a "kooky" vibe.On 4 August 2010, Chapel made a fresh track, "Chilly California", open to download from her site.Church's new recording, Back to Scrape, was released in the united kingdom on 25 Oct 2010. The 14-monitor album was made by Martin Terefe. Back again to Scrape was preceded with a solitary - the LP's name monitor - on 24 Oct. "Back again to Scrape" was originally influenced "by complications facing a member of family", but Chapel admitted inside a press release that this song now offers resonance to her own private life pursuing her break up from Gavin Henson. Back again to Scratch also presented the track "The Stars", which Chapel performed on BBC One skill contest ON THE Rainbow, and a cover of Joni Mitchell's "River".It had been announced on 13 March 2011 that Chapel had terminated her US$3 mil cope with Power Amp Music more than promotional disputes. Her spokesperson released the next declaration: "All I could really say, due to the confidentiality problems, is that it had been in Charlotte's monetary interests to take action before the contract entered the next 12 months of its term. That is common for these kind of deals, that are expense deals instead of record deals. I'm also able to say that your choice to terminate the word early, which appropriate both celebrations, was made prior to the commercial launch of the recording". A spokesperson from your record label also released a declaration stating "It didn't workout with Charlotte and that is fair enough. There is no falling out in clumps. It had been a shared decision. They made a decision to exit the offer".The 3rd single to become released from your album, "Snow" premiered on 11 April 2011.

2012–present: ONE, TWO, THREE, and FOUR

On 26 Might 2012, Chapel premiered three fresh tunes "The Rise", "How Never to be Surprised IF YOU ARE a Ghost", and "State It's True" on BBC Radio with Bethan Elfyn. Chapel released her 1st EP ONE on 4 Sept 2012.On 19 Dec 2012, Chapel released the business lead single from her second EP, "Glitterbombed" at risk of Best Match, an internet music publication. Her second EP TWO premiered on 4 March 2013.1 and TWO were mixed for any US launch on 12 March 2013. Chapel advertised ONE and TWO in america with her first UNITED STATES performances in nearly ten years. She made an appearance in NY, LA, Toronto, with the South by Southwest Event. Her costumes on her behalf UNITED STATES concerts were created by Zoe Howerska.Chapel released the business lead solitary from her third EP, "I COULD Desire" via Soundcloud on 15 July 2013. Her third EP 3 premiered on 19 August 2013.Church's fourth EP 4 premiered on 10 March 2014. She released a music video for the business lead solitary from her 4th EP, "Small Motions" on YouTube on 15 March 2014.

Acting and television career

Church offers made several cameo looks on tv. She made an appearance in the CBS series Handled by an Angel, starred in the 1999 Xmas unique of Heartbeat, and in 2002, 2003 and 2012 she made an appearance on shows of Have I ACQUIRED News FOR YOU PERSONALLY (the very first time as the show's youngest-ever panellist; the next time as sponsor). In 2005, she performed herself within an bout of The Catherine Tate Display, inside a sketch using the imaginary personality Joannie Taylor. In 2008, she made an appearance briefly inside a sketch in Katy Brand's Big Ass Display.In Dec 2005, for The Paul O'Grady Display Xmas pantomime, The Wizard of Oz, Church played Dorothy Gale.In the summertime of 2006, Church began focus on her own entertainment Television show, The Charlotte Church Display. After a pilot show which triggered some controversy and that was under no circumstances released to the general public, the series started on 1 Sept 2006 on Route 4. Church received a British Humor Honor for "Greatest Female Humor Newcomer" in 2006, as well as the 'Funniest Television Personality' award in the 2006 Packed Magazine's 'LAFTA' honours. In 2008, she was nominated for the Rose d'Or Unique Award for Greatest Entertainer.In past due June 2008, Route 4 began displaying tests for the series. They have since concluded its eight-show operate. A Christmas unique shown on 21 Dec 2008. The display ended following its third series.In January 2010 for Hospital 24/7, Church came out around the programme finale, where she visits the Children's Hospital for Wales to release the Noah's Ark Appeals campaign to invest in the gear in the brand new Crucial Care Unit, which can only help children needing high dependency, or crucial & intensive treatment.


Cathedral released an autobiography titled Tone of voice of the Angel (MY ENTIRE LIFE UP TO NOW) in Oct 2000, in 14. She released another autobiography titled Maintain Smiling in past due 2007, this time around with an extremely different tone compared to the previous.

Personal life and politics

Church's personal lifestyle provides often been portrayed in UK tabloid papers, inspiring the tune "Let's End up being Alone" on her behalf album Tissue and Problems. At age group 15 she was criticised for remarks she produced about the behavior of individuals in the aftermath from the 11 Sept 2001 attacks. On the Leveson Inquiry she mentioned that her remarks were taken greatly out of framework. Within a 2006 interview with Davina McCall, she decided getting diplomatic was "not really in her character". In November 2011, Cathedral testified prior to the Leveson Inquiry about the mass media intrusion into her personal lifestyle stating "I am produced a caricature for such a long time, which person portrayed in the tabloids actually isn't me. It isn't the individual I am, and it's really had an enormous effect on my profession. As an musician, I think it is hard to be studied significantly because my reliability continues to be blown to parts." On 27 Feb 2012 Church recognized £600,000 in problems and costs in negotiation of the lawsuit arising from the Information International mobile phone hacking scandal. She got stated that 33 tales about her that made an appearance in the news headlines of the Globe were the merchandise of unlawful hacking into her family's voicemail. Following the arrangement was announced in open up court she produced a lengthy declaration where she stated, "I've also found that regardless of the apology that your newspaper has simply given in courtroom, these people had been prepared to head to any measures to avoid me revealing their behavior. They aren't really sorry. They are simply sorry they got captured."The press dedicated much focus on Church's relationship with boyfriend Gavin Henson, a Welsh rugby player. By the end of 2005, she bought a house in her indigenous Cardiff—for any reported £500,000—which she later on offered for £900,000. The few after that bought a manor having a 20-acre (8 hectare) little keeping in the Vale of Glamorgan in the town of St. Bride's Main. The couple pointed out marriage on speak displays and in the press. In 2007, Chapel produced another appearance on the British youthful people's wealthy list with Henson. These were rated 49th-richest teenagers in Britain with around joint prosperity of £12 million.On 20 Sept 2007, Chapel gave delivery to a child, Ruby Megan Henson. On 11 January 2009, Chapel gave delivery to a child, Dexter Lloyd Henson. The Daily Email reported on 31 May 2010 that Chapel and Henson experienced split up.Church continues to be internet dating musician Johnny Powell since 2010.Chapel gave BBC 6 Music's John Peel off Lecture in the Lowry in Salford in 2013, where she criticised the music market for what she referred to as a tradition of sexism that stresses female performers to task a sexualised picture of themselves.Pursuing Church's appearance in the Leveson Inquiry, she became increasingly outspoken on several political concerns, which she's explained as developing out of her connection with Leveson aswell as the Conservative victory in the 2015 total election. She actually is an associate of press campaigning group Hacked Off. IN-MAY 2015 she became a member of a demo organised from the People's Set up Against Austerity in Cardiff, consequently addressing a masses of 250,000 at a People's Set up march in London the next month. In the 2015 Glastonbury Event she chaired a discussion with two people of Russian feminist punk music group Pussy Riot. In August 2015 she performed the tune "This Bitter Globe" beyond your Shell Center in London within a month-long protest organised by Greenpeace against Shell's quest for petroleum exploration in the Arctic.In Sept 2015, she endorsed Jeremy Corbyn's campaign in the Labour Party leadership election, however, by Dec 2015 she was calling for him to become replaced with a "refreshing face" who was simply even more electable. In 2016, Cathedral along with many other superstars, toured the united kingdom to aid Corbyn's bid to be Perfect Minister. In March 2016, she performed at a socialist fundraiser event in Edinburgh for Jeremy Corbyn. IN-MAY 2016, she announced her support for the Welsh Nationalist party, Plaid Cymru in the Country wide Set up for Wales election.In January 2017, she took part within a Cardiff, Wales protest of Donald Trump's US presidential inauguration.


Voice of the Angel (1998) Charlotte Cathedral (1999) Wish a Wish (2000) Enchantment (2001) Tissue and Problems (2005) Back again to Scratch (2010)


Television Year Name Role Records 1997 Touched by an Angel Alice, an orphan 1999 Heartbeat Katie Kendall Visitor Function 2003, 2012 Have got I Got Information FOR YOU PERSONALLY Herself Presenter 2003 I'M GOING TO BE There Olivia Edmonds Business lead Function 2005 The Catherine Tate Present Herself Cameo Function 2006–2008 The Charlotte Cathedral Present Herself Presenter 2008 Katy Brand's Big Ass Present Various Guest Function 2010 Medical center 24/7 Herself Visitor Function 2015 Under Dairy Timber Polly Garter

Awards and nominations

Year Prize Category Result 2000 Classical BRIT Honours Best Female Musician Nominated Classical BRIT Honours British Musician of the entire year Won Hollywood Reporters Teen Star Honours Best Young Saving Musician Or Musical Group Won Institute of PR in Wales Millennium Communicator of the entire year Won 2002 Back of the entire year N/A Won 2005 GQ Honours Woman of the entire year Won 2006 Brit Honours Best British Feminine Nominated Loaded Newspaper LAFTA Honours Funniest T.V. Character Won Glamour Honours Editors Choice Prize Won Glamour Honours Solo Musician of the entire year Won British Humor Honours Best Feminine Newcomer Won 2007 Glamour Honours Readers Favourite Television Character Won 2008 Rose d'Or Honours Greatest Entertainer Nominated