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Mezzo-soprano Katherine Jenkins has had an incredible career so far. But how much do you really know about the Welsh wonder, from her husband and net worth to her most famous songs?
Katherine Jenkins was born on June 29th 1980 in Neath, Wales.
Katherine and her husband, American artist and film producer Andrew Levitas, married at Hampton Court Palace in 2014. They have two children together: Aaliyah Reign Levitas, born in September 2015, and Xander Robert Selwyn Levitas, born in April 2018.
The classical-crossover singer is best known for her cover of Andrea Bocelli's 'Time to Say Goodbye', as well as 'I Believe', her duet with Bocelli himself. She is also known for her operatic version of Evanescence's 'Bring Me To Life', and her covers of 'Hallelujah' and 'The Prayer'.
Katherine Jenkins has a net worth of $21 million. The mezzo-soprano’s company, Jenkinsongs, made a profit of $430,960 on a $439,320 turnover in 2009-10 and her limited liability partnership, KMJ Music, made a profit of $2.37 million on sales of $4.32 million.
Katherine was something of a boffin at school - she managed to pass her GCSEs and A-Levels with top marks, and passed her Grade 8 voice and piano exams with distinction.
The young K-J cut her teeth singing in school productions like Calamity Jane and Guys and Dolls.
Once everyone realised she had some serious talent, she was immediately signed up to the National Youth Choir of Wales, as well as being a member of the Royal School of Church Music Cathedral Singers. When she was 17, she landed a scholarship at the Royal Academy of Music.
As many musicians do, Katherine had to take a few less-than-glamorous jobs to make ends meet on the road to the top. For her, they included a little bit of teaching and even a stint as a tour guide on the London Eye!
Wearing her national pride on her sleeve, Katherine Jenkins is the go-to girl if you want the national anthem sung properly. She's performed the English and Welsh national anthems at a variety of events, from the FA Cup Final in 2008 to the London Parade of the Olympic Athletes.
Katherine is also known for her extensive work singing for British troops abroad, in much the same way as singers like Vera Lynn. In fact, it was Lynn herself who suggested to Katherine that she go out and sing for them. She has sung for the troops in Afghanistan and Iraq on several occasions.
Jenkins once performed an updated version of a Victor Borge comedy sketch alongside pianist Kev Orkian at a private birthday party. Oh, and Lionel Richie performed as well. No biggie.
Katherine became known as much for her feet as her vocal chords in 2012 when she took part in US television show Dancing With The Stars. What's more, she finished in second place!
In 2013 Katherine toured Europe with the operatic four-piece Il Divo. Fans were treated to plenty of duets on songs from both artists' varied careers.
In 2017, Katherine starred as the romantic lead in Rodgers and Hammerstein’s 'Carousel', opposite tenor superstar Alfie Boe. The limited run took place at the English National Opera.
In a Classic BRITs exclusive, Katherine will return to the stage for her first television performance since the happy news of the birth of her second child with husband Andrew Levitas. The performance will be broadcast on ITV on Sunday 17 June at 10.30pm.