Welsh Female Singers

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 1 Bonnie Tyler

Bonnie Tyler
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: June 8, 1951
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Skewen, Neath, Wales

Known for her signature raspy voice and blonde locks, Welsh singer Bonnie Tyler soared to fame with her Billboard-charting track It's a Heartache. The 3-time Grammy-nominated singer has previously also sung for the UK at Eurovision. She is also a philanthropist and invests in property, too.

 2 Shirley Bassey

Shirley Bassey
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: January 8, 1937
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Tiger Bay, Cardiff, Wales

Shirley Bassey is one of the most popular Welsh singers of all time. Blessed with an expressive voice, Shirley Bassey is renowned for recording the theme songs of popular James Bond movies, such as Moonraker, Diamonds Are Forever, and Goldfinger. In 2000, she was appointed a DBE for services to performing arts.

 3 Marina Diamandis

Marina Diamandis
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: October 10, 1985
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Brynmawr, Wales
Welsh singer Marina Diamandis initially soared to fame as Marina and the Diamonds. Though she studied classic composition in university, she dropped out later to create her own music. She created the character Electra Heart to promote her album of the same name. She claims she is synesthetic.

 4 Charlotte Church

Charlotte Church
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: February 21, 1986
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Llandaff, Cardiff, Wales

Charlotte Church is a Welsh actress, singer-songwriter, political activist, and television presenter. She achieved popularity after hosting her own chat show for Channel 4, The Charlotte Church Show. As a recording artist, Church has won many awards, including a Hollywood Reporters Young Star Award and Classical BRIT Award. She has also published an autobiography named Voice of an Angel.  

 5 Katherine Jenkins

Katherine Jenkins
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: June 29, 1980
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Neath, Glamorgan, Wales, UK

While Classic FM named her The Biggest Selling Classical Artist of the Century, Welsh mezzo-soprano Katherine Jenkins released 13 number-1 albums by age 23. Initially a singing teacher, Jenkins had also worked as a tour guide and a model. Her $10 million record deal with Warner Bros. was the biggest-ever in classical music.

 6 Aimee-Ffion Edwards

Aimee-Ffion Edwards
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: November 21, 1987
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Newport, Monmouthshire, Wales

Initially aspiring to be a classical singer, Aimee-Ffion Edwards had her first stint with showbiz on the show Wawffactor. As a teenager, she was the only girl in a rugby team. She is equally at ease playing a working-class mother in The Left Behind and a gypsy in Peaky Blinders.

 7 Cerys Matthews

Cerys Matthews
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: April 11, 1969
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Cardiff, Wales, UK

Best known for hosting music shows on various BBC Radio networks, singer-songwriter Cerys Matthews had also previously established the Welsh band Catatonia. She also writes and presents documentaries and has been a reporter for the TV magazine The One Show. Her album Tir has been the best-selling Welsh album in a decade.

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 8 Lisa Scott-Lee

Lisa Scott-Lee
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: November 5, 1975
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Rhyl, North Wales

While she was catapulted to fame with the 90s’ pop group Steps, famous for hits such as 5,6,7,8, Lisa Scott-Lee later launched her solo career. She also ventured into reality TV, with the show Totally Scott-Lee and now works as a head teacher at a performing arts academy in Dubai.

 9 Jem

Jem
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: May 18, 1975
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Penarth, Wales

While she began singing at age 13, Welsh singer Jemma Griffiths, better known as Jem, also earned a law degree, pushed by her lawyer father. Experimenting with both electronica and pop/rock, she created masterpieces such as They and Wish I. Her music has been featured in movies such as Monster-in-Law.

 10 Margaret Price

Margaret Price
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Famous As: Opera singer
Birthdate: April 13, 1941
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Blackwood, Wales
Died: January 28, 2011

Welsh soprano Margaret Price was regarded as one of the greatest singers of her time. Starting her singing lessons at age 9, she won a scholarship to the Trinity School of Music at 15. Born with a leg deformity, she struggled with leg pain throughout her life. Post-retirement, she became a dog breeder.

 11 Judith Owen

Judith Owen
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: January 2, 1959
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: London, England

Born to a Welsh opera singer, Judith Owen was never a stranger to music. A talented singer-songwriter in her own right, she is known for tracks such as Hand on My Heart, which was featured on the soundtrack of As Good As It Gets. She now co-owns a record label with her husband.

 12 Siân James

Siân James
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: December 24, 1961
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Powys, Wales

Siân James had started participating in local music contests by age 4. The Welsh folk singer later learned the piano and the harp, besides earning a music degree from Bangor University. She has also been the lead vocalist for Bwchadanas, a band she formed with her university friends at Bangor.

 13 Georgia Ruth

Georgia Ruth
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: January 5, 1988
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Llantwit Major, Wales

Welsh harpist and singer Georgia Ruth began training in the harp at age 7. A Cambridge alumna, she later became a regular on BBC Radio music shows. She has also participated in numerous music events all around the world, from Kolkata to Toronto. She is a supporter of Welsh independence.