Charlotte Church - Bio, Net Worth, Husband, Age, Family, Facts, Awards
Charlotte Church is a Welsh singer-songwriter, actress, television presenter, and political activist from Cardiff. She has sold more than 10 million records of her albums across the globe. She rose to fame in childhood as a classical singer before branching into pop music in 2005. She hosted a Channel 4 chat show titled The Charlotte Church Show.
She released her first album in five years, titled Back to Scratch, on 17 October 2010. She is a soprano. In recent years, she has become engaged in political activism which has included support for the Labour party across the UK, and Plaid Cymru in Senedd elections in Wales. She is also a supporter of Welsh independence. She is the founder of The Awen Project, a school in the city of Cardiff. She is nicknamed The Voice of an Angel, Opera Star.
Charlotte Church Known For
- Charlotte Church is a singer-songwriter, actress, television presenter, and political activist.
- She is known for her first album "Voice of an Angel" which was released in 1999 and became an instant hit, making her the youngest artist with a No. 1 album on the British classical crossover charts.
Where is Charlotte Church From?
Charlotte Church was born as Charlotte Maria Reed on 21st February 1986 to Stephen Reed and his wife Maria. She is from Llandaff, Cardiff, Wales. She holds Welsh nationality and her ethnicity is Welsh-White. Her parents divorced when she was young and she was later adopted by her mother’s second husband James Church. She has four siblings; two younger half-brothers through her biological father, Luke, and Alexander, and two older adoptive half-siblings from her adoptive father's previous marriage, Elisha and Andrew.
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 went to attend 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. Her present age is 36 as of 2022. She left school at age 16.
Charlotte Church Career Timeline (Singing)
- Her musical break came at age 11 when she sang Andrew Lloyd Webber's "Pie Jesu" over the telephone on the television show This Morning in 1997, followed by her performance on ITV's Big, Big Talent Show in 1997.
- She released her first album "Voice of an angel" in 1998 when she was only 12.
- In the year 1999, she released her second album, the self-titled "Charlotte Church". It was followed by "Dream a Dream" in 2000 and "Enchantment" in 2001.
- She released an autobiography titled Voice of an Angel (My Life So Far) in October 2000, at 14.
- She made her first film appearance in a cameo in Ron Howard’s "A Beautiful Mind" in 2001. She played lead role in the 2003 film "I’ll be there."
- Her first pop album, "Tissues and Issues" was released in 2005.
- She presented her own entertainment television show, "The Charlotte Church Show" in 2006.
- She released a second autobiography titled Keep Smiling in late 2007.
- After five years of gap, her album "Back to Scratch" was released in 2010.
- On 26 May 2012, Church premiered three new songs "The Rise", "How Not to be Surprised When You're a Ghost", and "Say It's True" on BBC Radio with Bethan Elfyn.
- She released her first EP "ONE" on 4 September 2012.
- On 19 December 2012, Church released the lead single from her second EP, "Glitterbombed" on The Line of Best Fit, an online music magazine.
- Her second EP Two was released on 4 March 2013.
- She released the lead single from her third EP, "I Can Dream" via Soundcloud on 15 July 2013.
- Her third EP THREE was released on 19 August 2013.
- Her fourth EP Four was released on 10 March 2014.
- She released a music video for the lead single from the EP, "Little Movements" on YouTube on 15 March 2014.
- In 2018, Church appeared in the BBC One documentary "Charlotte Church: Inside My Brain".
- In 2019, Church wrote numerous opinion pieces for The Guardian.
- In 2022, Church appeared as "Mushroom" on the third series of The Masked Singer and finished in second place.
- In 2022, she has a brief cameo in the TV series Welcome to Wrexham episode 7 in a mock interview with her by Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney followed by her singing of the Wrexham team song and the Welsh National Anthem.
Charlotte Church Awards and Achievements
- Won the Classic BRIT Award for ‘British Artist of the Year’ in 2000
- Won Hollywood Reporters Young Star Awards in 2000 for Best Young Recording Artist Or Musical Group
- Won Institute of Public Relations in Wales in Millennium Communicator of the Year in 2000
- Won Rear of the Year in 2002
- Won GQ Awards in 2005
- Won Loaded Magazine LAFTA Awards in 2006
- Won Glamour Awards in Editors Choice Award in 2006
- Won Glamour Awards in 2006 under Solo Artist of the Year
- Won British Comedy Awards in 2006 under Best Female Newcomer
- Won Glamour Awards under Readers Favourite TV Personality in 2007
Who is Charlotte Church Husband?
Charlotte Church was in a relationship with rugby player Gavin Henson for four years before breaking up in 2010. She has two children with him. She gave birth to their daughter Ruby in September 2007, and to their son Dexter in January 2009.
The press devoted much attention to Church's relationship with her first boyfriend in 2002, model and musician Steve Johnson; her second boyfriend, Kyle Johnson (no relation), who was later jailed for possession of a large amount of heroin; and her third boyfriend Gavin Henson, who she started dating in 2005. The couple had mentioned wanting to marry numerous times on talk shows and in the press. They got engaged in April 2010 but Henson and Church split in June 2010, six weeks after Henson had proposed to Church with a two-carat heart-shaped diamond ring in Cornwall.
Church met musician Jonathan Powell later in 2010 and began dating. In June 2017, she suffered a miscarriage. On 4 October 2017, Church and Powell secretly married at a registered office in Cardiff, before blessing their marriage with an intimate ceremony in front of family and friends under a tree at their home in Dinas Powys.
Church and Powell had their first child together, a daughter named Frida Simone, in August 2020. She had originally planned to give birth under a tree in their garden. However, when the weather changed, they had to move indoors. Church explained, "I labored under there overnight, which was beautiful, but then I had her screaming on the bathroom floor. Mother Nature came and went, 'Sit down, silly lady.'...I live next to a golf course, and I could really hear the golfers. As my noise started to up, I thought, 'This is not going to work.'"
How much is Charlotte Church's Net Worth?
Charlotte Church is a Welsh singer-songwriter, actress, television presenter, and political activist who has a net worth of $8 million as of 2022. In 2010, she was reported to be worth as much as £11M (though one 2003 report quoted her worth at £25M). Her main source of wealth comes from the music industry and she is making her annual salary in millions of dollars.
She has appeared in TV commercials for Target Stores, Sonicnet.com, Ford, Virgin Holidays, Walkers Sensations Crisps "Irresistible". At the end of 2005, Church bought a property in her native Cardiff—for a reported £500,000—which she later sold for £900,000. The couple (Charlotte and Gavin Henson) then bought a manor with a 20-acre (8-hectare) small holding in the Vale of Glamorgan in the village of St Brides Major.
How tall is Charlotte Church?
Charlotte Church stands tall at the height of 5 ft 5 in or 165 cm. Her body weight consists of 58 kg or 128 lbs. Her body type is slim. She has blonde hair with green pair of eyes. She has a charming smile and a radiant face. Overall, she has got a healthy body.
Trivias About Charlotte Church You Need To Know.
- In 2007, she was named Patron by the British charitable organization The Topsy Foundation UK which works for raising awareness about HIV in rural South Africa.
- Her first album titled Voice of an Angel (1998) peaked at No. 1 in the British classical crossover charts which made her the youngest artist to achieve this feat.
- In 2015, she performed the song This Bitter Earth which was part of a month-long protest against the oil company Shell‘s proposed petroleum exploration in the Arctic Sea.
- In 2018, she featured in the BBC documentary titled Charlotte Church: Inside My Brain where she discussed issues related to mental health and the research being done in the field.
- Charlotte has released 2 autobiographies. The first one, titled Voice of an Angel (My Life So Far), was released in 2000 when she was just 14 years old. Her 2nd autobiography was released in 2007 and was titled Keep Smiling.