Charlotte Church to Release First Album of New Material in the US in a Decade
Thu, 04 Nov 2010 09:23:03
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It's been a decade since we heard new music from Welsh songbird Charlotte Church, but the drought is over. The singer, now 24, will release Back to Scratch in early 2011 and the album is said to showcase Miss Church's growth from a young teen sensation to a mature female artist! She also penned most of the songs on her latest release.
A little Charlotte Church refresher course, if you need it: Church burst onto the classical scene and, in 1998, became an international sensation with the release of her debut album, Voice of an Angel, which showcased her unique vocals across a collection of arias, hymns and traditional pieces. It was a runaway success, selling over four million copies worldwide and made her the youngest artist ever with a No. 1 album.
Along the way, she has also sung for three Presidents, the Pope and the Queen herself and did all of this before celebrating her 16th birthday. Success came early for Church, and her last appearance in the United States was at the Closing Ceremony of the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City where she performed the duet "The Prayer" with then newcomer Josh Groban. She returned to the UK, made the switch to pop music, hosted The Charlotte Church Show for three seasons and became a mom to Ruby and Dexter.
With Back to Scratch, Church has regaining her former status in America in her sights! She also appears in the American Cancer Society's very popular "More Birthdays" campaign alongside the likes of Keith Urban, Justin Bieber, O.A.R. and Colbie Caillat to name a few. You can see her performance here.
Are you eagerly anticipating Charlotte Church's return?