Katherine Jenkins Net Worth
Katherine Jenkins Net Worth: Katherine Jenkins is a Welsh mezzo-soprano (vocalist) who has a net worth of $21 million. Katherine Jenkins was born June 29, 1980 in Neath, Wales, U.K. She is a popular classical-crossover singer who performs across a spectrum of operatic arias, popular songs, musical theatre and hymns. While still in her mid-twenties, Welsh mezzo-soprano Katherine Jenkins emerged as Britain's all-time best-selling classical artist, although critics charged her success as more a result of physical beauty than musical talent. Jenkins fell under the allure of classical music at the tender age of 7, studying piano and singing in her local choir throughout childhood. In 1990, she joined the Royal School of Church Music Cathedral Singers and also sang with the National Youth Choir of Wales. At 17, Jenkins was accepted into London's Royal Academy of Music, tackling a series of operatic roles while studying Italian, German, French and Russian. She continued pursuing opera as a postgraduate while moonlighting as a vocal instructor, but upon winning the Face of Wales modeling contest she instead supplemented her income as a fashion model. In 2003, Universal Classics signed Jenkins to a six-album, seven-figure recording contract, reportedly the largest classical deal in U.K. music industry history. While at work on her debut LP, she performed at Westminster Cathedral in honor of Pope John Paul II and also made her inaugural appearance at the famed Sydney Opera House. Issued in the spring of 2004, Jenkins' debut, Premiere, topped the classical music charts. Her first two albums vaulted Jenkins to a level of commercial success previously unknown in classical music circles. She then recorded a classical rendition of Dolly Parton's I Will Always Love You for 2005. Serenade topped both the U.K. classical and album charts in 2006. Sacred Arias (2008) represented her last album for Universal before transitioning to Warner Bros for the more contemporary Believe (2009) and Daydream (2011). The following year Jenkins released her first official holiday album, This is Christmas.