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List of notable or famous singers from Wales, with bios and photos, including the top singers born in Wales and even some popular singers who immigrated to Wales. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Welsh singers then this list is the perfect resource for you. You might also be interested in famous Welsh actors and the most popular Welsh bands. These singers are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known singer from Wales is included when available.

List is made up of many different Welsh singers, including Tom Jones and Duffy. Featuring female artists, classical singers, opera singers, and more, this list has it all. 

This historic singers from Wales list can help answer the questions "Who are some Welsh singers of note?" and "Who are the most famous singers from Wales?" These prominent singers of Wales may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Welsh singers.

Use this list of renowned Welsh singers to discover some new singers that you aren't familiar with. Don't forget to share this list by clicking one of the social media icons at the top or bottom of the page. 

Tom Jones is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Singers from Wales
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Sir Thomas Jones Woodward, OBE, known by his stage name Tom Jones, is a Welsh singer. He became one of the most popular vocalists to emerge from the mid-1960s. Since then he has sung nearly every form of popular music – pop, rock, R&B, show tunes, country, dance, soul and gospel – and sold over 100 ...more

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Age: 76

Birthplace: Treforest, United Kingdom

Profession: Musician, Actor, Singer

Credits: This Is Tom Jones, The Voice UK, American Hustle, Edward Scissorhands

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#84 on The Top Pop Artists of the 1960s

#67 on The Greatest Male Pop Singers of All Time

#27 on The Best Reality Show Judges

#12 on The 40+ Greatest Baritone Singers in Music History

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Duffy is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Singers from Wales
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Amie Ann Duffy, known as Duffy, is a Welsh singer-songwriter and occasional actress. Born in Bangor, Gwynedd, Wales, her career began when she recorded and released her debut EP, Aimée Duffy, in 2004. Duffy was later introduced to Jeannette Lee of Rough Trade Records in 2007 Duffy signed a recording ...more

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Age: 32

Birthplace: Bangor, United Kingdom

Profession: Singer-songwriter, Actor

Credits: An Education, Legend, Bride Wars, My Best Friend's Girl

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#45 on The Greatest New Female Vocalists of the Past 10 Years

#40 on The Best Singers Who Only Need to Go By One Name

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Al Lewis is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Singers from Wales
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Al Lewis

Al Lewis is a Welsh singer and songwriter. He is well known in the Welsh language media, after he came second in the Cân i Gymru contest in 2007. ...more

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Age: 33

Birthplace: Pwllheli, United Kingdom

Profession: Songwriter, Singer

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Bryn Terfel is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Singers from Wales
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Bryn Terfel Jones CBE is a Welsh bass-baritone opera and concert singer. Terfel was initially associated with the roles of Mozart, particularly Figaro and Don Giovanni, but has subsequently shifted his attention to heavier roles, especially those by Wagner. ...more

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Age: 51

Birthplace: Pant Glas, United Kingdom

Profession: Opera Singer, Singer

Credits: Oedipus Rex, Brahms: Ein Deutsches Requiem Op. 45, Richard Strauss: Salome, Falstaff Waldbuhne Concert: Italian Night, + more

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#35 on The Greatest Opera Singers of All Time

#6 on The Greatest Living Opera Singers

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Alison Statton is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Singers from Wales
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Alison Statton is a Welsh singer. She presently works as a chiropractor in Cardiff, Wales, where she was born. Fans of the singer have included Kurt Cobain, Courtney Love, Belle and Sebastian and Renato Russo. ...more

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Age: 59

Birthplace: Cardiff, Wales

Profession: Singer

Credits: Young Marble Giants: Live at the Hurrah Club

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Andy Bell is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Singers from Wales
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Andrew Piran "Andy" Bell is a British musician who plays guitar in the band Ride. He is a songwriter, singer, producer, DJ and former member of the band Hurricane #1. He is also well known as the former bass guitarist for the British rock band Oasis and the guitarist for its successor band Beady ...more

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Age: 46

Birthplace: Cardiff, Wales

Profession: Bassist, Record producer, Guitarist, Songwriter Musician, + more

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Brian Hibbard is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Singers from Wales
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Brian Hibbard was a Welsh actor and singer, best remembered as the lead vocalist in the original Flying Pickets. ...more

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Age: Died at 66 (1946-2012)

Birthplace: Ebbw Vale, Wales

Profession: Actor, Singer

Credits: Revolver, Twin Town, Rancid Aluminium, Little White Lies Help! I'm a Teenage Outlaw, + more

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Catherine Zeta-Jones is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Singers from Wales
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Catherine Zeta-Jones CBE is a Welsh actress. She began her career on stage at an early age. After starring in a number of British and U.S. television films and small roles in films, which included The Darling Buds of May from 1991 until 1993, she came to prominence with roles in Hollywood movies ...more

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Age: 47

Birthplace: Swansea, United Kingdom

Profession: Spokesperson, Actor, Singer, Dancer

Credits: Chicago, The Terminal, Ocean's Twelve, Entrapment

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#15 on The Best Living English Actresses

#42 on The Best English Actresses of All Time

#32 on The Best Cat Things

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