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Famous Singers from Wales

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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. 

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Tom Jones is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Singers from Wales
Age: 78

Birthplace: Treforest, United Kingdom

Sir Thomas John Woodward (born 7 June 1940), known professionally as Tom Jones, is a Welsh singer. His career began with a string of top-ten hits in the mid-1960s. He has toured regularly, with ...more

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Duffy is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Singers from Wales
Age: 31

Birthplace: Bangor, United Kingdom

Aimee Anne Duffy (born 23 June 1984), known professionally as Duffy, is a Welsh singer, songwriter and actress. Born in Bangor, Wales, she was introduced to Jeannette Lee of Rough Trade Records, ...more

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Al Lewis is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Singers from Wales
Al Lewis Age: 35

Birthplace: Pwllheli, United Kingdom

Al Lewis (born 1984 in Pwllheli, Wales) is a Welsh singer and songwriter. He became known in the Welsh language media after his song came second in the Cân i Gymru contest in 2007.
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Bryn Terfel is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Singers from Wales
Age: 53

Birthplace: Pant Glas, United Kingdom

Sir Bryn Terfel Jones, (Welsh pronunciation: [ˈbrɨn ˈtɛrvɛl]; born 9 November 1965) is a Welsh bass-baritone opera and concert singer. Terfel was initially associated with the roles of Mozart, ...more

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Alison Statton is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Singers from Wales
Age: 61

Birthplace: Cardiff, Wales

Alison Statton (born March 1958) is a Welsh singer best known for her work with Young Marble Giants. Fans of the singer have included Kurt Cobain, Courtney Love, Stephin Merritt, Belle and ...more
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Andy Bell is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Singers from Wales
Age: 48

Birthplace: Cardiff, Wales

Andrew Piran Bell (born 11 August 1970) is an English musician who plays guitar in the band Ride. He is a songwriter, singer, producer, DJ and former member of the band Hurricane #1. He was also ...more
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Brian Hibbard is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Singers from Wales
Age: Died at 66 (1946-2012)

Birthplace: Ebbw Vale, Wales

Brian Hibbard (26 November 1946 – 17 June 2012) was a Welsh actor and singer, best remembered as the lead vocalist in the original The Flying Pickets.
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Catherine Zeta-Jones is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Singers from Wales
Age: 49

Birthplace: Swansea, United Kingdom

Catherine Zeta-Jones (; born 25 September 1969) is a Welsh actress. Born and raised in Swansea, Zeta-Jones aspired to be an actress from a young age. As a child, she played roles in the West End ...more

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Charlotte Church is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Singers from Wales
Age: 29

Birthplace: Cardiff, United Kingdom

Charlotte Maria Church (born Charlotte Maria Reed, 21 February 1986) is a Welsh singer-songwriter, actress, television presenter and political activist. She rose to fame in childhood as a ...more

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Clara Novello Davies is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Singers from Wales
Dec. at 82 (1861-1943)

Birthplace: Cardiff, Wales

Clara Novello Davies (7 April 1861 – 7 February 1943) was a well-known Welsh singer, teacher and conductor.
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Aled Jones is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Singers from Wales
Age: 48

Birthplace: Bangor, United Kingdom

Aled Jones, (born 29 December 1970) is a Welsh singer and radio and television presenter. As a teenage chorister, he reached widespread fame during the mid-1980s. Since then he has become well ...more
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Shirley Bassey is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Singers from Wales
Age: 82

Birthplace: Tiger Bay, United Kingdom

Dame Shirley Veronica Bassey, (; born 8 January 1937) is a Welsh singer whose career began in the mid-1950s, best known both for her powerful voice and for recording the theme songs to the James ...more

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Katherine Jenkins is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Singers from Wales
Age: 38

Birthplace: Neath, United Kingdom

Katherine Maria Jenkins (born 29 June 1980) is a Welsh mezzo-soprano singer and songwriter. She is a classical-crossover singer who performs across a spectrum of operatic arias, popular songs, ...more

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Cerys Matthews is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Singers from Wales
Age: 49

Birthplace: Cardiff, Wales

Cerys Elizabeth Matthews (; born 11 April 1969) is a Welsh singer, songwriter, author, and broadcaster. She was a founding member of Welsh rock band Catatonia and a leading figure in the ...more

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Dave Edmunds is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Singers from Wales
Age: 71

Birthplace: Cardiff, United Kingdom

David William Edmunds (born 15 April 1944) is a Welsh singer/songwriter, guitarist, actor and record producer. Although he is mainly associated with pub rock and new wave, having many hits in ...more

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Elin Fflur is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Singers from Wales
Age: 35

Birthplace: Anglesey, United Kingdom

Elin Fflur Llewelyn Harvey, known professionally as Elin Fflur, is a Welsh singer and songwriter from Wales. Fflur is well known in Welsh-language media, especially since she won the Cân i ...more
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Emma is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Singers from Wales
Emma Age: 44

Birthplace: Bridgend, United Kingdom

Emma is a Welsh singer, who sang the UK entry, "Give a Little Love Back to the World", in the Eurovision Song Contest 1990. This was the third of four entries representing the UK ...more
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Gillian Elisa is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Singers from Wales
Age: 62

Birthplace: Carmarthen, United Kingdom

Gillian Elizabeth Thomas (born 10 August 1953) is an actress, singer, and comedian. Early in her career she was known as Gillian Elisa Thomas.
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Grant Nicholas is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Singers from Wales
Age: 51

Birthplace: Newport, United Kingdom

Grantley Jonathan "Grant" Nicholas (born 12 November 1967) is a Welsh musician, and lead singer and guitarist of the rock band Feeder.
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Gruff Rhys is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Singers from Wales
Age: 45

Birthplace: Haverfordwest, United Kingdom

Gruffudd Maredudd Bowen Rhys (Welsh pronunciation: [ˈɡrɨ̞fɨ̞ð maˈrɛdɨ̞ð ˈbowɛn ˈr̥ɨːs]; born 18 July 1970) is a Welsh musician, composer, producer, filmmaker and author. He performs solo ...more
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Gwynn Parry Jones is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Singers from Wales
Gwynn Parry Jones Dec. at 72 (1891-1963)

Birthplace: Blaina, United Kingdom

Parry Jones (14 February 1891 – 26 December 1963), known early in his career as Gwynn Jones, was a Welsh tenor of the mid-twentieth century.
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Sophie Evans is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Singers from Wales
Sophie Evans Age: 26

Birthplace: Tonypandy, United Kingdom

Sophie Gwen Evans (born 13 February 1993) is a Welsh singer and actress known for her role of Glinda in the West End production of Wicked, and Dorothy in the West End production of The Wizard of ...more
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Jessica Garlick is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Singers from Wales
Jessica Garlick Age: 38

Birthplace: Wales

Jessica Julie Anne Garlick (born 1981) is a Welsh pop singer. Garlick made her first steps into showbusiness when she was 16. At that age she won the Welsh final of BBC One's talent show Star ...more
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Harry Secombe is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Singers from Wales
Age: Died at 80 (1921-2001)

Birthplace: United Kingdom

Sir Harry Donald Secombe (8 September 1921 – 11 April 2001) was a Welsh comedian, actor and singer. Secombe was a member of the British radio comedy programme The Goon Show (1951–60), playing ...more
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Ian Watkins is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Singers from Wales
Ian David Karslake Watkins (born 30 July 1977) is a Welsh former singer, songwriter, musician, and convicted sex offender. He achieved prominence as a founding member, lead vocalist, and ...more

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