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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
Tom Jones age 77 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 ...more

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Duffy is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Singers from Wales
Duffy age 33 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 ...more

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Al Lewis is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Singers from Wales
Al Lewis age 34 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.

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Bryn Terfel is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Singers from Wales
Bryn Terfel age 52 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 ...more

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Alison Statton is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Singers from Wales
Alison Statton age 60 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 ...more

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Andy Bell is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Singers from Wales
Andy Bell age 47 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 ...more

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Brian Hibbard is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Singers from Wales
Brian Hibbard Died at 66 (1946-2012) Brian Hibbard was a Welsh actor and singer, best remembered as the lead vocalist in the original Flying Pickets.

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Catherine Zeta-Jones is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Singers from Wales
Catherine Zeta-Jones age 48 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 ...more

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Charlotte Church is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Singers from Wales
Charlotte Church age 32 Charlotte Maria Church is a Welsh singer-songwriter, actress and television presenter. She rose to fame in childhood as a classical singer before branching into pop music in 2005. By 2007, she ...more

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Clara Novello Davies is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Singers from Wales
Clara Novello Davies Died at 82 (1861-1943) Clara Novello Davies 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
Aled Jones age 47 Aled Jones MBE is a Welsh singer best known for his television work with BBC and ITV as well as his radio work, mainly for BBC Radio 2. In September 2012, Jones joined ITV Breakfast to present ...more

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Shirley Bassey is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Singers from Wales
Shirley Bassey age 81 Dame Shirley Veronica Bassey, DBE is a Welsh singer with a career spanning more than 60 years. Originally finding fame in the mid-1950s, Bassey has been called "one of the most popular ...more

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Katherine Jenkins is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Singers from Wales
Katherine Jenkins age 37 Katherine Jenkins, OBE is a Welsh lyric mezzo-soprano, singer and songwriter. She is a popular classical-crossover singer who performs across a spectrum of operatic arias, popular songs, musical ...more

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Cerys Matthews is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Singers from Wales
Cerys Matthews age 48 Cerys Elizabeth Matthews, MBE is a Welsh singer/songwriter, author and broadcaster, a founding member of Welsh rock band Catatonia. Matthews programmes and hosts a weekly music show on BBC Radio ...more

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Dave Edmunds is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Singers from Wales
Dave Edmunds age 73 David William "Dave" Edmunds is a Welsh singer, guitarist and record producer. Although he is mainly associated with pub rock and new wave, and had many hits in the 1970s and early ...more

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Elin Fflur is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Singers from Wales
Elin Fflur age 34 Elin Fflur Jones is a Welsh singer and songwriter from Wales. Elin is well known in Welsh-language media, especially after she won the Cân i Gymru contest in 2002. Elin also had successes ...more

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Emma is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Singers from Wales
Emma age 43 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
Gillian Elisa age 64 Gillian Elizabeth Thomas is an actress, singer, and comedian. Early in her career she was known by her full name of Gillian Elisa Thomas.

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Grant Nicholas is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Singers from Wales
Grant Nicholas age 50 Grant Nicholas is a Welsh musician, best known as the lead singer and lead guitarist of the rock band Feeder.

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Gruff Rhys is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Singers from Wales
Gruff Rhys age 47 Gruffydd Maredudd Bowen Rhys is a Welsh musician, composer, producer, filmmaker and author. He performs solo and with several bands, including Super Furry Animals who obtained mainstream success ...more

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Gwynn Parry Jones is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Singers from Wales
Gwynn Parry Jones Died at 72 (1891-1963) Parry Jones, 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 25 Sophie Evans is a Welsh singer and actress known for her role of Dorothy in the 2011–2012 West End production of The Wizard of Oz. As a child, Evans performed with the Mid-Rhondda Operatic ...more

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Jessica Garlick is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Singers from Wales
Jessica Garlick age 37 Jessica Julie Anne Garlick 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 the TV talent show Star For A Night. The ...more

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Harry Secombe is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Singers from Wales
Harry Secombe Died at 80 (1921-2001) Sir Harry Donald Secombe, CBE was a Welsh comedian and singer. He played Neddie Seagoon, a central character in the BBC radio comedy series The Goon Show. He also appeared in musicals and films ...more

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Ian Watkins is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Singers from Wales
Ian Watkins age 40 Ian David Karslake Watkins is a Welsh musician and convicted paedophile. Watkins achieved prominence as a founding member, lead vocalist, and lyricist of the rock band Lostprophets. Lostprophets ...more

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Ioan Gruffudd is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Singers from Wales
Ioan Gruffudd age 44 Ioan Gruffudd is a Welsh actor. Having trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, he started off in Welsh language film productions, then came to international attention as Fifth Officer ...more

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Ivor Emmanuel is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Singers from Wales
Ivor Emmanuel Died at 80 (1927-2007) Ivor Lewis Emmanuel was a Welsh musical theatre and television singer and actor. He is probably best remembered, however, for his appearance as "Private Owen" in the 1964 film Zulu, in ...more

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Iwan Rheon is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Singers from Wales
Iwan Rheon age 32 Iwan Rheon is a Welsh actor, singer, and musician. He is best known for portraying Simon Bellamy in the E4 series Misfits and Ramsay Snow / Ramsay Bolton in the HBO series Game of Thrones.

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Jem is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Singers from Wales
Jem age 42 Jemma Griffiths, known by her stage name Jem, is a Welsh singer, songwriter, and record producer. Born and raised in Penarth, Wales, she began songwriting at an early age. After graduating ...more

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John Evans is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Singers from Wales
John Evans age 58 John Evans is a Welsh singer, artist, filmmaker, and writer. He started his career as frontman for the punk band The Tax Exiles. The Tax Exiles were regulars at The Roxy Club, and other punk ...more

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Leon Pisani is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Singers from Wales
Leon Pisani age 32 Leon Pisani is a Welsh singer, formerly of the boyband V. He was named Leon as he was born on Christmas Day. He studied at Cantonian High School in Cardiff and was a member of the school choir. ...more

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Martin Rossiter is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Singers from Wales
Martin Rossiter age 47 Martin Rossiter is a Welsh singer, who is noted for being the lead singer of the British indie band Gene from 1993 until their break-up in 2004. As well as writing and recording as a solo ...more

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Martyn Joseph is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Singers from Wales
Martyn Joseph age 57 Martyn Joseph is a Welsh singer-songwriter whose music exhibits primarily a brand of Celtic and folk, while his songwriting is often focused on social lament or protest. From independently ...more

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Mary Hopkin is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Singers from Wales
Mary Hopkin age 67 Mary Hopkin, credited on some recordings as Mary Visconti, is a Welsh folk singer best known for her 1968 UK number one single "Those Were The Days". She was one of the first musicians ...more

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Maudie Edwards is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Singers from Wales
Maudie Edwards Died at 85 (1906-1991) Maudie Edwards was a Welsh actress and singer, now best remembered for playing Elsie Lappin in the first two episodes of Coronation Street.

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Mike Peters is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Singers from Wales
Mike Peters age 59 Michael Leslie "Mike" Peters is a Welsh musician, best known as the lead singer of The Alarm. After the band split up in 1991, Peters wrote and released solo work, before ...more

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Noel Sullivan is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Singers from Wales
Noel Sullivan age 37 Noel Sullivan is a Welsh singer and actor. He was a member of the British pop group Hear'Say. Like the other members of the group, he won his part through the talent show Popstars.

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Rhiannon Thomas is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Singers from Wales

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Rob Brydon is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Singers from Wales
Rob Brydon age 52 Robert Brydon Jones, MBE, known as Rob Brydon, is a Welsh actor, comedian, radio and television presenter, singer and impressionist. He played Dr Paul Hamilton in the Australian/British comedy ...more

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Ruth Jones is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Singers from Wales
Ruth Jones age 51 Ruth Alexandra Elizabeth Jones, MBE is a Welsh TV actress and writer. She co-starred in and co-wrote the award-winning British TV comedy Gavin & Stacey, and has appeared in many television ...more

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Shân Cothi is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Singers from Wales
Shân Cothi Shân Cothi is a Welsh classical singer, presenter and actress. She was born and raised the daughter of a blacksmith in the village of Ffarmers in Carmarthenshire. She graduated in music ...more

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Siân Phillips is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Singers from Wales
Siân Phillips age 84 Siân Phillips, CBE, is a Welsh actress.

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Stefan Pejic is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Singers from Wales
Stefan Pejic age 29 Stefan Pejic is a Welsh actor, comedian, singer, and entertainer born in Neath and raised in Swansea, Wales. He is a former Butlins redcoat.

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Steve Balsamo is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Singers from Wales
Steve Balsamo age 46 Steve Balsamo is a Welsh singer and songwriter, best known for playing the lead role in the London production of Jesus Christ Superstar during the mid-1990s and for his association with the late ...more

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Sue Jones-Davies is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Singers from Wales
Sue Jones-Davies age 69 Sue Jones-Davies is a Welsh actress and singer, who appeared as Judith Iscariot in the 1979 film Monty Python's Life of Brian. Mayor of Aberystwyth from 2008–2009, she now serves as town

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Tessie O'Shea is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Singers from Wales
Tessie O'Shea Died at 82 (1913-1995) Teresa Mary "Tessie" O'Shea was a Welsh entertainer and actress.

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Twm Morys is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Singers from Wales
Twm Morys age 57 Twm Morys is a Welsh poet and musician.

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Vinnie Jones is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Singers from Wales
Vinnie Jones age 53 Vincent Peter "Vinnie" Jones is a British actor and former professional footballer who played as a midfielder from 1984 to 1999 notably for Wimbledon, Leeds United, Sheffield United ...more

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David Wrench is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Singers from Wales
David Wrench David Wrench is a Welsh singer, musician and studio producer/ sound engineer from Anglesey, Wales. His music has ranged from camp synthpop to Doom inspired Folk. He first came to public ...more

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Meinir Gwilym is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Singers from Wales
Meinir Gwilym age 34 Meinir Elin Gwilym is a Welsh-language pop and folk singer. Raised in Llangristiolus, Anglesey, she released her first EP, "Smôcs, Coffi a Fodca Rhad" in 2002. Her website claims ...more