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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. 

  • Tom Jones1

    Tom Jones

    Age: 80

    BirthplaceTreforest, United Kingdom

    Sir Thomas John Woodward (born 7 June 1940), known professionally as Tom Jones, is a Welsh... more on Wikipedia

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  • Duffy2


    Age: 36

    BirthplaceBangor, United Kingdom

    Aimee Anne Duffy (born 23 June 1984), known professionally as Duffy, is a Welsh singer,... more on Wikipedia
  • Al Lewis3

    Al Lewis

    Age: 36

    BirthplacePwllheli, United Kingdom

    Al Lewis (born 1984 in Pwllheli, Wales) is a Welsh singer and songwriter. He became known in... more on Wikipedia
  • Bryn Terfel4

    BirthplacePant Glas, United Kingdom

    Sir Bryn Terfel Jones, (Welsh pronunciation: [ˈbrɨn ˈtɛrvɛl]; born 9 November 1965) is a... more on Wikipedia

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  • Alison Statton5

    BirthplaceCardiff, Wales

    Alison Statton (born March 1958) is a Welsh singer best known for her work with Young Marble... more on Wikipedia
  • Andy Bell6

    Andy Bell

    Age: 50

    BirthplaceCardiff, Wales

    Andrew Piran Bell (born 11 August 1970) is an English musician who plays guitar in the band... more on Wikipedia
  • Brian Hibbard7

    Brian Hibbard

    Dec. at 66 (1946-2012)

    BirthplaceEbbw Vale, United Kingdom

    Brian Hibbard (26 November 1946 – 17 June 2012) was a Welsh actor and singer, best remembered... more on Wikipedia
  • Catherine Zeta-Jones8

    BirthplaceSwansea, United Kingdom

    Catherine Zeta-Jones (; born 25 September 1969) is a Welsh actress. Born and raised in... more on Wikipedia

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  • Charlotte Church9

    BirthplaceLlandaff, Cardiff, United Kingdom

    Charlotte Maria Church (born Charlotte Maria Reed, 21 February 1986) is a Welsh... more on Wikipedia

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  • Clara Novello Davies10

    Clara Novello Davies

    Dec. at 82 (1861-1943)

    BirthplaceCardiff, Wales

    Clara Novello Davies (7 April 1861 – 7 February 1943) was a well-known Welsh singer, teacher... more on Wikipedia
  • Aled Jones11

    Aled Jones

    Age: 49

    BirthplaceBangor, United Kingdom

    Aled Jones, (born 29 December 1970) is a Welsh singer and radio and television presenter. As... more on Wikipedia
  • Shirley Bassey12

    BirthplaceUnited Kingdom

    Dame Shirley Veronica Bassey, (born 8 January 1937) is a Welsh singer whose career began in... more on Wikipedia
  • Katherine Jenkins13

    BirthplaceNeath, United Kingdom

    Katherine Maria Jenkins (born 29 June 1980) is a Welsh mezzo-soprano singer and songwriter.... more on Wikipedia

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  • Cerys Matthews14

    BirthplaceCardiff, Wales

    Cerys Elizabeth Matthews (; born 11 April 1969) is a Welsh singer, songwriter, author, and... more on Wikipedia
  • Dave Edmunds15

    BirthplaceCardiff, Wales

    David William Edmunds (born 15 April 1944) is a Welsh singer/songwriter, guitarist, actor and... more on Wikipedia

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  • Elin Fflur16

    Elin Fflur

    Age: 36

    BirthplaceAnglesey, United Kingdom

    Elin Fflur Llewelyn Harvey, known professionally as Elin Fflur, is a Welsh singer and... more on Wikipedia
  • 17


    Age: 46

    BirthplaceBridgend, United Kingdom

    Emma is a Welsh singer, who sang the UK entry, "Give a Little Love Back to the World", in the... more on Wikipedia
  • Gillian Elisa18

    BirthplaceCarmarthen, United Kingdom

    Gillian Elizabeth Thomas (born 10 August 1953) is an actress, singer, and comedian. Early in... more on Wikipedia
  • Grant Nicholas19

    BirthplaceNewport, United Kingdom

    Grantley Jonathan "Grant" Nicholas (born 12 November 1967) is a Welsh musician, and lead... more on Wikipedia
  • Gruff Rhys20

    Gruff Rhys

    Age: 50

    BirthplaceHaverfordwest, United Kingdom

    Gruffudd Maredudd Bowen Rhys (Welsh pronunciation: [ˈɡrɨ̞fɨ̞ð maˈrɛdɨ̞ð ˈbowɛn ˈr̥ɨːs]; born... more on Wikipedia
  • 21

    Gwynn Parry Jones

    Dec. at 72 (1891-1963)

    BirthplaceBlaina, United Kingdom

    Parry Jones (14 February 1891 – 26 December 1963), known early in his career as Gwynn Jones,... more on Wikipedia
  • Sophie Evans22

    Sophie Evans

    Age: 27

    BirthplaceTonypandy, United Kingdom

    Sophie Gwen Evans (born 13 February 1993) is a Welsh singer and actress known for her role of... more on Wikipedia
  • Jessica Garlick23

    Jessica Garlick

    Age: 39


    Jessica Julie Anne Garlick (born 1981) is a Welsh pop singer. Garlick made her first steps... more on Wikipedia
  • Harry Secombe24

    Harry Secombe

    Dec. at 80 (1921-2001)

    BirthplaceSt Thomas, Swansea, United Kingdom

    Sir Harry Donald Secombe (8 September 1921 – 11 April 2001) was a Welsh comedian, actor and... more on Wikipedia
  • Ian Watkins25
    Ian David Karslake Watkins (born 30 July 1977) is a Welsh former singer, songwriter, musician,... more on Wikipedia

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