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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
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
age 34
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 35
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
age 53
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
age 61
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
age 48
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
Dec. 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
age 49
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
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
Dec. 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
age 48
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
age 82
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
age 38
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
age 49
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
age 74
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
age 35
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 44
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 65
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
age 51
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
age 48
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 Dec. 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 26
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 38
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
Dec. 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
age 41
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.