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Karen Price, The Western Mail

KATHERINE JENKINS has joined an elite group of singing superstars.

Charlotte Church made headlines in 1998 when she struck a six-figure, five-album deal with Sony when she was just 12 years old.

Her debut album, Voice of an Angel, went platinum and the follow-ups were also a success.

International bass baritone Bryn Terfel has a five-year deal with Deutsche Grammophon, an arm of Universal Classics, and his last release of classical favourites, simply entitled Bryn, was released last autumn.

He collaborated with a number of artists, including Andrea Bocelli, and the album topped the classical charts - and reached number four in the pop charts.

New Zealander Hayley Westenra, still only 16, has the fastest-selling classical album of all time. In just under six months, Pure has sold 720,000 copies.


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