Updated: 14 January 2014
UK's No.1 classic star, Katherine Jenkins, bagged one of the most lucrative record deals in music history. After an audition by Universal 'Classics & Jazz' Records, Katherine Jenkins was offered a 6-album deal, worth an estimated £1 million.
The former tour guide, model and Face of Wales 2000 has since enjoyed pop star status with six of her studio albums reaching No.1 in the classical charts.
The Welsh vocal talent became a household name after her appearance at Westminster Cathedral in honour of Pope John Paul II's Silver Jubilee in 2003.
Katherine Jenkins made her recording debut in 2004 with the Platinum certified, No.1 albums Premiere and Second Nature.