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Ketevan Melua (Katie) (Georgian: "Melua (;)) (Kutaisi (Georgia), 16 september 1984) is a British singer and musician.

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Biography[Edit]Edit

Katie Melua grew up in Kutaisi (Georgia) and later in Batumi, located on the Georgian Coast. At the age of eight she moved with her parents to BelfastNorthern Ireland , and later to London (England). This is due to the job by her father, heart specialist.

Katie Melua In London went to the BRIT School for the Performing Arts & Technology. This school supported by the music industry is known as supplier of famous artists.In 2003, Katie Melua discovered during a showcase by Mike Batt (also singer and lyricist, but also an arranger and producer) who was looking for a singer with predisposition to jazz and blues.

Her first album Call Off The Search was released in 2003 . It contains two songs by herself. Her second album, Piece By Piece , was released on 26 september 2005.

On March 19, 2005 by partnering with her biggest dream came from remaining members of the British rock band Queen the song "Too Much Love Will Kill You' sing on ananti-AIDS concert in South Africa. The concert brought a record amount in the fight against aids/hiv.

In 2005 Katie Melua wins a European Border Breakers Award. The European Border Breakers Awards are awarded to ten emerging artists who made their successful previous year outside their own national borders.

On her second album includes the single Nine Million Bicycles, that they sang on 27 August 2005 during the religious wedding of Prince Prince Pieter-Christiaan withPrincess Anita in the Grote of St. Jeroenskerk in Noordwijk. Thanks to the extra attention that Melua by this gig got her popularity in Netherlands and Belgium, began to rise.

Katie Melua made her appearance In 2007 during the opening gala of the North Sea Jazz Festival in Rotterdam, but also on the festival itself, where they performed for the first time in 2004 (then in the Hague), she would be a performance. It was right of the opportunity to a tile on the Walk of Fame Europe to dedicate. Also in 2007 she released her third album Pictures out.

In november 2007 , she has reversed the first stone during Domino Day . On 8 december she sang a song on the 2007 Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2007 in RotterdamNetherlands. [1]

On april 13, 2008 she performed in Ahoy in Rotterdam, which was completely sold out.

In May 2009, Melua a live cd from which was mixed by Mike Batt. The studio album The House, produced by William Orbit, came on May 21, 2010 in Netherlands, and two days later in Belgium.

Melua's album Secret Symphony, in collaboration with Mike Batt recorded in Air Studios in London, came on March 2, 2012 in Netherlands and in the United Kingdom on 5 March .

On 1 september 2012, she married former world champion James Toseland Superbike.

Discography[Edit]Edit

Albums[Edit]Edit

Album (s) with any charts in the

the Dutch Album Top 100

Date of

appear

Date of

entry

Highest

position

Number Of

weeks

Comments
Call off the search 16-02-2004 03-04-2004 6 84
Piece by Piece 26-09-2005 01-10-2005 1 (11wk) 104 Best selling album of the year 2005
Pictures 28-09-2007 06-10-2007 1 (4wk) 55 Best selling album of the year 2007
The Katie Melua collection 2008 01-11-2008 3 78 Compilation album
Live at the o² Arena 22-05-2009 23-05-2009 52 2 Live Album
The house 21-05-2010 29-05-2010 3 22
Secret symphony 02-03-2012 10-03-2012 6 16 *
Ketevan 2013 28-09-2013 5 1 *
Album (s) with chart positions in

the Flemish Ultratop 200 albums

Date of

appear

Date of

entry

Highest

position

Number Of

weeks

Comments
Call off the search 2004 08-05-2004 76 6
Piece by Piece 2005 15-10-2005 4 61
Pictures 2007 06-10-2007 10 52
The Katie Melua collection 2008 01-11-2008 13 21 Compilation album/ Gold
Live at the o² Arena 2009 30-05-2009 60 5 Live Album
The house 2010 29-05-2010 3 19
Secret symphony 2012 10-03-2012 10 42
Ketevan 2013 28-09-2013 18 1 *

Singles[Edit]Edit

Single (s) with any charts in the

the Dutch Top 40

Date of

appear

Date of

entry

Highest

position

Number Of

weeks

Comments
The closest thing to crazy 2004 - No. 41 in the Single Top 100
Crawling up a hill 2004 - No. 88 in the Single Top 100
Nine million bicycles 2005 24-09-2005 2 24 No. 2 in the Single Top 100
I cried for you/Just like heaven 2005 28-01-2006 29 3 No. 32 in the Single Top 100
Spider's web 2006 25-03-2006 tip9 - No. 50 in the Single Top 100
It's only pain 2006 - No. 39 in the Single Top 100
Shy boy/Have yourself a merry little Christmas 2006 23-12-2006 16 3 No. 29 in the Single Top 100
If you were a sailboat 2007 - No. 10 in the Single Top 100
If the lights go out 2008 - No. 58 in the Single Top 100
The flood 2010 - No. 79 in the Single Top 100
Single (s) with chart positions

in the Flemish Ultratop 50

Date of

appear

Date of

entry

Highest

position

Number Of

weeks

Comments
Nine million bicycles 2005 12-11-2005 4 27 No. 3 in the Radio 2 Top 30
I cried for you/Just like heaven 2006 18-02-2006 50 1
Spider's web 2006 20-05-2006 tip16 -
If you were a sailboat 2007 20-10-2007 15 15 No. 3 in the Radio 2 Top 30
If the lights go out 2008 15-03-2008 46 1 No. 24 in the Radio 2 Top 30
The flood 2010 05-06-2010 23 3 No. 7 in the Radio 2 Top 30
Better than a dream 13-02-2012 10-03-2012 tip48 -
Moonshine 16-04-2012 28-04-2012 tip44 -
The walls of the world 2012 08-09-2012 tip78 -
I will be there 2013 21-09-2013 tip76 *

Radio 2 Top 2000[Edit]Edit

Number (s) with markings

in the Radio 2 Top 2000

' 99 ' 00 ' 01 ' 02 ' 03 ' 04 ' 05 ' 06 ' 07 ' 08 ' 09 ' 10 ' 11 ' 12 ' 13
If you were a sailboat - - - - - - - - 101 696 693 716 1079 1479 1431
Nine million bicycles - - - - - - 23 32 40 58 119 125 61 ° 379 412
Piece by Piece - - - - - - - - 667 - 1346 - 1748 - -
Shy boy - - - - - - - - 1263 - - - - - -
Spider's web - - - - - - - - 671 - 1483 - 1932 1843 1827
The closest thing to crazy - - - - - 1926 72 134 217 225 460 521 873 1121 1079

DVDs[Edit]Edit

Dvds with chart positions in

the DVD Top 30

Date of

appear

Date of

entry

Highest 

position

Number Of 

weeks

Comments
Call off the search 2004 20-11-2004 4 6
On the road again 2005 16-07-2005 8 71
Concert under the sea 2007 09-06-2007 4 16
Recorded at the Jazz open Stuttgart 2011 02-04-2011 9 17 with The Stuttgart Philharmonic Orchestra

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