Tickets are not on sale for this event yet. [48], Both sides amicably agreed that the new lyrics were less likely to achieve commercial success, amidst a discussion about scientific accuracy versus artistic licence. Click here for the > ARCHIVES) May 2020 Archive 31.05.20 > Katie Bite: Forgetting All My Troubles. 226 Tracks. Worldwide sales to date are in excess of 3.5 million. [15] During this time, Melua sometimes had to carry buckets of water up five flights of stairs to her family's flat[17][18] and according to her, "Now, when I'm staying in luxurious hotels, I think back to those days".[16]. Melua is a patron of the Manx Cancer Help charity, which offers support to cancer sufferers and is based on the Isle of Man. When Georgian-born Katie signed with Mike Batt’s Dramatico Records in September 2002, no-one could have imagined that by the release of her third album, Pictures, she would … The citizenship ceremony took place in Weybridge, Surrey. When studying at the school, Melua began to write songs and met her future manager and producer, Mike Batt. In your user account, you can import your Spotify library or ‘follow’ artists you find on our site to add them to your ‘favourites’. [11] It also features Melua's friend Molly McQueen, the former frontwoman of The Faders, as co-writer of "Perfect Circle". Melua is a patron of Fair Trees, the organisation that is trying to stop exploitation of cone pickers in Ambrolauri, Georgia, by the European Christmas tree industry. Dec 04 2020. Includes the new single 'A Love Like That'. [59] "Mary Pickford", written by Mike Batt, was about the silent film star of the same name and the formation of United Artists along with Charlie Chaplin, D W Griffith and Douglas Fairbanks . [26] Becoming a British citizen meant that Melua had held three citizenships before she was 21; first Soviet, then Georgian and finally, British. The other six songs on the album were by Mike Batt.[44]. Katie Melua, Soundtrack: Miss Potter. It was initially difficult for Melua and Batt to obtain airplay for the album's lead single, the Mike Batt song "The Closest Thing to Crazy". [5] Melua is signed to the small Dramatico record label, under the management of composer Mike Batt,[6] and made her musical debut in 2003. [70] The second single, "Airtime" premiered on 24 July 2020. She moved to the United Kingdom at the age of eight – first to Northern Ireland and then to London in 1999. On 10 August 2005, just before she turned 21, Melua became a British citizen along with her parents and brother. Melua was the best-selling UK female artist of 2004 and 2005. 'Album No.8' is out now. Batt was originally looking for an acid-rock band, bass player[40] and a singer capable of singing "jazz and blues in an interesting way". In the UK the album sold 1.9 million copies, making it six times platinum, and spent six weeks at the top of the UK charts. [62][63], Melua's fifth studio album, Secret Symphony was released on 5 March 2012 and also debuted high in the UK album chart. THE NEW FULL LENGTH STUDIO ALBUM, INCLUDES THE SINGLES 'A LOVE LIKE THAT' AND 'YOUR LONGING IS GONE'. As a result, all touring and promotional activities were postponed until the following year. Katie Melua Online / Streaming Events. [28], In September 2010, Melua was ordered by her doctors to stop working for a few months after suffering a nervous breakdown, resulting in her hospitalisation for six weeks. [22][23], She is a baptised Georgian Orthodox Christian. More on this story. It sold 3.6 million copies worldwide. Katie Melua. [11], According to the Sunday Times Rich List 2008, Melua had a fortune of £18 million, making her the seventh-richest British musician under the age of 30. 8. 8, on 16 October 2020. She attended the 2013 fundraising ball for the charity. Headliners . Comment Report abuse. 8. Stream Tracks and Playlists from Katie Melua on your desktop or mobile device. Dec 01 2020. [55] This was followed by the release of "Shy Boy", also written by Batt. People born on a Sunday can often rely on sympathy from others and generally have luck on their side. [38] Had she lost the contest, she would have been gunged. In 1993, when Melua was eight, the family moved to Belfast, Northern Ireland, in the aftermath of the Georgian Civil War. Its lead single was the Mike Batt song, "Nine Million Bicycles", which was released a week before the album on 19 September and was number three in the UK singles chart. Online / Streaming Events. Katie Melua. Most Read. Over the past few years, Melua has been returning regularly to Georgia and making music there now that the quality of the region’s recording studios have improved. An accomplished songwriter and musician some of Melua's most well-known hits include ‘Nine Million Bicycles’, ‘The Closest Thing to Crazy’, ‘Perfect World’, and her now infamous cover of ‘Wonderful Life’. Buy/Listen: [18][77] Later in 2005, through her role as a goodwill ambassador to the charity Save the Children, Melua went to Sri Lanka where she observed the work the charity was doing for children in the area after the civil war and Indian Ocean tsunami. The lead single off the album, "A Love like That", which was produced by Leo Abrahams,[69] received its first airplay on 30 June 2020 on BBC Radio 2. [10] Melua released her third studio album Pictures in October 2007. When Ketevan entered the UK charts at number 6, Melua joined a very small group of female artists, which includes Madonna and Kate Bush, who have scored six consecutive UK top 10 studio albums. 4.0 out of 5 stars Mellow, Melodic Melua. Who is Katie Melua dating? It was co-produced by Mike Batt and his son, singer-songwriter Luke Batt, both of whom contributed songs, separately and in collaboration with Melua. I was really quite nervous, but I knew all I had to do was let myself go and it was going to feel amazing. I wanted the music to be inspired by the future, something unknown that's never been heard before, but at the same time hold on to the values of the music of the past, to try and tap into something that's so ancient and old that it's kind of forgotten. The album contains four more songs written by Melua herself, four more by Batt (including "Nine Million Bicycles"), one Batt/Melua collaboration and three more songs described as new versions of "great songs". I was completely out of it for two weeks, and in hospital for six. The Georgian-born British singer, 36, … Katie Melua was born in what is now Georgia on September 16 1984, and her family emigrated to the UK when she was eight. Ahead, we take a look at who is Katie Melua dating now, who has she dated, Katie Melua’s husband, past relationships and dating history. [36] This changed in 2000, at the age of 15, when Melua took part in a talent competition on British television channel ITV called "Stars Up Their Noses" (a spoof of Stars in Their Eyes) as part of the children's programme Mad for It. [6] In November 2009, Melua nearly drowned after she breathed in and choked on a lungful of water when diving in a lake near Heathrow Airport. The band line-up was the same as on the first album. Buy Tickets. 8 … Reservoir has signed Katie Melua to a worldwide publishing deal.. [78] In 2006 Melua donated all the proceeds from her single "Spider's Web" to the charity. [72], In 2009, Melua was named as the new face of the leading French cashmere designer, Eric Bompard. Monday 16 November 2020. The multi-platinum selling singer-songwriter tells Nihal about her development as an artist and her new album which … Ketevan "Katie" Melua (/ˈmɛluːə/;[3] Georgian: ქეთევან "ქეთი" მელუა, IPA: [kʰɛtʰɛvɑn mɛluɑ];[4] born 16 September 1984) is a Georgian-British singer and songwriter. [24], Melua has not attended university, though she has often stated her desire to do so, saying that English literature, history and physics would be her courses of choice should she have the chance to go to university.[25]. After growing up in … It was 4X platinum in UK and Ireland, 3X platinum in Norway, Denmark, Holland and Germany, 2X platinum in Poland and Switzerland and at least platinum or gold in France, Iceland, South Africa, Austria, Belgium, New Zealand and Sweden. Melua is also partly of Canadian[21] and Russian ancestry. In 2006, she became the United Kingdom's best-selling female artist and Europe's highest selling European female artist. Click the banner above to toggle list of articles. Her father, a heart surgeon, took up a position at the Royal Victoria Hospital. 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Multi award-winning recording artist Katie Melua has announced an extensive headline winter 2020 tour. [41][failed verification] After hearing Melua sing "Faraway Voice" (a song she wrote about the death of her idol Eva Cassidy) Batt signed the 18-year-old Melua to his small Dramatico recording and management company and took her into the studio, producing her first three albums during the subsequent years, plus her fifth and sixth albums. [58] The album also featured a cover of "In My Secret Life" by Leonard Cohen and Sharon Robinson. She moved to the United Kingdom at the age of eight – first to Belfast, and then to London in 1999. [76] Then in March 2005, Melua sang "Too Much Love Will Kill You" with Brian May at the 46664 concert in George, South Africa for Nelson Mandela's HIV charity. 4,891 talking about this. [9] Her second album, Piece by Piece, was released in September 2005 and to date[update] has gone platinum (one million units sold) four times. The album was produced, arranged and conducted by Mike Batt. Melua said of the cover, "[It] completely got to me, about how we all have great ideals but in reality we end up conforming, following everyone else. She said about the experience: "The whole thing has been really exciting. [24], While performing at BRIT School showcase, Melua caught the eye of songwriter and producer Mike Batt. The single achieved the number 10 spot in the UK chart. She moved to the United Kingdom at the age of eight – first to Belfast, and then to London in 1999. Until Fair Trees came along these cone pickers were given no safety equipment or training, no health insurance and very little pay; every year people are injured and even killed doing this work. Subsequent singles from the album did not repeat the success of the first – the second single and album title track "Call Off the Search" reached number 19, and the third single "Crawling up a Hill" got to number 41. Spent my Christmas gift money on this Katie Melua album, and what a great choice !