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A LIFE IN THE SPOTLIGHT.

[bar] February 21, 1986 Born in Llandaff, Cardiff.

[bar] 1997 The singer's big break came at 11 when she sang Pie Jesu Pie Jesu is the title given to musical settings of the final couplet of the Dies Irae, normally a part of the Requiem Mass. Those by Gabriel FaurĂ©, Maurice DuruflĂ©, John Rutter and Andrew Lloyd Webber include a Pie Jesu as an independent movement.  over the telephone on the television show This Morning in 1997, followed by a performance on ITV's Big, Big Talent Show.

[bar] 1998 Release of the Voice of an Angel album, which catapulted her to global fame just after she turned 13. The release soon went platinum, and Church, the youngest artist in history with a No 1 album on the British classical crossover charts.

[bar] 1999-2000 Her second album, titled Charlotte Church, was released in 1999 and her Christmasthemed third album Dream a Dream was released in 2000.

[bar] 2002 Turns 16 and releases a "best of" album called Prelude. This is also the year when she becomes better known for her personal life too - she's voted Rear of the Year and starts going out with her first boyfriend, DJ Steven Johnson.

[bar] 2003-2005 After her breakup breakup

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, Charlotte starts dating Ely hotel worker Kyle Johnson and her life starts to become the subject of newspaper and television scrutiny for her partying ways, smoking and love life.

[bar] 2005 In March, with two controversial relationships already behind her, Charlotte and Gavin Henson Gavin Lloyd Henson (born February 1, 1982 in Bridgend) is a Welsh rugby union player who plays for the Ospreys regional side in the Celtic League and Heineken Cup, and the national team.  step out as a couple. Launched her first foray into Verb 1. foray into - enter someone else's territory and take spoils; "The pirates raided the coastal villages regularly"
raid

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 pop with Tissues and Issues, which yielded four top 20 hits, including Crazy Chick which reached Number Two. She's also named GQ Woman of the Year.

[bar] 2006 Charlotte makes her debut as a chat show host with The Charlotte Church Show on Channel 4. It was later signed up for two more series.

[bar] September 2007 Gives birth to her first child, Ruby.

[bar] January 2009 Gives birth to her son, Dexter.

[bar] 2010 Relationship with Gavin Henson ends soon after they got engaged. She later releases the album Back to Scratch, which was her sixth studio album. She was confirmed by the BBC BBC
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 to be one of the judges on Andrew Lloyd Webber's West End talent show Over The Rainbow.

[bar] 2011 Gives evidence to the Leveson Inquiry about press intrusion in her life, saying: "I've been made a caricature for so long, and this person portrayed in the tabloids really isn't me. It's not the person I am, and it's had a massive impact on my career."

[bar] February 2012 Accepts pounds 600,000 in damages and costs in a lawsuit arising out of the News of the World phone hacking scandal.
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Publication:Wales On Sunday (Cardiff, Wales)
Date:May 27, 2012
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