Connie Talbot (United Kingdom)

    Girl | Pop | Soul
    Connie Talbot (born 20 November 2000) is an English child singer from Streetly, West Midlands. She rose to fame in 2007 when she reached the final of the first series of Britain's Got Talent, where she was runner-up to Paul Potts. Talbot was supposed to sign with Sony BMG but the label pulled out of the deal due to her age.
    Talbot signed with Rainbow Recording Company and released her debut album Over the Rainbow in the UK on 26 November 2007. The album was re-released 18 June 2008 with a new track listing, and the first single from the album, a cover of Bob Marley's "Three Little Birds", was released on 10 June.
    Despite its negative critical reception, Over the Rainbow has sold over 250,000 copies worldwide and reached number one in three countries. Since the initial album release, Talbot has performed publicly and on television in Europe, the U.S. and across Asia, where her music had gained recognition through YouTube. Her second album, Connie Talbot's Christmas Album, was released on 24 November 2008; her third, Holiday Magic, was released in late 2009.
    Her fourth album containing 13 tracks, Beautiful World, was released on 26 November 2012 and is available as a physical CD from the Asian producer Evosound who promises an exclusive bonus track via e-mail "as soon as the order is being processed". It is also available as a 13 track mp3 album without a bonus track from While pursuing her musical career, Talbot attends school, and lives in Streetly with her family.