Connie Talbot was born on November 20, 2000, from Streetly, West Midlands UK. Connie was first known as the 6 year old who stole the nation’s heart when she stepped on to the stage and sang solo “Somewhere Over The Rainbow” in front of the judges of Britain’s Got Talent. She wanted to enter Britain’s Got Talent so that she could sing in front of Simon Cowell and make people happy. After seeing Simon Cowell in Africa on American Idol she decided that if she was to win she would like to donate all the prize money to kids in Africa.
DEBUT ALBUM: OVER THE RAINBOW (2008)
After winning second on Britain’s Got Talent, Connie signed a record deal to release records on the special label “Rainbow Recordings” and recorded her debut album Over The Rainbow which earned her a Gold Disc in the UK. The album was a huge hit across S. E. Asia. By 2008, she became the top selling international new artist in S.E. Asia region on CD.
CONNIE TALBOT’S CHRISTMAS ALBUM (2008) & HOLIDAY MAGIC (2009)
To top her success on the album Over The Rainbow, Connie released Connie Talbot’s Christmas Album, which made its way into Asia’s Top 10 CD charts. In the following year 2009, Connie released a renewed Christmas album, Holiday Magic, and for the first time comes with a Music Video DVD. Her angelic rendition of timeless Christmas classics has won the hearts of #ConnieTalbotFriends around the world.
WORLD LIVE PERFORMANCES & APPEARANCES
From the end of 2011 until March 2012, Connie joined the Young Voice Concerts that toured the UK performing at major venues, including the London O2 Arena. During the Young Voice tour she broke the Guinness World Record for the largest number of back singers ever to accompany one lead vocalist at a public venue. She accomplished this with the help of 6031 African children at the O2 Arena.
She was invited to top talk shows on national television around the world:
Miss Hong Kong (TVB, Hong Kong)
完全娛樂 (SET, Taiwan)
天天向上 “Day Day Up” (Hunan TV, China)
Star King Show (Korea)
GMTV (UK) Oprah Winfrey show (US)
The Ellen show (US)
CONNIE TALBOT VEVO
In 2011, Connie began learning the piano. Within 10 weeks into her piano lessons, Connie posted her first piano vocal cover of Adele’s “Someone Like You”. Today, Connie’s Official Youtube Channel has well over 500 million views. Connie Talbot VEVO was launched same year to highlight Connie’s professional music videos.
BEAUTIFUL WORLD (2012) & BEAUTIFUL WORLD LIVE (2014)
At 2012 Christmas, Connie released the new album called Beautiful World which includes Connie Talbot’s original song “Beautiful World”. She promoted the album across Asia with her first headline Asia Tour “Beautiful World Live Tour”, where she visited Hong Kong, Manila, Taiwan and Indonesia. She performed songs off the new album and songs that first brought her worldwide fame such as “Over The Rainbow” and “I Will Always Love You”.
In 2013, She extended the Beautiful World Live Tour to Beijing, China at the grand Baole Theatre. In July 2014, Beautiful World Live was released as Connie’s first high definition concert film, with bonus features including Beautiful World Live Taiwan station highlights and music videos for Beautiful World album.
THE GRAVITY EP (2014) & The GRAVITY TOUR 2014
After her writing first original song “Beautiful World”, Connie develops into a singer-songwriter by launching The Gravity EP, a prelude to her coming original album. The Gravity EP was released November 22, 2014.
The title track “Gravity” is an energetic power pop hit co-written by Connie. Other strong songs on the EP include the thought-provoking track “Inner Beauty”; and Connie’s cover of “Let It Go” from Disney’s Frozen. Connie’s maturing vocal capabilities and individual style has caught the eye of her fans.
Two days after the EP release, Connie Talbot 2014 Gravity Tour was premiered in Hong Kong. The Taiwan station sold out within 2 days of box office release. Connie once again won the crowd with her powerhouse performance.
MATTERS TO ME (2016)
Connie participated in writing most of the tracks to the 2016 album Matters To Me. The album is set to release on March 25th, 2016 worldwide. Pre-album single Shut Up is released February 19th on major digital platforms. This power pop anthem was co-written by Connie that empowers her fans to be the next generation dream catchers.
Matters To Me album has a total of 12 fresh recordings, including an outstanding original song “I’m Over You”. Connie holds sole songwriters’ credit on this powerful soul ballad with beautifully deep lyrics. What’s more, Connie takes an African spin on Katy Perry’s “Roar” on electronic beat. Matters To Me says how Connie is capable of handling an engaging diversity of styles. It records Connie’s metamorphosis from a 6-year old BGT star to a multi-talented international singer-songwriter while also living the life as a down-to-earth 15-year old girl. With this talent, Connie rose among one of the biggest young stars on the watch.