Connie Talbot Biography

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Birth Place: Streetly, Walsall, West Midlands, England, UK
Years Active: 2007–present
Genres: Pop

Connie Talbot (born 20 November 2000) is an English child singer from Streetly, Metropolitan Borough of Walsall, West Midlands. She rose to fame in 2007 when she reached the final of the television talent show ''Britain's Got Talent'', where she lost 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. Her third album was released as ''Connie Talbot's Holiday Magic'', October 13 2009 in the United States and as ''Connie Talbot's Christmas Magic'', 30 November 2009 in the UK. Songs from ''Over the Rainbow'' are to be featured in an upcoming video game about Talbot.

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. On top of her musical career, Talbot continues to attend primary school and lives in Streetly with her family.