Katie Melua

Ketevan "Katie" Melua is a Georgian-British singer and songwriter. She moved to the United Kingdom at the age of eight – first to Belfast, and then to London in 1999. Under the management of composer Mike Batt, Melua is signed to the small Dramatico record label. She made her musical debut in 2003, and within three years was the United Kingdom's best-selling female artist as well as Europe's highest selling European female artist. In November 2003, at the age of 19, Melua released her first album, Call Off the Search, which reached the top of the United Kingdom album charts and sold 1.8 million copies in its first five months of release. Her second album, Piece by Piece, was released in September 2005 and to date has gone platinum four times. Melua released her third studio album Pictures in October 2007. 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.

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