Fact: Singers James Blunt and Katie Melua performed for Britain's Queen Elizabeth Ii onstage at the Royal Albert Hall in London on Saturday (09Nov13) as part of the Festival of Remembrance, which commemorates soldiers who have died in battle.
Tweet: "Devastated that Claude Nobbs is no longer with us. His Montreux Jazz festival was and is the best. He will be greatly missed." Singer Katie Melua remembers Nobs, the founder of the prestigious Montreux Jazz Festival, who died on Thursday (10Jan13).
Tweet: "have been off radar this week as went 2 Georgia 2 surprise my grandad 4 his 80th birthday! what a week.." British-based singer Katie Melua returns to Twitter.com after enjoying a family break in her native Georgia.
Quote: "It's really sad. Whitney had a magnificent voice. I keep hearing people say they're not surprised by her death, and I'm not either. When you consider the pressure she was under, and add in the drugs, something terrible is going to happen." Singer Katie Melua wasn't shocked to hear of Whitney Houston's death earlier this month (Feb12).
Quote: "The thing that has annoyed me is having to lug my warm winter coat around when it's 88 Fahrenheit outside but bloody freezing inside because of the air conditioning! I take my coat off when I'm outside and put it on when I'm inside!" Katie Melua underestimated the climate on her tour of the U.S.
Quote: "I'm obsessed with collecting things for my dolls' house. Belgium and Switzerland are the best places for buying dolls' furniture. I've just bought an amazing kitchen table with tiny boiled eggs and cutlery." Singer Katie Melua can't give up her girlie hobby.
Quote: "I never wear bras. I did a gig once and had a panic attack and I blamed it on the bra. I like the freedom of breathing." Katie Melua isn't a fan of undergarments.
Fact: Amy Winehouse's father MITCH has landed his own radio show. The outspoken cab driver will be one of a number of guest presenters - including singer Katie Melua - who will host programmes on British station BBC London between 18 August and 12 September (08).
Fact: A LED ZEPPELIN fan has paid a staggering $166,000 (GBP83,000) for two tickets to the legendary rock band's one-off reunion show in London on 10 December (07), in an auction for British charity Children in Need. Also up for grabs was the chance to see singers ALED JONES and Katie Melua perform at an intimate gig together, which went for an astonishing $500,000 (GBP250,000).
Quote: "I literally thought when I was 15 that I was a musical genius, and I could change the world. But in fact you're not, and you can't, and you don't, and that realisation is almost heartbreaking." Singer Katie Melua admits her approach to her musical career has changed at the age of 23.
Quote: "I'm missing baked beans. In Britain, a week rarely goes by when I don't tuck into a tin - but the beans (in America) just don't taste the same." Singer Katie Melua misses the UK.
Quote: <p>"I hadn't really expected to be in a pop category at all, but there are a lot of pretty girls in this one so I'm happy." Brit Award winner James Blunt was delighted to be nominated alongside Katie Melua, Kelly Clarkson and Madonna in the Pop Act category. </p>