Katie Melua Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets

10th November 2013

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.

11th January 2013

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).

17th December 2012

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.

20th February 2012

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).

5th June 2009

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.

20th October 2008

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.

1st October 2008

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.

6th August 2008

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).

15th November 2007

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).

18th September 2007

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.

14th September 2006

Fact: Sharon Osbourne's father DON ARDEN was born in the same country as singer Katie Melua - Georgia.

1st September 2006

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.

16th February 2006

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>

13th January 2006

Quote: <p>"When I was younger, I fancied Freddie Mercury. I was so barking up the wrong tree." Jazz singer Katie Melua was unaware of the Queen rocker's homosexuality as she was growing up. </p>

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