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Rhydian (born 14 February 1983) is a singer from Powys, Wales, is best known for his appearance on the fourth series of the British talent show The X Factor (2007) in which he came second. He was praised by all four judges throughout the series for his impressive performances, and he was the favourite to win the competition with the bookmakers.Read More...
Rhydian released his self-titled debut album, 'Rhydian', on the 24th of November 2008 and was the highest selling solo male artist of 2008.
Of his four albums, the first, Rhydian, went double platinum, and the second, O Fortuna was Classical Brit nominated and included collaborations with Dame Kiri te Kanawa and Bryn Terfel. The third, Waves, marked a shift in style from opera to pop and Caneuon Cymraeg ("Welsh Songs") was released to tie in with his debut television series for S4C.
Rhydian has toured the UK and made gala and charity appearances in his native Wales and at the Royal Albert Hall, London. He is an ambassador of The Prince's Trust. He starred in a European arena tour of The War of the Worlds - Alive on Stage! and UK tours of West End productions We Will Rock You, Grease and The Rocky Horror Show. He has performed privately for members of the British Royal Family and is renowned for his unique voice, his showmanship and his versatility.
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