After which, she never looked back and delivered hits after hits with albums like Piece By Piece, Pictures, The House and In Winter among others.Her album Ketevan was arguably the biggest hit of her career.She has appeared on her soundtracks of films like The Tourist, Nancy Drew and Just Like Heaven among various others.Besides singing, she has enjoyed a highly successful acting and modeling career.“I’m enjoying doing research, to get better at the guitar, to get better at rhyming.That’s an essential skill.” Perhaps the joy of discovery and learning is enhanced now that Melua is very much on her own and forging a new direction without the aid of her mentor, producer and sometimes songwriter Mike Batt.
Her albums have sold over 11 million units, over 1 million concert tickets and have received 56 platinum awards.Embraceable You was taken, with stage veteran Allen Kearns, by the 19-year-old Ginger Rogers, while I Got Rhythm -- in its familiar jauntily upbeat version -- featured 23-year-old Ethel Merman making her Broadway debut. Having heard her singing between movies at the Brooklyn Paramount Theater, he immediately engaged her. It has since become a standard, with many other recordings.She auditioned soon after for the Gershwins in Sam and Delilah and I Got Rhythm, and George, always obliging, offered to make changes to suit her. Gloria Lynne's 1964 recording for the Everest label reached #28 on the Billboard Hot 100, also top #10 on the Easy Listening chart (edited from the Hot 100), and #3 on Cashbox Magazine's R&B chart (Billboard did not publish standard R&B listings during 1964).She made her acting debut by appearing in horror film Grindhouse in 2007.This image, originally posted to Flickr, was reviewed on August 13, 2009 by the administrator or reviewer File Upload Bot (Magnus Manske), who confirmed that it was available on Flickr under the stated license on that date. id=3771846959 View On Black] |Source=[ Katie Melua at Wrightegaarden, Norway] * Uploaded by Jorunn |Date=2009-07-29 This file contains additional information such as Exif metadata which may have been added by the digital camera, scanner, or software program used to create or digitize it.