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Overview (3)

Born in St. Andrews, Scotland, UK
Birth NameKate Tunstall
Height 5' 2" (1.57 m)

Mini Bio (1)

KT Tunstall enchants audiences and engages with every song, and that's why she continues to resonate not only among fans but throughout pop culture at large. Scotland born and now Los Angeles based, KT Tunstall emerged with her 2004 classic debut Eye to the Telescope, spawning such international hits as "Black Horse and the Cherry Tree" and "Suddenly I See," which won the Ivor Novello Award for Best Song in 2006. That same year she won her first Brit Award for Best British Female Artist and earned Grammy and Mercury Prize nominations in 2007. KT has released five studio albums internationally, to date: Eye to the Telescope (2004), KT Tunstall's Acoustic Extravaganza (2006), Drastic Fantastic (2007), Tiger Suit (2010), and Invisible Empire // Crescent Moon (2013). In 2016, KT returned with her vibrant album KIN. Reviewed as a "power-pop gem" by Rolling Stone, this record is KT's full-blooded follow-up to her multi-platinum debut album. Throughout her career, her music has figured prominently in film and television, including in The Devil Wears Prada, Grey's Anatomy, Winter's Tale, and many more.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Amazon Video X-Ray

Spouse (1)

Luke Bullen (6 September 2008 - 23 May 2013) ( divorced)

Trade Mark (2)

Wears boots
Contralto vocals

Trivia (15)

Her breakout performance was a solo rendition of "Black Horse & The Cherry Tree" on Later... With Jools Holland (1992), in which she had 24 hours to prepare for after scheduled performer Nas canceled due to his father's ill health. Her performance caught the eye of many viewers, upstaging more established acts such as The Cure, Embrace and The Futureheads. Her debut album, "Eye to the Telescope", was re-released shortly after, and shot up the UK charts eventually peaking at 3 (on its first release, it entered at 73) and was nominated for the 2005 Mercury Music Prize.
Her song "Black Horse and the Cherry Tree" won Best Track at the 2005 Q Awards and beat off competition from James Blunt and Oasis.
Nominated for three Brit Awards - including Best Breakthrough Artist and Best Female Artist (January 2006).
Born in Edinburgh but grew up in the Scottish university town of St. Andrews. She also has some Chinese ancestry.
Attended Royal Holloway, University of London, where she once won a battle of the bands competition.
Won Best British Female Artist at BRIT Awards, 15th February 2006.
"KT" stands for her initials in her name - "K"ate "T"unstall.
Birth mother is half-Chinese and half-Scottish, birth father is Irish. Adopted into an English family when a few weeks old.
Met her birth mother in her early 20s.
Her birth father was a folk singer, a career Tunstall decided to follow years before she discovered this fact.
[January 2008] Announced her engagement to her drummer, Luke Bullen.
Presented the award for Folk Singer of the Year to Julie Fowlis at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. (4th February 2008).
The first record she bought was the soundtrack to The NeverEnding Story (1984).
Her favorite album is "Hunky Dory" by David Bowie.
Tunstall divorced husband Luke Bullen in May 2013, after separating the year before.

Personal Quotes (5)

On taking the name "K.T.": I needed to do something with my name to stick out of the crowd and, as a big PJ Harvey fan, decided to follow her lead.
A lot of little girls under 10 really like my music and are starting to play guitar. It's a heavy responsibility. If there's a kid in the front row, I definitely curb my usual sailor-esque tones. (2007)
I came to Bowie (David Bowie) late, and never realised how many singers were trying to be like him, or just one of the characters he'd been.
It's the only record where I've experienced total jaw-dropped awe for the whole of it, because that feeling of being lost and being taken somewhere else is so strong. (On "Hunky Dory" by David Bowie)
It happened once, I saw a cute boy and I was like, 'Do you have a cigarette?' I smoked at the time. Don't smoke anymore. He said, 'Yeah.' I said, 'Actually, I don't want a cigarette, I just wanted to meet you, you're gorgeous.' And I was just so appalled at the whole idea of talking to someone just because they looked nice, and they might be just an idiot. That was my first foray into the one-night-stand and it was terrible.

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