- Kate Victoria Tunstall
- St Andrews Scotland
- United Kingdom
KT Tunstall Introduction
KT Tunstall is a Scottish singer and songwriter who has enjoyed commercial and critical success since, selling over 4 million albums and picking up three BRIT Awards and a Grammy nomination all while not being a lesbian (which was a popular rumor).
KT Tunstall Life Story
Tunstall was born in Edinburgh on 23 June 1975, and was adopted eighteen days later. Her birth mother had been born in Edinburgh to a Chinese mother and a Scottish father. KT's birth father, whom she has never met, is Irish. Her adoptive father was a physics lecturer at the University of St Andrews, and her adoptive mother a school teacher. Tunstall's family also included an older brother named Joe and a younger brother named Daniel.
She has sung in numerous indie bands, but got her American break when Katharine Mcphee asked to sing her song on American Idol. She allowed it to happen even though she hates the show (she is smart, too).
She released an acoustic album, KT Tunstall's Acoustic Extravaganza, in May of 2006 and her second album, Drastic Fantastic, in September of 2007 and it reached number 9 on the U.S. charts. She has received several awards including the Q Music Award, Three Brit Awards, the Europena Border Breaker Award, and was nominated for a Grammy (she lost to Christina Aguilera most likely because she wore too many clothes).
The drummer in KT's band, Luke Bullen, proposed to Tunstall on Christmas Day 2007 at her family home. The couple wed on September 6, 2008 on the Isle of Skye, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.