Born Ketevan Melua on 16 September 1984 in Georgia but raised in Britain. Melua and her family moved to to Belfast, Northern Ireland in 1993 due to the Georgian Civil War. She attended St. Catherine’s Primary School and Dominican College, Fortwilliam before the family relocated to Sutton, London, and again to Redhill, Surrey.
The singer-songwriter Melua was discovered by Mike Batt. Melua topped the charts with her debut album, Call off the Search, in 2003. Her follow-up, Piece by Piece in 2005, went platinum four times. She has enjoyed moderate album sales since, and toured Europe extensively in 2013 and 2014.
Melua is married to former world superbike champion James Toseland. She is Georgian, Russian and Anglo-Canadian descent.