Connie Talbot was just six-years-old when she won the hearts of the nation with her vocals on the 2007 series of Britain's Got Talent. Overnight, the young schoolgirl became a singing sensation, with her debut album selling more than 250,000 copies. Now aged 15, Connie looks very different from the gap-toothed child who first appeared on the talent show – and, quite remarkably, is preparing to release her seventh album.
Her newest album will hit shelves this week, and features a number of songs co-written by the talented teenager. It also includes covers of some popular tracks, like The Rembrandts' I'll Be There For You, as made famous by Friends, and Katy Perry's Roar.
Connie Talbot is now 15 and preparing to release her seventh album
Since rising to fame on BGT, Connie has been busy juggling touring with her schoolwork. She has also taught herself how to play the piano and guitar, and spent some time in the US working with top songwriter Tobias 'Toby' Gad, who has written tracks for the likes of Beyoncé.
Speaking to the Birmingham Mail last year, Connie said: "I'm keeping my head down and doing all my schoolwork at the moment. But I have a busy summer break. I'll be travelling to Asia in August, appearing on Chinese television."
Connie rose to fame as an adorable six-year-old on BGT
She is certainly a big hit in the Far East. In 2010, Connie performed on Chinese government television to around 400 million people, for a special Chinese New Year celebration; she entertained world leaders at a concert which opened the G20 world summit in Seoul, and had three sell-out shows in South Korea in 2014.
She is still very much a homebird at heart though. "Connie still sings all round the house," her big sister Mollie told the newspaper. "I swear she even sings in her sleep.
The talented teen juggles her music career with her schoolwork
"She deserves all this success because she is so grounded. She doesn't expect anything, so anything she gets is a bonus. She is changing into a young woman."