London, Aug 26 : Katherine Jenkins has topped a new list of 'Britain's Favourite Female Classical Singer'.
Jenkins, the fastest-selling soprano of all time, beats Lesley Garrett to earn the top spot in a joint poll run by Classic FM and Radio Times.
Kiri te Kanawa came third, followed by Maria Callas at fourth position and Renee Fleming at fifth.
Myleene Klass, who presents on Classic FM, described Welsh mezzo-soprano Jenkins, who sold millions of classical albums worldwide.
"This was a category full to the brim of top-notch singers and any one of them could have claimed the top spot. Katherine though, is the nation's darling; she has introduced thousands of new people to classical music and brought more than a touch of glamour to the genre," the Telegraph quoted Klass, as saying.
More than 30,000 people took part in the poll.
Britain's Favourite Female Classical Singer are:
1. Katherine Jenkins
2. Lesley Garrett
3. Kiri te Kanawa
4. Maria Callas
5. Renee Fleming
6. Cecilia Bartoli
7. Angela Gheorghiu
8. Janet Baker
9. Joan Sutherland
10. Anna Netrebko