Rhydian Roberts (born 14 February 1983), popularly known as Rhydian, is a classically trained Welsh baritone, crossover artist, musical theatre actor and television presenter. He rose to fame on The X Factor in 2007. Rhydian has toured the UK and made gala and charity appearances in his native Wales and at the Royal Albert Hall, London. He is an ambassador of The Prince's Trust. He starred in a European arena tour of The War of the Worlds - Alive on Stage! and UK tours of We Will Rock You and Grease. His recordings demonstrate an eclectic repertoire. Of his four albums, the first went platinum, and the second included collaborations with Kiri te Kanawa and Bryn Terfel. Conehead Records released a further two in 2011: the third, Waves, marking a shift in style from opera to pop, and Caneuon Cymraeg ("Welsh Songs"), to tie in with his debut television series for S4C.