IAN Watkins has been sentenced to a total of 35 years.
The 36-year-old former Lostprophets lead singer from Pontypridd was sentenced at Cardiff Crown Court today to 29 years in jail with an extended licence period of six years - taking the total to 35.
He pleaded guilty to 13 child sex offences at the same court in November.
Watkins was sentenced alongside two women, mothers of the abused children, known as Woman A and Woman B, who also pleaded guilty to child abuse charges at a hearing in November.
Woman A has been sentenced to 14 years in jail, while Woman B has been jailed for 17 years.
Watkins admitted the attempted rape and sexual assault of a child under 13 but pleaded not guilty to rape.
He also admitted conspiring to rape a child, three counts of sexual assault involving children, seven involving taking, making or possessing indecent images of children and one of possessing an extreme pornographic image involving a sex act on an animal.
Earlier today Cardiff Crown Court heard how Watkins had said in a phone call after admitting the charges: "It was mega lolz. I don't know what everyone is getting freaked out about."
The sentencing hearing was told that during the calls made while Watkins was at Parc Prison in Bridgend, he denied being a paedophile and told the caller he only pleaded guilty to avoid a trial.
Representing him, Sally O'Neill QC said Watkins was deeply sorry.
She said the teenagers he filmed himself having sex with were extremely willing participants.
And she asked for credit for Watkins's guilty plea.
But Mr Justice Royce said it wasunrealistic to consider that to be mitigation of his guilty plea.
Watkins was on 15-minute suicide watch while on remand, the court heard.
Jonathan Fuller QC, defending for Woman A, said she felt genuine remorse and was devastated by what she had done.
And Christine Laing QC, defending Woman B, said she was a fan with a personality disorder suffering from post-natal depression.
Judge Mr Justice Royce said the case broke "new ground" and "plunged into new depths of depravity".
Watkins was reported to be shaking when he left the dock, and there were cheers from the public gallery.
Mother A has been sentenced to 14 years in jail, while Mother B has been jailed for 17 years. Sentence for Watkins coming up.
But Mr Justice Royce said the case broke "new ground" and "plunged into new depths of depravity".
In response to the sentencing, Detective Chief Inspector Peter Doyle, senior investigating officer with South Wales Police, said: "Today’s sentence reflects the gravity of the crimes that have been committed. The three paedophiles responsible for the terrible abuse of two babies have now been brought to justice.
"The investigation uncovered the most disturbing child abuse evidence I have seen in my 28 years as a police officer.
"The guilty pleas have ensured that the jury were spared from viewing evidence that would have been extremely traumatic.
"The safeguarding of children has been an absolute priority for the investigation team. Today’s sentence does not mark the end of our investigations and we will work tirelessly to identify any other victims or witnesses and seek the justice they deserve.
“In the last few weeks we have received further information that will now be looked at by the investigation team.
"There are also investigations being conducted by other police forces around the world including Germany and the United States.
"Above all this investigation has been focused on the protection of children and my thoughts today remain with those victims.
"We would encourage anyone who has been affected by this case or other cases of child abuse to contact South Wales Police on 029 20634184 or the NSPCC on 0808 800 5000."