Delta Goodrem is an extremely talented tall willowy beautiful blonde Australian and an international star; she really does have it all!
She is a singer, songwriter, musician and actor; Delta Goodrem was born in Sydney in 1984 and showed enormous talent at a young age when she enrolled in dancing, singing and music classes.
As a child she scored several small parts in television programs and commercials before finally landing the role of Nina Tucker in the Australian TV soapie 'Neighbours'.
When she was just 15 she scored a record deal with the Sony Music label and released her first album in 2003, 'Innocent Eyes' which immediately topped the Australian albums chart and UK albums chart.
It went on to become one of the highest selling albums in Australian history with 4.5 million copies sold worldwide, an amazing accomplishment for one so young.
Five singles were duly released from the album, 'Born to Try', 'Lost Without You', 'Innocent Eyes', 'Not Me, Not I', and 'Predictable', each of them reaching the coveted number one spot on the singles charts which gave Delta the record for becoming the first ever artist to have five Number 1 singles from a debut album. Three of the songs also reached the top ten in the UK.
It was during this time, just when she was enjoying all the success, that she was diagnosed with cancer and was forced to place her career on hold while she underwent extensive treatment. As the treatment continued her career kept on ballooning and at the Aria Music Awards Delta Goodrem won seven ARIA Awards, including 'Best Female Artist', surpassing Natalie Imbruglia's previous record of six awards in 1999.
By December 2003 it was announced that Delta was in remission and that she had already started work on her second album.
The first single 'Out of the Blue', was released in October 2004 and immediately went to number one in Australia and number nine in the UK.
The second album 'Mistaken Identity' was released in early November and debuted at number one in Australia, Top 10 in New Zealand and number twenty-five in the UK. 'Almost Here', a duet with Irish singer Brian McFadden, reached number three in the UK, became her seventh ARIA number one, and her first number one in Ireland.
Other singles from the album released only in Australia were 'Mistaken Identity', 'A Little Too Late' and 'Be Strong' and each had moderate chart success.
In April 2005 Delta Goodrem decided to try her luck in America. She moved to New York and released a re-worked version of 'Lost Without You'.
She appeared in the last two episodes of the American TV series North Shore just to get some exposure around the US but 'Lost Without You' proved to be only modestly successful.
She put America on hold, came back to Australia and launched her first headline concert tour of Australia, The Visualise Tour which eventually became one of Australia's highest selling local tours while the DVD of the concert became her second number one DVD.
March 2006 saw Delta Goodrem performing a brand new song, 'Together We Are One', at the Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony in front of 80,000 spectators and up to 1.5 billion television viewers worldwide. The song was released in Australia, peaking at number two on the music charts.
Then followed a promotional tour to Japan with the release of an updated version of 'Innocent Eyes' and the Japan-only single 'Flawed', which reached number one on the Japanese chart. The album peaked at number eight on the Japanese international chart (excluding Japanese artists) and number nineteen on the official Japanese album chart (including Japanese artists).
Later in the year it was off to the UK to appear on the talent series, 'The X Factor'.
August 2007 and Delta Goodrem was back in America, this time Los Angeles to film the music video for 'In This Life', the first single from her upcoming new album. It debuted at number one on the Australian singles charts, becoming Goodrem's eighth number one single in Australia.
The album 'Delta' was released in Australia on 20th October 2007. It immediately went to number one on the ARIA albums chart in Australia, marking her third number one album in her home country, and was awarded platinum for record sales achieved.
The second single off the album 'Believe Again' was released in December. That song debuted and peaked at No. 2 on the Australian charts while the third single, 'You Will Only Break My Heart', was released on 29th March 2008 and peaked at No. 14 The fourth single to be lifted from the album was 'I Can't Break It To My Heart', which debuted and peaked at No. 13.
Following the release of the lead single, Delta Goodrem still holds the record for most number one singles on the ARIA charts with a total of eight.
Late in 2008 Delta decided on a national tour which would get underway on January 9th 2009, she was also nominated for two awards at the 2008 ARIA Awards - Highest Selling Single and Highest Selling Album and won the award for Highest Selling Album of 2008. At the 2008 World Music Awards, held in Monaco she received her third World Music Award for World's Best Selling Australian Artist.
It was also in 2008 that Delta started work on her next album 'Child of the Universe' and as we patiently waited for its release, it was confirmed in late 2011 that she was to be part of the panel of the Australian version of The Voice, judging and coaching alongside Keith Urban, Joel Madden and Seal. The series aired on Australian television in early 2012.
The program became a huge hit and although Delta copped some criticism over her indecisiveness in choosing her final acts, the outcome with the great publicity, appearing every night in the living rooms around the nation and her eventual choice of rising young talent Rachael Leahcar, combined to turn the series into another triumph for her.
On 30th March 2012 came the first new single from the much anticipated new album, 'Sitting on Top of the World'. The song immediately rose to number two 2 on the Aria singles charts and was awarded platinum sales. It also reached No. 23 in New Zealand.
The second single, 'Dancing with a Broken Heart' came out in August 2012. It received mass radio promotion from Delta who went on a national radio tour for the single and the third single, entitled 'Wish You Were Here', was released in October.
'Child of the Universe' was finally released on 26th October 2012. The album debuted at No. 2 on the ARIA Charts in November 2012, becoming the first album from Delta not to debut at No. 1. It was accredited Gold in sales in just its second week of release.
Delta Goodrem continues to rate as one of Australia's favourite singer, songwriters and recording stars. She has a huge and faithful fan base in this country and we expect many more great songs and records from her in the years to come. She is expected to once again join the panel of The Voice in 2013.
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