Vanessa Amorosi

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Biography

Vanessa Amorosi’s recent welcoming embrace of new experiences and big vision has led to her to create some of her greatest and most innovative work to date.

With 11 ARIA Award nominations and one prestigious APRA Award under her belt, Amorosi continues to astound critics and audiences alike with her fun yet honest music and vivacious personality. Vanessa has sold over 1.5 million records worldwide.

Vanessa reached almost unheard of success in 1998 when her debut single Have A Look went gold after only seven weeks in the ARIA charts.

This achievement was followed by mega-hits in Australia and Europe with Absolutely Everybody and Shine, and her album The Power reached number one in Australia.

Following this success, Vanessa enjoyed career highlights including performing at the Sydney 2000 Olympics and the Manchester Commonwealth Games, to touring Europe with Joe Cocker, and receiving a vast collection of awards both within Australia and Internationally.

In 2009 Vanessa released her most successful album thus far, the Platinum selling Hazardous. The album debuted in the top 10, achieving gold status in the first week and continued to sell to gain Platinum sales.

The first single to be released, This Is Who I Am, debuted at number one on the ARIA singles chart and achieved Double Platinum sales. To date, the single has sold over 150,000 units in Australia alone and continues to be played nationwide.

Hazardous the single was as equally successful, achieving gold status. After a thrilling first week of sales, Vanessa was the first artist in 2009 to debut at number one on the Australian Singles Chart.

This made her the first Australian female to achieve this debut since 2007 when Kylie Minogue gained the accolade.

The single remained at number one for three weeks, the first since Silverchair’s Straight Lines in 2007.

Mr Mysterious, the third single from the album, was a top five ARIA single, achieving Platinum sales and was the  number one most added song by an Australian artist at the time of release.

Vanessa’s career has held some superior achievements including her hit single Perfect being nominated for APRA’s ‘Most Performed Song’. The single has recently been given the illustrious title of Most Played Song on Radio by an Australian artist in the past decade (114 weeks on 29th June 2011), an accolade only beaten internationally by two other artists - Coldplay and Kings of Leon.

She has also received eight ARIA nominations so far and has had the honour of recording duets with superstar Mary J Blige and Hoobastank in 2009.

Vanessa has toured nationally to over 1 million people, becoming the number one female Australian live touring act (alongside Rob Thomas and Jimmy Barnes). 

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