Thursday, August 8, 2013

August 8: Australian singer-songwriter Vanessa Amorosi 32-years-old today.

Vanessa Amorosi was born on August 8, 1981 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. When Amorosi was 4, she would go to her uncle’s tap, jazz and classical ballet classes. At the age of 12 Amorosi started to perform in shopping centers and local council concerts.

Vanessa was discovered performing at Matrioshka, a Russian restaurant in Carnegie, by Jack Strom and signed a recording contract in 1997. After being signed to MarJac Productions and recording a promo CD titled "Get Here," she secured a deal with Transistor Music Australia.

In 1999, Amorosi released her debut single "Have a Look" which became a Top 20 hit and went gold in Australia. This was followed by "Absolutely Everybody,” an dance song, that reached the Top 10 and became the longest charting Australian single by an Australian female artist.

Following the success of the first two singles Amorosi released two more singles in 2000 "Shine" and "The Power" became major Australian hits. Her album The Power reached number one on the Australian album charts. Amorosi received six ARIA nominations in the year 2000 awards and The Power was nominated for "Best Female Artist" and "Best Pop Release."

In 2008, Amorosi released the album Somewhere in the Real World, through Universal Music Australia, on 24 May 2008  Vanessa Amorosi's album Hazardous, became her third ARIA Top 10 album debuting at #7, It was also the week's highest album debut by an Australian artist and has been accredited Platinum by the Australian Recording Industry Association. The album has produced the singles "This Is Who I Am" (Amorosi's first #1), top 30 hit "Hazardous" and third single "Mr. Mysterious" featuring Seany B. 

Amorosi's first single "Gossip" from her album V was released on 1 July 2011 and became the #1 added song on Australian radio in the first week. The second single "Amazing" was released 9 September 2011 and peaked at #83 on the ARIA Singles Chart.

In August 2012, Amorosi announced she was no longer with Universal Music, and would be looking to rebuild her career as an album artist.
For more about Vanessa, visit her Website at-


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