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Delta Lea Goodrem (born 9 November 1984) is an Australian singer-songwriter, pianist, and television actress. Born and raised in Sydney, Australia, she enrolled in dancing, acting, singing and piano classes at a young age. She began her career as a child actress, starring in various television shows and rose to prominence in 2002 in the Australian soap opera Neighbours as Nina Tucker.
Venturing into the music industry, Goodrem recorded an album entitled Delta through an independent label, which, for legal reasons, was never released. Subsequently signing to Sony at the age of 15, she released her multi-platinum album Innocent Eyes which topped the Australian Albums Chart and reached number two on the UK Albums Chart. It became one of the highest-selling albums in Australian history, with over 4 million copies sold worldwide and all five of its singles; "Born to Try", "Lost Without You", "Innocent Eyes", "Not Me, Not I", and "Predictable" reaching number one in Australia and the first three reaching the top ten in the UK. This gave her the record for becoming the first ever artist to have five number one singles from a debut album.
Each of her subsequent albums followed with similar commercial success on the ARIA Albums Chart. Her second studio album, Mistaken Identity, was created while she was suffering from cancer (and several of its themes reflect this) and became her second consequent number one album. In 2007, she released Delta, her third number one album and in 2012 she released her fourth studio album Child of the Universe which reached number two. Goodrem has continued to have a string of top ten hits, including "Out of the Blue", "Mistaken Identity", "Together We Are One", "In This Life", "Believe Again", "Sitting on Top of the World", "Wish You Were Here" and "Heart Hypnotic". Goodrem has achieved eight number one singles and three number one albums in her home country. As of the early 2010s, she holds the Australian record for the highest-selling album of the last decade and the most number one singles from a debut album. From 2012 to 2013, she was a coach on The Voice Australia, and will appear on The Voice Kids Australia in 2014.
Delta Lea Goodrem was born on 9 November 1984, to parents Denis and Lea Goodrem, who are now divorced. She has a younger brother, Trent, who is an Australian rules football player with the Central District Football Club in the South Australian National Football League (SANFL).
Her parents named her Delta after Joe Cocker's song "Delta Lady". At the age of seven, Goodrem appeared in an American advertisement for the Galoob toy company, starring alongside fellow Australian Bec Cartwright, and began playing piano at the same age while taking up singing, dancing and acting lessons. She appeared in numerous commercials for companies such as Optus and Nesquik, and had several minor roles in episodes of successful Australian television shows including Hey Dad..!, A Country Practice, and Police Rescue.
While residing at Glenhaven, a suburb of Sydney, Goodrem attended the Hills Grammar School in neighbouring Kenthurst, from kindergarten until Year 10. She is known to return to her alma mater for visits.
At the age of thirteen, Goodrem recorded a five-song demo CD, financed through her television work. It was sent to the Sydney Swans Football Club (of which Goodrem is a supporter) and they passed it onto Glenn Wheatley, the manager behind successful Australian artists, Little River Band and John Farnham. Interested in Goodrem's potential as a recording artist, Wheatley signed Goodrem an artist development deal with independent label, Empire Records. Between June 1999 to September 2000, she worked with producers Paul Higgins and Trevor Carter on thirteen tracks for an album called Delta, which saw "an ambitious 15-year-old keen to emulate the pop sound of the Spice Girls, Britney Spears and Mandy Moore." The album has yet to surface, Goodrem preventing its release years later via civil action in 2004.
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Delta Lea Goodrem (born 9 November 1984) is an Australian singer-songwriter and actress. Born and raised in Sydney, New South Wales, she enrolled in dancing, acting, singing and piano classes at a young age. She began her career as a child actress, starring in various television shows and rose to prominence in 2002 in the Australian soap opera Neighbours as Nina Tucker.
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Private Idaho Entertainment Pty Ltd. (Australia), Azoffmusic Management (USA)
TV commercial for Galoob toys.
twitter.com/DeltaGoodrem, www.deltagoodrem.com/, www.facebook.com/DeltaGoodremMusic, www.youtube.com/user/DeltaGoodremVEVO, myspace.com/deltagoodrem
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Adult contemporary, pop, pop rock
Guitar, piano, vocals
Columbia, Daylight, Epic, Mercury, Sony Music
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