Singers from Melbourne

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  1. Kylie Minogue

    Kylie Minogue


    Kylie Ann Minogue, OBE (ˈkl mɨˈnɡ; born 28 May 1968), often known simply as Kylie, is an Australian singer, songwriter, and actress. She achieved recognition by starring in the Australia TV soap opera Neighbours, where she played tomboy mechanic Charlene Robinson. Appearing in the series for two years, Minogue's character married Scott Robinson, played by Jason Donovan in an episode viewed by nearly 20 million people in the United Kingdom and become one of the most watched Australian TV episodes ever worldwide. Since then, Minogue has been a recording artist and has achieved massive commercial success and critical acclaim in the entertainment industry.

  2. Olivia Newton-John

    Olivia Newton-John


    Olivia Newton-John, AOOBE (born 26 September 1948) is an English-born Australian singer, songwriter, and actress. She is a four-time Grammy award winner who has amassed five No. 1 and ten other Top Ten Billboard Hot 100 singles and two No. 1 Billboard 200 solo albums. Eleven of her singles (including two platinum) and 14 of her albums (including two platinum and four double platinum) have been certified gold by the RIAA. Her music has been successful in multiple genres including pop, country, and adult contemporary, and has sold an estimated 100 million records, making her one of the world's best-selling artists of all time. She co-starred with John Travolta in the film adaptation of the Broadway musical Grease, which featured one of the most successful soundtracks in Hollywood history.

  3. Dannii Minogue

    Dannii Minogue


    Danielle Jane "Dannii" Minogue (born 20 October 1971) is an Australian singer-songwriter, talent competition judge, actress, television and radio personality, and fashion designer. She rose to prominence in the early 1980s for her roles in the Australian television talent show Young Talent Time with another known fellow Australian Tina Arena and the soap opera Home and Away, before beginning her career as a pop singer in the early 1990s. Minogue achieved early success with hits such as "Love and Kisses", "This is It", "Jump to the Beat" and "Baby Love", though by the release of her second album, her popularity as a singer had declined, leading her to make a name for herself with award-winning performances in musicals with Grease and also in Notre Dame De Paris, as well as other acting credits in The Vagina Monologues and as Lady Macbeth. The late 1990s saw a brief return to music after Minogue reinvented herself as a dance artist with "All I Wanna Do", her first number one UK Club hit.

  4. Tina Arena

    Tina Arena


    Tina Arena (born Filippina Lydia Arena; 1 November 1967) is an Australian singer-songwriter, actress and record producer. Arena splits her time between Australia, France and the UK, but has been based in Melbourne since 2011. Arena is one of Australia's highest selling female artists and has won several awards, most notably six ARIA Awards and the World Music Award for best-selling Australian artist, which she received in both 1996 and 2000. In 2009, Arena was awarded the Knighthood of the Order of National Merit by the President of the French Republic, Nicolas Sarkozy for her contributions to French culture. She is the first Australian to have received that order of state.

  5. Helen Reddy

    Helen Reddy


    Helen Maxine Lamond Reddy (born 25 October 1941) is an Australian American singer, actress, and activist. In the 1970s, she enjoyed international success, especially in the United States, where she placed 15 singles in the Top 40 of the Billboard Hot 100. Six made the Top 10 and three reached No. 1, including her signature hit "I Am Woman". She is often referred to as the "Queen of '70s Pop."

  6. Wally De Backer

    Wally De Backer


    Wouter Andre "Wally" De Backer (born 21 May 1980), better known as Gotye (pronounced /ˈɡti./ GO-tee-ay), is a Belgian-Australian multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter. The name "Gotye" is a pronunciation respelling of "Gauthier", the French cognate of Gotye's given Dutch name "Wouter" (English "Walter", hence the nickname "Wally").

  7. Gabriella Cilmi

    Gabriella Cilmi


    Gabriella Lucia Cilmi (/ˈɪlmi/ CHIL-mee; born 10 October 1991) is an Australian singer-songwriter. In 2008, Cilmi was awarded six ARIA Music Awards, including Single of the Year and Best Female Artist. Her debut album, Lessons to Be Learned, was released in March 2008, becoming a moderate international success. Her second studio album, Ten, was released in March 2010. Her third studio album, The Sting, was released in November 2013.

  8. John Farnham

    John Farnham


    John Peter Farnham AO (born 1 July 1949), (formerly billed as Johnny Farnham from his professional debut 1967 until 1980), is an English-born Australian pop singer. Farnham was a teen pop idol from 1964 to 1979, and has since forged a career as an adult contemporary singer. His career has mostly been as a solo artist although he temporarily replaced Glenn Shorrock as lead singer of Little River Band during 1982–1985. In September 1986 his solo single, "You're the Voice" peaked at No. 1 on the Australian singles charts. The associated album, Whispering Jack, held the No. 1 position for a total of 25 weeks, and is the highest-selling album in Australian history. Both the single and the album had Top Ten success internationally including No. 1 in Sweden.

  9. Missy Higgins

    Missy Higgins


    Melissa "Missy" Morrison Higgins (born 19 August 1983) is an Australian singer-songwriter, musician and actress. Her Australian number-one albums are The Sound of White (2004), On a Clear Night (2007) and The Ol' Razzle Dazzle (2012), and her most popular singles are "Scar", "The Special Two", "Steer" and "Where I Stood". Higgins was nominated for five ARIA Music Awards in 2004 and won 'Best Pop Release' for "Scar". In 2005, she was nominated for seven more awards and won five. Higgins won her seventh ARIA in 2007. Her third album, The Ol' Razzle Dazzle, was released in Australia in June 2012 (July 2012 in the US). As of August 2014, Higgins' first three studio albums had sold over one million units.

  10. Lisa Gerrard

    Lisa Gerrard


    Lisa Gerrard (born 12 April 1961) is an Australian musician, singer and composer who rose to prominence as part of the music group Dead Can Dance with music partner Brendan Perry.

  11. Vanessa Amorosi

    Vanessa Amorosi


    Vanessa Amorosi (born 8 August 1981) is an Australian singer-songwriter and recording artist. Her combined album and single sales have reached over 2 million worldwide. In August 2012, Amorosi announced she was no longer signed to Universal Music.

  12. Kate Ceberano

    Kate Ceberano


    Catherine "Kate" Ceberano (səˈbrɑːn, born 17 November 1966) is an Australian singer. She achieved success in the soul, jazz and pop genres, as well as in her brief forays into musicals—with Jesus Christ Superstar—and film. She has also achieved success as a songwriter, with the hit "Pash" garnering a gold sales certification in 1998.

  13. Anthony Callea

    Anthony Callea


    Anthony Cosmo Callea (born 13 December 1982) is an Australian singer-songwriter and stage actor of Italian and Maltese descent who rose to prominence after being the runner-up in the 2004 season of Australian Idol. He was signed to Sony Music Australia until 2009 and is now an independent artist. Callea's debut single "The Prayer" is the fastest-selling single by an Australian artist, held the No.1 spot on the ARIA Singles Chart for five weeks, a record for the debut single of an Australian Idol contestant, and was the second-highest selling Australian single of the last decade.

  14. Havana Brown

    Havana Brown


    Havana Brown or DJ Havana Brown (born Angelique Meunier; 14 February 1985) is a Mauritian Australian DJ, singer and dancer. In 2008, Brown signed with Island Records Australia as a DJ for the record company, and began releasing her Crave compilation album series, which featured remixes of songs from other artists. This led to her touring with international artists, including Britney Spears, Rihanna, the Pussycat Dolls, Chris Brown and Enrique Iglesias.

  15. Stan Walker

    Stan Walker


    Stan Walker (born 23 October 1990 in Melbourne, Victoria) is an Australian-New Zealand recording artist, actor and television personality. In 2009, Walker was the winner of the seventh and last season of Australian Idol. He subsequently signed a recording contract with Sony Music Australia. In December 2009, Walker released his debut studio album, Introducing Stan Walker, which included the hit single, "Black Box". The album debuted at number three on the Australian ARIA Albums Chart and was certified platinum by the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). It also appeared on the New Zealand Albums Chart at number two and was certified triple platinum by the Recording Industry Association of New Zealand (RIANZ).

  16. Angry Anderson

    Angry Anderson


    Gary Stephen "Angry" Anderson AM (born 5 August 1947) is an Australian rock singer-songwriter, television presenter-reporter, actor, and political activist. He has been the lead vocalist with the hard rock band Rose Tattoo since 1976 but is also recognised for his acting roles and charity work. Rose Tattoo's most popular single on the Australian Kent Music Report Singles Chart was "Bad Boy for Love" from 1977, which peaked at No. 19. In 1987, his uncharacteristic ballad, "Suddenly", reached number two in Australia after it was used as a wedding theme for an episode of the popular TV soap opera, Neighbours. In November 1988, it peaked at number three on the UK Singles Chart after the episode was aired there.

  17. Judith Durham

    Judith Durham


    Judith Mavis Durham AO (born Judith Mavis Cock; 3 July 1943) is an Australian singer and musician who became the lead vocalist for the Australian popular folk music group The Seekers in 1963. The group subsequently became the first Australian pop music group to achieve major chart and sales success in the United Kingdom and the United States, and as of 2004 had sold over 50 million records. Durham left the group in mid-1968 to pursue her solo career. In 1993, Durham began to make sporadic recordings and performances with The Seekers, though she remains primarily a solo performer

  18. Candice Alley

    Candice Alley


    Candice Marie Giannarelli, better known as Candice Alley (born 23 June 1982 in Melbourne, Australia) is an Australian singer-songwriter of Australian/Italian descent. She married Australian swimming captain Grant Hackett on 14 April 2007.

  19. Merril Bainbridge

    Merril Bainbridge


    Merril Bainbridge (born 2 June 1968) is an Australian pop music singer and songwriter. Her debut was in 1994 with the single, "Mouth", which peaked at number one for six consecutive weeks in Australia and became a top five hit in the United States.

  20. Debra Byrne

    Debra Byrne


    Debra Anne Byrne (born 30 March 1957 in Melbourne), formally billed as Debbie Byrne, is an Australian pop singer, actress and entertainer.

  21. Xonia



    Xonia (born Loredana Sachelaru; 25 June 1989) is a Romanian singer, songwriter, actress and dancer.

  22. Shirley Abicair

    Shirley Abicair


    Shirley Abicair (born 26 October 1930) is an Australian-born singer, musician, TV personality, actress, and author.

  23. Normie Rowe

    Normie Rowe


    Norman John "Normie" Rowe AM (born 1 February 1947) was a solo performer of Australian pop music in the 1960s, and an actor of theatre and soap opera for which he remains best known as Doug Morrell in (Sons and Daughters). As a singer he was credited for his bright and edgy tenor voice and dynamic stage presence. Many of Rowe's most successful recordings were produced by Nat Kipner and later by Pat Aulton, house producers for the Sunshine Records label. Backed by his band, The Playboys, Rowe released a string of Australian pop hits on the Sunshine Records label that kept him at the top of the Australian charts and made him the most popular solo performer of the mid-1960s. Rowe's double-sided hit "Que Sera Sera" / "Shakin' All Over" was one of the most successful Australian singles of the 1960s.

  24. Eve von Bibra

    Eve von Bibra


    Eve Sarah von Bibra (born 27 June 1966) is an Australian singer-songwriter and actress. From 1986 to 1991 she was a member of the pop group, Chantoozies, as one of four female lead vocalists. She co-wrote their hit, "Wanna Be Up", which peaked in the top 10 on the ARIA Singles Chart in July 1988. Von Bibra acted in the 2006 movie Kenny, playing Jackie – a flight attendant and the title character's love interest. She studied at Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and is a member of the Australian branch of the Bibra family.

  25. Katie Underwood

    Katie Underwood


    Katie Underwood (born 23 December 1975) is an Australian singer-songwriter, best known for being a member of Bardot, winners of the first Australian series of Popstars in 2000.

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