Delta Goodrem

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Delta Goodrem is a pop singer, songwriter, and actor from Australia. She debuted in the music industry at the age of 15 when she signed with Sony Music and released her debut album, ‘Innocent Eyes,’ which went on to become one of Australia’s best-selling albums. On the ARIA Singles Chart, all five of its singles reached No. 1. With it, she entered a successful phase of her career, with nearly all of her albums and significant singles reaching the top of the Australian charts. In acting, she rose to prominence as Nina Tucker in the Australian soap opera ‘Neighbours’ in 2002. She was a coach on the reality TV show ‘The Voice Australia’ for four seasons, winning three World Music Awards, nine ARIA Music Awards, and an MTV Video Music Award. Delta’s pop and adult contemporary styles, as well as her soprano vocals, are well-liked by her fans and have received critical acclaim. She worked tirelessly for cancer sufferers in all imaginable ways, including founding websites, raising funds, and representing cancer societies as an ambassador, after surviving a bout with cancer as a youngster.

Delta in Childhood and Early Life

Lea Goodrem was born in Sydney on November 9, 1984. Delta was named by her parents, Denis and Lea, after the song “Delta Lady.” Trent, her younger brother, is currently a professional football player.

She went to Hills Grammar School in Sydney till she was 11 years old. She began singing, dancing, and acting lessons at the age of seven, and she appeared in a commercial for the Galoob Toy Company. Following that, a slew of other commercials aired.

‘Hey, Dad..!’, ‘Police Rescue,’ and ‘A Country Practice’ were among her many successful Australian television performances.

The Career of Delta

Delta Goodrem recorded a five-song CD when she was 13 years old, paying for it with her earnings from television employment. Glenn Wheatley, a talent manager, received the CD.

Wheatley signed her to Empire Records, and she contributed 13 songs to the album ‘Delta,’ released in 1999. Due to legal concerns, the record was never released.

Her role as Nina Tucker in the television drama ‘Neighbours’ in 2002 helped to improve her music career. ‘Born to Try,’ a piano-based ballad, launched on the show and went to No. 1 on the ARIA Singles Chart.

Her debut album, ‘Innocent Eyes,’ was released in March 2003, and all of its singles, including ‘Born to Try,’ ‘Lost Without You,’ ‘Innocent Eyes,’ ‘Not Me, Not I,’ and ‘Predictable,’ reached No. 1 on the ARIA Singles Chart.

‘Mistaken Identity,’ her second album, was released on November 8, 2004. ‘Out of the Blue,’ the album’s lead single, debuted at No. 1 on the ARIA Singles Chart and No. 9 in the UK.

‘Almost Here,’ a duet with Irish singer Brian McFadden, charted at No. 3 in the United Kingdom and No. 1 in Australia. Following that, ‘A Little Too Late’ was released in Australia, where it reached No. 13 on the charts.

In March 2005, she made her cinematic debut in ‘Hating Alison Ashley,’ based on Robin Klein’s children’s story. She moved to New York in April to begin her career in the United States, but it did not go well.

She did a concert tour of Australia in July, and over 80,000 tickets were sold, making it one of the best-selling local tours in the country.

She sang her new song, “Together We Are One,” at the Commonwealth Games opening ceremony in March 2006. On the ARIA Singles Chart, it reached No. 2. She joined Modestly! Entertainment in June for international promotion, and some of her songs charted at No. 1 in Japan.

In October 2007, she released her third studio album, ‘Delta.’ It was her third No. 1 album on the ARIA Albums Chart when it was released. The singles ‘In This Life’ and ‘Believe Again’ were also released the same year. In March 2008, another single, ‘You Will Only Break My Heart,’ was released.

She concentrated on promoting her albums in Japan and the United States in 2008. In Japan and the United States, the films ‘In This Life’ and ‘Delta’ were huge hits.

In 2009, she returned to Australia for a second time. In September, a concert DVD of the tour was published, and it debuted at No. 1 on the ARIA DVD Chart.

She was confirmed as a member of the judging panel for the Australian edition of the reality TV show “The Voice” in November 2011, which aired in 2012. In 2013, she returned for season two, and then in 2015, 2016, and 2017.

Her latest single, ‘Sitting on Top of the World,’ off her next album, was released in March 2012 and reached number two on the ARIA Singles Chart.

‘Dancing with a Broken Heart,’ the second single, was released in August, and ‘Wish You Were Here,’ the third single, was released in October.

‘Child of the Universe,’ her fourth studio album, was released in October 2012 and debuted at No. 2 on the ARIA Charts. ‘Heart Hypnotic,’ her new song, was released in June 2013. She also appeared on the Australian edition of ‘The Voice Kids’ in the same year.

Her single “Only Human” was released in March 2015. In three episodes of the TV show ‘Neighbours,’ she reprised her role as Nina Tucker. The lead single from her fifth studio album, ‘Wings,’ was released in July. On the ARIA Charts, it reached No. 1.

From October 2015 to February 2016, she appeared in a musical theater as Grizabella in the Australian adaptation of “Cats.” On May 6, 2016, the song “Dear Life” was released as the second single from the album “Wings of the Wild,” which was released in July.

Her Major Projects

Delta Goodrem’s debut album, “Innocent Eyes,” is one of Australia’s best-selling albums, having spent 29 weeks at No. 1 and selling more than 1.2 million copies in Australia and 4.5 million worldwide.

Her second album, ‘Mistaken Identity,’ debuted at No. 1 on the ARIA charts and went on to become multi-platinum. In Australia, it sold over 350,000 copies. ‘Delta,’ her third album, debuted at No. 1 and was certified multi-platinum.

‘Wish You Were Here and ‘Sitting On Top of the World’ were platinum singles from her fourth album, ‘Child of the Universe.’ ‘Wings of the Wild,’ her fifth album, became her fourth No. 1 on the ARIA Chart, and the singles ‘Wings’ and ‘Dear Life’ were certified platinum.

Achievements & Awards

Delta Goodrem has received numerous prizes, including three World Music Awards, nine ARIA Music Awards, 14 ARIA No. 1 Awards, one MTV Video Music Award, three MTV Australia Video Music Awards, and the Logie Award for ‘Most Popular New Talent.’

Her Personal Experiences

Delta Goodrem was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma at the age of 18 in July 2003. Her cancer went into remission after a while.

She had a connection with Australian tennis star Mark Philippoussis in 2004, who helped her through her cancer battle. She began dating singer Brian McFadden shortly after their breakup.

She dated Nick Jonas after their relationship ended in April 2011 and broke up with him in February 2012.

In 2005, she assisted in the establishment of the ‘Teen Info on Cancer’ website in the United Kingdom. She was named an ambassador for Research Australia’s ‘Thank You Day,’ which celebrates health and medical researchers, in the same year.

She has advertised for businesses such as Pepsi, Sunsilk, Sanitarium, So Good, and Nesquik, and has promoted several products such as perfume and lingerie.

Madame Tussauds in Sydney has honored her with a wax figure.
She was an ambassador for the Kinghorn Cancer Centre in Sydney in 2011.

In July 2017, she was fined and her driving privileges were terminated after she was caught speeding twice.

Estimated Net worth

Delta Goodrem has a net worth of $16 million as an Australian singer-songwriter and actress. Delta Goodrem, who was born in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, began her professional acting career in commercials while still in primary school.

She also began studying dancing and acting at the age of seven, and she began playing the piano at the age of seven.