Who is Delta Lea Goodrem?
Delta Lea Goodrem (born November 9, 1984) is an Australian singer-songwriter, pianist and occasional actress. Her career launched into popularity in 2002, when she starred as Nina Tucker on the popular television series Neighbours. In her homeland, she has released two multi-platinum selling albums, Innocent Eyes and Mistaken Identity, achieved seven number one singles and in 2005, embarked on her debut "Visualise" tour.
Date of Birth
9 November 1984, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Delta Lea Goodrem
5' 10" (1.78 m)
Delta Goodrem was born on the 9th November 1984 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia to Lea and Denis Goodrem and she has a younger brother called Trent. She begin singing and writing at a young age and made some guest appearances in various adverts and Ausralian TV shows called "Hey Dad..!" (1987), "A Country Practice" (1981) and "Police Rescue" (1991). When she was only 15 years old, she interested pop agent Glenn Wheatley so much so, that he decided to sign her to the Sony label.
After appearing on the popular soap "Neighbours" (1985) playing shy, wannabe singer, songwriter "Nina Tucker", 18 year old Delta Goodrem broke into the music scene with her breakthrough smash hit debut album "Innocent Eyes". With a mixture of strong vocals, inspiring lyrics and likable ballads, Delta was an instant overnight success story. Having being signed to Sony since the age of 15, she was well placed to take the leap from struggling singer to international pop star.
Delta has achieved phenomenal success on the Australian pop charts, by notching up an unprecedented five consecutive Number 1 singles, all from her debut album. Her popularity is unmatched as she has gained millions of fans around the world and won numerous Australian Awards in the music industry. However, it was appearing on "Neighbours" (1985) that was her breakthrough internationally. She has been a consistent top 10 hitter in the UK charts, and even gained a few top fives.
She has come quite a way since her first released single "I Don't Care" which peaked at No. 64 on the Australian music charts, way back in 2001. In 2003, Delta faced the toughest moment of her life when she was diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma, a type of treatable cancer. Nevertheless, she overcome this hurdle in her life and, in 2004, she released her highly anticipated second album "Mistaken Identity", which is still having success now. She also started work on a new Australian adaptation of the famous Australian novel Hating Alison Ashley (2005), where she plays the leading lady. At such a young age and achieving so much, Delta has the world at her feet.
IMDb Mini Biography By: James Lamont (jameslamont)
At age 7 appeared in an American commercial for Galoob toys. Recorded a demo CD at 13 and released her first single at age 16.
Manager is Glenn Wheatley, most famous for managing John Farnham throughout his career.
She had a top ten UK hit with 'Born to try.'
Her single "Born to Try" entered the ARIA charts at #3 on November 18, 2002, and peaked at #1 on December 2, 2002.
Her single "Lost Without You" entered the ARIA charts at #1 on March 11, 2003.
Announced that she has been diagnosed with Hodgkin's disease, a treatable form of cancer. Her career will be put on hold while she receives treatment (July 11th, 2003).
Her single "Innocent Eyes" entered the ARIA charts at #2 on June 16, 2003, and peaked at #1 on June 30, 2003.
Family consists of parents Denis and Lea Goodrem, and younger brother Trent.
Her debut single, "I Don't Care", peaked at No. 64 on the ARIA charts in December 2001.
Has written songs with Gary Barlow, ex-singer with Take That.
Her single "Not Me, Not I" enters the ARIA charts at #2 on September 22, 2003, and peaks at #1 on September 29, 2003.
Her single "Predictable/Happy Xmas (War Is Over)" entered the ARIA charts at #2 on December 9, 2003, and peaked at #1 on December 22, 2003.
All five singles from her album "Innocent Eyes" (Born to Try, Lost Without You, Innocent Eyes, Not Me Not I and Predictable) achieved number 1 on the Australian charts. A seemingly unbeatable record.
Her album 'Innocent Eyes' which was released in Australia in March 2003, has never left the Top 3 positions in the ARIA Albums Chart since, and has spent 29 weeks at #1, which no other Australian artist has done (breaking the record of John Farnham's album 'Whispering Jack' which was released in 1982 and spent only 25 weeks at #1) also making it the highest charting local album in Australia. It's certified 14X Platinum by ARIA and is also the highest selling album in Australia (ARIA End Of Year Albums Chart - 2003).
Her DVD 'Delta' which is certified 11X Platinum by ARIA is the highest selling DVD ever in Australia (ARIA DVD Chart - 2003).
In the Official UK Singles Chart, in March 2003 her single 'Born To Try' debuted and peaked at #3, in June 2003 her single 'Lost Without You' debuted and peaked at #4, in September 2003 her single 'Innocent Eyes' debuted and peaked at #9 and in December 2003 her single 'Not Me, Not I' debuted and peaked at #18. Her debut album 'Innocent Eyes' also debuted and peaked at #2 in the Official UK Albums Chart in 2003.
Only artist to have as many as ten ARIA Award Nominations, and to win as many as nine ARIA Awards (including two viewer voted awards - 2003).
She is the only artist ever to have as many as five (consecutive) singles peak at #1 from an (debut) album (which also debuted #1 in the ARIA Albums Chart) in the ARIA Singles Chart in Australia (2003).
She has a longtime love of sport - especially skiing and netball. If she wasn't going to be a singer, she would have aimed to become a World Class Olympian.
Named for the Joe Cocker song "Delta Lady".
Had to cut off her trademark long hair to undergo chemotherapy for Hodgkins Disease (her treatment has now ended, and she is currently growing out her hair)
Wrote the song "Together We Are One" for the Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony with her boyfriend Brian McFadden.
Close friend of Rebecca Cartwright. The pair have been friends since childhood.
Life is not a dress rehearsal.
"Life is a journey I don't have a map for."
"Well, I'm not born to win and I'm not born to lose, but I am here to give it a good shot."
"You've got to run your own race. There's nothing else you can do."
Where Are They Now
(July 2003) Diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma, a type of cancer and has begun treatment.
(February 2004) Spent the past few months recovering from her treatment, and is slowly regaining her energy levels to be able to get back to what she does best.
(June 2005) Preparing to embark on her first tour of Australia, which begins July 8th, marking the two year milestone since her diagnosis with cancer.
(July 2005) Filming her first major motion picture Hating Alison Ashley (2005) in Melbourne, Australia
(March 2006) In the USA working on her new album, and acting career
Time Line about Delta Goodrem
· 1984 - Delta Goodrem was born on the 9th of November.
· 1990- Delta attended The Hills Grammar School.
· 1991- Delta appeared on American commercial for Galoob Toy Company.
· 1992- Delta appeared in commercials for Optus and Nesquik. And TV shows including Hey Dad, A Country's Practice and Police Rescue.
· 1998- Delta recorded a five song demo CD and sent it to the Sydney Swans and got an independent label with Empire Records.
· 1999- Goodrem made an album called Delta.
· 2002- Delta signed a record deal with Sony and made an album that got into the charts she also scored a role in neighbours.
· 2003- Delta won a Logie for "Most Popular New Talent." Delta's next album Innocent Eyes was the highest selling album in Australia of 2003 and sold 2.5 million worldwide. This year Delta announced she had cancer.
· 2004- Delta overcame cancer and donated her jeans for Jean for Geans day. This year Delta got two Logie nominations including a Gold Logie nomination.
· 2005- Goodrem got her first film role in the movie Hating Alison Ashley.
· 2006- Delta sang at the opening of the Melbourne Commonwealth Games.
· 2007- Delta released her latest album DELTA.
· 2008- Delta went to America and performed on The View and The Late Show.
· 2009- In January, Delta began her DELTA tour of Australia.