Delta Goodrem

Delta Goodrem

pop singer
t's just the beginning, is something that Delta Goodrem says all the time. But what a beginning - Born To Try, the first single from Delta's debut album, took the Australian charts by storm, going to number one just after Delta's 18th birthday. It stayed in the Top 5 for more than three months, going triple platinum for sales of more than 210,000 copies."I love how Born To Try connected with people," Delta says. "I've had all sorts of people come up to me, from all age groups who tell me, 'I play this at home all the time.'"But Delta's right - it is just the beginning. Now she has delivered Innocent Eyes, her stunning debut album. With a voice that soars, this is a young pop discovery, brimming with youthful zest, energy and innocence. And it's an album full of surprises. As Delta sings in Running Away: "Running away from predictable, Miss Reliable, so methodical/Be individual, an original". This is no manufactured star straight off the pop production line.Delta's worked with a stellar cast, including the True North production and songwriting team (Gary Barlow and Eliot Kennedy), Ric Wake (the producer who has worked with Celine Dion, Jennifer Lopez and Mariah Carey), Matthew Gerrard (Mandy Moore, BB Mak), Vince Pizzinga (Midnight Oil, Danielle Spencer), David Nicholas (INXS, Elton John, George), The Rembrandts and Mark Holden.But this is Delta's story. She's forging her own path, creating her own history. Much of Innocent Eyes sounds like pages ripped from her diary. She wrote or co-wrote nearly all the tracks. The album's striking opening line is, "Doing everything that I believe in"."Every song holds a significant memory" Delta explains. "wanted to make an album that reflected these times in my life".Innocent Eyes is an album that heralds the arrival of a major new talent. An artist who's doing things her way. Grounded, focused and ambitious. "In my own time," Delta sings on one of Innocent Eyes' many standout tracks, "it'll be mine.""Do you remember when you were 15. And the kids at school called you a fool. Because you took the chance to dream?"Delta Goodrem is no newcomer. She started in the entertainment business at the age of seven, acting in TV commercials and Australian television shows such as Hey Dad, A Country Practice and Police Rescue. Delta loved sports, particularly basketball and skiing, but music is her passion so Delta saved her acting money to make a demo CD.At the age of 12, Delta recorded her demo CD, with five songs she'd written. She included her version of the Australian national anthem because she dreamed of one day singing at a game for her football team - the Sydney Swans. "Anyone's allowed to dream, I say," Delta says.Delta sent the CD to the Swans and they sent it on to one of the club's biggest supporters - the legendary Australian manager Glenn Wheatley, the man who guided the Little River Band and John Farnham to mega success. Seeing a red and white envelope in his letterbox, Glenn ripped open the package to find Delta's songs.Over the next two years, Glenn helped Delta develop her career, before Sony signed her at the age of 15.Inspired by everything from Silverchair to Incubus to Jeff Buckley and "the Diva Girls" - Mariah and Celine; at first, Delta struggled to find her own direction. Then she discovered her mantra: Just have fun and sing from the heart."No point in talking what you should have been. And regretting the things that went on. Life's full of mistakes, destinies and fate. Remove the clouds, look at the bigger picture".The title-track of Delta's debut album is her story. "I really wanted a song with a bit of a classical feel because I've been doing classical piano for 10 years," she explains. "This song is about looking at the world with innocent eyes, that enthusiasm, which I never want to lose."In 2002, Delta landed a role on the Australian television institution Neighbours, a show that started on air just a few months after Delta was born. Playing the shy singing schoolgirl Nina Tucker, Delta got to debut Born To Try on the show. Though she's always getting into trouble for singing on the set, Delta says, "Neighbours has been fantastic."Now, the girl who plays piano barefoot wants to take her music to the world."I love performing. I do this so I can get up and sing for people. It's a big world and there's so much to work for. I do have a lot of goals. I want to take my music to people and tell my story, perhaps one day be singing at the Grammys and the Brits and the ARIAs. Just world domination, I'm not asking for much." She laughs, before adding: "It's just the beginning." Delta smiles, those innocent eyes sparkling. Source: delta.virtual-obsession.com
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