Sydney, AU (Universal Music
Australia) -- She stole the show at the ARIA Hall of Fame event in August with her stunning rendition of the Helen Reddy classic “I Am Woman”. Shes sold over 1 million albums worldwide, had enormous chart success not only in Australia but the UK, Japan, South East Asia and Europe
– most notably in Germany where she won Best International Newcomer at the 2003 Viva Comet Awards.
Today, Universal Music Australia is proud to announce they have signed a recording contract with Vanessa Amorosi.
Performing since she was 12 and still just 24 years old, Vanessa is arguably Australias finest vocalist, with the following achievements testament to her outstanding talent:
- 2003 Awarded Centenary Medal for Outstanding Services to Music
- 2003 Nominated for Australian of the Year
- 2003 Career Achievement Award by the National Australia Day Council
- 2002 Best New Artist on Commercial Radio
- 2002 Announced Young Victorian of the Year by the National Australia Day Council
- 2002 Performed at the Opening Ceremony of the Manchester Commonwealth Games
- 2001 PPCA Award for Most Broadcast Australian Recording for Shine
- 2001 Awarded Young Entertainer of the Year by the Variety Club of Australia
- 2000 Performed at the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games
- 2000 APRA Award for Most Played Song on Australian Radio for Shine
- 1999 Album “The Power” released, debuted at #1 in Australia
- 1999 Performed at Turn of the Millennium, New Years Eve Grand Celebration, Sydney
- 2000 Comet Award for Best Newcomer (International) in Europe
- 2000-2001 Nominated for eight ARIA Awards
Vanessa is now managed by Ralph Carr and is currently in the US writing songs for her forthcoming album, due to be released in the first half of 2007.
“I truly believe Vanessa is one of the greatest vocalists in the world today. Her songs and demos for the new album absolutely blew me away and I couldn't be more excited to be working with Vanessa and Ralph.” George Ash, Managing Director, Universal Music Australia
“I am delighted that Universal has signed Vanessa Amorosi as she is one of the truly great singers in the world today. I worked with her on the “Absolutely Everybody” album outside of Australia and its good to be reunited with her.” Max Hole, Senior VP Marketing & A&R, Universal Music International
“Vanessa is a world class singer with a one-in-a-million tone to her voice. My congratulations to George, Vanessa, and her manager Ralph Carr. Welcome to the Universal Family.” Ron Fair, Chairman, Geffen Records
“Vanessa has taken Germany by storm with her outstanding voice and beautiful songs. Its a great pleasure to have her back in the Universal family.” Thorsten Koenig, Managing Director, Universal Music Germany