A long way away from Neighbours stardom, Delta has made it good in the music world as a respected artist. We here at The F. Celebrity know that Delta is a babe, and we know that there are quite a few other people out there who think exactly the same as us where Delta is concerned. Enjoy.
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 of November, 1984 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Her parents are Lea and Denis Goodrem. She has a younger brother, Trent. Delta began singing and writing at a young age and made some guest appearances in various TV commercials and the Australian TV shows “Hey Dad..!” (1987), “A Country Practice” (1981) and “Police Rescue” (1989). When Delta 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 overnight success story, 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 has overcome this hurdle in her life and, in 2004, released her highly anticipated second album “Mistaken Identity”, which is still enjoying success now. Delta 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.
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.
Ranked #60 in the 2011 FHM (Australia) list of “100 Sexiest Women in the World”.
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