She’s a four-time ARIA accredited Platinum seller, Australia’s exceptional entertainer, a national darling that is one of the hottest creative exports, and above all that, Jessica Mauboy is a singer-songwriter with the talent to take a tune to the top of the charts.
Now at dizzying heights of pop stardom in her homeland, who would have known that a girl from a small town in outback Darwin, Australia would sell over 2.5 million units in Australia, achieve 19 Top 30 hit singles, tour with big leagues like Beyonce and Chris Brown, collaborate with the likes of Ricky Martin, Flo Rida, Snoop Dogg and Pitbull; perform for Barack Obama, Oprah Winfrey and Ellen DeGeneres and make history being the first non-European solo artist to represent Australia at Eurovision. It’s been a difficult journey, navigated with immense talent, hard work and good instincts.
Leaping into the limelight as a runner-up on Australian Idol (2006) Jessica briefly became a member of the Australian pop girl group Young Divas (2007) on their second album ‘New Attitude’ which debuted at #10 on the ARIA Albums Charts and was certified gold. Singing with the likes of Rikki Lee-Coulter, Kate DeAraugo, Paulini and Emily Williams the album’s lead single ‘Turn Me Loose’ (featuring rapper Savage) reached #15 on the ARIA Singles Chart. After a successful year, the group broke up and Jessica focused on her solo career. It was here where Jessica began her journey and earned a formidable reputation of Australia’s exceptional entertainer.