A singer, actress, businesswoman and activist, Olivia Newton-John is an DBE honouree who has donned on many hats and shined in all of them. Her five Billboard No.1 singles and two Billboard No.1 albums made her a household name. Turning her personal pain into a global mission for cancer awareness, this four-time Grammy winner is truly a symbol of resilience.
Regarded as a timeless icon, Kylie Minogue is one of the most popular singer-songwriters of her generation. Referred to as the Princess of Pop and Goddess of Pop, she is the best-selling female Australian musician of all time. Also known as the Mother of Reinvention, Kylie is revered for her contribution to fashion and music.
Delta Goodrem is an Australian actress, singer, and songwriter. Many of her albums have topped the ARIA Albums Chart, with her debut album Innocent Eyes staying at the top for 29 consecutive weeks. Also known for her charity work, Goodrem established the Delta Goodrem Foundation in an attempt to raise money for blood cancer research.
Australian singer-songwriter, voice-actress and director Sia Furler rose to fame with albums like We Are Born. Moving on, she bolstered her career with albums like 1000 Forms of Fear that debuted atop the U.S. Billboard 200 chart and singles like Cheap Thrills, her first Billboard Hot 100 number-one. Furler has also co-written hit songs like Diamonds, Titanium and Wild Ones.
Toni Watson is an Australian singer-songwriter whose single, Dance Monkey, broke Bing Crosby's all-time Australian record by spending 24 weeks at number one position on the ARIA Singles Chart. The single also earned Toni Watson several prestigious awards, such as APRA Music Award and ARIA Music Award.
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Kevin Parker is an Australian musician, singer, songwriter, and record producer. He is credited with founding the psychedelic music project, Tame Impala. Over the years, Parker has won several prestigious awards, such as a Brit Award and ARIA Music Awards.
Jessica Mauboy is an Australian singer, actress, and songwriter. She started hogging the limelight after finishing second in the fourth season of Australian Idol, which was aired in 2006. One of the most successful female artists in Australia, Mauboy has received several awards, such as ARIA Music Awards.
12 Dean Lewis
Dean Lewis is an Australian singer and songwriter known for his 7× Platinum-certified single Waves and his 10× Platinum-certified single Be Alright. He released his debut studio album in March 2019. Over the years, he has won several awards, including three ARIA Music Awards and three APRA Awards. He has also received a couple of MTV Europe Music Award nominations.
13 Helen Reddy
Australia-born singer-songwriter Helen Maxine Reddy moved to the USA when she won a ticket to New York City, eventually remaining there, struggling to establish herself until she got her first hit, I Don’t Know How to Love Him. However, her best remembered song was I Am Woman, which went on to become a feminist anthem, making her an international star.
14 John Farnham
British-Australian singer John Farnham was once a teen idol and is now regarded as one of the greatest artists from his country and known for chartbusting tracks such as You're the Voice. His album Whispering Jack was the first to sell more than a million copies in Australia alone.
15 Erica Packer
Australian singer and model Erica Packer is best known as the second wife of billionaire business magnate James Packer. Known for her ARIA-charting hit I Spy, Erica later separated from James and got engaged to Cuban artist Enrique Martínez Celaya. She has also dated British singer Seal for a while.
17 Ashton Irwin
Ashton Irwin is an Australian musician and singer-songwriter best known for his association with the famous pop-rock band, 5 Seconds of Summer (5SOS). In 2020, he was adjudged the third-Best Rock Drummers In The World Right Now by the popular music website, MusicRadar. Over the years, Ashton Irwin has been vocal about his struggles with substance abuse and alcoholism.
Stevie Wright gained fame as part of the Australian band the Easybeats, which was compared to The Beatles and The Rolling Stones by fans. Best known for his chartbusting tracks such as Friday on My Mind, he slipped into heroin addiction later and tried electroconvulsive therapy, leading to mental health issues.
Hatchie is an Australian musician best known for her debut single Try, which gained her attention in Australia. Her debut studio album Keepsake, which was released on 21 June 2019, earned a nomination for the Australian Album of the Year at J Awards of 2019. In 2019, she was also nominated at the AIR Awards under the Breakthrough Independent Artist category.
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Mali-koa Hood is an Australian singer-songwriter based in London. She participated in the singing competition series, The Voice Australia, in 2012. A few years later, she released her debut solo song that received over two million streams. Since then, she has put out several singles and one album. She also writes songs for other artists.
Katja Glieson is an Australian-German recording artist from Melbourne. As a child, she struggled with shyness and bullying and found an outlet in music. She worked hard to build a career in music and first gained fame for playing 'Elsa' in a viral YouTube video Princess Rap Battle. She has since released many songs.
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Joel Adams is an Australian singer-songwriter and producer. He is best known for his debut single, Please Don't Go, which peaked at number six on Sverigetopplistan, a Swedish national record chart. In October 2016, he was featured on Spotify's 25 Under 25 list, where he was ranked the world's 16th most influential artist.