Famous Australian Singers

What do musical doyens like Kylie Minogue, Delta Goodrem, Iggy Azale and Darren Hayes have in common? That is correct. They are all Aussies! Australia has given the world some most innovative, energizing, and eclectic singers who have made waves in the music scene and with good reason. Australian music has been as much about ear-throbbing beats as energetic vocals. From pop to rock to jazz and a little bit of RnB, Australia music has pretty much all genres covered. From singers like Luke Hemmings to Michael Clifford, Australia has produced some Grammy-worthy chartbusters that has wowed music lover and topped many Billboard listings. Here we bring you a collection of biographies of some of the most famous and successful Australian singers. Explore this section and learn all about timelines, life stories and interesting trivia & facts related to their lives.

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 1 Kylie Minogue

Kylie Minogue.
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Famous As: Singer-Songwriter
Birthdate: May 28, 1968
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia

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.

 2 Iggy Azalea

Iggy Azalea.
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Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: June 7, 1990
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Ryde Hospital, Sydney, Australia
Rapper Iggy Azalea is known for her viral and chart-topping tracks Pu$$y, Two Times, and Fancy. A high-school dropout, she had worked illegally in Miami, before she hit the jackpot with her Billboard-topping debut album, The New Classic. She was the first non-American female rapper to top the Billboard chart.

 3 Roseanne Park

Roseanne Park.
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: February 11, 1997
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Auckland
Roseanne Park , better known as Rosé, gained fame as part of the South Korean girl group Blackpink. She was featured on G-Dragon's hit track Without You. She has also endorsed Kiss Me and Yves Saint Laurent. As of 2021, she was the most-followed Korean personality on Instagram

 4 Keith Urban

Keith Urban.
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: October 26, 1967
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Whangarei, New Zealand

Four-time Grammy-winner Keith Urban had already tasted success in Australia, before making his American debut with a platinum-certified solo album. He knows how to play a variety of instruments, including the sitar, guitar, piano, and mandolin. His track Somebody Like You was named Billboard’s greatest country hit of the 2000s.

 5 Troye Sivan

Troye Sivan.
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: June 5, 1995
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Johannesburg, South Africa
Singer, actor, and YouTuber Troye Sivan is best known for his Golden Globe-nominated song Revelation from the movie Boy Erased. He played the younger Wolverine in X-Men Origins: Wolverine and the titular role in the Spud movie franchise. His YouTube video The Boyfriend Tag won him a Teen Choice Award.

 6 The Kid Laroi

The Kid Laroi.
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Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: August 17, 2003
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Waterloo, Australia
Australian rapper and hip-hop artist The Kid Laroi was mentored by the late rapper Juice Wrld. He shot to fame with the tracks Let Her Go, Diva, the Billboard-charting Go, and Addison Rae. He is immensely popular on Instagram and YouTube, where he has millions of followers.
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 7 Bon Scott

Bon Scott.
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Famous As: Singer & Musician
Birthdate: July 9, 1946
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Forfar, Scotland
Died: February 19, 1980
Bon Scott worked with bands such as The Spektors, Valentines, and Fraternity before joining the Australian hard rock band AC/DC, replacing lead singer Dave Evans in 1974. He was one of Classic Rock’s 100 Greatest Frontmen of All Time. Following his death, AC/DC released a best-selling album as a tribute.
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 8 Rick Springfield

Rick Springfield.
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: August 23, 1949
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Guildford, New South Wales, Australia
Rick Springfield is best known for his Grammy-winning single Jessie's Girl. He also gained fame for his portrayal of Noah Drake in the soap General Hospital and Dr. Irving Pitlor in True Detective. He has also written an autobiography and a novel, both New York Times bestsellers.
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 9 Delta Goodrem

Delta Goodrem.
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: November 9, 1984
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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.

 10 Nick Cave

Nick Cave.
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: September 22, 1957
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Warracknabeal
Nick Cave is best known as the lead singer of the rock band Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds. The ARIA Hall of Fame inductee is known for the intense themes of his songs, such as death. He has also written several books, including novels and anthologies of his poetry. 
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 11 Natalie Imbruglia

Natalie Imbruglia.
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: February 4, 1975
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Sydney, Australia

Australian singer-songwriter, model, and actress Natalie Imbruglia aspired for a career in the show business since her youth. Beginning her career with minor roles in commercials, she worked hard to make a name for herself in the entertainment industry. She has acted in many hit films and is also active as a singer with many records to her credit.

 12 Catriona Gray

Catriona Gray.
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Famous As: Model
Birthdate: January 6, 1994
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Cairns, Queensland, Australia
Filipino-Australian model Catriona Gray soared to fame after winning the 2018 Miss Universe pageant, thus becoming the fourth from her country to win the title. Apart from winning Miss Universe Philippines 2018, she had also been named Miss World Philippines 2016. She has worked for the OTOP initiative, too.

 13 Cody Simpson

Cody Simpson.
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: January 11, 1997
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Queensland, Australia
Apart from releasing three pop albums, Australian singer/actor Cody Simpson has also acted in the film The Smiley Face Killers and a Broadway musical. A Part of USC's Trojan Swim Elite team, he has qualified for the trials of the 100m butterfly event of the 2021 Tokyo Olympics.

 14 Keiynan Lonsdale

Keiynan Lonsdale
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: December 19, 1991
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

 15 Olivia Newton-John

Olivia Newton-John.
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Famous As: Singer, Actress
Birthdate: September 26, 1948
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Cambridge

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.

 16 Sia Furler

Sia Furler
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Famous As: Singer-Songwriter
Birthdate: December 18, 1975
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Adelaide, Australia

 17 Rolf Harris

Rolf Harris.
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Famous As: Entertainer
Birthdate: March 30, 1930
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Bassendean
Australian singer, painter, and TV personality Rolf Harris is remembered for songs such as Tie Me Kangaroo Down, Sport and Two Little Boys, and for inventing the wobble board. He was a champion swimmer in his adolescence. He also spent almost 3 years in prison for assaulting underage girls. 

 18 Gotye

Gotye.
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: May 21, 1980
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Bruges
Belgian-born Australian singer Gotye initially formed the indie-pop group The Basics. The three-time Grammy-winning artist has also had a successful solo career and is best known for his Billboard-topping track Somebody That I Used to Know, which made him the fifth Australian artist to top the Billboard charts.

 19 Michael Hutchence

Michael Hutchence.
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: January 22, 1960
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Sydney
Died: November 22, 1997

Michael Hutchence, co-founder of the Australian rock band INXS, was known for his wild lifestyle, his affairs with celebrities, and his history of drug abuse. He was named to News.com’s list of the 15 greatest Australian singers of all time but unfortunately died by suicide in a Sydney hotel room.

 20 Holly Valance

Holly Valance
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Famous As: Actor, Singer, Model
Birthdate: May 11, 1983
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Melbourne

 21 Abbie Cornish

Abbie Cornish.
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Famous As: Actress, Rapper
Birthdate: August 7, 1982
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Lochinvar, New South Wales

Australian actress and rapper, Abbie Cornish is best known for her role in the film Bright Star. She developed a fascination for acting early in her life and began her career when she was a teenager. At the beginning of her acting career, she also ventured into music. She is an ambassador for the Australian animal rights group, Voiceless.

 22 Vance Joy

Vance Joy.
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: December 1, 1987
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Though equipped with a degree in law, Australian singer Vance Joy doesn’t see himself working as a lawyer ever. The singer who has released chart-topping hits such as Riptide was also a promising footballer before he plunged into music full-time, and played for the Coburg Tigers.

 23 Kevin Parker

Kevin Parker.
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: January 20, 1986
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Sydney, New South Wales

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

 24 Sophie Monk

Sophie Monk
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Famous As: Actor, Singer, Musician, Model
Birthdate: December 14, 1979
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: London

Born in London, Sophie Monk moved to Australia with her family at age 2. Initially a Marilyn Monroe impersonator at a Warner Bros. entertainment center, Sophie won Popstars Australia to be part of the pop band Bardot. She later won The Celebrity Apprentice and gained phenomenal success as a reality star.

 25 Caitlin Stasey

Caitlin Stasey
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Famous As: Actor, Singer
Birthdate: May 1, 1990
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Melbourne

 26 Emma Watkins

Emma Watkins
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Famous As: Musician, Singer
Birthdate: September 21, 1989
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Sydney

Australia’s beloved Yellow Wiggle, Emma Watkins grew up trained as a classical dancer and later became the first female member of the Australian dance group the Wiggles. She also completed a film studies course on a scholarship. Emma is an Endometriosis Australia ambassador, having suffered the ailment herself.  

 27 Flume

Flume
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: November 5, 1991
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Sydney, Australia

Australian electronic musician and DJ Harley Edward Streten, is better known as Flume, a moniker he chose inspired by his favorite Bon Iver song. From being a saxophonist in his school band, Flume ended up releasing a debut album that topped the Australian and New Zealand charts.

 28 Jessica Mauboy

Jessica Mauboy.
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Famous As: Singer, Actress
Birthdate: August 4, 1989
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Darwin

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.

 29 Helen Reddy

Helen Reddy
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: October 25, 1941
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Richmond, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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.

 30 Toni Watson

Toni Watson.
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: August 15, 2000
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia

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.

 31 Courtney Barnett

Courtney Barnett
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: November 3, 1987
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Sydney, Australia

 32 Jimmy Barnes

Jimmy Barnes
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Famous As: Singer, Composer, Songwriter
Birthdate: April 28, 1956
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Glasgow

 33 Guy Sebastian

Guy Sebastian
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Famous As: Singer, Songwriter, Record producer
Birthdate: October 26, 1981
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Klang

 34 Dannii Minogue

Dannii Minogue
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Famous As: Actor, Singer, Model, Songwriter
Birthdate: October 20, 1971
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Melbourne

 35 Judith Durham

Judith Durham
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Famous As: Singer, Jazz musician, Pianist, Songwriter
Birthdate: July 3, 1943
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Essendon

 36 Brody Armstrong

Brody Armstrong
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: January 1, 1979
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

 37 Daniel Johns

Daniel Johns
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: April 22, 1979
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia

 38 Craig McLachlan

Craig McLachlan
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Famous As: Actor, Singer
Birthdate: September 1, 1965
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Long Jetty

 39 Colin Hay

Colin Hay
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Famous As: Singer, Guitarist, Songwriter
Birthdate: June 29, 1953
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Kilwinning

 40 Indiana Evans

Indiana Evans.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: July 27, 1990
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Sydney

Indiana Evans is an Australian actress, songwriter, and singer. She is best known for playing Matilda Hunter in a TV soap opera titled Home and Away, for which she won the Dolly Teen Choice Award under the Queen of Teen category. Evans is also known for contributing immensely to the 2011 soundtrack for series three of H2O: Just Add Water.

 41 Bindi Irwin

Bindi Irwin
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Famous As: Television Personality
Birthdate: July 24, 1998
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Buderim, Australia

Daughter of legendary Australian wildlife expert The Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin, Bindi Irwin has followed in her father’s footsteps and is now a renowned conservationist and TV personality. Her stint on Bindi the Jungle Girl made her the youngest Daytime Emmy winner. She is also associated with the Australia Zoo.

 42 Greg Page

Greg Page
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: January 16, 1972
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Sydney, Australia

 43 Dean Lewis

Dean Lewis.
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: October 21, 1985
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Sydney, Australia

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.

 44 Darren Hayes

Darren Hayes
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter, Singer
Birthdate: May 8, 1972
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Brisbane

 45 Cecilia Cheung

Cecilia Cheung
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: May 24, 1980
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Hong Kong, China

 46 Clare Bowen

Clare Bowen
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: May 12, 1984
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: South Coast, New South Wales,

 47 John Farnham

John Farnham
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: July 1, 1949
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Dagenham, Essex, England, UK

 48 Jason Donovan

Jason Donovan
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Famous As: Actor, Singer
Birthdate: June 1, 1968
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Melbourne

 49 James Reid

James Reid.
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: May 11, 1993
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: St Leonards

Filipino-Australian actor-singer James Reid had been a talented gymnast and swimmer in childhood. He is best known for pairing up with Nadine Lustre in projects such as Diary Ng Panget and On the Wings of Love. Though he and Nadine dated later, they broke hearts with their split in 2020.

 50 Jessica Origliasso

Jessica Origliasso
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Famous As: Singer, Actor, Songwriter
Birthdate: December 25, 1984
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Albany Creek