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July 10, 2008: "Delta Goodrem Heads For US"
Delta Goodrem's latest video was filmed on a Malibu beach, complete with her piano sitting near the edge of the ocean.
The video for the song, "In This Life," features Goodrem playing her piano near the ocean.
It was a one-day shoot for the American version of the video, a not-so-difficult process. What did turn out to take a great deal of time was the animation in the sand that surrounded her and the piano. It took animators five days to create the sunbursts, flowers and swirls in the sand.
One overhead shot in the video showed the singer seated at the piano with sunbursts darting out, in the form of lines in the sand, all around the piano.
The single is the first track on her upcoming American debut called "Delta" which will be available in stores July 15. The video will air on VH1 next week.
Music singer-songwriter, pianist and Logie Award winning actress Delta Goodrem pictures (pic) and photo gallery, albums and singles covers pictures.
Birth name: Delta Lea Goodrem.
Born: November 9, 1984 Sydney, Australia.
Delta Goodrem rose to prominence in 2002, starring in the popular Australian soap Neighbours, and this assisted her in establishing an international music career. Her musical output falls under the pop and ballad genres and heavily features the piano.
Goodrem has to date, achieved seven number one ARIA singles and multiple UK Top 10 singles. Her debut album, 2003's Innocent Eyes, made her one of Australia's highest selling female recording artists, spending 29 weeks at #1, selling over a million copies in Australia and 2.5 million worldwide. Its successor, 2004's Mistaken Identity, whilst unable to match the commercial success of its predecessor; entered the ARIA charts at #1 and gained multi-platinum status. To date, she has sold 3.5 million albums worldwide. In 2005, Goodrem embarked on The Visualise Tour, her debut concert tour of Australia.
In 2003, at the age of 18, amidst her blooming career, Goodrem was diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma, a form of cancer. She has since made a full recovery and now spends much of her time promoting cancer charities.
After announcing in late December 2003 that she was in remission, Goodrem began work on her second album. In September 2004, she became the face of soft drink giant Pepsi in Australia, appearing on the product, billboards, TV advertisements and performing an exclusive show for competition winners. In October, first single "Out of the Blue", co-written and produced by Guy Chambers, debuted at number-one in Australia and number nine in the UK. Goodrem's second album Mistaken Identity, notable for its darker themes inspired by the hardships of Goodrem's previous twelve months, was released in early November and debuted at number-one in Australia, Top 10 in New Zealand, but peaked at a disappointing number twenty-five in the UK. "Almost Here", a duet with Irish singer Brian McFadden, reached number three in the UK, became her seventh ARIA number one, and her first number one in Ireland. Singles released only in Australia - "Mistaken Identity", "A Little Too Late" and "Be Strong" - were moderately successful. In October 2004, Goodrem launched her own lingerie line titled "Delta by Annabella".
In March 2005, she starred in her first film role of Hating Alison Ashley, a movie based on the popular children's novel, Goodrem acting the title character. The film performed poorly at the box office and was not a critical success, some critics citing Goodrem's performance as too robotic and detached. April saw Goodrem relocate in New York to launch her career in the United States with a re-worked version of "Lost Without You". She appeared in the last two episodes of short-lived American series North Shore in a bid to gain greater exposure but the single proved to be of only limited success, peaking at number eighteen on the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart and failing to enter the Billboard Hot 100. Plans to release a hybrid of her first two albums were later terminated and Goodrem looks to have put America on hold.
In July, Goodrem embarked on her first headline concert tour of Australia, The Visualise Tour. Ticket prices (ninety-nine Australian dollars each) came under criticism for being higher than most international acts touring Australia at the time and this led to initially slow sales. By the time the concerts were due to take place, many venues sold out after tickets were reduced to $60. Once the tour concluded, over 80,000 tickets had been bought in total making The Visualise Tour one of Australia's highest selling local tours. The Visualise Tour: Live in Concert was released in November and became Goodrem's second #1 DVD.
On March 15, 2006, Goodrem performed a new song "Together We Are One" at the opening ceremony of the 2006 Commonwealth Games in front of 80,000 spectators and up to 1.5 billion television viewers worldwide. It was released in Australia, reaching number two, and performed by the Top 5 contestants on American Idol. In June, Goodrem signed to Modest! Entertainment for her world-wide management. In October 2006, Goodrem began promoting in Japan with the release of her album Innocent Eyes, a compilation of songs from her two studio albums as well the Japan-only single "Flawed" which appears in the Japanese film, Adiantum Blue and reached number one on the Japanese download singles chart. The album peaked at number eight on the Japanese international chart (excluding Japanese artists) and number nineteen on the official Japanese album chart (including Japanese artists). In November, Goodrem appeared with Westlife on The X Factor to perform a duet titled "All Out of Love" and was in Melbourne on Christmas Eve to perform at the annual Carols by Candlelight. She is currently writing, producing and recording material for her third studio album, which is due out for release late 2007 or early 2008.
On July 8, 2003, at the age of 18, Goodrem was diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma, a form of cancer which attacks the body's immune system. As a result, she was forced to put all working commitments on hold while undertaking treatment for the disease. In an exclusive interview with the Australian Women's Weekly, Goodrem revealed that her body had been giving warning signs since 2002. Symptoms included a head to toe rash, fatigue, weight loss, night sweats and the appearance of a lump on her neck. "I was doing sit-ups when I felt something pop in my neck. I reached down and I felt a small lump at the base of my throat. It wasn't sore, it wasn't visible, but I could feel it." As part of her treatment, Goodrem undertook chemotherapy, which resulted in the loss of her hair, and radiation therapy.
News of her diagnosis made newspaper and television headlines and an outpour of support was shown by fans and the general public alike, Goodrem thanking them during The Visualise Tour for all the letters and well wishes she received. Much of Goodrem's 2004 album Mistaken Identity - in particular "Extraordinary Day" - is inspired by her battle. Reflecting on that period of her life, Goodrem says, "It's weird to see pictures of that time. In some ways the fact that I was so sick was so out there, and yet I kept it really private. No-one saw me on the days I was really sick...I was 18 when I was diagnosed and I had a number one album and single in the country. And in the UK, I was number two. It was such a bipolar year".
During her work on Neighbours, Goodrem dated fellow cast member Blair McDonough and it is widely speculated that the song "Not Me, Not I" was written about their breakup. In 2004, Goodrem began a nine month relationship with Australian tennis player Mark Philippoussis. Her "comeback" single "Out of the Blue" was written about his support during her cancer battle. The couple ended in controversy when newspapers reported Philippoussis had been unfaithful. Reports indicated Philippoussis had been linked with socialite Paris Hilton before breaking it off with Goodrem, though this was denied by Philippoussis.
In 2004, Goodrem began dating former Westlife singer Brian McFadden, with whom she collaborated on the single "Almost Here", and this caused immense tabloid scrutiny in the UK. It was suggested the pair had embarked on their relationship before McFadden and then-wife Kerry Katona had seperated. This was strongly denied by both Goodrem and McFadden. In May 2006, newspapers claimed that Goodrem's mother had advised her to end her relationship with McFadden in order to concentrate on furthering her career. Despite repeated rumours that the couple are engaged, this has been denied by both Goodrem and McFadden.