[6], In 2006, Mauboy auditioned for the fourth season of Australian Idol in Alice Springs, Northern Territory singing Whitney Houston's "I Have Nothing". Take a look at the all-time best Aussie reality showstoppers", "John Farnham tops the list of Australia's greatest singers of all time", "Dear Australia, you're all part of my family", "Design Idol & Culture Icon Jessica Mauboy", "I love Idol. [112], Mauboy's second individual soundtrack album, The Secret Daughter Season Two: Songs from the Original 7 Series, was released on 6 October 2017. [177] Her performance in the film earned her a nomination for Female Actress of the Year at the 2010 Deadly Awards. The lead single "Running Back", featuring Flo Rida, was written by Mauboy, Audius Mtawarira and Sean Ray Mullins. The song became Mauboy's first number-one on the ARIA Singles … [88][89] She appeared in an episode of Sesame Street on 20 March 2014, singing "Count the Kangaroos" in a clip which was filmed in Alice Springs with children from Yipirinya State Primary School. [27][104], In March 2016, Mauboy released the single "Where I'll Stay", which was used to promote the Seven Network's coverage of the 2016 Rio Olympics. It was written by Taj Jackson, Jonas Jeberg and Mich Hansen, and was produced by Jeberg and Cutfather. [150] She has worn dresses designed by Dolce & Gabbana, J'Aton, Steven Khalil and Toni Matičevski,[161] and has appeared on the covers of fashion magazines in Australia, including Elle,[162] InStyle,[163] and Marie Claire. [169] In 2014, she received media attention for her weight loss transformation from a size 12 to 8. It earned Mauboy her first number-one single "Burn", became the second highest-selling Australian album of 2009,[2] and was certified double platinum by the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). [19] As the first winner of the competition, Mauboy travelled to Sydney to perform[10] and scored a recording deal with Sony Music Australia. [76][77] In March 2013, she participated in a singing quiz segment for Ellen DeGeneres' two Australian shows in Sydney and Melbourne. [224][225], Mauboy has also contributed to Indigenous organisations aimed at improving children's education. [10][15][16] Her home was described as the "noisiest house on the block", with her mother often singing, her father playing guitar and the rest of the family displaying their passion for music. [27][83] "Pop a Bottle (Fill Me Up)" also reached number 33 in New Zealand and became Mauboy's third single to chart internationally. [201] In February 2013, Mauboy was announced as the ambassador for the National Rugby League (NRL) and featured in their television advertising campaign singing her cover version of Etta James' "Something's Got a Hold on Me", the theme song for the 2013 NRL season. The fragrance was developed by Mauboy in partnership with BrandPoint and was inspired by her hometown of Darwin. [123][124] In January 2009, she began a long-distance relationship with Themeli "Magoo" Magripilis, a soccer player and council worker of Greek descent, who was born and raised in Darwin. [223] Mauboy headlined the Come Together charity concert in Ulverstone, Tasmania on 19 May 2013, in aid of two boys who were burnt in an explosion. We Got Love, a Single by Jessica Mauboy. Find Jessica Mauboy discography, albums and singles on AllMusic It's going to be a little bit more soul. She released her debut live album The Journey in February 2007, which features songs she performed as … After she became the runner-up on the fourth season of Australian Idol in 2006, Mauboy signed a contract with record label Sony Music Australia. [96], Mauboy performed at the ICC Cricket World Cup opening ceremony held on 12 February 2015 at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl in Melbourne. [158][174] Both the album and its title track also received negative reviews from critics. In the final eleven week, following her rendition of Kelly Clarkson's "Walk Away", judge Kyle Sandilands commented on Mauboy's weight, that if she wished to succeed in the music industry, she should "lose the jelly belly". n/a; Digital File). "[160] Anna Byrne of the Herald Sun observed, "It's clear this endearing unpretentiousness is not a fame facade. On 11 December 2017, Mauboy was announced as the Australian representative for the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest in Portugal; becoming the fourth artist to compete for Australia. Australian singer and songwriter Jessica Mauboy has recorded songs for a live album, three studio albums, non-album singles and an extended play, some of which were collaborations with other artists. [188] In 2016, Mauboy was cast in the lead role of the television drama series The Secret Daughter, which premiered on the Seven Network on 3 October. The former single peaked at number four and was certified double platinum, while the latter peaked at number 13 and was certified platinum. [26] Disc one contained re-recorded covers of the selected songs Mauboy performed as part of the top twelve on Australian Idol, while disc two included a DVD of her performances on the series. [94] Beautiful was re-released as a platinum edition on 21 November 2014, which included the singles "Can I Get a Moment?" [34] In August 2008, Mauboy announced that after a year with the Young Divas, she had decided to quit in order to concentrate on her solo career. 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[197] In April 2009, she teamed up with Bloom Cosmetics to create two designer collection nail polishes, which included shades of sangria red and metallic green. I've...watched her documentary [Life Is But a Dream] and was just blown away by how magnificent she really is and it's so inspiring for me. [154] Speaking of Mauboy's image for R&B music, Fairfax Media journalist Bernard Zuel said: "It's a problem, matching the personality to a formula. [219] For many years, Mauboy has performed at the annual Channel Seven Perth Telethon. [61] On 10 December 2010, she performed in front of an audience of 92,000 at the Federation Square in Melbourne, ahead of Oprah Winfrey's visit to the place. [164] She has also appeared on the cover of Who magazine's Sexiest People issue twice; first in 2012 and again in 2016. [84] Mauboy received three nominations at the 2014 ARIA Music Awards, including Album of the Year and Best Female Artist for Beautiful, and Best Video for "Never Be the Same". [226][227] In 2009, she became a spokesperson for the Indigenous Literacy Project (ILP), which aims to provide "books and learning materials to schools, libraries and women's centres in remote areas." 2 Songs. [208][209] Mauboy's first fragrance, Be Beautiful, was released on 30 October 2015. Listen free to Jessica Mauboy – Inescapable - Single (Inescapable, Inescapable). [186][187] In September 2013, Mauboy made a guest appearance as herself in the third and final season of the teen drama Dance Academy. [143] In 2010, Mauboy was nominated for Breakthrough Songwriter of the Year at the APRA Awards. [55] Get 'Em Girls received mixed reviews from critics. Jessica Hilda Mauboy was born on 4 August 1989 and raised in Darwin, Northern Territory. [180][181][182], In 2012, Mauboy had a lead role in The Sapphires, a film based on the stage show of the same name. [6] Her father, Ferdy, is an Indonesian-born electrician who came from West Timor,[7][8] and her mother, Therese, is an Indigenous Australian. [130][131][132] She is an avid fan of NRL side North Queensland Cowboys. Humble, genuinely engaging and passionate about public service, Mauboy, put simply, is really nice. Shop for Vinyl, CDs and more from Jessica Mauboy at the Discogs Marketplace. Genres: Dance-Pop. You can listen to her album “Hilda” down below, of course it includes her lastest single and you can check for more music form Jessica. [31][32] In March 2008, Mauboy signed on to the Australian Government In2Oz program, designed to promote closer ties with Indonesia. [183][184] Mauboy and the cast attended the film's premiere at the 65th Annual Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France on 20 May 2012. Musically, "Burn" is an R&B-dance track that incorporates electronica influences. [17][18] She dropped out of school in year 11. A look at Jessica Mauboy's dating history. "[146] Mauboy also grew up listening to hip-hop rappers Tupac Shakur, Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg. [2] Mauboy's debut studio album Been Waiting was released in 2008. [86] She embarked on the To the End of the Earth Tour, her second headlining tour, from November 2013 to January 2014. Australian singer and songwriter Jessica Mauboy has recorded songs for a live album, … 1. The media cited her previous Sony contract as grounds for dismissal, but since the contract had expired, Australian Idol producers refused to remove her from the show. "[99][100] "This Ain't Love", released in September 2015, was originally intended to be the album's lead single; it peaked at number five and was certified gold. [56][175][176] The music video for the title track was heavily criticised by fans who felt that Mauboy had become too sexy and moved away from her good girl image. [220][221] In December 2011, she performed free acoustic concerts across Australia as part of the Indian Pacific Outback Christmas train journey, an annual fund-raiser for the Royal Flying Doctor Service. [235], In December 2020, Mauboy was announced to have joined the judging panel of The Voice Australia for its upcoming tenth season. [80] Mauboy's third studio album Beautiful was released on 4 October 2013; it debuted at number three and was certified platinum. [113][114] Original track "Fallin'" was released as the album's lead single; it peaked at number 11, became Mauboy's sixteenth top-twenty hit, and was certified platinum. 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[34] It was during this time that Mauboy had begun to work on her first solo studio album. She is an ambassador for the Sony Foundation, which raises funds for youth-related causes. After releasing a live album of her Idol performances and briefly being a member of the girl group Young Divas in 2007, Mauboy released her debut studio album, Been Waiting, the following year. [185] Her performance in The Sapphires earned her the AACTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role and the Australian Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actress. It is the first song Jessica has written for her upcoming fourth studio album; and one of Mauboy’s best works to date. [92] SBS screened the documentary, Jessica Mauboy's Road to Eurovision on 10 May 2014 before their coverage of the second semi-final. [33] As a part of the program, she travelled to Indonesia for a three-day trip performing around the country, including an appearance on Indonesian Idol. [152][153], Mauboy is known for her good girl image[154] and is considered a role model to young girls and Indigenous communities in Australia. [123], Mauboy has also incorporated her Indigenous Australian culture into her music, including songs on the soundtrack album for The Sapphires and in the single "Sea of Flags". ARIA Award-winner JESSICA MAUBOY has released her brand new single entitled ‘Sunday’.The track is out now through Sony Music Entertainment, and is available to download and stream now! [3] The sixth and final single "Let Me Be Me" was co-written by Sugababes member Jade Ewen. [73][74] Mauboy released "Gotcha" as the album's lead single, which peaked at number 43 and was certified gold. [28][31] The album was preceded by the lead single "Turn Me Loose", which peaked at number 15 on the ARIA Singles Chart. The song was released on 7 March 2014 as the fourth single from Mauboy's third studio album, Beautiful. "[161] Fashion has influenced Mauboy's music career and image. The 29-year-old dazzles in the high-octane video, … [27][41] It also reached number 92 on the Japan Hot 100 and became Mauboy's first single to chart internationally. [27][57] Mauboy performed "Get 'Em Girls" at the 2010 Nickelodeon Australian Kids' Choice Awards, where she co-hosted the award ceremony with Liam Hemsworth and Jerry Trainor, and won the award for Fave Aussie Muso. [97][98] In an interview with the Australian Associated Press that same month, Mauboy revealed that she had already begun writing songs for her upcoming fourth studio album. Jessica Hilda Mauboy (born 4 August 1989) is an Australian singer and songwriter who rose to prominence on the fourth season of Australian Idol in 2006, placing second behind winner Damien Leith. [133], Mauboy's music is generally R&B and pop,[134][135] but she also incorporates dance, funk, soul and hip hop into some of her songs. [228] In 2011, she worked with the Yalari organisation "that offers children from regional, rural and remote communities and towns across Australia the opportunity to get a first-class secondary education. [85] At the 2013 ARIA Music Awards, Mauboy won Best Female Artist for "To the End of the Earth". [3][4] She has achieved six top-ten albums (including two number-ones) and 16 top-twenty singles (including 9 top-ten hits). [155][207] In May 2015, she became the new face for Target Australia's Womenswear and represented the brand for a year. "[140] Kylie Northover of The Sydney Morning Herald noted that Mauboy's third studio album Beautiful (2013) featured "a mix of more dance-oriented tunes and her usual R&B sound". Jessica Hilda Mauboy (born 4 August 1989) is an Australian R&B and pop singer, songwriter, and actress. Her third studio album, Beautiful (2013), which explored a mixture of dance-oriented tracks with R&B and pop, included the top-ten hits "Pop a Bottle (Fill Me Up)", "Never Be the Same" and "Can I Get a Moment?". [7] Mauboy also co-wrote ten of the thirteen songs on her third studio album Beautiful, which was released in 2013. In addition to working with Mtawarira and Cruz again, Mauboy collaborated with American songwriters and producers she had not worked with previously. [27] The former single was certified double platinum while the latter was only certified platinum. "Single Review: Jessica Mauboy – 'Can I Get a Moment? [6] She co-wrote the soundtrack's lead single "Gotcha" with Ilan Kidron and Louis Schoorl. [39] The lead single "Running Back", featuring American rapper Flo Rida, peaked at number three and was certified double platinum. [10] Mauboy attended Wulagi Primary School and Sanderson High School in Darwin. [92][141][142] Aside from her vocals work, Mauboy can also play the piano and has co-written some of her material. [202][203][204] The following month, Mauboy became the ambassador of the 2013 Woolworths Earn & Learn program, which enables primary and secondary schools in Australia as well as early learning centres to earn educational resources through the school community shopping at Woolworths. [155][156][157] Ed Gibbs of The Sydney Morning Herald described her as a "wholesome girl-next-door",[158] while Holly Richards of New Idea noted that she "is renowned for her squeaky-clean image and family values. [210], Throughout her career, Mauboy has supported various charities in Australia. [6] She then released a country-inspired rendition of the Cyndi Lauper hit "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun". "[150] Mauboy also names Whitney Houston as another influence, stating that she looks up to her and Carey "for their outstanding vocal performances". [51] Kingston was unable to attend the performance, due to a passport mix-up. [189][190] It was Mauboy's first major TV role and was written especially for her. [9] In July 2014, Mauboy released her first extended play iTunes Session, which contained a cover version of Frank Ocean's "Thinkin Bout You". "[22], In the final ten-week, Mauboy received the first touchdown of the season from judge Mark Holden for her rendition of Christina Aguilera's hit, "Beautiful". [199] Mauboy has performed at several other fundraising events including charity balls,[214][215] charity dinners,[216][217] Christmas carols events,[218] and telethons. 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[140], Mauboy grew up listening to country singers Patsy Cline, Dolly Parton and Slim Dusty;[20][145] she credits country music as her first love of music, saying the genre "is who I really, really am deeply. Mauboy's debut studio album Been Waiting was released on 22 November 2008; it peaked at number 11 and was certified double platinum for shipments of 140,000 units. [15] Her audition impressed all three judges, and she progressed through to the semi-finals. Majhid Heath of ABC Online Indigenous gave the album two-and-a-half out of five stars, writing that it's a "non-cohesive mess of similar sounding, auto-tuned ravaged pop/R&B that diminishes the talent of this brilliant young songstress". [7], At the age of fourteen, Mauboy's talents were exposed through the Telstra Road to Tamworth competition at the 2004 Tamworth Country Music Festival in Tamworth, New South Wales. [7] From an early age, she was involved in the local church choir with her grandmother Harriett. 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