Delta Goodrem

Delta Goodrem

Australian pop singer and actress
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  • Her single "Not Me, Not I" enters the ARIA charts at #2 on September 22, 2003, and peaks at #1 on September 29, 2003.
  • Only artist to have as many as ten ARIA Award Nominations, and to win as many as nine ARIA Awards (including two viewer voted awards - 2003).
  • Her DVD 'Delta' which is certified 11X Platinum by ARIA is the highest selling DVD ever in Australia (ARIA DVD Chart - 2003).
  • Announced that she has been diagnosed with Hodgkin's disease, a treatable form of cancer. Her career will be put on hold while she receives treatment (July 11th, 2003).
  • Has written songs with Gary Barlow, ex-singer with Take That.
  • Her album 'Innocent Eyes' which was released in Australia in March 2003, has never left the Top 3 positions in the ARIA Albums Chart since, and has spent 29 weeks at #1, which no other Australian artist has done (breaking the record of John Farnham's album 'Whispering Jack' which was released in 1982 and spent only 25 weeks at #1) also making it the highest charting local album in Australia. It's certified 14X Platinum by ARIA and is also the highest selling album in Australia (ARIA End Of Year Albums Chart - 2003).
  • Her single "Innocent Eyes" entered the ARIA charts at #2 on June 16, 2003, and peaked at #1 on June 30, 2003.
  • Manager is Glenn Wheatley, most famous for managing John Farnham throughout his career.
  • In the Official UK Singles Chart, in March 2003 her single 'Born To Try' debuted and peaked at #3, in June 2003 her single 'Lost Without You' debuted and peaked at #4, in September 2003 her single 'Innocent Eyes' debuted and peaked at #9 and in December 2003 her single 'Not Me, Not I' debuted and peaked at #18. Her debut album 'Innocent Eyes' also debuted and peaked at #2 in the Official UK Albums Chart in 2003.
  • She is the only artist ever to have as many as five (consecutive) singles peak at #1 from an (debut) album (which also debuted #1 in the ARIA Albums Chart) in the ARIA Singles Chart in Australia (2003).
  • Her single "Predictable/Happy Xmas (War Is Over)" entered the ARIA charts at #2 on December 9, 2003, and peaked at #1 on December 22, 2003.
  • Wrote the song "Together We Are One" for the Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony with her boyfriend Brian McFadden.
  • Her debut single, "I Don't Care", peaked at No. 64 on the ARIA charts in December 2001.
  • Her single "Lost Without You" entered the ARIA charts at #1 on March 11, 2003.
  • She had a top ten UK hit with 'Born to try.'
  • Named for the Joe Cocker song "Delta Lady".
  • She has a longtime love of sport - especially skiing and netball. If she wasn't going to be a singer, she would have aimed to become a World Class Olympian.
  • Close friend of Rebecca Cartwright. The pair have been friends since childhood.
  • All five singles from her album "Innocent Eyes" (Born to Try, Lost Without You, Innocent Eyes, Not Me Not I and Predictable) achieved number 1 on the Australian charts. A seemingly unbeatable record.
  • Family consists of parents Denis and Lea Goodrem, and younger brother Trent.
  • At age 7 appeared in an American commercial for Galoob toys. Recorded a demo CD at 13 and released her first single at age 16.
  • Had to cut off her trademark long hair to undergo chemotherapy for Hodgkins Disease (her treatment has now ended, and she is currently growing out her hair)
  • Her single "Born to Try" entered the ARIA charts at #3 on November 18, 2002, and peaked at #1 on December 2, 2002.
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