Natalie Imbruglia life and biography

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Natalie Imbruglia biography

Date of birth : 1975-02-04
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Sydney, Australia
Nationality : Australian
Category : Arts and Entertainment
Last modified : 2011-02-04
Credited as : Pop singer and songwriter, model and actress, Torn 1997

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Natalie Imbruglia is an Australian singer-songwriter, model and actress.

Natalie Imbruglia became one of the biggest pop sensations in Europe by mixing Lisa Loeb/Alanis Morissette-like singing with music that sounds similar to a more mainstream Portishead at times .

Born in Sydney, Australia, Imbruglia was one of four sisters and grew up in a tiny beach town. After becoming a teen actress and landing a spot on the Australian soap opera Neighbours, Imbruglia decided that she would rather be a singer, and moved to London in 1996 to try her luck. It was a wise move, as she was soon signed to the RCA U.K. label.

Deciding to release a single before her full-length debut, the track Torn was issued in 1997, and no one could have predicted its wild success. Produced by former Cure member Phil Thornalley and written by Ednaswap, the single spent a total of 14 weeks at number one, sold over a million copies, and broke the record for most airplay in U.K. history. Her debut album, Left of the Middle, was a major hit in Australia, the U.K. .

Follow-up singles Smoke and the album's title track did moderately well, but never achieved massive success like "Torn." After whirlwind praise, Imbruglia disappeared for the rest of the '90s. She found herself battling writer's block while trying to compose material for a sophomore effort, but finally succeeded and, in 2001, released White Lilies Island in the U.K. The album's debut single, That Day, was a favorite among radio play. A nearly four-year wait preceded the release of Counting Down the Days. Alongside Coldplay's "Speed of Sound" and James Blunt's "You're Beautiful," Imbruglia's song "Shiver" was nominated for the Ivor Novello Award in the PRS most-performed work category in 2006.

2003 Johnny English
2009 Closed for Winter


1992–1994 Neighbours
1997 Law of the Land
1998 Saturday Night Live
2002 Legend of the Lost Tribe
2009 In Memory Of Maia
2010 The X Factor
2010 The X Factor (Australia)

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