Date of Birth
9 November 1984, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
5' 10" (1.78 m)
Delta Goodrem was born on the 9th of November, 1984 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Her parents are Lea and Denis Goodrem. She has a younger brother, Trent. Delta began singing and writing at a young age and made some guest appearances in various TV commercials and the Australian TV shows Hey Dad..! (1987), A Country Practice (1981) and Police Rescue (1989). When Delta was only 15 years old, she interested pop agent Glenn Wheatley so much so, that he decided to sign her to the Sony label.
After appearing on the popular soap Neighbours (1985) playing shy, wannabe singer-songwriter "Nina Tucker", 18 year old Delta Goodrem broke into the music scene with her breakthrough smash hit debut album "Innocent Eyes". With a mixture of strong vocals, inspiring lyrics and likable ballads, Delta was an overnight success story, well placed to take the leap from struggling singer to international pop star.
Delta has achieved phenomenal success on the Australian pop charts, by notching up an unprecedented five consecutive Number 1 singles, all from her debut album. Her popularity is unmatched as she has gained millions of fans around the world and won numerous Australian awards in the music industry. However, it was appearing on Neighbours (1985) that was her breakthrough internationally. She has been a consistent top 10 hitter in the UK charts, and even gained a few top fives.
She has come quite a way since her first released single "I Don't Care" which peaked at No. 64 on the Australian music charts, way back in 2001. In 2003, Delta faced the toughest moment of her life when she was diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma, a type of treatable cancer. Nevertheless, she has overcome this hurdle in her life and, in 2004, released her highly anticipated second album "Mistaken Identity", which is still enjoying success now. Delta also started work on a new Australian adaptation of the famous Australian novel Hating Alison Ashley (2005), where she plays the leading lady. At such a young age and achieving so much, Delta has the world at her feet.