Jessica Mauboy Biography
Jessica Mauboy full name Jessica Hilda Mauboy was born on 4th August 1989 in Darwin, Northern Territory Austraria. She is an Australian R&B and pop singer, songwriter and actress. She rose to fame in 2006 after she became the runner-up on the fourth season of Australian Idol.
She signed a recording contract with Sony Music Australia and in 2008 she released her debut studio album, ‘Been Waiting’ which became the second highest-selling Australian album of 2009, and was certified double platinum by the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA).
Jessica Mauboy Age
Jessica Mauboy was born on 4th August 1989.
Jessica Mauboy Parents and Family
Her father Ferdy, is an Indonesian born electrician who came from East Timor and her mother Therese, is from the indigenous Kuku Yalanji people in the rainforest regions of Far North Queensland. Mauboy has four siblings; three older sisters Sandra, Jenny and Catherine, and a younger sister Sophia.
Jessica Mauboy Music Career and Australian Idol
Jessica Mauboy attended Wulagi Primary School and Sanderson High School in Darwin. She dropped out of school in year 11.From an early age, she was involved in the local church choir with her grandmother Harriett. At the age of 14 she participated at the 2004 Tamworth Country Music Festival in Tamworth, New South Wales, for the Telstra Road to Tamworth competition. As the winner she traveled to Sydney to perform and scored a recording deal with Sony Music Australia. She released a country-inspired rendition of the Cyndi Lauper hit “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun”.
In 2006 Jessica Mauboy auditioned for the fourth season of Australian Idol in Alice Springs, Northern Territory singing Whitney Houston’s “I Have Nothing”. Her audition impressed all three judges, and she progressed through to the semi-finals.
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”. Jessica Mauboy appeared stunned by the comment. In an interview with Who magazine’s Alicia Neil, two years after the comment was made, Mauboy stated “I kind of took it as a joke … I look back on it as a positive thing – it made me a stronger person.”
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”. During the final nine-week, Mauboy had a sore throat that resulted in a mediocre rendition of Phil Collins’ “Another Day in Paradise” and near-elimination, which landed her in the bottom three. Following that week, she never landed in the bottom three again, and ended up progressing through to the final show with Damien Leith. The grand finale was held on 27 November at the Sydney Opera House. After the viewer votes had been tallied it was announced that Mauboy was runner-up to Leith. In December 2006, Jessica Mauboy signed a recording contract with Sony Music Australia – two weeks after Idol ended.
On 24th February 2007 Jessica Mauboy released her debut live album The Journey which contained re-recorded covers of the selected songs Jessica Mauboy performed as part of the top twelve on Australian Idol, while disc two included a DVD of her performances on the series.The Journey debuted at number four on the ARIA Albums Chart and was certified gold by the Australian Recording Industry Association for shipments of 35,000 units.
Jessica Mauboy Young Divas
In September 2007 Jessica Mauboy joined Young Divas as a replacement of one of the group’s original members, Ricki-Lee Coulter, who had left in June to resume her solo career.
On 24th November 2007 they released their second album ‘New Attitude’ which debuted at number 10 and was certified gold. The album was preceded by the lead single “Turn Me Loose”, which peaked at number 15 on the ARIA Singles Chart. In August 2008 she announced that she was quitting the band to concentrate on her solo career.
Jessica Mauboy Solo Career
In March 2008, Jessica Mauboy signed on to the Australian Government In2Oz program, designed to promote closer ties with Indonesia. 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.It was during this time that Jessica Mauboy had begun to work on her first solo studio album.
On 22 November 2008 she released her debut album ‘Been Waiting’ which peaked at number 11 and was certified double platinum for shipments of 140,000 units.The lead single “Running Back”, featuring American rapper Flo Rida, peaked at number three and was certified double platinum. The second single, “Burn”, became Mauboy’s first number-one single, and was certified platinum. It also reached number 92 on the Japan Hot 100 and became Mauboy’s first single to chart internationally. The album’s third single and title track peaked at number 12 and was certified gold. The following singles, “Because” and “Up/Down”, peaked at numbers nine and 11, respectively, and both were certified gold.
In February 2009 Jessica Mauboy signed with UK record label Ministry of Sound. On 22nd April 2009 she released ‘Been Waiting’ which reached number 138 on the Japanese Albums Chart.
In September 2009 Jessica Mauboy served as a support act for Beyoncé on the Australian leg of her I Am… World Tour. In 2011 she served as a support act for Chris Brown on the Australian leg of his F.A.M.E tour.
On 11 December 2017, Mauboy was unveiled as the representative of Australia for the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest in Lisbon, Portugal, becoming the fourth overall artist to compete for Australia.
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Jessica Mauboy Songs
- Never Be the Same
- Pop a Bottle
- Can i Get a Moment
- What Happened to Us
- I Can’t Help Myself
- Let Me Be Me
- Kick Up Your Heels
- Get Em Girls
- Sea of Flags
- Sateurday Night
- Running Back
- This Ain’t Love
- Been Waiting
- The Day Before I Met You
- To the End of the Earth
- Something’s Got a Hold on Me
- Up/ Down
- Who’s Loving You
- Heartbreak Party
- Kiss Me Hello
- What a Man
- Ngarra Burra Ferra
- Back to u
- Land of a Thousand Dances
- Used 2 B
- Can Anybody Tell Me
- Another Day in Paradise
Jessica Mauboy Movies
In January 2010 Jessica Mauboy made her acting debut in the film adaptation of the 1990 Aboriginal musical Bran Nue Dae. She played the role of Rosie, a local church singer who has a love interest for a school boy named Willie (played by Rocky McKenzie). Her performance in the film earned her a nomination for Female Actress of the Year at the 2010 Deadly Awards. In November 2010, Jessica Mauboy made a guest appearance in the final episode of the mini-series Underbelly: Razor, and played the role of a nightclub singer named Gloria Starr.
In 2012 Jessica Mauboy had a lead role in ‘The Sapphires’ where she played the role of Julie McCrae, one of the four Indigenous Australian women who travel to Vietnam to sing for the American troops.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.
In 2016, Jessica Mauboy was cast in the lead role of the television drama series ‘The Secret Daughter’, which premiered on the Seven Network on 3 October. She played the role of Billie Carter, a part-time country pub singer whose life changes after coming in contact with a rich hotelier. The role earned Mauboy her first Logie Award nomination for Best Actress.
Jessica Mauboy Fragrance
On 30th October 2015 Jessica Mauboy first fragrance ‘Be Beautiful’ was released it was developed by Mauboy in partnership with BrandPoint and was inspired by her hometown of Darwin.
Jessica Mauboy Boyfriend
In January 2008 Jessica Mauboy 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. Magripilis played for the Darwin soccer league’s club Hellenic Athletic, the same club that Mauboy’s younger sister Sophia played for. After seven years of long distance, Magripilis relocated from Darwin to Sydney in September 2016 and moved in with Mauboy.
Jessica Mauboy Awards
- 2007: Artist of the Year at the Deadly Awards.
- 2007: Act of the Year at the NT Indigenous Music Awards.
- 2009: Female Artist of the Year, at the Deadly Awards.
- 2009: Album of the Year, Been Waiting, at the Deadly Awards.
- 2009: Single Release of the Year, “Burn”, at the Deadly Awards.
- 2009: Highest Selling Single, “Running Back”, at the ARIA Music Awards.
- 2009: Urban Work of the Year,”Running Back” (featuring Flo Rida)”, at the APRA Awards.
- 2009: Fave Aussie Singe at the Nickelodeon Australian Kids’ Choice Awards.
- 2009: Album of the Year, “Been Waiting”, at the NT Indigenous Music Awards.
- 2010: Fave Aussie Musos at the Nickelodeon Australian Kids’ Choice Awards.
- 2011: Female Artist of the Year, at the Deadly Awards.
- 2012: Female Artist of the Year, at the Deadly Awards.
- 2012: Single of the Year, “Galaxy” (featuring Stan Walker), at the Deadly Awards.
- 2013: Best Female Artist, “To the End of the Earth”, at the ARIA Music Awards.
- 2013: Female Artist of the Year at the Deadly Awards.
- 2013: Single Release of the Year, “Something’s Got a Hold on Me”, at the Deadly Awards.
- 2013: National Artist of the Year, at the National Indigenous Music Awards.
- 2013: Northern Territory Young Australian of the Year, at the Australian of the Year Awards.
- 2014: National Artist of the Year, at the National Indigenous Music Awards.
- 2015: National Artist of the Year, at the National Indigenous Music Awards.