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Her story began in outback Australia with her family originating from the indigenous tribe - KuKu Yalanji.
Her musical journey began in 2006 with Australian Idol that all started with an audition tape filmed in the Australian desert of Alice Springs.
In 2008, her debut album ‘Been Waiting’ was released and went on to achieve DOUBLE PLATINUM sales and held consistently in the Australian ARIA charts for a year.
The album also featured the #1 ARIA single ‘Burn’ and Top 3 ARIA single ‘Running Back’ featuring Flo Rida with both singles achieving DOUBLE PLATINUM sales.
She has been the recipient of multiple awards including:
2009 ARIA AWARD for Highest Selling Single (Running Back featuring Flo Rida)
ARIA #1 Chart Award
MTV Australia Award
7 x Deadly Awards (Indigenous Achievement Awards)
2 x Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards
3 x NT Indigenous Music Awards
2 x IT List Awards
2 x Cosmopolitan Fun, Fearless, Female Awards
ACCTA Award for Best Supporting Actress
AFCA Award for Best Supporting Actress
2012 Northern Territory Young Australian Of The Year
In January 2010, she made her debut as an actress in the Australian critically acclaimed film musical ‘Bran Nue Dae’ that also starred Academy Award winner Geoffrey Rush.
In November 2010, she released her next album ‘Get Em’ Girls’ that is a Top 10 Gold album that featured her biggest hits to date: ‘Inescapable’ ,“Saturday Night’ featuring Ludacris and ‘Galaxy’
Her single ‘Inescapable’ was written by renowned US song-writer Diane Warren and went on to achieve DOUBLE PLATINUM sales and over 1 million views on YouTube/Vevo.
As a performer, she has mesmerized Australian audiences with major TV performances on multiple awards shows including MTV Australia, ARIA Awards and Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards.
After supporting international superstars Beyonce, Flo Rida and Chris Brown tours around Australia, in 2011, Jessica Mauboy cemented her musical success with her first national sold out headline tour.
Jessica Mauboy has established herself as one of Australia’s biggest female pop stars when she was invited to perform for Oprah Winfrey and US President Barack Obama in 2011.
She also represents a key role model to the indigenous community for Australia as seen in her involvements across their organizations that range from mentoring, performing and education. Jess was also bestowed the Northern Territory Young Australian of the Year for 2012.
In 2012, she embarked on her most exciting film and musical project yet with .... The Sapphires- Platinum Album – will be released by the Wienstein Company in March in the USA.
The film was the most successful Australian Film for 2012 and one of the biggest of the decade.
Jess has earned an ACCTA Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role as “Julie” in The Sapphires and an AFCA Award for the same category.
Jess performed and was nominated for BEST FEMALE, SONG OF THE YEAR & BEST POP RELEASE at the 2012 ARIA Awards and was recognized as one of the top 5 Australian artists to watch in Billboard Magazine.
She also stared in the Sydney Magazine’s Top 100 list for 2012 and adorned the cover of WHO Magazine’s Sexiest People for 2012.
In February 2013, Jess was named as the new face of the NRL’s advertising campaign -performing the new anthem– a re-mix of the classic Etta James track’ Something’s Got a Hold On Me’. Jess is the first female to head the NRL campaign sine Tina Turner in the 1990’s.
Jess is set to release her next studio album "Beautiful" on 4 October 2013, including hit single 'To The End Of The Earth' and new track 'Pop A Bottle (Fill Me Up)
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