Natalie Jane Imbruglia (IPA: [ɪm'bɹʉːlɪə]) (born February 4, 1975) is an Australian singer-songwriter, model and actress.
In the early 1990s, Imbruglia was known to audiences as Beth Willis in the popular Australian soap Neighbours (also responsible for launching pop singer Kylie Minogue). Two years after leaving the program, she launched a highly successful singing career with the international hit, "Torn". The subsequent debut album Left of the Middle (1998) sold 6 million copies worldwide. While following releases, White Lilies Island (2001) and Counting Down the Days (2005), have been unable to match the commercial success of her debut, the latter became her first UK #1, all are critically acclaimed. To date she has sold more than 10 million albums world-wide.
On New Years Eve 2003, Imbruglia and her boyfriend of 3 1/2 years, Silverchair frontman Daniel Johns, were married in a beach ceremony in Australia. She currently lives with Johns in Old Windsor, Berkshire, UK, and ...
Natalie Anne O'Shea Merchant (born October 26, 1963 in Jamestown, New York, USA) is a professional musician. She joined the alternative rock band 10,000 Maniacs in 1981 and left it and began her solo career in 1993.
Her paternal surname Merchant is of Sicilian origin and was originally Mercanto before being Anglicised. The name O'Shea is on her maternal side; they are of Irish extraction.
As a child, her mother listened to music (Beatles, Al Green, Aretha Franklin) and encouraged her children to study music, but she wouldn't allow TV after Natalie was 12. "I was taken to the symphony a lot because my mother loved classical music. But I was dragged to see Styx when I was 12. We had to drive 100 miles to Buffalo, New York. Someone threw up next to me and people were smoking pot. It was terrifying. I remember Styx had a white piano which rose out of the stage. It was awe-inspiring and inspirational." "She [her mother] had show tunes, she had the soundtrack from West Side Story and South...
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