Delta Goodrem is an Australian pianist and actress. After signing for Sony at the age of 15 years, Delta has achieved success in 2002, participating in the Australian soap opera Neighbours as Nina Tucker. She is one of the singers who have sold more records in Australia, having both of her album Innocent Eyes (2003) and Mistaken Identity (2004) reached number one on the Australian charts. At the moment the Goodrem has placed eight number one singles in her country of origin. Her repertoire falls under the pop music and is characterized by the use of the piano, which usually plays barefoot during live performances. The Goodrem is also known for her powerful and extensive soprano voice.
Delta Lea Goodrem was born November 9, 1984 on the outskirts of Sydney, from Denis and Lea Goodrem Christina Harwood Parker, now divorced. She has a younger brother, Trent, Australian football player with the Central District Football Club in the South Australian National Football League (SANFL).
Her name of Delta comes from the song by Joe Cocker Delta Lady. Attracted by the world of music and show business from a very young, at the age of seven years Goodrem appears in an American commercial for the toys company Galoob, alongside friend’s Bec Cartwright, and, simultaneously, began playing the piano, also taking singing lessons, dancing and acting.
At the age of 15 years Goodrem signed a recording contract with Sony and began working on her debut album, including her debut single I Do not Care, released in November 2001. In 2002 participates in the popular soap Neighbours, playing the role of Nina Tucker, which gives her an instant success. In this series, also she sings for the first time the song Born to Try, written with Audius Mtawarira, which will be placed inside of her debut album, Innocent Eyes, published on March 21, 2003.
At the end of the same year Delta begins work on her second album, Mistaken Identity, which is published on 8 November 2004 and is ranked among the first in Australia, the UK and Ireland. From the album came singles Out of the Blue, Mistaken Identity, Almost Here (a duet with Irish singer Brian McFadden), A Little Too Late and Be Strong. In March 2005 her feature film debut with the film Hating Alison Ashley and in July the same year she began her first concert tour in Australia, The Visualise Tour.
On 10 August 2007 Delta Goodrem makes in Los Angeles the music video of In This Life, the first single from her third album, Delta, published on October 20 of that year. Other hit singles are content within the album Believe Again, You Will Only Break My Heart and I Can not Break It To My Heart. Between January 9 and February 4, 2009 she undertakes the Believe Again Tour in Australia.
Since the beginning of 2012 to the end of 2013, Goodrem has served on the jury of the Australian version of the talent show The Voice, which was judge with Keith Urban (later replaced by Ricky Martin), Joel Madden and Seal. On 26 October the same year is published Child of the Universe, her fourth studio album, preceded by the single Sitting on Top of the World, Dancing with a Broken Heart and Wish You Were Here. On November 26, 2013, through her Twitter profile, Goodrem announces not to return to The Voice for a third season, choosing instead to join the new Australian version of The Voice Kids, since this would give more time for her career in music and work on her fifth album. Goodrem has coached from June 22 to August 10, 2014 with Joel Madden, who has partnered with her brother Benji Madden, and Melanie Brown.
The January 13, 2015 it was announced that Goodrem would return to The Voice Australia for the fourth season of the series. The album Wings of the Wild was released on 1 July 2016, anticipated by the single Only Human, Wings, Dear Life and Enough, while the song The River was released on October 6 of that year.