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Tina Arena : biography

1 November 1967 –

Tina Arena (born Filippina Lydia Arena on 1 November 1967) is an Australian singer, songwriter, television and musical theatre actor, talent show judge, television and radio personality and record producer. She is of Italian descent. IMDB Website. Retrieved on 24 April 2013774 ABC Melbourne. Retrieved on 24 April 2013 Arena is one of Australia’s highest selling female artistsanswers.com. Retrieved on 16 December 2012.askmen.com. Retrieved on 16 December 2012. and has won several awards, most notably six ARIA AwardsARIA Awards. Artist Winning History. Retrieved on 23 November 2012. and the World Music Award for best-selling Australian artist, which she received in both 1996 and 2000. One interesting fact is that one in four Australians owns a Tina Arena record.saxton.com.au. Retrieved on 6 May 2013Tina Arena official YouTube account. Retrieved on 6 May 2013 She has sold over eight million records worldwide.canberratimes.com.au. Retrieved on 9 April 2013. Arena appeared as a judge on the 2012 revival of Young Talent Time in Australia.Digital Spy. I’ll be an honest judge on Young Talent Time Retrieved on 23 November 2012. The original 1977 series made her a household name.Tina Arena Biography. Retrieved on 13 December 2012. In April 2013, she was voted Australia’s all-time greatest female singer and third greatest singer overall in an industry poll conducted by Australian music writer, Cameron Adams for the Herald Sun.3AW.com.au. Retrieved on 9 April 2013.news.com.au. Retrieved on 9 April 2013.TNT Magazine. Retrieved on 9 April 2013. Arena possesses the vocal range of a soprano.ivtom.org. Retrieved on 30 May 2013. Arena is multilingual as she can speak in English, Italian and French and can also sing in four different languages: English, French, Italian and Spanish.gossiprocks.com. Retrieved on 26 June 2013.


English studio albums
  • 1977: Tiny Tina and Little John with John Bowles
  • 1990: Strong as Steel
  • 1994: Don’t Ask
  • 1997: In Deep
  • 2001: Just Me
  • 2007: Songs of Love & Loss
  • 2008: Songs of Love & Loss 2
French studio albums
  • 2005: Un autre univers
  • 2008: 7 vies
Compilation albums
  • 2000: Souvenirs
  • 2004: Greatest Hits 1994–2004
  • 2009: The Best & le meilleur
  • 2009: The Peel Me Sessions 2003
Live albums
  • 2003: Vous êtes toujours là
  • 2005: Greatest Hits Live
  • 2010: The Onstage Collection
  • 2012: Symphony Of Life (Live)
  • 2004: Greatest Hits 1994–2004
  • 2005: Greatest Hits Live
  • 2010: The Onstage Collection
  • 2012: Symphony Of Life (DVD)


Arena has made a Knight of the Order of National Merit, by the President of the French Republic, Nicolas Sarkozy in February 2009 for her contributions to French culture.Corbett, Bryce (24 December 2008). The Australian. Retrieved on 25 December 2008.Gogoll, Nathan (4 March 2009): Barossa & Light Herald (Retrieved on 14 March 2009)

Music career

1976–1987: Young Talent Time and "Turn Up The Beat"

Arena began her career as an eight-year-old, singing live on the variety television show Young Talent Time. Even as a young girl she was known for her powerful voice and stage presence, but she dropped from sight for several years following her Young Talent Time tenure, working the club circuit alone and in bands and also appearing in musicals.Tina Arena MTV Bio. Retrieved on 26 November 2012.

At 21 years of age, Arena eventually landed a record deal and was able to release a pop track called "Turn Up The Beat". This was released in 1985 and proved to be a flop as it did not chart in her country of Australia and no follow up album was promoted to coincide with this single release.answers.com. Retrieved on 14 June 2013.