Goodrem's debut single was a pop-dance song which failed to make an impact on the charts. Problems playing this file? At the age of 15, Goodrem signed a record deal with Sony  and began work on an album of pop — dance songs including the unsuccessful debut single, " I Don't Care ", which peaked at number sixty four on the ARIA Singles Chart in November In , Goodrem took up the role as shy school girl and aspiring singer Nina Tucker in the popular soap Neighbours , which helped re-launch Goodrem's music career.
Born to Try was certified triple Platinum in Australia for sales of over , copies. It was the highest-selling album in Australia of  and sold 1. In an exclusive interview with The Australian Women's Weekly , Goodrem revealed that, since , she had suffered from a head-to-toe rash, fatigue, weight loss, night sweats, and a lump on her neck. I reached down and I felt a small lump at the base of my throat. It wasn't sore, it wasn't visible, but I could feel it.
Goodrem thanked them during The Visualise Tour for all the letters and well wishes she received. The album's fourth single, " Not Me, Not I ", was released following the announcement Goodrem had been diagnosed with cancer. It became her fourth consecutive number one single in Australia, overtaking the previous effort of three number-ones from Kylie Minogue 's debut album, Kylie Her mother, Lea Goodrem, replaced him as her manager.
Mistaken Identity and The Visualise Tour[ edit ] After announcing in late December that she was in remission , Goodrem began work on her second studio album. In September , she became the face of soft drink company Pepsi in Australia, appearing on the product, billboards , TV advertisements and performing an exclusive show for competition winners. It was certified five times platinum for sales of , copies.
It also reached number seven in New Zealand, and peaked at number 25 in the UK. The album's lead single " Out of the Blue ", which was co-written and produced by Guy Chambers was released prior to the album on 8 October This was Goodrem's sixth straight number one single in Australia. It was certified platinum in Australia.
At the time of release, digital downloads were not included as part of the main singles chart, therefore it was ineligible to chart. Much of the album, in particular "Extraordinary Day", was inspired by her battle with cancer. In some ways the fact that I was so sick was so out there, and yet I kept it really private. No-one saw me on the days I was really sick. I was 18 when I was diagnosed and I had a number one album and single in the country.
And in the UK, I was number two. It was such a bipolar year. The film performed poorly at the box office and was not a critical success, with some critics citing Goodrem's performance as too robotic and detached. She appeared in the last two episodes of the short-lived American series North Shore in a bid to gain greater exposure. Plans to release a hybrid of her first two albums were later terminated and Goodrem put America on hold.
Once the tour concluded, over 80, tickets had been bought in total making The Visualise Tour one of Australia's highest-selling local tours. Live in Concert was released in November and became Goodrem's second No. On 15 March , Goodrem performed a new song, " Together We Are One ", at the Commonwealth Games opening ceremony in front of 80, spectators and up to 1.
In June , Goodrem signed to Modest! Entertainment for her worldwide management. The album peaked at number eight on the Japanese international chart excluding Japanese artists and number nineteen on the official Japanese album chart including Japanese artists. Goodrem described the material as " On this album, I've tried to remove a lot of that and just write great pop songs, songs that are from my heart but there's no baggage with them". In December the album was certified 2x platinum. The video premiered on 31 August on Sunrise.
It debuted at number one on the Australian Singles Chart , becoming Goodrem's eighth number one single in Australia. It was certified platinum. The fourth single to be lifted from the album was " I Can't Break It to My Heart ", which debuted and peaked at number thirteen. In , Goodrem focused on promoting music in Japan and the United States. She followed that up by releasing "Delta" on 20 February.
The album peaked at number eight on the Japanese international chart and number 39 on the overall chart. The album sold almost 5, copies in its first week, 1, copies more than her previous album in Japan and overall sold over 30, copies in Japan. On 17 June , Goodrem appeared for the second time on any Billboard chart with the single, debuting at number 40 on the Hot Adult Top 40 Tracks chart.
The song later peaked at No. Overall the album sold over 21, copies in the United States. The tour ran from 9 January to 4 February A concert DVD of the tour was released on 18 September Goodrem returned for season two in , again with Madden and Seal, with Ricky Martin replacing Urban.
Goodrem's finalist for season two was Celia Pavey who also finished third. On that day, it was then announced that Goodrem would be releasing her new single, " Sitting on Top of the World ". It also peaked number twenty three in New Zealand and was certified Gold. The album's second single, " Dancing with a Broken Heart " was released on 10 August Goodrem's fourth studio album, Child of the Universe was released on 26 October , which debuted at number two on the ARIA Charts and spent ten weeks in the top It was certified Gold in its second with for sales of 35, copies.
Along with the release of the album, Goodrem embarked on her " An Evening with Delta: The Top of My World Shows " which supported the album release with a series of stripped back shows, starting in Brisbane on 27 October then two Sydney shows on 31 October and 2 November and finishing with Melbourne on 7 and 8 November Rachael Leahcar was the tour's opening act.
It was released on 14 December in Australia and New Zealand. This was a late night performance, in Mardigrasland, which was well received by critics. On 26 November , it was announced that Goodrem would not be returning to The Voice Australia for the third season in but instead chose to be a part of the new Australian version of The Voice Kids. The show premiered on 22 June and finished on 10 August. Thy Will Be Done " on 12 September Return to Neighbours, stage debut and Wings of the Wild[ edit ] It was announced on 13 January , that Goodrem was returning as a judge The Voice Australia for the show's fourth season.
She performed the role in the Sydney, Hobart, Melbourne and Brisbane legs of the show. It later peaked at number twenty seven in its third week on the chart. Complaints about the video to the Bureau stated that it "[sic]does not promote safe driving" and features Goodrem placing her head and arms outside a moving a vehicle and "moving around in a motor vehicle with no clearly visible safety belt". In response to the complaints, Apple Inc.
The ASB said that people may not realise that vintage cars are fitted with lap seatbelts which are not clearly seen in the video. The advertisement was pulled from screening and wouldn't re-air until Apple re-edited it with all parts featuring Goodrem's arms and hands outside of the car window removed. Her "comeback" single, " Out of the Blue ", was written about his support during her cancer battle.
The pair ended their relationship in April They broke up in February She received a letter in May informing her about her infringements, and later sought to dispute the notices at a planned trial date with the Downing Centre Local Court on 4 July ; however, her management later told the court that she withdrew the appeal. The singer donated to the attraction a dress that she had previously worn on stage.
Goodrem released her third studio album, self-titled Delta , on 20 October to yet another number-one debut, gaining multi-platinum status within the first few months of release. Goodrem also shifted attention to different markets, releasing the album in the Far East and the USA.
Her fifth album, Wings of the Wild became her fourth No.