Delta Goodrem has had an interest in music, acting and sport from a young age, and has appeared in numerous television commercials and television shows in Australia. At the age of seven, Delta appeared in an American commercial for Galoob Toys.
Her debut album Innocent Eyes was released March 3, 2003, and has been in the charts at or near the top since, and features five Australian No 1 singles. Most of the songs were written by Goodrem herself, and feature her instrumental skills on the piano as well as her voice.
In the midst of promoting her album, in mid-2003 she announced that she had Hodgkin's lymphoma, a form of cancer, and ceased work to begin treatment for the disease. Luckily, she was cured, and she has to await another ten years to find out whether the treatment was successful.
On October 4, 2003, while Goodrem was undergoing treatment, it was announced she was parting ways with her manager, Glenn Wheatley, one of Australia's best-known and most successful managers of popular musicians, over Wheatley's failure to secure a long-term contract with Sony Music despite the success of Innocent Eyes.
Goodrem capped off a professionally successful, though obviously personally traumatic, year by winning a record seven ARIA awards on October 21, 2003. She broke the previous record of six, held by Natalie Imbruglia. In the first week of December 2003 Innocent Eyes broke John Farnham's Australian record of 25 consecutive weeks at No 1 (Whispering Jack (1986)). In total, Innocent Eyes has spent 29 weeks at No 1 and tying her with Neil Diamond's Hot August Night (1972), as the second longest charting number one album in Australian history. Her album, Innocent Eyes has gone over 14x platinum in Australia alone, with sales in the United Kingdom reaching a high level as well.
Her DVD entitled Delta has been a huge success in both Australia and the United Kingdom and features many videos depicting her life up until now.
As of January 2004, Goodrem was well enough to attend the 2004 Australian Open at length, where she prominently supported Australian player Mark Philippoussis. She continued her support during the Wimbledon tournament. As of October 2004, however, Goodrem's relationship with Philippoussis was over after Paris Hilton announced to the media that she was Philippoussis' new love interest, much to the surprise of Goodrem and her fans. Critics had already suspected this, as he didn't attend the 2004 ARIA Awards, at which Goodrem was performing for the first time.
In February 2004 it was announced Goodrem had won the lead role in the Australian comedy film Hating Alison Ashley, the movie based on the novel by Robin Klein.
Goodrem's second album Mistaken Identity was released on November 7, 2004 and debuted at #1. The first single from it, Out Of The Blue, debuted at #1 on its first week of release in October 2004.
Delta Goodrem Facts
|Birth Name||Delta Lea Goodrem|
|Birthday||November 9, 1984 (33)|
|Height||5' 10" (1m78) How tall is Delta Goodrem compared to you?|
|Brack Back (2021) -mini as Jess (breakthrough)|
|Neighbours (2005) as Nina|