Alan De Audney
at Oct 16, 2014 9:14:02 AM
McChisel is Off The Phone!
Quiz Number 17 .
Who is this incredible musician?
It is truly an incredibly story ! Nice Photo She's also very Smart!
The answer is as per wikipedia
Jessica Hilda Mauboy was born 4 August 1989 is an Australian R&B and pop singer, songwriter, and actress. In 2006, Mauboy was the runner-up on the fourth season of Australian Idol; she had auditioned for the talent show in Alice Springs, Northern Territory to pursue a recording career. Mauboy subsequently signed a contract with Sony Music Australia.
In February 2007, she released her debut live album, The Journey, which debuted at number four on the ARIA Albums Chart, and was certified gold by the Australian Recording Industry Association. Later that year, she briefly became a member of all-girl pop group Young Divas, before resuming her solo career early in 2008. Mauboy released her debut studio album, Been Waiting, in November 2008, which spawned her first number-one single, "Burn", as well as the top ten hits, "Running Back" and "Because". Been Waiting became the second highest-selling Australian album of 2009, and was certified double platinum. Her second studio album, Get 'Em Girls (2010), included the top ten singles, "Saturday Night" and "Inescapable". Mauboy's third studio album, Beautiful, was released in 2013 and produced the top-ten singles "Pop a Bottle (Fill Me Up)" and "Never Be the Same".
Mauboy has received sixteen ARIA Music Awards nominations, of which she has won two. In April 2013, she was ranked at number 16 on Herald Sun's list of the "100 Greatest Australian Singers of All Time". Aside from her music career, Mauboy has also ventured into acting. She made her acting debut in the film adaptation of the 1990 Aboriginal musical, Bran Nue Dae (2010), and starred in the critically acclaimed film, The Sapphires (2012), which earned her the AACTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role.
Jessica Hilda Mauboy was born on 4 August 1989 and raised in Darwin, Northern Territory. Her father, Ferdi, is of Indonesian descent who came from West Timor, and her mother, Therese, is an Indigenous Australian. Mauboy's mother is from the indigenous Kuku Yalanji people in the rainforest regions of Far North Queensland.[
Mauboy is the youngest of five children.
Her home was described as the "noisiest house on the block", with her mother often singing, her father playing guitar and the rest of the family displaying their passion for music. Mauboy attended Wulagi Primary School and Sanderson High School in Darwin.]
At the age of fourteen, Mauboy's talents were exposed through the Telstra Road to Tamworth competition at the 2004 Tamworth Country Music Festival in Tamworth, New South Wales. As the first winner of the competition, Mauboy travelled to Sydney to perform and scored a recording deal with Sony Music Australia. She then released a country-inspired rendition of the Cyndi Lauper's hit "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun". A video for her version of the song had a release; however, the song went nowhere and Mauboy returned to Darwin until auditioning for TV talent show, Australian Idol, in 2006.
Mauboy auditioned for the fourth season of Australian Idol in Alice Springs, Northern Territory singing Whitney Houston's "I Have Nothing". Her audition impressed all three judges, and she progressed through to the semi-finals
The grand finale was held on 27 November at the Sydney Opera House. After the viewer votes had been tallied it was announced that Mauboy was runner-up to Leith.
In December 2006, Mauboy signed a recording contract with Sony Music Australia – two weeks after the fourth season of Australian Idol ended. She released her debut live album, The Journey in Australia on 24 February 2007
Mauboy's music is generally R&B and pop, but she also incorporates hip hop into some of her songs
Mauboy grew up listening to country singers Patsy Cline and Dolly Parton, as well as rappers Tupac Shakur, Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg. She likes to play the piano while singing songs by Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston, and the Bee Gees. Mauboy cites Carey and Houston as her musical inspirations, and John Farnham as her biggest Australian musical influence. She admires actress Deborah Mailman for the acting roles she plays, and Olympic champion Cathy Freeman whom she said "has been a big influence on my life." Mauboy is a fan of Jennifer Lopez and Beyoncé. Several publications have labelled her Australia's answer to Beyoncé. Mauboy has stated that she does not agree with the comparisons to Beyoncé, saying "I just think she's fantastic and I'm completely nowhere near where she is, but I aspire to that"
In April 2009, two dollars from the sale of each of the nail polish bottles Mauboy created with Bloom Cosmetics was donated to Children's Hospital Foundations Australia to support the research into childhood illness. In December 2011, she performed free acoustic concerts across Australia as part of the Indian Pacific Outback Christmas train journey, an annual fund-raiser for the Royal Flying Doctor Service. In March 2013, Mauboy became the ambassador of the 2013 Woolworths Earn & Learn program, which enables primary and secondary schools in Australia as well as early learning centres to earn educational resources through the school community shopping at Woolworths.] She appeared in two television commercials for the program, featuring students from Wulagi Primary School in Darwin. On 24 July 2013, Mauboy was appointed as the official ambassador of Yipirinya School, a bi-lingual and bi-cultural independent Aboriginal school. She has made several visits to the school since the announcement. Along with being a role model to students, Mauboy will help to promote the school and assist with its fundraising.
Bu What wiki doesn't say its that McChisel personally like's Jessica's song called
" Something got a hold on me"
check it out here is the link.Jessica Mauboy - Something's Got a Hold On Me