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Natalie Jane Imbruglia (born February 4, 1975) is an Australian singer and actress. The second of the four daughters of an Italian father and an Australian mother, Natalie grew up on the Central Coast, north of Sydney, Australia. Like Jason Donovan and Kylie Minogue, she also played a role in the soap Neighbours before venturing into a singing career.
Her first single, "Torn", reached number 2 in the British charts and became the most played song on the radio in 1998. The song "Torn" is originally written by Anne Preven, Scott Cutler and Phil Thornalley. In 1995, "Torn" was recorded by Preven's and Cutler's band Ednaswap, although the band would record several more versions prior and following Imbruglia's hit recording. The first released version of "Torn", though, was a 1993 version by Danish singer Lis Sorensen, entitled "Braendt". Norwegian singer Trine Rein had a hit with an English language version of "Torn" in her home country, a year prior to Imbruglia's million selling single. Co-writer Phil Thornalley was involved in all of these versions and eventually offered the song to Natalie Imbruglia, who's album he produced. Imbruglia initially declined recording the song, stating she didn't want to do a cover. Ironically, "Torn" did not only become her biggest hit, it also became her signature song.
Following "Torn", Natalie's debut album Left of the Middle became a million seller. Further singles ("Big Mistake", "Wishing I Was There", and "Smoke") again proved to be hits in terms of radio and video airplay, but had a less than stellar chart run compared to "Torn". In a 1999 cooperation with singer Tom Jones, she appeared on his duet album Reload, on which the pair teamed up for a cover of INXS' "Never Tear Us Apart". Imbruglia's sophomore album, White Lilies Island, was released in 2001, although it met with significantly less success than its precursor. It did spawn the UK hit singles "That Day", "Wrong Impression" and "Beauty On The Fire".
Imbruglia returned to acting in 2002 with a supporting role in British spy spoof Johnny English, playing alongside Rowan Atkinson. She married her long-time boyfriend Daniel Johns, lead singer of Silverchair, on December 31, 2003. In April 2005, Imbruglia released her third studio album Counting Down the Days to the UK, which in its first week of sales hit number one on the album charts. The first single from this album "Shiver" became her longest running single on the UK Charts since her debut "Torn" and also topped the UK Airplay charts for several weeks. The second single, the title track "Counting Down The Days", was released on July 25th and although it did not have as much success in the singles chart as "Shiver" it reignited interest in its parent album, and dominated the UK airwaves like its older sister did.
After "Counting Down the Days", Natalie switched labels and released a greatest hits CD "Glorious: 1997-2007", which included five new tracks. Natalie's fourth album, "Come To Life", is expected to release very soon, according to her official site.
Appearances on other albums:
"Troubled by the Way We Came Together" on Go! O.S.T. (1999)
"Never Tear Us Apart" with Tom Jones on Reload (1999)
"Identify" on Stigmata O.S.T (1999)
"Cold Air" on Y Tu Mama Tambien (And Your Mother Too) O.S.T. (2001)
"Wrong Impression" (Radio Remix) on Mr. Deed O.S.T. (2002)
"Pineapple Head" on She Will Have Her Way (2005)
"All The Magic" on Winx Club O.S.T. (2007)
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