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She was born in Melbourne, Australia. Performing since the age of 12, Amorosi was discovered and signed to a recording contract in 1997. Her first single, titled "Have A Look", was a hit in Australia and narrowly missed reaching the Top 10 when it was released in 1999. Amorosi received critical praise from the Australian media for the power of her voice and the maturity of her lyrics.
A second single, titled "Absolutely Everybody", was an anthemic dance track that reached the Top 10, and with its positive lyrics, became an unofficial theme song for various cultural events.
In 2000 two more singles "Shine" and "The Power" became major Australian hits, and her album The Power reached number one on the Australian album charts. Amorosi then performed at the NRL Grand Final to a worldwide audience estimated at 150 million. Her largest audience came in September 2000 with performances at the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the Sydney Summer Olympic Games and at the Paralympic Games.
"Absolutely Everybody" was released internationally and reached the Top 10 in the United Kingdom, and throughout Europe and South East Asia shortly after her Olympics performances, but subsequent releases met with little success. For her service to music she was later awarded the Australian Centenary Medal by the Government of Australia.
She continues to maintain a low-profile presence in the music industry, recording and performing in Australia and throughout the world.
Formely being critical towards commercials in television and radio Amorosi stunned the world of pop music by contracting to a 5-year-term TV ad campaign for Australia's leading independent vehicle heater systems "Australheat".
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