Natalie Imbruglia Biography And Top 10 Songs

I know it is very sad but I used to watch Neighbours (Australian Soap Opera) when I was younger, mainly because it was on at home after I got home from school but also because there were some nice looking girls on there. It was on Neighbours that I first learned of Natalie Imbruglia because she played the character of Beth Brennan. I am completely over all that now, (I've not even really watched TV for about five years) which is nothing to do with the fact that she left the show around 1994. Neighbours is also responsible for the likes of Jason Donovan, Kylie Minogue, Kimberley Davies and Craig McLachlan.

Natalie Imbruglia started her music career in 1997 and behind Kylie Minogue is one of Australia's most successful musical exports. The release of her first single Torn rocketed her into the limelight and was a massive hit, selling over 1 million copies in the UK alone where it reached #2 in the chart.

Her debut album release was called Left Of The Middle and hit the shelves in 1997 and went to #1 in Australia and into the top 10 in both the UK and the US.also. The album has sold way over 1 million copies and turned Platinum within four weeks of it's release and turned 2x Platinum in 1998.

White Lilies Island was the next installment and was released in 2001 and is my favourite of her albums. The name is derived from the island where her home in England is. The album was slightly less successful commercially but lyrically and musically it was a huge hit. The original UK copies had a security program hidden on them which prevented people ripping the tracks to their PC's and also contained hidden copies of the tracks which were of lower quality which would only play when in a PC. Despite the problems the album has still managed to sell over 1.5 million copies.

2005 saw the release of Counting Down The Days and went straight into the UK chart at #1 and sold over 400,000 copies in the first week. The album was actually ready for release in 2003 but her record label wouldn't release it as they believed it to be too Rock oriented and not very radio-friendly, so eventually she pared ways with them and signed to a new record label in 2004.

Glorious: The Singles 1997-2007 was obviously released in 2007 and and is a compilation album but also contains five new songs and sold 33,000 copies in its first week and to date has sold way over 500,000 copies. There is a limited edition which also contains a DVD of her video's.

Also in 2003 Natalie Imbruglia starred alongside Rowan Atkinson in the movie Johnny English where she played the part of Lorna Campbell and in 2007 she was filming for the lead part in an Australian film called Elise which has yet to have a release date announced. She has also had a great modeling career with L'Oreal where she modeled mascara and other cosmetics products.

My Top 10 Natalie Imbruglia Songs are:

01. Wrong Impression
02. Shiver
03. Torn
04. Never Tear Us Apart
05. Don't You Think
06. Hurricane
07. Butterflies
08. One More Addiction
09. Wishing I Was There
10. Sanctuary