JESSICA MAUBOY

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Jessica Mauboy is enjoying another “career” year. Though this time, it’s been a “global” year. In just a matter of months, Mauboy’s career has gone from strength to strength thanks to her starring performance as “Julie” in the “The Sapphires” and the release of her album “Beautiful”.

Right now, the multi-talented artist is one of Australia’s hottest young creative exports. And all her energies are focused on music. Jessica opens-up like never before on “Beautiful,” her third album. “Beautiful” is Jessica’s most honest album, most confident recording to-date. It’s a set that reflects who she is, and where she’s come from.

“I worked extremely hard on this one. It’s much more personal. I’ve been really hard on myself with this album. And it’s exactly what I wanted and sounds exactly as I imagined it would,” Mauboy explains.

Jessica’s story so far is a remarkable one. She grew up in Darwin, and became a national darling thanks to the platform of “Australian Idol’s” fourth season, back in 2006. Her debut 2008 album “Been Waiting” scored double platinum sales and yielded seven ARIA Award nominations. Jessica’s collaboration-crammed follow-up “Get ‘Em Girls” was a top 10 ARIA album and generated four multi-platinum selling singles.

Now, with more than 2 million sales in Australia and a trophy cabinet full of awards, Jessica finds herself at the dizzying heights of pop stardom in her homeland. She got there through deftly climbing the ladder. It’s a difficult journey, navigated with immense talent, hard work and good instincts.