Tina Arena

Genres: Pop / Rock
Descriptive "tags": pop female vocalists australian aussie rock Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
Links online: Wikipedia

Biography

Philopina Lidia Arena, 1 November 1967, Melbourne, Australia. Singer-songwriter Arena (a Sicilian name pronounced ah-rey-nah) had her first brush with fame on the Australian television show Young Talent Time. Having become a stalwart of the show (as ‘Tiny Tina’), she made an abortive attempt at starting a solo career with ‘Turn Up The Beat’ in 1985. In 1989, she tried again with the single ‘I Want Your Body’. A faceless pop-dance composition that accompanied a similarly unconvincing debut album, Strong As Steel, it reached number 2 in the Australian charts. Sadly, it also severely affected Arena’s credibility, and in December 1991 she moved to Los Angeles, California, USA. An unknown there, she managed to meet local songwriters and also found time to work on her own songs. These compositions, which eventually appeared on her 1995 comeback album, Don’t Ask, were a major stylistic improvement on those of her debut. Cultivating...

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