Tina Arena

Genres: Pop / Rock
Tags: pop female vocalists australian rock aussie Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades: 1980s 1990s 2000s
Links: allmusic discogs image IMDb lyrics lyrics lyrics official homepage other databases secondhandsongs social network social network VIAF wikidata wikipedia youtube


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...

Arrow Read the Full Biography of Tina Arena

Email alerts for products
by Tina Arena
Email Icon