About Natalie Imbruglia
Australian pop singer and actress Natalie Imbruglia became an international sensation with her breakthrough hit “Torn” in 1997.
• Imbruglia got her start acting on the Australian soap Neighbours before moving from Sydney to London to pursue a singing career.
• She recorded “Torn”—originally performed by the band Ednaswap—for her 1997 debut album, Left of the Middle. Her cover spent 11 weeks at No. 1 on Billboard’s Radio Songs chart and hit the Top 10 in 21 other countries.
• In the UK, “Torn” sold more than a million copies and was the most played song of the ’90s. At one point, “Torn” was averaging 75 spins per day on the radio in Imbruglia’s native Australia.
• “Torn” also earned Imbruglia a Grammy nomination in the US for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance. (She was also nominated for Best New Artist and Best Pop Vocal Album.)
• Her second album, 2001’s White Lilies Island, wasn’t as commercially successful. Though the LP debuted at No. 3 in Australia, and No. 15 in the UK, it quickly slid down the charts.
• After disappointing sales of her next two albums, Imbruglia took a six-year break from music and returned to acting, appearing in three movies: Closed for Winter (2009), Underdogs (2013), and Among Ravens (2014).
• Imbruglia returned to music in 2015 with Male, an album of cover songs originally sung by men, including Death Cab for Cutie, Daft Punk, and Pete Townshend.
HOMETOWNSydney, New South Wales, Australi
BORNFebruary 4, 1975