Darwin’s favourite daughter, Jessica Mauboy stands at the brink of superstardom.
Her debut album 'Been Waiting' reached 2 x Platinum status and spawned 6 Platinum and Multi-Platinum singles, scored 7 ARIA nominations and featured the ARIA and APRA award winning single ‘Running Back’ featuring US rapper Flo Rida. All of this before her 21st birthday.
The follow-up 'Get Em Girls' also spawned a number of Gold, Platinum and Multi-Platinum singles and debuted inside the ARIA Top 10. It featured collaborations with the likes of Snoop Dogg and Ludacris and marked a mature new sound for the girl from one of Australia and the world’s most isolated cities.
Fast forward to 2012 and Jessica Mauboy has reached a career defining point. Jessica Mauboy stars in The Sapphires feature film - based on a true story the movie is a heartwarming tale about an all aboriginal soul group in the 1960’s. The film features Jess’ interpretations of a number of classic soul tunes but most excitingly offers a glimpse into Jess’ future direction on the original song 'Gotcha' (written by Jess, Ilan Kidron of The Potbelleez and Dutch producer Louis Schoorl).
'Gotcha' is retro and modern all at once, Jessica sings her lungs out atop a bed of 808’s and classic horn stabs - it is Mauboy’s proudest moment as both a performer and as a songwriter.
Expect further evolution on her eagerly anticipated 3rd studio album and in the meantime check out her work on The Sapphires soundtrack, a release that hit a peak of #1 on the ARIA album chart.