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Jessica Hilda Mauboy (born 4 August 1989), is an Indigenous Australian R&B singer-songwriter and actress. In 2006, Mauboy was the runner-up on the fourth season of Australian Idol, she had auditioned for the talent show in Alice Springs to pursue a recording career. Mauboy subsequently signed a contract with Sony Music Australia.In February 2007, she released her debut live album, The Journey, which reached number four on the ARIA Albums Chart, and was certified Gold by the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). The album contained selected songs Mauboy performed as part of the top-twelve on Australian Idol. Later that year, she briefly became a member of all-girl pop group Young Divas, before resuming her solo career early in 2008. Mauboy released her debut studio album, Been Waiting, in November 2008, which spawned her first number-one hit single, "Burn", as well as the album's other top-ten hits, "Running Back" and "Because". In 2010, Been Waiting was certified double Platinum by the ARIA, for shipments of 140,000 units, and became the second highest-selling Australian album of 2009. At the 2009 ARIA Music Awards, Mauboy earned seven nominations for the album and singles; she won 'Highest Selling Single' for "Running Back".

Her second studio album, Get 'Em Girls, was released in November 2010; it debuted at number six on the ARIA Albums Chart and was certified Gold. Additionally, it spawned the hit singles, "Saturday Night" and "Inescapable". As of August 2011, Mauboy has released five top-ten singles, as well as two top-ten albums. Mauboy made her acting debut in the film adaptation of the 1990 Aboriginal musical, Bran Nue Dae (2010), for which she received a nomination for 'Female Actress of the Year' at the 2010 Deadly Awards. In 2011, Mauboy made a cameo appearance in TV series, Underbelly: Razor. She will play a lead role in the film, The Sapphires, due to be screened in 2012.

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