Let you body move to the music! She’s the multi-award winning singer-songwriter, who placed runner up on the fourth season of Australian Idol and hasn’t looked back since. And now Jessica Mauboy has a new accolade to her name, after fashion magazine Vogue Australia named her among it’s 2018 Game Changers.
The list, which is a new initiative from Vogue Australia this year, represents 100 people the magazine says are “affecting change and championing causes.”
Jessica Mauboy has been nominated for the use of her platform to promote greater inclusivity in Australia. Mauboy has made extensive use of her career to promote Australia’s Aboriginal Community and Culture, including her work in television and film on projects like The Sapphires.
Other Vogue Australia Game Changers include actors Hugh Jackman and Rebel Wilson, female rights activist Malala Yousafzai and singer-songwriter Sia.
JESSICA MAUBOY NOMINATED FOR APRA SONG OF THE YEAR AWARD
Mauboy is a veritable Australian golden girl, with 24 nominations from the ARIA Awards, and two wins to her name since she launched her career in 2006.
She’s now received another nomination for “Song Of The Year” at the APRA Awards. The APRAs recognise songwriting skills, airplay performance and sales in Australasia.
The nomination is for Mauboy’s 2017 song “Fallin'”, taken from the soundtrack album for her show The Secret Daughter, which went double platinum in Australia and reach #11 on the charts.
She’ll compete against Paul Kelly, Ainslie Willis, Amy Shark and Gang Of Youths to win the awards.
COMMONWEALTH GAMES 2018
Four years ago Jessica played a key role in the closing ceremony of The Commonwealth Games 2014, performing as part of the transition between Glasgow and Gold Coast, alongside Australian icon Kylie Minogue.
This year’s Commonwealth Games are now less than a month way and Jessica has played key role in the build-up.
As well as carrying the Queen’s Baton, she also headlined a concert in Darwin, although as she’s slated to perform at the London Eurovision Party on April 5, it seems unlikely she’ll perform at the Opening Ceremony on April 4 at Carrara Stadium or at the Closing Ceremony, which takes place on April 15, one day after Eurovision In Concert where she’ll also perform her Eurovision track “We Got Love”.
Photo Credit: Vogue Australia