Missy Higgins

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Missy Higgins
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Missy Higgins at Live Earth in 2007
Background information
Birth nameMelissa Morrison Higgins
Also known as19 August 1983
OriginMelbourne, Australia
GenresPop, folk, acoustic
OccupationsSinging, songwriting
InstrumentsPiano, guitar
Years active2001 to present
LabelsEleven (part of EMI)

Missy Higgins (born Melissa Morrison Higgins on 19 August 1983) is an Australian singer and songwriter. She has released two very popular albums in Australia; The Sound of White and On a Clear Night.

Biography[change | change source]

Early life and work[change | change source]

Higgins was born in Melbourne, Australia. She was a student at Geelong Grammar School. Most of her spare time at the school was spent in a music room, playing the piano. When she was 15 years old, she wrote a song called "All for Believing" that got an "A" in a school assignment. The next year, Higgins went to a record label, but was denied because she had not written any other songs. She began writing new songs. In the meantime, her sister sent "All for Believing" to Triple J, and it won an "Unearthed" competition. Because of this, record labels Sony and EMI both contacted her. Higgins chose "Eleven", a part of EMI.[1][2][3]

References[change | change source]

  1. Johnny Loftus. Missy Higgins > Overview. Allmusic. Accessed 23 August 2008.
  2. Britt Smith (22 July 2007). Missy Higgins to perform in Geelong. Geelong Advertiser. Accessed 23 August 2008.
  3. Bernard Zuel (11 September 2004). School of rock. The Sydney Morning Herald. Accessed 23 August 2008.