[[caption-width-right:213:Is she really a hazard?]]
Vanessa Joy Amorosi (born 8 August 1983) is a singer/songwriter from Melbourne, Australia. She started performing at the age of 12 with the help of her parents. Signed in 1997, after singing in a Russian restaurant in Melbourne, she went on to record a demo called "Get Here". She eventually released a song called "Have A Look" which was rather successful in her home country of Australia, but "Absolutely Everybody" (1999) was her ultimate successful song of this era which became extremely successful worldwide, eventually ending up being performed at a New Year's Eve gig. It was also the longest charting single by an Australian female artist. The album "The Power" was also extremely successful. She sang "Heroes Live Forever" at the Sydney Olympics. She also released a second album in Germany called "Change". It was mildly successful.
She had to take a rather long break for her former management deal to end but she transferred to "Ralph Carr Management" in 2006 which helped her get a Universal recording deal. This allowed her to release "Somewhere In the Real World", which was a more sophisticated and experimental album, featuring sounds such as rock, jazz, soul and swing. Greg Wells (Music/ColbieCaillat and Music/TheVeronicas) and Cliff Magness helped her on this album. This album produced successful songs such as "Perfect" and "Kiss Your Mama!". That album went gold in Australia. She also collaborated with Hoobastank on "The Letter", which was rather successful too.
Soon after this "Hazardous" was created, on which she worked with Macho Psycho. It came rather quickly after 2008's "Somewhere In The Real World" and featured the hit song "This Is Who I Am" which was Vanessa's first No. 1 in her home country. The album featured more electric rock, power pop, pop rock, rap and soul moments. It was a success going gold on its first four weeks of charting in Australia. Other singles included: Mr. Mysterious, Holiday, and Hazardous.
She has recently released songs called "Gossip" and "Amazing" which were minor successes.
Considered one of the most talented vocalists to come from Australia outside of Music/GabriellaCilmi. All her albums have gone gold, her singles go top 10 and her music is always rather original and cutting edge. She, Music/SamanthaJade and possibly Music/ElenLevon are the closest Australia has to Music/BritneySpears musically. Her singing is also a lot like Britney, especially when she was younger.
* The Power (2000)
* Change (2002) (Not released in Australia)
* [[ComingOfAgeStory Somewhere In The Real World]] (2008)
* [[NewSoundAlbum Hazardous]] (2009)
* BreakUpSong: "I Thought We'd Stay Together", "Blow Me Away", "Sleep With That".
* BeYourself: "This Is Who I Am"
* ComingOfAgeStory: "Somewhere In The Real World" is relatively but "19 Turning Point" in particularly describes her evolution between her early career self and her late career self.
* ADateWithRosiePalms: "Touch Me" has the line "suppose I'll do it on my own".
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Quite adept at this in "Hazardous".
* GenreRoulette: One of the main parts of "Somewhere In The Real World"
* HotterAndSexier: "Hazardous" was the start of her being sexy, but "Somewhere In The Real World" had its moments.
* IntercourseWithYou: "My House", "A Little Love", "Touch Me" and "Off On My Kiss".
* IdenticalStranger: A case could be made for her similarities visually and artistically to Music/MelanieC.
* LastNoteNightmare: Screaming at the end of "I Thought We'd Stay Together".
* LoveIsADrug: "Hazardous", "A Little Love"
* LoveAtFirstSight: or at least Lust in "Mr Mysterious"
* LoveMakesYouCrazy: "Hazardous", "Baby's On Ice".
* MsFanservice: Definitely went this way with "Perfect"
* NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly: "Hazardous" is this, "Somewhere..." has elements of this.
* NewSoundAlbum: The change in sound for "Hazardous" came from her meeting the right people who encouraged her to do a different type of electric rock.
** "Somewhere In The Real World" was her first taking control over the stories she told in her music.
* PrecisionFStrike: "I Thought We'd Stay Together"
--> So sorry I was takin' so long but here's your ''fucking'' song
* ObsessionSong: "Perfect", "My Problem Is You".
* RecordProducer: Macho-Psycho did most of "Hazardous"
* SanitySlippageSong: "I Thought We'd Stay Together" and "Who Am I?"
* SelfBackingVocalist: Did most of her vocals on her Somewhere and Hazardous albums.
* SelfEmpowermentAnthem: Absolutely Everybody, Shine, Holiday.
* SpiritualSuccessor: Was this to Music/DeltaGoodrem for a short while.
* SillyLoveSongs: "Perfect", "Amazing"
* SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan / MommasBoy: "Kiss Your Mama!" is both of these.
* SopranoAndGravel: "Snitch", "Mr Mysterious" and "I Want Your Fire" feature a prominent male voice.
* ThisIsASong: "Mr Mysterious" and "I Thought We'd Stay Together"
* ThirdPersonPerson: "When she was a little girl, pretending she had super powers, shooting up to Mars"--Aliens and UFO's.
* TitleTrack: Somewhere In The Real World, Hazardous
* WhatDoesHeSeeInHer: "Sleep With That", except it's the woman he cheated on her with.
* WomanScorned: "I Thought We'd Stay Together".
* YourCheatingHeart: "Sleep with That"