Giulietta Russo (b. November 12, 1992), known as just Giulietta, is an Australiandance-pop and R&B singer from Melbourne. She is also a dancer, actress and model who previously trained at NIDA.She first came to prominence in 2008 after contributing vocals to the Marcus Knight club track "Dirty House Music". The song peaked at number four on the Beatport charts and entered the Australian ARIA Dance Charts twice. While she continued to sing on other club tracks such as "Venus", "Save Me", "Take Your Mind There" and "Give It Up", it was "Dirty House Music" and its underground success that caught the attention of US producer David Kershenbaum (a producer for artists such as Duran Duran, Tori Amos, Tracy Chapman and Cat Stevens as well as being responsible for signing Janet Jackson and Bryan Adams) — leading him to produce nine tracks for her debut album Ascension, released in 2010.In November 2009, a little way from the album's release, Giulietta won ‘International Pop Artist of the Year Award’, ‘Producers Choice Award’ and a ‘Hollywood Walk of Fame Award’ at the Los Angeles Music Awards which took place in Hollywood. She later became the first Australian unsigned artist to reach the top 20 of the Billboard dance charts with the album's sole single, "Vertigo", which peaked at #16.Apart from releasing her debut album in 2010, Giulietta supported Lloyd Banks (fom 50 Cent's posse G-Unit) while he was doing shows in Melbourne and also opened for the likes of Akon, Ja Rule, Ciara, FloRida, Stan Walker and Travie McCoy in the Melbourne leg of the Australian R&B and Hip Hop festival Summerbeatz. She also contributed scratch vocals on demo tapes for a possible Ciara album.Her second studio album (though technically a mixtape as it is being distributed for free), 911: Code Pink, was released in July 2012.
Age Inappropriate Art: Barely. She was singing about clubs when she was only slightly too young to get in one. Giulietta herself even said that there were only a few venues she could perform at early in her career because they were restricted to either those over eighteen (in Australia) or those over twenty-one (in America). However, iLounge in Orange County did let her perform a set at their venue when she was sixteen.
Spoken Word In Music: There is a distorted male voice in "Vertigo" and "Pretty in Pink" while "Planet X" begins with a robotic female voice.
Stripperiffic: Her wardrobe is notorious for allowing flashing of flesh, though admittedly it's not even half as bad as her contemporaries. (She seems to prefer to let her hair and makeup do the talking.)
Make some room for me, cos this is my ascension...
Trailers Always Spoil: A few days before the release of 911: Code Pink, Giulietta stated on her Facebook and Twitter profiles that there would be a hidden bonus track with a surprise guest. In her "Thank You" video (meant to act as a trailer) posted to YouTube the night before the album's release, she said that the album's bonus track was a remix of "Pixelated" by Ron Carroll.
E.Cov and Mr. Focus also contribute verses to the Skynet remix of "Vertigo".
Heck, 911: Code Pink is made of this trope. It features appearances fom Raz B, Dall Diamond, Mick Stillz, Mr Focus, Envy, Billionare and Tay Dizm (who also features in "No Where").
Workaholic: Mere days after releasing 911: Code Pink, she was back in the studio to record another album. Amazingly, she filmed two videos — one for the last single from Code Pink and one for another upcoming project — within hours of each other.