Born to Try Delta Goodrem



” Born to Try ” is by Delta Goodrem, the Australian singer-songwriter and actress. At a young age, Delta took up dancing, acting, singing and piano classes, beginning her career as a child actress. She starred in a variety of television shows, rising to fame as Nina Tucker in Neighbours, the Australian soap opera.
Delta was 15 when she first Ventured into the music industry and signed to Sony Music. She released Innocent Eyes, her debut Album, in 2003. The album topped the Australian Recording Industry Association ( ARIA ) Albums Chart for twenty-nine consecutive weeks, a record. Innocent Eyes also reached number two on the UK Albums Chart.
” Born to Try ” was written by Delta Goodrem and Audius Mtawarira ( also known as Audius ), the multi-ARIA Award winning Australian record producer, composer, artist and songwriter. He is a successful writer and producer, working with artists like Shila, Selwyn, Ricki-Lee Coulter and Jessica Mauboy. He is part owner of The Sound Academy studios in Sydney and Blindfaith Entertainment, the record label.
The song was produced by Ric Wake, the English record producer. He is the recipient of four Grammys and two Oscars. Ric has worked with numerous artists like Whitney Houston, Lucero, Taylor Dayne, Mariah Carey, Jessica Simpson, Anastacia, Barry Manilow, Marc Anthony and Jennifer Lopez.
” Born to Try ” was released by record labels Epic and Daylight ( both Sony Music Entertainment ) on the 8th of November 2002 in Australia and the 10th of March 2003 in the United Kingdom. It was taken as the first single from Delta’s debut album, Innocent Eyes.
The album was released in Australia on the 21st of March 2003 and on the 30th of June the same year in the United Kingdom. Hugely successful, it debuted at the top of the Australian Albums Chart upon release, giving Delta her first chart-topper in the country.
In her native Australia sales topped 1.2 Million, Worldwide, the album has sold in the region of 4.5 Million copies. Innocent Eyes is the equal 6th-highest-selling Album in Australian history, tied with Hot August Night, a Neil Diamond Album from 1972.
Considered by many to be Delta’s signature song, the low tempo pop song, which features piano, acoustic and electric guitars, is about taking chances and leading your independence. Along with praise from critics, it received an accolade for the ARIA No.1 Awards, also winning two awards at the ARIA Music Awards for Best Single and Best Breakthrough Artist. In 2003 it won the International Viewers’ Choice Award at the MTV Video Music Awards and won the Video of the Year award from The Video Hits show.
The accompanying music video was directed by Miikka Lommi, who was born and raised in Helsinki, Finland. Miikka’s career began back in 1999 when he worked on the music video for ” Freestyler ” by Bomfunk MC’s.
The song went to Number One across Europe; it peaked at number two in Denmark and number three in Ireland. He has collected multiple Cannes Lions nominations and MTV Europe video awards for his commercials and music videos.
” Born to Try ” was a commercial success for Delta. In her native Australia, the song debuted at number three on the Australian Singles Chart, where it climbed to reach Number One for one week. It spent a total of twenty-two weeks on the chart, with the Australian Recording Industry Association ( ARIA ) certifying it 3x Platinum after selling more than 220,114 copies in that country.
In the United Kingdom, the song entered the UK Singles Chart on the 22nd of March 2003 and reached a peak of number three. It spent four weeks in the Top Ten and a total of thirteen weeks on the UK chart.

BillBoard Hot 100 Highest Chart Position: N/A

UK Highest Chart Position: 3

Other Countries Highest Chart Positions: Australia (ARIA) 1, Brazil (BPD) 39, Ireland (IRMA) 13, Netherlands (Dutch Top 40) 18, New Zealand (RIANZ) 1, Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade) 58

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