Collette Roberts

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Collette Roberts, (born 1968) who performed under the stage name Collette, is a New Zealand-born, Australian model turned disco/pop star in Sydney during the late 1980s and early 1990s.[1][2] She had a gold-selling top five single on the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) and the Recording Industry Association of New Zealand (RIANZ) in May 1989 with "Ring My Bell", an Anita Ward cover.[3][4] Sometimes considered a one hit wonder, Collette in fact had two other top 40 hits, "All I Wanna Do Is Dance" in August and "That's What I Like About You" in December.

Biography[edit]

Early in her career, Collette performed in bright fluorescent lycra clothing, especially bike shorts, bras, and braces. In 1990, she appeared with a new image of short hair and black clothing in an attempt to cast aside the bike shorts image and for her music to be taken more seriously. Collette appeared briefly as Isabelle Britton on Home and Away in late 1991. After her second album, Attitude (1991) and its singles yielded little commercial success, she retired from the music industry and pursued a career as a stylist and make-up artist. She appeared on Channel 7's Where Are They Now? in 2006, revealing that she does some volunteer work at Sydney's Taronga Zoo.

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

  • "Ring My Bell" (1989) AUS #5,[3] NZ #4,[4] UK #93
  • "All I Wanna Do Is Dance" (1989) AUS #12,[3] NZ #21[4]
  • "That's What I Like About You" (1989) AUS #31[3]
  • "Who Do You Think You Are?" (1990) AUS #56
  • "Upside Down" (1990) AUS #91
  • "This Will Be (Everlasting Love)" (1991)
  • "You Can Run" - with The Nation (1995)

Albums[edit]

  • Raze the Roof (1989) AUS #48,[3]
  • Attitude (1991)
  • The Very Best of Collette and Sharon O'Neill (J&B Records, 1991)
  • Collette E.P. – (Sony Music, 2001)

References[edit]

General
Specific
  1. ^ McFarlane 'Collette' entry. Retrieved 6 February 2010.
  2. ^ Spencer et al, (2007) COLLETTE entry. Retrieved 5 February 2010.
  3. ^ a b c d e "Discography Collette". Australian Charts Portal. Hung Medien. Retrieved 6 February 2010. 
  4. ^ a b c "Discography Collette". New Zealand Charts Portal. Hung Medien. Retrieved 6 February 2010. 
  5. ^ "Who's who of Australian rock / compiled by Chris Spencer, Zbig Nowara & Paul McHenry". catalogue. National Library of Australia. Retrieved 5 February 2010. 

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