Sister2Sister

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For the American magazine, see Sister 2 Sister.
Sister 2 Sister (S2S)
Origin Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Genres Pop
Years active 1999–present
Labels Festival Mushroom (1999–2001)
Website www.sister2sister.com.au
Members Christine Muscat
Sharon Muscat

Sister2Sister are multi-platinum selling Australian singers, songwriters and television presenters, who are sisters.

Background[edit]

The Muscat sisters, Christine (born 27 February 1981) and Sharon (born 23 August 1984) (to Maltese immigrants), are the duo that make up Sister2Sister. Their career started young when they grew up in the Sydney suburb of St. Clair, where they attended Holy Spirit Primary school and later Emmaus Catholic College in nearby Erskine Park.

Growing up in a musical family, it was during those early years that the two developed a love for music. However, they also had a knack for acting, which resulted in both of them television presenting and landing roles in TV commercials and soap operas.

Musical career[edit]

At the ages of 9 and 13, Christine and Sharon joined Brent Street Studios to also study dancing. Soon after joining the school, the girls were invited to join the Brent St Kids performance troupe and began singing and dancing all over Sydney. It was through this exposure that they attracted the attention of Tina Arena who saw their performance at the Variety Club Heart Awards. Arena mentioned the girls to her now former manager/husband. He later signed them to his management company and new record label in 1997. After relocating to Melbourne to write their first album, the name Sister2Sister was born. It was at this time Sharon also studied at the Victorian College of Arts.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • One (#3 Australia)

Singles[edit]

Year Title Chart positions Album
AUS
[1]
NZ
[2]
UK
[3]
1999 "Sister" 3 14 18 One
2000 "What's a Girl to Do?" 5 25 61
"Too Many Times" 35

Awards[edit]

Year Ceremony Award Result
2000 ARIA Awards Highest-Selling Single[4] Nominated
Best Independent Release[4] Won

As backup singers[edit]

The sisters occasionally perform as backing vocalists for Australian singer Delta Goodrem.

Television career[edit]

After touring extensively through the US, UK and Europe, Sharon and Christine returned home to Sydney and decided to turn back to a previous passion and re-enter the world of television. They were VJs on MTV's Australian Top 30 for 18 months.

Sister2Sister School of Singing[edit]

Although the two still perform together, they have been keeping busy these days with the launching of their Sister2Sister School Of Singing in Castle Hill, New South Wales, Australia, which opened in 2004. Students receive one-on-one vocal tuition, group classes, dance classes, guitar lessons, piano lessons, songwriting workshops and performance and microphone technique classes. In 2006, students of the Sister2Sister School of Singing achieved Highly Commended status at the McDonald Performing Arts Challenge Eistedfod. Christine and Sharon, as directors of the Sister2Sister School of Singing were recognised in the following business awards for 2006.

  • The Hills Excellence in Business Awards ‘Young Entrepreneurs of the Year’
  • 2006 Champion of Champions Small Business Awards ‘Young Entrepreneurs of the Year’ (NSW & ACT)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sister2Sister - Australian chart history". Australian-charts.com. Retrieved 14 February 2009.
  2. ^ "Sister2Sister - New Zealand chart history". Charts.org.nz. Retrieved 14 February 2009.
  3. ^ "Chart Log UK 1994–2006 DJ S – The System Of Life". zobbel.de. Retrieved 14 February 2009.
  4. ^ a b [1][dead link]

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