Joanne Accom

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Birth name Joanne Ruth Charlotte Accom
Also known as Joanne BZ
Born (1978-11-13) 13 November 1978 (age 38)
Origin Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Genres Pop/R&B
Occupation(s) Singer, songwriter,
Years active 1998–2002
Labels Universal Music Australia / Blue Planet

Joanne Accom (born Joanne Ruth Charlotte Accom on 13 November 1978), nicknamed Joanne BZ, is an Australian dance, pop singer-songwriter.


Joanne's first single Jackie, was released in late 1998. It reached No. 3 on the ARIA Charts,[1] and became the highest selling single in Australia by an Australian artist during the 12-month period of eligibility for the 1999 ARIA Music Awards.

For Jackie, Joanne was credited as "B.Z. featuring Joanne" or "Joanne/BZ", referring to the original performers of the song, Blue Zone.

She released the singles "Pack Your Bags" and "Are You Ready" in 1999.

Her next release was featuring on the track "Breakin' There's No Stoppin' Us" by Ilanda for The Wog Boy Movie in 2000.

Her solo album, Do Not Disturb, was released in 2001 after being a work in progress for two and a half years.[2] It features a remix of Jackie, her two singles released in 1999 and three new singles, "So Damn Fine", "I Don't Know", and "Busted". It was produced and recorded in Dance World Studios, South Melbourne.

Joanne continues to perform, as she has done a Sunday afternoon gig at the George Hotel in Melbourne with group Ilanda.


She performed a number of her hits at Melbourne's Rumba along with other artists on Saturday 17 November 2001 at the Docklands Stadium.

She performed her hit So Damn Fine in front of a live audience all over Australia at one of the Big Brother Australia 2001 live eviction shows during the closing credits.

Joanne joined the Vengaboys 2016 National Tour as a 'special local guest' alongside Tina Cousins, Sonique and Whigfield.

Joanne performed a number of her songs including hit single 'Jackie' and a selection of cover versions including C & C Music Factory's 'Gonna Make You Sweat' at the Pump 90s dance party at ARQ in Sydney on Saturday 8th April 2017.


Studio albums[edit]

Year Album ARIA chart peak position
2001 Do Not Disturb 45


Year Single Peak chart positions
1998 Jackie 3 5
1999 Pack Your Bags 54 31
Are You Ready 41
2000 Breakin' There's No Stoppin' Us
(featuring with Ilanda)
2001 Busted 36
So Damn Fine 25
I Don't Know 31


  • 1998 All Of Me by XL Connection (Jackie B-Side)


  1. ^ a b c Australian (ARIA Chart) peaks:
    • Top 50 peaks: " > Discography Joanne". Hung Medien. Retrieved 3 December 2015. 
    • Top 100 peaks: Ryan, Gavin (2011). Australia's Music Charts 1988–2010. Mt. Martha, VIC, Australia: Moonlight Publishing. 
  2. ^ "Joanne - Do Not Disturb". Retrieved 7 February 2010. 
  3. ^ "New Zealand singles chart". Retrieved 7 February 2010. 

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