Sarah De Bono

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Sarah De Bono
Sarah De Bono 3, 2012.jpg
De Bono at Skyfall premiere in Sydney, on 16 November 2012
Background information
Birth name Sarah Renee De Bono
Born (1992-03-06) 6 March 1992 (age 25)
Origin Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Genres R&B, pop, soul, dance
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter
Instruments Vocals, piano
Years active 2012–present
Labels Universal
Website www.twitter.com/Sarah_DeBono

Sarah Renee De Bono (born March 6, 1992) is an Australian singer-songwriter and pianist, born and raised in Melbourne. She participated on the first season of The Voice (Australia), coming in fourth place. Shortly after she signed a record deal with Universal Music Australia. On 24 June 2012, De Bono scored her first top 10 hit with "Beautiful", co-written and produced by Jhay C peaking at number four on the ARIA Singles Chart and was certified gold. Her debut album No Shame was released on 13 July 2012, which contained songs she performed on The Voice, as well as newly recorded covers. The album debuted at number seven on the ARIA Albums Chart.

Life and career[edit]

Early life[edit]

De Bono grew up in the working-class suburb of Broadmeadows in Melbourne, Victoria. She also worked as a singing teacher in a school in North Fawkner, Melbourne.[1] In 2007 she won the Brimbank Idol competition[2] after placing second in 2006.[3]

2012: The Voice Australia[edit]

De Bono auditioned for the first season of The Voice (Australia) and finished in fourth place. After coming in fourth, De Bono received support from her coach Joel Madden and his wife Nicole Richie.[4] De Bono's placing received uproar from fans and viewers.[5]

Performances[edit]

Performed Song Original artist Result
Blind Audition "Price Tag" Jessie J Joined Team Joel
Battle Rounds "Heavy Cross" (against Yianna Stavrous) Gossip Winner
Live Show Final, Part 2 "Listen" Beyoncé Public vote
Live Show Final, Part 4 "How Will I Know" Whitney Houston Public vote
Dance Floor Anthem
(as part of Team Joel)
Good Charlotte
Live Show Final, Part 5 "Here's Where I Stand" Tiffany Taylor Joel's choice
The Live Finale, Part 1 "If I Didn't Love You" Tina Arena 4th
"Beautiful"[a] Sarah De Bono
The Live Finale, Part 2 "It Will Rain"
(with Joel Madden)
Bruno Mars
The Chain[b] Fleetwood Mac
  1. ^ De Bono performed "Beautiful" an original song written by herself during The Live Finale, Part 1.
  2. ^ De Bono performed "The Chain" with Karise Eden, Rachael Leahcar and Darren Percival, also backed up by Team Seal(hi), Team Delta, Team Keith and Team Joel during the results of the Finale.
De Bono with her coach and mentor Joel Madden.

2012–present: Record deal, No Shame and upcoming second studio album[edit]

On 25 June 2012, De Bono's original song "Beautiful", which she debuted on The Voice, charted at number four on the ARIA Singles Chart and was certified gold by the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA), for sales of 35,000 copies.[6][7] Two days later, it was revealed that De Bono had signed a record deal with Universal Music Australia.[8] Her debut single "No Shame", which would have been her winner's single, was released digitally on 29 June 2012.[9] That same day, it was announced that De Bono will be a supporting act for Kelly Clarkson's Australian leg of her Stronger Tour in late September to early October 2012.[10] De Bono's debut album, also titled No Shame, was released on 13 July 2012, which features studio versions of covers she performed on The Voice, original songs, as well as newly recorded covers of Usher's "Burn" and Duffy's "Warwick Avenue".[11] The album debuted at number seven on the ARIA Albums Chart.[6] On 14 August 2012, De Bono revealed to The Daily Telegraph that she was working on her second studio album and hopes to release as early next year.[12] On the new album's direction she said; "I know what I want to write about, it’s just putting those ideas into melodies. It’s going to be fun and uplifting,".[13]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions
AUS
[6]
No Shame 7

Singles[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
AUS
[6]
"No Shame" 2012 50 No Shame
"Oasis"[14] 2013 TBA

Promotional singles[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
AUS
[6]
"Listen" 2012 13 No Shame
"How Will I Know" 24
"Here's Where I Stand" 30
"If I Didn't Love You" 50
"Beautiful" 4

Tours[edit]

Supporting act

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sarah De Bono: Bio". The Voice (Australia). Archived from the original on 2 July 2012. 
  2. ^ McDonald, Kristy (26 August 2008). "Young Idol contest". Star News Group. Retrieved 2 July 2012. 
  3. ^ Newhouse, Michael (22 November 2006). "Music for every beat". Star News Group. Retrieved 2 July 2012. 
  4. ^ Best, Ali (19 June 2012). "Sarah De Bono's fourth place shocks judges". Nine News. ninemsn. Retrieved 27 June 2012. 
  5. ^ Stephenson, Alison (19 June 2012). "Karise Eden wins Channel Nine's The Voice over Sarah De Bono, Rachael Leahcar and Darren Percival". News.com.au. News Limited. Retrieved 27 June 2012. 
  6. ^ a b c d e "Discography Sarah De Bono". australian-charts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 27 June 2012. 
  7. ^ a b "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2012 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). Retrieved 6 December 2012. 
  8. ^ Fletcher, Jennifer (27 June 2012). "'The Voice Australia' Finalists All Land Record Deals!". MTV Australia. Viacom. Retrieved 27 June 2012. 
  9. ^ "iTunes – Music – No Shame – Single by Sarah De Bono". iTunes Store (Australia). Apple. Retrieved 2 July 2012. 
  10. ^ "Voice finalist to support Kelly Clarkson". The Sydney Morning Herald. Fairfax Media. 29 June 2012. Retrieved 2 July 2012. 
  11. ^ a b "The Voice finalists release singles, announce album dates". Herald Sun. The Herald and Weekly Times. 29 June 2012. Retrieved 2 July 2012. 
  12. ^ "Sarah De Bono's career on write track". Retrieved 1 September 2012. 
  13. ^ "Sarah De Bono Spills On Her Second Album". Retrieved 1 September 2012. 
  14. ^ "iTunes – Music – Oasis – Single by Sarah De Bono". iTunes Store (Australia). Apple. Retrieved 2013-10-15. 

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