Zoë Badwi

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Zoë Badwi
Zoe Badwi, 2012.jpg
Badwi in May 2012
Background information
Birth name Zoe Badwi
Born 3 May, 1986[1]
Origin Melbourne, Australia
Genres Dance-pop, house
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter, model, actress
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2001–present
Labels Neon, Atlantic
Associated acts Sirens, Black Dogs, Little Mix
Website zoebadwi.com.au

Zoë Badwi is an Australian singer-songwriter, model, and actress.[2]

Early life[edit]

Before her career in music began, Badwi spent time modelling and featured in a series of television commercials including advertisements for Telstra and Mars Bars.[3] She made her acting debut appearing in the Australian drama series Raw FM, which she took part in for eight months. Badwi is cousin to Jade Thirlwall from Little Mix.[3]

Career[edit]

In 2001, Badwi became a member of the Australian girl group Sirens, replacing the original third member who left to pursue a career in modelling.[4] They had minor success with the singles "Like Fire, Like Rain" and the cover version of The Pointer Sisters' "I'm So Excited" featuring Sara-Marie Fedele from the first series of Big Brother Australia.[3][5] Badwi later left the group to pursue a solo career.

After being discovered by Grant Smillie, a member of the Australian duo TV Rock at a venue in Melbourne,[3] Badwi went on to sign with Neon Records and released her debut solo single "Release Me" in November 2008. The single reached number one on the ARIA Clubs Chart[6] and received two award nominations for "Best Dance Release" at the 2009 ARIA Music Awards[7] and also "Dance Work of the Year" at the 2010 APRA Awards.[8] In July 2010, Badwi released her fourth single, "Freefallin". It reached a peak of number nine on the ARIA Singles Chart and was eventually certified platinum. In September 2010, it was announced that she had signed to US record label, Atlantic Records.[9]

"Accidents Happen" was released on 24 January 2011, as Badwi's fifth overall single.[10] While filming the music video for the song, a resident in the street where the clip was filmed fired a catapult at Badwi, who was unharmed. It is not known whether her singing was a motive for the attack.[11] The video shoot went on afterward with no incident and no one was apprehended over the matter.[12]

Badwi's sixth single, "Carry Me Home", featuring Grant Smilie, was released on 3 June 2011.[13] The song failed to impact the ARIA Singles Chart, but managed to peak at number six on the ARIA Club Chart.[14] Badwi's self-titled debut album was released in Australia on 5 August 2011.[15] Badwi worked on the album with Static Revenger, TV Rock, Stuart Crichton, Rogue Traders,[9] and Amy Pearson.[3] The following single, "Shoot Me Down" was released on 21 September 2012. The single has only managed to chart on Australia's official Radio Airplay chart at #58[16]

In 2011, saw the ABC Television's new music show Stay Tuned with Joel Phillips talks to across dance pop singing sensation Zoe Badwi will air on ABC3.

In June 2016, Badwi was the featured artist on three new-released singles. The Potbelleez with a cover of "Horny", Paki and Jaro with "I Must Have Died" and Tenzin with "Love Me Baby".[17]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions
AUS
Zoë 35

Singles[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
AUS
[18]
AUS
Club

[19]
"Release Me" 2008 1 Zoë
"Don't Wan'cha" 2009 7 N/A
"In the Moment" 6 Zoë
"Freefallin" 2010 9 1
"Accidents Happen" 2011 71 7
"Carry Me Home"
(featuring Grant Smillie)
6
"Shoot Me Down" 2012 N/A
"A Million Lights"
(Grant Smillie & Walden feat Zoë Badwi))[21]
"Torches" 2013
"My Way with You"
(2 Faced Funks feat Zoë Badwi) [22]
"Spasmodic Pop"
(featuring EXL) [23]
2014
"Horny"
(The Potbelleez featuring Zoë Badwi)[24]
2016
"Love Me Baby"
(Tenzin featuring Zoë Badwi) [25]
"I Must Have Died"
(Paki & Jaro featuring Zoë Badwi) [26]
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Type Award Result
2009 ARIA Music Awards[7] Best Dance Release ("Release Me") Nominated
2010 APRA Awards[8] Dance Work of the Year ("Release Me") Nominated
IT List Awards[27][28] Breakthrough Artist of 2010 Won
Australian Female Artist Nominated
Single of 2010 ("Freefallin'") Nominated
2011 APRA Awards[29] Dance Work of the Year ("Freefallin") Won
ARIA Music Awards[30] Breakthrough Artist – Single ("Freefallin") Nominated
IT List Awards[31] Single of 2011 ("Freefallin'") Nominated
Album of 2011 (Zoë) Nominated
Australian Female Artist Nominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ In may 2010 [1] refers to Zoe as a "24-year-old".
  2. ^ Q & A With Zoe Badwi Crushable. Retrieved 2010-08-28.
  3. ^ a b c d e Interview: Zoe Badwi Auspop. Retrieved 2010-12-10.
  4. ^ Sirens Biography Band Shop. Retrieved 2010-12-10.
  5. ^ Sirens - Discography Archived 24 October 2012 at the Wayback Machine. australian-charts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 2010-12-10.
  6. ^ Zoe Badwi Biography Peppermint Blue. Retrieved 2010-08-29.
  7. ^ a b ARIA Awards 2010: History: Winners by Award[permanent dead link] Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). Retrieved 2010-08-28.
  8. ^ a b APRA AWARD WINNERS Auspop. Retrieved 2010-08-28.
  9. ^ a b Cameron Adams (2010-10-22) It's fallin' into place for Zoe Herald Sun. Herald and Weekly Times. Retrieved 2010-10-23.
  10. ^ "Accidents Happen - Single". iTunes Store. Apple Inc. Retrieved 8 March 2011. 
  11. ^ "Singer shot at while filming in Sydney street". The Age. Fairfax Media. Retrieved 25 January 2011. 
  12. ^ Australian pop star hit with a slingshot during video filming. Published by International Business Times AU. Retrieved: 2011-01-26. Archived 22 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine.
  13. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/au/album/carry-me-home-grant-smillie/id439595492
  14. ^ "Top 50 Club Chart". Australian Recording Industry Association. Archived from the original on 22 July 2011. 
  15. ^ a b "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 28 June 2011. Retrieved 30 June 2011. 
  16. ^ [2] AUM Report. Retrieved 2013-1-13
  17. ^ "Q&A : Zoë Badwi". auspOp. 22 July 2016. Retrieved 22 July 2016. 
  18. ^ Peak chart positions on the ARIA Charts
  19. ^ Peak chart positions on the ARIA Club chart
  20. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2010 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). Archived from the original on 5 December 2010. Retrieved 26 November 2012. 
  21. ^ "A Million Lights feat Zoe Badwi (single)publisher=iTunes Australia". Retrieved 26 August 2016. 
  22. ^ "My Way with You (single)". iTunes Australia. Retrieved 26 August 2016. 
  23. ^ "Smasmodic Pop (single)". iTunes Australia. Retrieved 26 August 2016. 
  24. ^ "Horny feat. Zoe Badwi". iTunes Australia. Retrieved 22 July 2016. 
  25. ^ "Love Me Baby - single". iTunes Australia. Retrieved 22 July 2016. 
  26. ^ "I Must Have Died". iTunes Australia. Retrieved 22 July 2016. 
  27. ^ Maser, Robert (17 February 2011). "IT LIST Winners Announced". Poprepublic.tv. Archived from the original on 10 August 2011. 
  28. ^ Maser, Robert (20 December 2010). "IT LIST Awards Nominees Announced". Poprepublic.tv. Archived from the original on 10 August 2011. 
  29. ^ http://www.mtv.com.au/news/4616534a-2011-apra-award-winners/
  30. ^ "2011 ARIA Nominations Announced – Full List Here!". Take 40 Australia. Mcm Entertainment. 12 October 2011. Retrieved 15 October 2011. 
  31. ^ Manser, Robert (31 December 2011). "2011 IT List Awards Nominees Announced". Poprepublic.tv. Archived from the original on 2 January 2012. 

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