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Missy Higgins

Real name: Melissa Morrison Higgins
Birthdate: N/A
Status: Single


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Missy Higgins (born Melissa Morrison Higgins on August 19, 1983) is an award-winning Australian singer-songwriter, best known for her hit singles "Scar" and "The Special Two" off her debut album The Sound of White. Her second album, On a Clear Night was released in April 2007. One of her greatest influences is her aunt Angela Riordan.

The Sound of White was produced in the U.S. by John Porter with audio engineer Jay Newland, noted for his work with jazz singer, Norah Jones.

Throughout 2004, Higgins had been touring as a support act with Pete Murray and The John Butler Trio, including solo performances at the Horden Pavilion, The Clarendon, and the Enmore Theatre. With the release of The Sound of White, Higgins began another national tour, her first as the headliner.

In 2004, Higgins was nominated in four categories at the ARIA Awards. These included "Best Female Artist" and "Single of the Year". At the awards ceremony on October 17 she received the award for "Best Pop Release".

In 2005, Higgins was nominated for a further seven ARIA Awards, taking out the awards for "Album of the Year" (for The Sound of White), "Best Female Artist", "Best Pop Release" (for The Sound of White), "Breakthrough Artist - Album Release" (for The Sound Of White) and "Highest Selling Album" (again, for The Sound of White).

She released her third single, "The Special Two", to both critical and commercial acclaim. It became an instant hit on Australian radio and in the charts debuting and peaking at number 2 on the ARIA charts. "The Special Two" EP included Missy's cover of the Skyhooks classic, "You Just Like Me Cos I'm Good In Bed" which she recorded for Triple J's 30th anniversary. "You Just Like Me Cos I'm Good In Bed" was the first song played on Triple J in 1975. She continued touring in mid-2005 and released her fourth single, "The Sound of White", in August 2005. In late 2005 she teamed up with Ben Lee for a national tour.

On July 7, 2007, Higgins participated at the Australian leg of Live Earth performing her own set, as well as joining Paul Kelly, Kev Carmody and John Butler on stage for the song "From Little Things Big Things Grow." The song could have been considered "the event's anthem" and Rolling Stone cited it as a highlight, stating that the "whole crowd sung along – all eleven verses."

She is a vegetarian, and in 2005 appeared in a marketing campaign for the animal rights group PETA promoting awareness of animal rights.

Higgins' sexuality has been brought into question due to the content of her lyrics and her demeanour. It is also notable that she does not use male or female pronouns to describe her partner during her concerts. She has neither denied nor confirmed any stance, although she has been quoted as saying: "I think everyone is a bit bisexual but not everyone admits it. Or not everyone has realised it yet". Though she admits to making "a few risque comments in interviews about bisexuality," she wishes her privacy to be respected in this matter.

Higgins said recently in an interview on Channel V that her single "Ten Days" was written for her then boyfriend while she was backpacking in Europe for six months after she finished school. She is currently single and states that she has not been in a relationship for a long time, citing her busy schedule as a reason.


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