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Posted 24 June 2012 - 12:06 PM
The Voice winner has notched up the top three places - and has eight of the top 40 songs - on the Australian singles chart, an astonishing accomplishment for a 19-year-old who was living in a women's refuge a year ago.
Eden's cover of Duffy's version of 1960s song Stay With Me tops the ARIA Singles Chart, followed by her versions of Hallelujah and I Was Your Girl. The singer said she was "blown away" to hear about the ARIA chart.
"To have my first No.1 is amazing enough. So thankful to everyone that has bought the songs and to everyone on the show for making The Voice such a big success," she said.
It's exactly where Eden's new record label Universal Music wants her to be: in the charts and out of the reach of scandal.
Working under the refrain "it's all about the album", Universal has blocked access to Eden, her friends and even members of her family, who have all been told to keep quiet about what they know of the young woman's life.
While The Sunday Mail contacted several of Eden's "aunties" - the female carers with whom she spent time growing up - all refused to speak about the woman they fondly call their "daughter", on the express instructions of the record label.
"It's simply about moving forward. It's all about the album now," a Universal Music spokeswoman said.
After winning The Voice, Karise Eden is about to embark on her victory lap across the country to meet her fans and release her debut album 'My Journey'.
News Limited readers will get the chance to hear one of her tracks, which has never been performed on the hit reality TV show that has made her a star.
The track will be revealed on Monday, June 25, from midnight AEST, at the websites of Daily Telegraph, Herald Sun and The Courier-Mail.
Posted 25 June 2012 - 05:58 AM
Great story from living in a Woman's refuge to chart dominence
Not sure about Universal Music gaging relo's The Voice/Shine Productions used the media to milk all the publicity the could for the show - different company
Posted 25 June 2012 - 06:08 AM
- by: Kathy McCabe Music Editor
- From: The Daily Telegraph
- June 25, 2012 12:00AM
THE Voice has sold more than a million singles on iTunes, with Karise Eden producing four gold singles for Universal Music and the show's owners.
Eden, who has eight songs in the ARIA top 40, now has four gold plaques for Stay With Me Baby (No.1), Hallelujah (No.2), I Was Your Girl (No.3) and Nothing's Real But Love (No.11).
The Voice winner isn't the only artist commanding the Australian charts in the afterglow of the final of the ratings juggernaut this week.
Sarah De Bono's Beautiful debuted at No.4, cementing her prospects of a recording deal with Universal, which has the first option on all of the contestants.
Darren Percival's Damage Done also made it into the top 10, while his performance of For Once In My Life landed at No.17. I Believe also hung in the top 40 this week while his duet with Keith Urban of his song Without You put the original back into the charts.
Shooting Star, the song Rachael Leahcar penned for her coach Delta Goodrem, came in at No.31, with her rendition of Smile at No.34.
"Appearing on the ARIA charts means a great deal to an artist as it is a vindication that their music is resonating with people across Australia," ARIA boss Dan Rosen said. "The artists to emerge from The Voice should be extremely proud of this achievement, particularly in breaking the recent international dominance of our singles chart."
Don't be surprised if Lakyn Heperi also ends up on Universal's roster.
Eden recorded a few extra covers last week for her My Journey album, which is out tomorrow, to entice fans who already own the songs she performed during the series.
The man guiding her career at Universal, Peter Karpin, is determined to launch Eden on the world stage.
"Karise has a gift that can take her all the way, not only in Australia but throughout the rest of the world," he said.
You can preview Eden's recording of the Otis Redding classic Dock Of The Bay below.
NSW readers who want the chance to win an exclusive meet and greet with Karise, enter our competition here.
To celebrate the release of her debut album, Woolworths will be presenting Karise Eden live at Westfield centres nationally.
Karise will be performing and signing copies of her new album, T-shirt or poster.
The Voice winner’s debut album My Journey will be released on June 26.
It is a collection of the songs performed on the show, Karise’s winner’s single ‘You Won’t Let Me’, as well as newly recorded tracks.
You can catch Karise at one of the venues below:
Wednesday 27 June, Westfield Chermside, 12.00noon, Carpark
Wednesday 4 July, Westfield Garden City, 12.30pm, Centre Court
Thursday 28 June, Westfield Kotara, 6.00pm, Centre Court
Friday 29 June, Westfield Sydney, 12.30pm, Pitt St Mall
Saturday 30 June, Westfield Miranda, 12.00noon, Centre Court
Monday 2 July, Westfield Southland, 12.30pm, Centre Court
Tuesday 3 July, Westfield Fountain Gate, 12.30pm, Centre Court
Thursday 5 July, Westfield Marion, 3.00pm, Carpark
Saturday 7 July, Westfield Whitford City, 3.00pm, Piazza
Sunday 8 July, Westfield Belconnen, 12.30pm, Centre Court
Also in yesterday's Sunday Telegraph it was mentioned that Universal Music were close to also signing the top 3 Rachael Sarah and Darren, so fingers crossed that occurs, I don't know if it is related but Rachael tweeted that she is back in Sydney today
Posted 27 June 2012 - 05:49 AM
THE Voice finalists Sarah De Bono, Darren Percival and Rachael Leahcar have all secured record deals. Universal will release their singles on Friday - tracks which would have been their winner's singles.
Percival's single is called In the Blowing Wind, Leahcar's Coming Home Again and De Bono's No Shame.
The Voice finalists also have record deals
They will all release albums following the formula of winner Karise Eden: studio versions of their covers from the hit TV show and a handful of remakes.
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De Bono, of Melbourne, said all the final four deserved record deals.
"We all worked hard, we're all very different but we're all credible artists," she told music writer Cameron Adams.
"All I wanted was to be recognised as an artist, that's why I went on the show. Getting to the grand final was everything and more for me, no matter where I came.
"I was going to try and get a deal and release an album. This is what I was hoping for. Everything's falling into place."
De Bono's original song Beautiful (not to be confused with the Christina Aguilera song which was inspired by the same subject matter) debuted at No.4 this week, achieving instant gold accreditation.
"It's hard to share your story and be honest," she says.
"I haven't had the easiest time growing up. I wasn't popular, I was proud to be me and that was the problem. I never gave in to peer pressure.
"When you're trying to find yourself as an early teenager people put you down and make you feel like nobody. I got pretty bad, I had some dark times. But I changed schools and got through it, that's when I wrote Beautiful. Hopefully that song has helped inspire a few people, I'm getting feedback on Twitter saying it's helping people."
Video: The Voice's four finalists before they were famous
De Bono recorded covers of Usher's Burn and Duffy's Warwick Avenue this week.
"After this album I'm writing for an album of originals," she says. "I really want to have that out at the end of this year. The Voice was an amazing vehicle, but this is just the beginning."
Posted 27 June 2012 - 10:13 PM
Because Universal has a deal with Westfield in which the winner will only appear in Westfield shopping centres. Westfield Doncaster, which is the one closes to the city, will have been ideal but I don't think it has enough space to hold so many fans waiting to see her.
Why can't it be somewhere more central to the city?
Posted 01 July 2012 - 11:13 AM
Runner-up Darren Percival returned to Sunshine Coast yesterday and was overwhelmed with his welcome from fans.
He yelled a sincere "thankyou" to the crowd while holding his son's hand and standing proudly beside his wife Amanda.
Darren returned home after a gruelling seven-week recording schedule with Universal Music, happy to announce the release of his first single In the Blowing Wind and his debut album Happy Home (to be released on July 13), which he said was a tribute to his family and the Sunshine Coast.
The 10 covered songs he performed during the show are featured in the album, including his emotional rendition of Stevie Wonder's I Believe, which lifted the roof and received a standing ovation. A duet with Mahalia Barnes, daughter of rocker Jimmy Barnes, and a soon-to-be released single, Happy Home, will also be included.
Darren will spend four days with his family, visiting friends and his local surf club at Coolum. He will begin preparations for a small-scale Australian tour from September to October, as well as performing at music festivals, before embarking on national tour in February next year.
Posted 01 July 2012 - 07:10 PM
EDIT: according to AusPOP, Karise’s ‘Stay With Me Baby’ (last week’s #1) has plummeted to #54 within a week. It is believed to be the biggest drop ever by an ARIA #1 song.
Karise’s ‘I Was Your Girl’ (#3 last week), Darren Percival’s ‘Damage Down’ (#8 last week), Karise’s ‘Nothing’s Real But Love’ and ‘Landslide’ (#11 and #15 respectively) are all out of the Top 100.
Darren Percival is at #78 with ‘I Believe When I Fall In Love’.
Rachael Leahcar fails to make the top 100.
Posted 03 July 2012 - 07:58 PM
So I stand on this hill
With my flag held high
With the will to survive
Bullets flying by
Broken hears scattered on this battlefield
Holding out for something real
I won't give up
I won't give in
I fight for hope in this
WAR ON LOVE
Posted 03 July 2012 - 08:35 PM
In 2012, a group of amazingly talented singers achieved their dreams and were given the chance to shine. Now, in a special event, the nation’s favourite new voices will give something back by putting on a great evening of entertainment for the Reach Foundation. The singers who captivated the nation are returning in a one-off concert at The Palms in Melbourne’s Crown complex, to be screened on Channel Nine and hosted by Darren McMullen. Karise Eden, winner of The Voice, will perform her hit single, You Won’t Let Me.
She will be joined on stage by the three other finalists from the ratings-busting TV blockbuster: Darren Percival, Sarah DeBono and Rachael Leahcar.
Prinnie Stevens and Mahalia Barnes will bring another show-stopping number to life while Adam Martin, Ben Hazlewood and Chris Sebastian will treat the audience to an acoustic group performance.
The concert will also feature a duet by Fatai V and Mitchell Johnson as well as Brittany Cairns and Kelsie Rimmer reviving their popular rendition of Adele’s Turning Tables.
We will see the return of viewer favourites Diana Rouvas, Viktoria Bolonina, Emma Louise Birdsall and Casey Withoos.
Plus, viewers will be treated to a performance by one of Australia’s most talented singer-songwriters, Megan Washington, who has put something very special together for the Reach organisation.
With special backstage interviews by Faustina Agolley, Australia can catch up with the artists they’ve grown to love over the last three months. Jules Lund and Jesinta Campbell will also be on deck, bringing viewers some of the most inspiring stories the Reach Foundation has been involved with. Jeffrey Browne, Managing Director of Nine Network Australia, said the concert will be one of the highlights of the TV year.
“Everyone at the Nine Network has been touched by the incredible work of the Reach Foundation and the support they give to young people across Australia. This concert is our way of acknowledging them and helping to spread their message to the broader Australian audience,” Mr Browne said today.
“The calibre of performers who are joining us is exciting and the night will be a wonderful piece of entertainment for our viewers.”
Reach CEO Sarah Davies said the concert would help the foundation meet an increasing demand for their programs in the community.
“This incredible opportunity helps to spread the word about Reach and the positive difference it makes in the lives of tens of thousands of young Australians each year,” Ms Davies said.
The Reach Foundation, founded by the late Jim Stynes, an AFL legend, aims to inspire young people to believe that, no matter what their circumstances, they can achieve their dreams.
No Delta won't be at the concert, in fact none of the four judges will be there.
Will delta feature in that concert Johnson? Also I heard that karise's video for 'you won't let me' will premiere on sunrise - weird seeming the voice was on channel 9!
As for your second question, remember Karise is now signed to Universal Music so it's up to the record company to decide how to promote her album.
Posted 07 July 2012 - 05:49 PM
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