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Olivia Newton John

This lovely and talented lady is a British and Australian singer, songwriter and actress. Olivia Newton-John has won four Grammy Awards, had five number one singles, ten Billboard Hot 100 singles and two number one Billboard 200 solo albums. Her albums have gone platinum and gold. The music she sings ranges from pop to country to adult contemporary and she has sold around 100 million records all over the globe. She became very popular after starring with John Travolta in the musical “Grease”.

Olivia Newton-John came out with her first album in 1971 If Not for You which included her first international hit “All Things Must Pass”. Her next single was a great hit in the U.K. and Australia “Banks of the Ohio”. For two years in a row, she was voted Best British Female Vocalist by Record Mirror magazine. In 1974 she represented the U.K in the Eurovision Song Contest singing “Long Live Love”. This was the year that ABBA won the contest with their hit “Waterloo” leaving her in fourth place.

Olivia Newton-John had problems achieving completed popularity until she recorded the song “Let Me Be There” which earned her a Grammy as Best Country Female Artist. Her album Let Me Be There rose to number one on the Country Album charts and stayed there for two weeks. Her next single was equally popular “I Honestly Love You” and this became her signature song. It also earned her two more Grammys one for Record of the Year and one for Best Pop Vocal Performance – Female.

In 1974 Olivia Newton-John was named the Country Music Association Female Vocalist of the Year. She went on to record the album Don’t Stop Believin’ in 1976. Her next album Have You Never Been Mellow included two hit singles the title song and “Please Mr. Please”. Another hit single followed “Something Better to Do”.

 She had another success with “Come on Over” and in November of 1976, she had her first U.S. TV special A Special Olivia Newton-John. However, by mid-1977 her popularity started slipping and her album Making a Good Time Better didn’t do well on the charts. That year she came out with the album Olivia Newton John’s Greatest Hits which went platinum.

In 1978 she starred with John Travolta in the very successful musical “Grease”. The movie became a box-office hit. The soundtrack album stayed on the charts for 12 weeks and included three Top 5 singles for Olivia Newton-John “You’re the One That I Want”, “Hopelessly Devoted to You” and “Summer Nights”.

After this, she decided to change her image and in 1978 released the album Totally Hot which included three singles the title track, “A Little More Love” and “Deeper Than the Night”. Other singles followed like “I Can’t Help It”, “Magic”, “Suddenly”, and “Make a Move on Me”.

The music and the success continued. Olivia Newton-John tours actively and in 2012 she went on an Asian Tour and an Australian and U.S. tour as well. As of April 2014, she is performing at the Flamingo in Las Vegas, Nevada in the U.S.


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