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Missy Higgins
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Missy Higgins in 2013
Background information
Birth name Melissa Morrison Higgins
Born 19 August 1983 (1983-08-19) (ageĀ 38)
Origin Melbourne, Australia
Genres Pop, folk, acoustic
Occupation(s) Singing, songwriting
Instruments Piano, guitar
Years active 2001 to present
Labels Eleven (part of EMI)

Missy Higgins (born Melissa Morrison Higgins on 19 August 1983) is an Australian singer and songwriter. She has released two very popular albums in Australia; The Sound of White and On a Clear Night.


Early life and work

Higgins was born in Melbourne, Australia. She was a student at Geelong Grammar School. Most of her spare time at the school was spent in a music room, playing the piano. When she was 15 years old, she wrote a song called "All for Believing" that got an "A" in a school assignment. The next year, Higgins went to a record label, but was denied because she had not written any other songs. She began writing new songs. In the meantime, her sister sent "All for Believing" to Triple J, and it won an "Unearthed" competition. Because of this, record labels Sony and EMI both contacted her. Higgins chose "Eleven", a part of EMI.

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