Filippina Lydia "Tina" Arena AM (born 1 November 1967) is an Australian singer-songwriter, musical theatre actress, and record producer. During her career she has lived in Australia, United States, France, and the United Kingdom. Arena is one of Australia's highest selling female artists who, as of July 2014, has sold over 10 million records worldwide.
Arena is an artist with the vocal range of a soprano and is multilingual: she sings live and records in English, Italian and French, as well as in Spanish. In April 2013 she was voted Australia's all-time greatest female singer and third greatest singer overall in an industry poll conducted by music journalist, Cameron Adams, for the Herald Sun.
Arena has earned several international and national awards, including seven ARIA Awards, and two World Music Awards for 'Best-selling Australian Artist', which she received in 1996 and in 2000.
In 2009, Arena became the first Australian to be awarded the Knighthood of the Order of National Merit – presented by the President of the French Republic, Nicolas Sarkozy, for her contributions to French culture, and ceremoniously awarded by Frédéric Mitterrand, the Minister of Culture and Communication of France.
In 2012, Arena appeared as a judge and mentor on the revival of the Australian television variety programme Young Talent Time: the original Young Talent Time series had made her a household name in the 1970s and 1980s, as Tiny Tina, which screened on Network Ten from 1971 to 1988.
In October 2013, Arena released her first English album of original material in eleven years, titled Reset. In the same month, Arena published her first autobiography, titled Now I Can Dance, which is now in its fourth reprint.
Also in 2013, Arena participated in the 13th Australian series of...