"I'm the voice of David Jones!"
Tina Arena, whose smooth vocals and endearing persona has carried her to great success here and overseas for so many years, has put her voice to DJ's TV campaign this season.
David Jones' roots remain firmly planted in Australia. The store has enlisted Tina to record a special Christmas theme song this year which will spearhead the retailer's marketing strategy over the next two months and raise some serious funds for the National Breast Cancer Foundation.
Tina Arena (born Filippina Lydia Arena on 1 November 1967) is an Australian singer-songwriter, actress and record producer. Tina divides her time between Australia, France and the UK, but has been based in Melbourne since 2011. She is one of Australia's highest selling female artists, and has won several awards, most notably six ARIA Awards and the World Music Award for best-selling Australian artist, which she received in both 1996 and 2000. In 2009, Arena was awarded the Knighthood of the Order of National Merit by the President of the French Republic, Nicolas Sarkozy for her contributions to French culture. She is the first Australian to have received that order of state.
Arena appeared as a judge on the 2012 revival of Young Talent Time in Australia. The original 1977 series made her a household name. In April 2013, she was voted Australia's all-time greatest female singer and third greatest singer overall in an industry poll conducted by Australian music writer Cameron Adams for the Herald Sun. Arena possesses the vocal range of a soprano.
Tina is multilingual and speaks English, Italian and French and can also sing in four languages: English, French, Italian and Spanish. She is of Italian descent. She has sold over 10 million records worldwide to date. Arena released her first English album of original material in eleven years, titled Reset in October 2013 and became her 6th Top 10 album in Australia.