Natalie Jane Imbruglia is an Australian-British singer-songwriter, model and actress. In the early 1990s, she played Beth Brennan in the Australian soap opera Neighbours. Three years after leaving the programme, she began a singing career with her hit cover of Ednaswap’s song “Torn”. Her subsequent album, Left of the Middle (1997), sold 7 million copies worldwide. Further releases, White Lilies Island (2001) and Counting Down the Days (2005), did not sell as well, although the latter became number one in the UK. In 2007 she released Glorious: The Singles 97–07, a hits compilation featuring the single “Glorious”. Since 1997 Imbruglia has sold 10 million album copies. She co-starred in the 2003 film Johnny English and was leading actress in the 2009 film Closed for Winter.
On 3 December 2014, Imbruglia announced plans to release a newly recorded album of songs originally performed by male artists. The album, Male, her first since 2009’s Come To Life, was released in July 2015.