Every album in Tina Arena’s career has gone Gold, Platinum or Multi-Platinum.
She’s won 15 ARIA Awards; made it into the ARIA Hall of Fame and sang The Flame at the Opening Ceremony of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games – the highest rated TV telecast in Australian history.
But Italian-born Arena is more than just a beautiful voice. In fact, her story is a dazzling mix of warming and tragic.
In 1995, the singer-songwriter married her then-manager Ralph Carr. And right from the words 'I do', things were never quite right.
She writes in her autobiography Now I Can Dance that her family encouraged her to be a "runaway bride" on her wedding day. This was after she had a disagreement with her husband, who wasn't happy at her refusal to sell their wedding photos to a magazine.
Listen: Tina Arena speaks with Mia Freedman about the debacle that was her first marriage, and why she's in no rush to wed her new partner, on No Filter.
They split up after just "two years", Arena told Mia Freedman, despite the fact that their divorce wasn't finalised until 1999.
"My first experience [with marriage] was disgraceful," Arena tells Mia Freedman in an interview on the No Filter podcast.
"And poorly treated under Australian law, because of what I went through financially... I went back to zero after 25 years of work..."