Natalie Imbruglia is an Australian pop singer-songwriter, model and actress. In the early 1990s, Imbruglia was known to audiences as Beth Brennan in the popular Australian soap Neighbours. Three years after leaving the programme, Imbruglia launched a singing career with the international hit, "Torn". The subsequent debut album Left of the Middle sold over 7 million copies worldwide. Further releases, White Lilies Island and Counting Down the Days, have been unable to match the commercial success of her debut, although the latter did become her first UK #1.
Imbruglia has released four studio albums, one compilation album, one extended play, and eleven singles. In 1996, she began composing songs and signed a recording contract with RCA Records in the United Kingdom.
Her debut album Left of the Middle was released in November 1997. The album reached number one on Australian albums chart and was certified platinum five times by the Australian Recording Industry Association. On the UK albums chart, it reached number five and was certified triple platinum by the British Phonographic Industry. Left of the Middle sold excess of six million copies and produced three top five singles.