Brooke Gabrielle Fraser Ligertwood is a New Zealand singer-songwriter born on December 15, 1983. She has three albums to her credit, the third of which made her famous worldwide with the title “Something in the water”. She is a member of the Australian Christian group Hillsong Worship.
She sold nearly 200,000 copies of albums in her native country.
In 2000, Brooke Fraser sang at “Parachute”, an annual New Zealand music festival. She will do another performance later as guest in 2007.
In 2002, while Fraser was in Auckland, Scotty Pearson, the drummer of a group called “Elemeno P”, organized a meeting with the one who will become the manager of the singer, Matty J. This one will then ensure proposals with major labels that had expressed interest in Brooke. She then had the choice between five different labels, and chose to sign a contract for several albums with Sony Music at the age of 17.
Her personal life
After the success of her first album, Brooke Fraser moves to Sydney, where she has lived since 2004. On March 17, 2008, she married Scott Ligertwood, changing her name to Brooke Ligertwood.
She directs and writes songs for Hillsong Worship. We can count Desert Song and Hosanna as song and What a Beautiful Name, as his greatest successes.
On September 18, 2015, Brooke and her husband welcomed their first child, a girl named Dylan Wilde Ligertwood.
Her philanthropic commitment
Brooke Fraser has enjoyed success in her career for many years, and she has always used her success to highlight many good causes and charitable projects, in order to give them large amounts of money.
At the end of 2010, while promoting her third album Flags in the United States, she will lead a campaign in collaboration with the association “Charity Water” and will ask her fans to donate 27 dollars, in honor of her 27th anniversary. The goal was to raise $ 50,000 to build drinking water wells in Ethiopia. His campaign was successful and raised over $ 54,000. She promised to continue her work with “Charity Water” on future projects.
The hired artist also worked with the association “World Vision” as an associate artist since 2001. She visited Cambodia, Tanzania and the Philippines with guides but went independently to Rwanda in June 2005 then returned in June 2006 as part of the “Rwanda Hope” event.
Awards and nominations
For APRA Awards
2004: The Most Played Composition in New Zealand (for “Better”)
2004: The Most Played Composition in New Zealand (for “Deciphering Me”)
2007: APRA Silver Scroll (for “Albertine”)
2007: APRA Silver Scroll (for “Deciphering Me”)
For New Zealand Music Awards
2004: Best Female Solo Artist (for “What To Do with Daylight”)
2004: Breakthrough Artist of the Year (for “What To Do with Daylight”)
2007: Highest Selling Album (for “Albertine”)
2007: Airplay Record of the Year (for “Deciphering Me”)
2009: International Achievement (herself)
2011: Album of the Year (for “Flags”)
2011: Best Pop Album (for “Flags”)
2011: Single of the Year (for “Something in the Water”)
2011: Best Female Artist (herself)
2011: People’s Choice Award (herself)
2004: People’s Choice Award (herself)
2004: Album of the Year (for “What To Do With Daylight”)
2004: Single of the Year (for “Lifeline”)
2004: Songwriter of the Year (for “Lifeline”)
2007: People’s Choice Award (herself)
2007: Album of the Year (for “Albertine”)
2007: Best Female Solo Artist (for “Albertine”)
2007: Single of the Year (for “Deciphering Me”)
For GMA Dove Awards
2009: Female Vocalist of the Year (herself)
For Grammy Award
2018: Best Contemporary Christian Music Song What a Beautiful Name
In view of his rich track record, Brooke Gabrielle Fraser Ligertwood remains a reference for several servants of God around the world. Her commitment, selflessness, perseverance in service are a real source of inspiration.
Our prayer is that the same grace of God that was manifested in her life is duplicated in the life of many young girls who are engaged in practices that do not honor God so that they make the decision to orient their lives towards value-added activities for the community. This is how God will demonstrate his faithfulness.
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