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Brooke Fraser

Background information
Birth name Brooke Gabrielle Fraser
Born 15 December 1983 (1983-12-15) (age 27)
Wellington, New Zealand
Origin Wellington, New Zealand
Folk rock

Years active 2002–present
Labels Sony Music
Wood + Bone
Brooke Gabrielle Fraser, better known as simply Brooke Fraser born (15 December 1983) is a New Zealand award-winning folk-pop musician. Her third studio album Flags has become the most successful album of her career, with the single "Something in the Water" reaching number one on the RIANZ singles chart in 2010.

1 Early life
2 Musical career
2.1 What to Do With Daylight
2.2 Albertine
2.3 Flags
3 Personal life
4 Charity work
5 Discography
6 Awards and nominations
7 References
8 External links

[edit] Early lifeFraser is the eldest of the three children born to former All Black, Bernie Fraser[1] and his wife Lynda Fraser.[2] She grew up in Naenae, Lower Hutt and attended Dyer Street School, Naenae Intermediate School and Naenae College.[3]

Fraser took piano lessons between the ages of seven and seventeen. She started writing songs at age twelve and taught herself the acoustic guitar at fifteen, although despite her singing success she has never taken singing lessons.[3]

She performed at Parachute, an annual New Zealand music festival, and did so for several years, beginning in 2000 – including a special guest performance in 2007.[3]

She began writing for the Soul Purpose magazine at age fifteen, and was later made editor in 2002. She gave up her job as editor shortly after moving to Auckland in late 2002 in order to pursue her music career.[4]

[edit] Musical careerIn 2002, while Fraser was in Auckland, Scotty Pearson, the drummer for Elemeno P, organised a meeting with producer Matty J for her. Matty J became her manager, liaising with the major labels who had shown interest and compared their offers. Fraser had about five different labels offer her deals and chose to sign a multi-album deal with Sony Music.[5]

[edit] What to Do With DaylightMain article: What to Do with Daylight
Fraser's first album, What to Do with Daylight, was released in New Zealand in late 2003, debuting at number one and achieved gold status in the same week. The album eventually went seven times platinum,[6] selling over 105,000 copies in New Zealand alone.[7] It remained on the album charts for sixty-six weeks.[8] All five singles from the album reached the top twenty in the New Zealand Singles Chart.[9] Her album also topped the New Zealand Top 50 Albums of 2004.[10]

Following the release of What to Do with Daylight, Fraser toured Australia and New Zealand with American artist John Mayer and then toured New Zealand with veteran U.K. rock artist David Bowie.[11][12] Whilst on tour with John Mayer, she met with his guitarist and keyboardist Michael Chaves who, after recording Mayer's album Heavier Things, Fraser enlisted to play on her album and future concerts.[13]

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