Holly Valance (Holly Rachel Vukadinovic) was born in 1983 to Serbian father Rajko Vukadinovic and English mother Rachel Stevens. Future female New Zealand pop singer was born in Australia and had a typical Australian upbringing. She received higher education at the Star of the Sea College in Melbourne. From her early ages Holly decided to be a singer. Her first breakthrough was when she featured in the famous television series "Neighbors" in which she played the role of Felicity.
Valance's debut single was "Kiss, Kiss", a remake for famous Turkish singer Tarkan's hit single "Simarik". It was released in 2002 and had major success in New Zealand and Australia. Most of her popularity was brought by the quite explicit video with Holly dancing naked. However, it was just an impression since Valance wore flesh-colored underwear and her nudity was concealed by special lighting.
The single was included in her first album "Footprints" being released in the late of 2002. This album was met favorably and topped Australian and UK charts for two months. Holly's second single "Down Boy" hit #2 in Great Britain and #3 in Australia. The next major success in a row was "Naughty Girl" single taking the third place on Australian music charts and #16 in Great Britain.
Her next album "State of Mind" is notable for the successful same-named single. "State of Mind" peaked at #8 in the United Kingdom and #14 in Australia. The single was successful what couldn't be referred to the entire album it led to the breakup with Holly's recording company. In 2004, this popular female New Zealand pop singer returned to acting and appeared in numerous episodes of TV series "CSI: Miami" and "Entourage"; next year she appeared in "Prison Break".
Another successful female New Zealand pop singer Brooke Fraser was born in 1983 in Wellington, New Zealand. She has numerous awards in New Zealand as a singer and songwriter. Brooke Fraser is the eldest in her family among other two children. She spent most of her childhood in Naenae, Lower Hutt and received education there - first in Dyer Street School, then Naenae Intermediate and higher education in Naenae College.
From her early ages Brooke Fraser went in for music - she began to take piano lessons when she turned seven and continued until seventeen. Future popular female New Zealand pop singer wrote her first songs when she was ten and at the age of sixteen she started to play acoustic guitar. Brooke Fraser caught sight of some label recording companies when she was fifteen but she was not going to leave school then. Nevertheless, Brooke performed at Parachute - an annual New Zealand music festival and held her performances annually since 2000.
In 2002, Brooke moved to Auckland to continue her music career there. Brooke's drummer Elemeno P introduced her to producer Matty J who then became her manager. Though Brooke had a lot of offers from various recording companies she opted for Sony Music Entertainment and signed a multi-album deal with it. Her debut album "What To Do With Daylight" was a real hit in New Zealand and Australia becoming seven times platinum in New Zealand.