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Tina Arena to be inducted into ARIA Hall of Fame


After 40 years of music and 10 studio albums, Aussie songstress Tina Arena will be inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame at the 2015 ARIA Awards next month.

“She first won our hearts as an eight year old on Young Talent Time, and went on to become one of the country's highest selling female artists,” ARIA Chief Executive Officer Dan Rosen said in a statement.

“The longevity of her recording career is a testament to enduring talent and artistry.

“We are proud to see Tina take her place amongst the icons of the Australian music industry in the ARIA Hall of Fame.”

Arena has won six ARIA Awards in the past and was the first woman to ever win the ARIA Album of the Year Award in 1995.

“What a thrill to receive this recognition for what has been an incredible journey so far,” she said.

“I look forward to sharing this milestone with my peers along with the Australian public.”

And after 20 years living overseas, the singer is moving back to Melbourne this month with her fiance Vincent Mancini and their nine-year-old son, Gabriel.

Her eleventh studio album, Eleven, will be released this Friday.