Tina Arena, or Tiny Tina as she was known on Young Talent Time, has had a big career both in Australia and overseas.
She’s been in the industry for 40 years and she’s not even 50.
To celebrate the milestone Tina has launched her latest album, but has brought a few of her music friends along for the ride.
Greatest Hits & Interpretations, released on April 7, includes a duet with fellow Young Talent Timer Danni Minogue, pairing up for the first time since the show. The album debuted at number two on the Aria official album charts.
Taking to Instagram while recording, Danni Minogue said she was excited to be singing Sorrento Moon with Arena, as it was her dad’s favourite song of Tina’s.
“We both started young in the industry and we’ve stayed really good friends through the years, but this is the first time we’ve reunited vocally since the early 1980s!” Danni Minogue wrote.
❤❤ I love this version so much! Amazing to work with Dannii again ❤❤ preorder link in the bio. #Repost @danniiminogue with @repostapp ・・・ Duetting on Sorrento Moon with Tina was an emotional project for me. This is my Dad’s favourite of Tina’s songs, and it’s her parents’ favourite song as well. We both started young in the industry and we’ve stayed really good friends through the years, but this is the first time we’ve reunited vocally since the early 1980s! Tina’s album ‘Greatest Hits and Interpretations’ is on iTunes pre-sale now and is out on April 7. Keep an eye on my socials, I’ll be sharing a sneak preview of our track in the next couple of weeks…🎶🎙🌛🎤🌜#sorrentomoon @tinaarena
Also joining her on the album are Jimmy Barnes, Jessica Mauboy, The Veronicas and Kate Miller-Heidke.
I adore Jimmy Barnes! Jimmy’s journey as a man, a father and a son has perhaps enabled him to connect with this song in a really meaningful way. The feistiness of his spirit comes through in his rendition and his perspective on this is his own. I’m humbled to have him on this album. Link in bio. 💋 xT
Over the Easter weekend Tina also paired up with another Aussie icon Effie, for the Good Friday Appeal.
— Channel 7 (@Channel7) April 14, 2017
If you would like to hear her in person, Tina is touring Australia later this year.