Born: 20 / 7 / 1953
Marcia Elaine Hines AM (born July 20, 1953) is an American-Australian singer and TV personality. Hines made her debut, at the age of 16, in the Australian production of the stage musical Hair and followed with the role of Mary Magdalene in Jesus Christ Superstar.She achieved her greatest commercial successes as a recording artist during the late 1970s with several hit singles, including cover versions of "Fire and Rain", "I Just Don't Know What to Do with Myself", "You" and "Something's Missing (In My Life)"; and her Top Ten albums Marcia Shines, Shining and Ladies and Gentlemen. Hines was voted "Queen of Pop" by TV Week's readers for three consecutive years from 1976.Hines stopped recording in the early 1980s until she returned with Right Here and Now in 1994, the same year she became an Australian citizen. She was the subject of the 2001 biography Diva: the life of Marcia Hines, which coincided with the release of the compilation album Diva. From 2003 to 2009 and again in 2024, she was a judge on Australian Idol, and her elevated profile led to a renewed interest in her as a performer. Her 2006 album, Discotheque, peaked at number 6 on the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) albums chart. Hines was inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame on July 18, 2007.Hines is the mother of singer Deni Hines, with whom she performed on the duet single "Stomp!" (2006). Hines has sold 2.6 million albums and was the first Australian female artist to have a platinum-selling album, as well as the first female to have seven consecutive top 20 album releases.
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'The Gospel According To Marcia' will feature music from Hines' latest album as she tells stories about her childhood and early memories in Australia.
On Wednesday, 15 November, the ARIAs will take over the Hordern Pavilion, with an all-Australian line-up ready to perform on the night.
Our Queen of Pop will take to the 'rage' couch this weekend.
Marcia is back!
“This is truly an unexpected honour. Thank you to all those people who considered me for this award. I am totally humbled by it.”
“It looks like I’m doing it again this year...”
"It’s an honour to still be releasing music and playing to live audiences around the country.”
More special guest appearances will be announced soon...
"I feel honoured to have been asked to come back."
The first-ever Aus run of the musical kicks off in January.