"I’ve made it to my favourite place in the whole wide world, amongst the words!"
In surprising music news, Kate Ceberano has achieved an unusual career milestone we don’t see all that often: her surname has made it into the Macquarie dictionary.
Posting her latest achievement on Facebook, the Pash singer captioned the photo of her name in the dictionary, “Ooooh look at me. I’ve made it to my favourite place in the whole wide world, amongst the words! Thank you Macquarie dictionary.”
She also included the hashtag #readdictionariesjustforfun, which excited one fan in the comments who does the same thing.
Another fan wrote, “I read it as Australian pop and rock goddess!”
Is a feature in the dictionary a more significant achievement than winning four ARIA Awards, including winning Best Female Artist twice, Highest Selling Single for Bedroom Eyes, and most recently, Best Jazz Album for Tryst featuring Paul Grabowsky in 2019? Only Kate Ceberano can tell.
In 2021, Kate Ceberano won the coveted Packing Room Prize at the Archibald Prize ceremony.
Created by renowned portrait artist Kathrin Longhurst, the oil on linen piece depicted Ceberano on a red background and was initially intended to act as the cover art for the 2021 release Sweet Inspiration.
"Although the album cover deadline had expired, we decided to paint the portrait to create a record of Kate at this important moment in her life and as a legacy for her daughter," Longhurst said of the experience.
"In 2020, the pandemic decimated the entertainment industry. The extended lockdown in Melbourne had devastating consequences for Kate and many of her fellow performers. But it ended up being an enormous year of growth and personal breakthroughs for her, culminating in her decision to move her family to Sydney to chase the work."
"I feel the painting expressed my concern for the future. But I still feel strong, like a proud 'Mohican'," Ceberano said in her official statement.
Kate Ceberano’s new album My Life Is A Symphony is out via ABC Music on May 12.
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