On this day in 1997, Tina Arena released the ‘In Deep’ album.
The album was called ‘In Deep’ because Tina felt that it was going to be a tough pursuit to follow up the massively successful #1 album ‘Don’t Ask’, which spent 83 consecutive weeks in the Australian Top 50 and produced six hit singles.
The ‘In Deep’ album’s track listing differed around the world, and some songs had varying vocal takes, and extended song lengths.
‘In Deep’ debuted at #1 in Australia, spending three weeks at the top of the chart. In France, it peaked at #3 and remains the highest-selling album by an Australian female artist there. It has been certified 3x Platinum in both Australia and France. It also peaked at #16 in New Zealand.
There were ten singles released from the different versions of the album across different regions, including ‘Burn’, ‘If I Didn’t Love You’, ‘Now I Can Dance’, ‘I Want To Know What Love Is’, ‘I Want To Spend My Lifetime Loving You’ with Marc Anthony, ‘If I Was A River’, as well as the French songs, ‘Aller plus haut’ and ‘Les trois cloches’.
Tina played eleven shows around Australia for the ‘In Deep Live’ tour and footage from the shows, as well as behind the scenes content, aired as a television special on Channel Nine.
The album has reportedly sold over 1.5 million copies worldwide, and it earned Tina a World Music Award, and NRJ Music Award.
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