Brooke Fraser Profile

aka Brooke Ligertwood
Gary Steel
29 May 2013

It’s the day after the 2004 New Zealand Music Awards, where she has picked up both the Best Female Solo Artist and Breakthrough Artist awards on the back of her four-times platinum-plus debut album, What To Do With Daylight.

We’ve all heard about the legendary after-show parties at the Music Awards, so it wouldn’t have been surprising if the 20-year-old songstress had been looking a bit ragged after the celebrations. Instead, she’s positively radiant at our lunchtime interview.

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Platinum sales for Albertine in Australia - Brooke Fraser with Sony Australia's Denis Hanlin
Brooke Fraser in Rwanda
Hillsong Worship - What A Beautiful Name
Brooke Fraser - Better
Brooke at the 2007 New Zealand Music Awards with her Tui for Highest Selling New Zealand album, Albertine
CS Lewis
Something In The Water
Deciphering Me
Median Strip November 2004
Brooke Fraser performing at the 2011 Vodafone NZ Music Awards



Fraser is a worship leader at Hillsong Church in Sydney, described as a “Pentecostal mega-church affiliated with the Australian branch of Assemblies Of God”.

She is the eldest of three children. Her father, former All Black Bernie Fraser, was born in Fiji, and is of Fijian, Portuguese and Scottish descent.

Albertine peaked at No.3 on the US Christian Album Chart. It achieved 4 x platinum sales in NZ, and gold status in both Australia and Canada. The album won her no less than five trophies at the NZ Music Awards.