Mauboy spices up big party on Sunday

Jessica Mauboy
Jessica Mauboy

POP princess Jessica Mauboy will headline this year's Dig 1100 Concert, in Parramatta Park on Sunday night.

Other musical acts on the night include the Rock 'n Soul Choir and the Mitchell Anderson Band.

Mauboy said she was excited to be in Parramatta for Australia Day festivities.

"I'm expecting one big party," Mauboy said.

The last 12 months has seen the 24-year-old former Australian Idol runner-up conquer Hollywood.

Since landing the lead role of Julie in the movie, The Sapphires, she has spent the better part of last year taking the movie to various international film festivals.

She also caught the attention of comedian Ellen DeGeneres who enlisted Mauboy to perform on her two Australian shows.

Plus she also scored a spot performing at the Governor's Ball in front of A-listers, after the Emmy Awards.

To add to her successful year, Mauboy released her third studio album, Beautiful in October, which features 13 up-tempo pop songs.

Mauboy said Beautiful was her "most personal" album yet.

"I think sharing my relationship with my partner and looking outside the box of my life is the most personal I have ever been," Mauboy said.

"I feel I've painted more of a clear picture about certain things in my life and have allowed myself to acknowledge my mistakes within this album."

The inspiration to write Beautiful developed while travelling the world to promote The Sapphires.

"I guess the major theme behind the album is about home and missing my country, family and friends," Mauboy said.

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