Tina Arena is an Australian singer-songwriter, actress and record producer. Arena splits her time between France, Australia and the UK, but has been based in Paris since 2008. Arena is one of Australia's highest selling female artists and has won several awards, most notably six ARIA Awards and the World Music Award for best-selling Australian artist, which she received in both 1996 and 2000. In 2009, Arena was awarded the Knighthood of the Order of National Merit by the President of the French Republic, Nicolas Sarkozy for her contributions to French culture. She is the first Australian to have received the Order of State.
Arena appeared as a judge on the 2012 revival of Young Talent Time in Australia. The original 1977 series made her a household name. In April 2013, she was voted Australia's all-time greatest female singer and third greatest singer overall in an industry poll conducted by Australian music writer Cameron Adams for the Herald Sun. Arena possesses the vocal range of a soprano.
Arena is multilingual and speaks English, Italian and French and can also sing in four languages: English, French, Italian and Spanish. She is of Italian descent. She has sold over eight million records worldwide as at the end of 2012. Arena released her first English album of original material in eleven years, titled Reset in October 2013.