Missy Higgins

Missy Higgins



Birth Name

Melissa Morrison HiggIns


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Melissa Morrison Higgins (Better known as Missy Higgins) was born on August 19, 1983. She is best know for her hit single 'Scar', and her debut album, 'The sound of White'. Missy grew up in Melborne, Australia. Missy began her professional music career while she was still a…more


Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • Missy currently lives with her sister Nicola in Melbourne.

    • Her song Scar was featured in an episode of One Tree Hill called "What Could Have Been".

    • As of 2007, Missy has had two No.1 hits in the Australian charts: Scar and Steer.

    • In October 2005, Missy Higgins (through her record label Eleven) released the compilation DVD If You Tell Me Yours, I'll Tell You Mine. It contains her music videos, a documentary and an MTV filming of her The Shell in Darling Harbour live concert.

    • As of 2007, her album The Sound of White has reached 9x Platinum in sales. Her album On A Clear Night is already 3x Platinum.

    • Her song Where I Stood was featured in an episode of Smallville called "Cure". It was also played in an episode of Grey's Anatomy called "Crash Into Me(1)".

    • In November 2007, Missy revealed to the public that she was gay in the Cherrie magazine, a nationwide lesbian magazine.

    • Missy has been nominated for 20 Music awards.

    • Missy toured the United States, the United Kingdom, and South Africa in 2006.

    • The Sound of White was produced in the US, by John Porter, with audio engineer, Jay Newland.

    • Missy participated in the Australian Leg of 'Live Earth' on July 7, 2007.

    • In 2005, Missy appeared in a marketing campaign for animal-rights group, PETA.

    • Missy is a vegetarian.

    • Missy's brother used to get her to sing in his band sometimes.

    • Missy has won six ARIA awards, two APRA awards, and one MTV Australia Video Music Award. Shehas also been nominated for seven more ARIAs, and one more MTV Australia Video Music award.

    • Her first album The Sound of White was released in September 2004.

    • Missy attended Geelong Grammar School for her secondary education.

    • Following the Boxing Day Tsunami, she appeared at the Wave Aid fundraising concert in Sydney, Australia.

    • On October 9th, 2006, Missy Higgins donated a pair of boxer shorts for the National Storage Celebrity Garage Sale which raised money for the charity, the Australian Children Foundation.

  • Quotes

    • Missy Higgins: I think sexuality is a fluid thing and it's becoming increasingly more acceptable to admit that you're that way.

    • Missy Higgins: The whole thing almost seemed like a blur. One minute I was just some opening act nobody had heard of and the next minute I was playing to 20,000 people in (Sydney's) Centennial Park. It was pretty overwhelming.

    • Missy Higgins: (on her album On A Clear Night) The album hopefully reflects where I'm at right now. I just feel a lot clearer about who I am and what I want to be doing with my music.

    • Missy Higgins: I've been in relationships with men and women so I guess I fall most easily under the category 'bisexual'.

    • Missy Higgins: It's very different, writing a personal song, to talking about your personal life with a stranger. Most songwriters or artists begin their art because they need to find a way to express themselves - because they have trouble doing it the way everyone else does, through conversation. Then we get put in a position where we have to try to explain ourselves - whereas that's the very reason we're in that position in the first place.

    • Missy Higgins: It's hard to learn to live with the fact that people want to talk about your personal life at all, and to get into sexuality and that kind of thing. I'm not that comfortable with talking about anything about my personal life.

    • Missy Higgins (on her current tour): We have made our tour carbon neutral by purchasing green energy to power the venues and hiring hybrid cars whenever possible. Everything that's left over, we buy carbon offsets.

    • Missy Higgins: ( On sexuality ) I think everyone is a bit bisexual but not everyone admits it. Or not everyone has realised it yet.