The music world suffered a blow Sept. 29 when trailblazing singer Helen Reddy passed away, at the age of 78. The Australian singer emigrated to the U.S. in the 1960s to make it as a solo star, and did just that by landing a trio of No. 1 hits on the Billboard Hot 100 and a total of 20 titles on the chart.
Among them, the 1972 feminist anthem “I Am Woman,” which was the first Hot 100 leader by an Australian-born artist and the first Australian-penned song to win a Grammy Award.
Reddy was the world’s top-selling female singer in 1973 and 1974, and was inducted into the ARIA Hall Of Fame in 2006. Her remarkable story was retold in the 2019 biopic, I Am Woman.
On Wednesday night (Nov. 25), as the annual ARIA Awards came to a close in Sydney, more than 30 of the country’s brightest and best-known female artists came together to pay tribute to the late, great Australian.
Joining the tribute were former ARIA Award winners Amy Shark, Christine Anu, Delta Goodrem, Emma Watkins, Jessica Mauboy, Kate Ceberano, Marcia Hines, Montaigne, The McClymonts, Tones And I and more.