starting the sapphiers. 2. Jessica Mauboy received two nominations at the 2013 Australian of the Year Awards; she was nominated for Young Australian of the Year and Northern Territory Young Australian of the Year, and won the latter award.
Mauboy grew up listening to country singers Patsy Cline and Dolly Parton, as well as rappers Tupac Shakur, Dr.Dre and Snoop Dogg.Shelikes to play the piano while singing songs by Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston, and the Bee Gees. Mauboycites Carey and Houston as her musical inspirations,andhas said she is a fan of Jennifer Lopez and Beyoncé Knowles. Mauboyis often labelled Australia\'s answer to Beyoncé