Scandal'us

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Scandal'us
OriginAustralia
GenresPop, funk, dance-pop
Years active2001–2002
LabelsFestival Mushroom Records
Past membersJason Bird
Daniela Scala
Tamara Jaber
Simon Dicham
Anna Belperio

Scandal'us (or Scandal'Us) were the winners of the Australian Popstars 2 in 2001 (successors of Bardot, the winners of the first Australian Popstars in 2000). They won an ARIA chart award for their No. 1 debut single "Me, Myself & I".[1] Their second and final single, "Make Me Crazy", only reached No. 30. Their debut album, Startin' Somethin', debuted and peaked at No. 2 on the ARIA Albums Chart. The group disbanded in 2002.

Members[edit]

Solo releases[edit]

Tamara Jaber released two solo singles, "Ooh Ahh" and "Hard for Me" under the mononym Tamara. Both reached the ARIA Top 30. Tamara was the only person signed to her radio personality ex-husband Kyle Sandilands's label King Kyle Records. He was criticised for promoting his girlfriend's single on his popular radio show. A solo album was meant for release but never eventuated. In 2008, Tamara sought a record deal in Los Angeles.

Around 2003, Jason Bird recorded a single to be distributed through his dance workshop website. He performed the track on Channel Nine's Mornings with Kerri-Anne show.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Title Details Peak chart positions Certifications
AUS
[3]
Startin' Somethin' 2

Singles[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
AUS
[3]
"Me, Myself & I" 2001 1
  • ARIA: 2× Platinum[5]
Startin' Somethin'
"Make Me Crazy" 30

Awards and nominations[edit]

ARIA Music Awards[edit]

The ARIA Music Awards is an annual awards ceremony that recognises excellence, innovation, and achievement across all genres of Australian music. They commenced in 1987.

Year Nominee / work Award Result Ref.
2001 "My, Myself and I" Highest Selling Single Won [6]
Kelley Abbey for "My, Myself and I" Best Video Nominated [7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "No. 1 Awards 2004". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 15 August 2010.
  2. ^ "Scandal'us". girl.com.au. Retrieved 15 August 2010.
  3. ^ a b "Discography Scandal'us". australian-charts.com. Retrieved 14 September 2022.
  4. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2001 Albums" (PDF). Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 14 September 2022.
  5. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2001 Singles" (PDF). Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 14 September 2022.
  6. ^ "2001 ARIA Awards Winners". Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). Retrieved 17 October 2020.
  7. ^ ARIA Award previous winners. "Winners by Award – Artisan Awards – Best Video". Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). Retrieved 12 December 2019.
Preceded by Australian Popstars winners
2001
Succeeded by