Jessica Hilda Mauboy (born 4 August 1989), is an Indigenous Australian R singer-songwriter and actress. In 2006, Mauboy was the runner-up on the fourth season of Australian Idol, she had auditioned for the talent show in Alice Springs to pursue a recording career. Mauboy subsequently signed a contract with Sony Music Australia.
In February 2007, she released her debut live album, The Journey, which reached number four on the ARIA Albums Chart, and was certified Gold by the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). The album contained selected songs Mauboy performed as part of the top-twelve on Australian Idol. Later that year, she briefly became a member of all-girl pop group Young Divas, before resuming her solo career early in 2008. Mauboy released her debut studio album, Been Waiting, in November 2008, which spawned her first number-one hit single, "Burn", as well as the album's other top-ten hits, "Running Back" and "Because". In 2010, Been Waiting was certified double Platinum by the ARIA, for shipments of 140,000 units, and became the second highest-selling Australian album of 2009.