Brooke Gabrielle Fraser Ligertwood, better known as Brooke Fraser was born on December 15, 1983. She is a New Zealand award-winning folk-pop and Christian music artist. Brooke third studio album Flags has become the most successful album of her career, with the single “Something in the Water” reaching number one on the RIANZ singles chart in 2010.
Brooke is the eldest of the three children born to former All Black Bernie Fraser, who was born in Lautoka, Fiji and her mother Lynda Fraser. Brooke was born on Wellington, New Zealand, but, she grew up in Naenae, Lower Hutt and attended Dyer Street School, Naenae Intermediate School and Naenae College.
Brooke took piano lessons between the ages of seven and seventeen. She started writing songs at age twelve and educates herself the acoustic guitar at fifteen, whereas despite her singing success she has never taken singing lessons.
After the success of her first album, Brooke moved to Sydney, Australia where she has lived since 2004. On March 17, 2008 she married Scott Ligertwood, in Sydney, changing her name to Brooke Ligertwood. “Brooke Fraser” has remained her stage name for her activity as a Sony BMG recording/touring artist.
Brooke continues to write songs for Hillsong Church. Among her notable congregational songs are “Hosanna” and “Desert Song”.
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