First Australian to Win a Grammy Award - Helen Reddy

Date of Record: 1972

Helen Reddy was the first Australian to win a Grammy Award for her hit single 'I am Woman'.

The success of 'I Am Woman' made Helen the first native Australian to top the US charts.

The song was co-written by Helen Reddy with Ray Burton; Helen has attributed the drive for writing 'I Am Woman' and her early awareness of the women's movement, to expatriate Australian rock critic and pioneer feminist Lillian Roxon.