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.
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