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Keith Urban        

Country Music's Favorite Australian, Known for "Somebody Like You" and "Days Go By"

Keith Urban is a New Zealand-born and Australian-raised country music musician, songwriter, guitarist and television music competition judge. When he was 2 years old, his parents moved the family to Australia, where his career eventually began. In 1991, he released a self-titled debut album and charted four singles in Australia before moving to the United States in 1992. Eventually, he found work as a session guitarist before starting a band known as The Ranch, which recorded one studio album on Capitol Records and charted two singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart.

Still signed to Capitol, he made his solo American debut in 1999 with the album Keith Urban. Certified platinum in the U.S., it produced his first No. 1 on Hot Country Songs with "But for the Grace of God." "Somebody Like You," the first single from his second Capitol album, Golden Road, was named by Billboard as the biggest country hit of the 2000–2010 decade. The album's fourth single, "You'll Think of Me," earned him his first Grammy. 2004's Be Here, his third American album, produced three more No. 1 singles and became his highest-selling album, earning 4× Platinum certification. Love, Pain & the Whole Crazy Thing was released in 2006, containing "Once in a Lifetime," as well as his second Grammy song, "Stupid Boy." A greatest hits package entitled Greatest Hits: 18 Kids followed in late 2007. Defying Gravity and Get Closer were released in 2009 and 2010, respectively.

Keith Urban has released a total of nine studio albums (one of which was released only in the United Kingdom), as well as one album with The Ranch. He has charted 29 singles on the U.S. country charts, of which 15 have reached No. 1. He plays acoustic and electric guitar, as well as banjo, bass guitar, mandolin, piano, sitar, bouzouki and drums. He is also known for his roles as a coach on the Australian version of the singing competition "The Voice" and as a judge on American Idol.


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