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All Those Gorgeous Bic Songs on One Collection! - Fri, 26 Oct 2012

On 23rd November, acclaimed kiwi singer/songwriter, Bic Runga will release her first ever greatest hits collection. Bic's unique pop songs and hauntingly beautiful melodies have earned her a very special place in the pantheon of New Zealand song.

'Anthology' features every hit from Bic's multi-platinum, award-winning studio albums, plus a selection rarities and fan favourites. Tracks include "Sway", "Drive", "Get Some Sleep", "Something Good", "Suddenly Strange", "Good Morning Baby", "Winning Arrow", "Hello Hello" and more.

In New Zealand where she was born, Bic Runga is one of just a handful of artists who have truly earned the term iconic. Her songs are etched into the country's consciousness.

Since her first single "Drive" in 1996 -- a top ten hit when she was just twenty -- she has been awarded almost every musical honour in her country, including the prestigious APRA Silver Scroll Songwriting Award (the New Zealand equivalent of an Ivor Novello), a brace of Tui's (New Zealand's Grammys) and multi-platinum discs. Her debut album 'Drive' (1997) went platinum seven times; 'Beautiful Collision' followed in 2002 (eleven times platinum) and 'Birds' in 2005 (triple platinum). She has shared stages with Neil and Tim Finn, members of Radiohead and Wilco. Her songs "Good Morning Baby" and "Sway" featured in the soundtrack of the 1999 film 'American Pie' and in 2005 she appeared in the movie 'Little Fish' (as a Vietnamese lounge singer) with Cate Blanchett and Sam Neill. In January 2006, The Queen made her a member of the New Zealand Order of Merit in the New Zealand New Year's Honours List.

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