The Veronicas are an Australian band and pair of identical twin sisters, Lisa and Jessica Origliasso.
Their debut LP, The Secret Life of…, spent most of 2006 on the Australian Top 40 album charts.
Lisa and Jess were born on December 25, 1984 (Christmas day) in Brisbane Australia.
Jess is the older twin by 1 minute and is also 1 inch taller than Lisa.
They grew up in Albany Creek, a suburb of Brisbane, and began singing together at the age of five.
As kids, they entered local talent shows. During their teens, they recorded three albums as “Lisa and Jessica.” They later used the name “The Teal” before settling on “The Veronicas.”
After graduating from high school, they gained major exposure when they were cast on a children’s television series in Australia called Cybergirl in 2001.
Jess and Lisa co-wrote “All About Us,” which was the first single released by t.A.T.u., the Russian pop duo.
In 2005, the twins found themselves in the middle of a lawsuit over their name when Archie Comics Publications sued them, along with Warner Music Group and their management company, for trademark infringement after the girls said their name was inspired by the Archie Comics character, Veronica. Later, a settlement was reached which resulted in a unique cross-promotion effort: the Veronicas became characters in a new Archie comic book, and readers could download one of their songs online using a special code.
The Secret Life of… was released in Australia in October of 2005 and went on to spend a year on the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) Top 40 album charts.
“4ever,” reached the number two spot on the Australian singles chart.
The Secret Life of… was released in the United States in February of 2006.
In March of 2006, “4ever” appeared on the soundtrack to the Amanda Bynes movie She’s the Man, which boosted U.S. sales.
The first single from their second album, Hook Me Up, also called Hook Me Up, was released in Australia in August of 2007 and became their first number one hit.
The album Hook Me Up peaked at number two on the ARIA album charts and reached platinum status. Around this same time the Origliasso twins also launched their own clothing line, called “The Veronicas for Target”, which was available only in Australian Target stores.
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