Behind Amy Shark's meteoric rise to fame | 60 Minutes Australia

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There’s an often-repeated story in the music industry about how Amy Shark, 34, came from nowhere to become an overnight singing sensation. Only problem, it’s rubbish. The truth is she endured 15 years of heartbreaking rejection before being taken seriously by record companies. As she tells Sarah Abo, music executives were ruthless in their assessment of her talent. They were convinced she’d never make it. But Shark is no quitter, and when she was finally able to prove them wrong, it was not only a source of great satisfaction, it also provided rich fodder for some truly memorable songs.

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