Olivia had a busy tour schedule for the next couple of years, but she managed to squeeze in time for film appearances. Her next TV movie appearance was for “Wilde Girls,” shot in Queensland. The movie was doubly special since it starred her daughter, Chloe.
“Wilde Girls” premiered in 2001 on the Showtime channel. Olivia also released her first Christmas album the same year and another compilation titled “Magic,” which featured her best singles.
She Begins Touring Again
In March 1998, Australian audiences saw Olivia perform a live concert after years, teaming up with none other than Cliff Richard for the show. Fans showed up in droves to catch the two musical icons in action. By the end of 1988, Olivia appeared in more live performances.
Every show had a sold-out audience, and promoters had to add extra dates to meet popular demand. In 1999, Olivia returned to the U.S. for a long-anticipated mini-tour of her greatest hits. She continued touring the country throughout the summer.
Taking The World By Storm
The millennium fittingly ushered in new beginnings for Olivia. She first embarked on a United States tour during the spring and early summer. After a successful U.S. tour, Olivia traveled to Korea and Hong Kong that same year.
Her largest and most spectacular performance came in the fall of 2000 at the opening ceremony of the Sydney Olympics. Olivia’s duet with Australian star John Farnham stole the show.
More Concerts And Accolades
2003 -2006 saw the singer jet-setting across continents. She toured the U.S. with a symphony orchestra that elevated her ballads and live performances. The accolades kept raining down, meanwhile. The evergreen singer received an ARIA award for her contribution to music in Australia.
In 2003, Olivia began her world tour, traveling to Japan, Australia, and the United States. Between her intensive world tour schedule, the singer released the Indigo CD in 2004 – an homage to iconic women singers who had inspired and influenced her music.
Ever Stronger And Better
In 2005, Olivia released her twentieth studio album, “Stronger Than Before” – a collection of inspirational, life-affirming songs for women dealing with cancer. Proceeds from the album went to breast cancer awareness. The track “Can I Trust Your Arms” was composed by her daughter, Chloe, as a gift to her mother.
Keeping with the album's spirit, the single “Phenomenal Woman” (inspired by the Maya Angelou poem) featured vocal cameos by inspirational women such as Patti La Belle, Delta Goodrem, Mindy Smith, and Diahann Caroll.