Singer Nikki Webster, who rose to fame after performing at the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games opening ceremony, has re-released her popular 2001 single Strawberry Kisses to support a children’s charity.
Now a mother and dance teacher, Webster, 29, released an updated version of the much-loved pop song, 16 years on from its original 2001 release.
The singer is donating all the proceeds from the song’s sales to the Starlight Children’s Foundation Australia.
The song is already number eight on the Australian iTunes top charts.
In a post to her personal business’ Facebook page, Nikki Webster said she was thrilled to re-release the song.
“Soooo excited it’s out – thank you all so much for your support on this fun journey,” Webster wrote.
“Would really love as much support as we can get if you could jump on iTunes and purchase the track to raise money for a wonderful charity Starlight Children’s Foundation Australia all proceeds are going to the kids!”
Webster also alluded to the possibility of releasing more music down the track.
The re-releases features newly recorded vocals by Webster and a rap from Channel 7 weatherman Sam Mac.
The pair performed the song together on top of the Sydney Harbour Bridge earlier this year.
In 2015, Webster opened up about the struggles she faced in the wake of her abrupt rise to fame after singing Under the Southern Skies at the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games opening ceremony.
In an interview with The Daily Telegraph, Webster said she was forced to relocate to the US after becoming “the punchline of everyone’s joke”.
“It was dark,” she said, likening the experience to tall poppy syndrome.
“People were telling me how I needed to change my career and break through like Britney and change my image and I was thinking, ‘Is this me?’ It was confusing.”
Webster is now married to Qantas flight attendant Matthew McMah. The couple gave birth to baby girl, Skylah, in 2014.
Source: 9 News