Australian-born singer Natalie Imbruglia seems set to take Hong Kong by storm, as she did Britain. Her Left Of The Middle reached the British album charts at No 5, and her single Torn, has sold more than 500,000 in Britain alone. Ray Yu Sai-hung, promotions officer for BMG Hong Kong Limited's international department, said the 23-year-old's easy-listening sound would make her a sure-fire hit in Hong Kong. 'She will definitely do well here,' Mr Yu said. 'She has everything going for her; she looks good and sounds great.' Imbruglia is heading on a promotional tour of Japan and Australia soon and has a similar United States trip in April. BMG was still in the process of tying up a promotional tour of Hong Kong, Mr Yu said. In the meantime, telephone interviews should keep the public happy. Mr Yu echoed the sentiments of several local music critics when he described the appeal of Imbruglia's lyrical maturity and impressive vocal talents. 'When I first got the album, I thought, 'here comes the big hype',' he said. 'Then, when I saw what became the video for Torn, I just could not believe a woman of Imbruglia's age could have the depth and physical power to express what she is expressing. 'She is going to be one of our biggest stars this year.' Growing up in an Italian family near Sydney, Imbruglia started dancing when she was two years old. 'I took it very seriously, doing six classes a week, including ballet, tap and jazz,' she said. When she was 13, Imbruglia started acting and singing. 'I got my first commercial for Japanese bubble-gum when I was 16, then auditioned for a guest appearance as the character Beth in the Australian soap, Neighbours. She stayed with the show for two years then quit television work and went to live in London, where she started working on her music. After signing up with RCA, she worked on Left Of The Middle in Los Angeles for six months, working with some of the industry's best musicians. Through her work with Radiohead's Nigel Godrich and The Cure's Phil Thornalley she developed her own style - twinged with influences of her favourites artists, Shawn Colvin and Joni Mitchell. Imbruglia now lives in West Hampstead and has just finished putting a band togther.