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Gabrielle Aplin

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Sutton Benger, United Kingdom (2008 – present)

Gabrielle Aplin (born 10 October 1992) is an English singer-songwriter from Sutton Benger, Wiltshire. Aplin gained a following online after publishing acoustic covers of songs by bands such as Paramore and You Me at Six on YouTube. Since 2010, Aplin has released three EPs and toured the UK and Europe. In February 2012, Aplin announced she had signed to Parlophone and was recording her debut album. She gained mainstream attention the following November when she was selected to soundtrack a John Lewis television advertisement with a cover of Frankie Goes to Hollywood’s “The Power of Love”, which reached No 1 on the UK Singles Chart on 9 December 2012.[4] Her second single “Please Don’t Say You Love Me” followed in 2013, it became her second UK Top 10 single, peaking at number 6

Aplin developed a fanbase by posting performance videos to YouTube in 2008. Her most popular videos include her original composition “Home”, and covers of “The Liar and the Lighter” by You Me At Six, “Teenage Dream” by Katy Perry and “Forget You” by Cee Lo Green. She has described her music as “very family orientated, very personal”. In July 2010, Aplin performed on her local radio station BBC Wiltshire. Her first release was the 5-track Acoustic EP which was released on the iTunes Store on 13 September 2010. It reached the top 25 in the UK iTunes album chart, and features the song “Reverse” which was used on E4 TV show Made in Chelsea.

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