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Gabrielle Aplin 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 commercial with a cover of Frankie Goes to Hollywood's "The Power of Love", which topped the UK Singles Chart on 9 December 2012. The second single "Please Don't Say You Love Me" followed in 2013, it became her second UK Top 10 hit, peaking at #6.
Her debut album English Rain was released in May 2013 to positive reviews, it debuted and peaked at #2 in the UK album chart, along with new single "Panic Cord", which reached #19. The 4th single, "Home", was released in July 2013, it joined BBC Radio 1's 'C' list and BBC Radio 2's 'B' list and peaked at #48.
GENRE: Folk music, Pop music, Indie folk, Indie, Country