Gabrielle Aplin (born 10 October 1992) is a British singer-songwriter. Aplin came to attention and gained a massive online following after publishing acoustic covers of songs by bands such as Paramore and You Me at Six on YouTube.
In February 2012, Aplin announced she had signed a record deal with 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 in December 2012. Gabrielle’s second single “Please Don’t Say You Love Me” followed in 2013, it became her second top ten hit on the chart, peaking at number six.
Her debut album English Rain was released in May 2013 to positive reviews, it debuted and peaked at number two on the UK album chart and spawned further singles: “Panic Cord”, The 4th single, “Home” and “Salvation”.
English Rain has since been certified Gold in the UK for selling over 100,000 copies.