GILLE is from Miyazaki prefecture. Once she uploaded English cover version of AKB’s “Flying Get”, it gained 1.8 million views and went viral over SNS, drawing attention to her as a”a singer with a diamond voice” and leading her to major label debut with an English cover album titled “I AM GILLE.” from Universal Music. The album sold 150 thousand copies, which number is quite an achievement for a new artist, and ranked 1st in 2012 Oricon New Artist of the Year. Then she also got active in songwriting such as writing original for an international event, “Tourism EXPO Japan” official theme song, and TV dramas. She is also actively performing acoustic or at outdoor events, jazz festivals, fashion events such as Tokyo Runway, Tokyo Girls Collection, Figure Skating show and others.
On March 27th ,she also won grandprix as a Japanese artist at “The 5th annual Hong Kong Asia Pop Music Festival” sponsored by Hong Kong government and hosted by IFPI Hong Kong Group(Hong Kong Record Association) under the concept of “Music in One Asia”, for which one contestant from each Asian region compete for Supernova Award. This was the first achievement as a Japanese artist. She also won the vocal award and stage performance award as well as the grandprix “Supernova Award”. In 2015, she got a lot of offers to perform overseas, making her step forward from Miyazaki to the world.
Official Website: http://www.universal-music.co.jp/gille