Gabrielle Aplin is an English singer-songwriter.
Aplin came to public attention
after she gained a large online following by posting acoustic covers of
songs on her YouTube channel.
In February 2012, Aplin signed a recording deal with Parlophone and began
recording her début album. She gained mainstream attention the following
November, when she was selected to record the soundtrack for a John Lewis
television commercial with a cover of Frankie Goes to Hollywood's "The
Power of Love", which charted at number 1 on the UK Singles Chart in
December 2012. Her début album English Rain, was released in May 2013 to
positive reviews. It debuted and peaked at number two on the UK album
chart and led to several more singles: "Please Don't Say You Love Me",
"Panic Cord", "Home" and "Salvation". English Rain has since been
certified Gold in the UK, selling over 100,000 copies.
Aplin's second album, Light Up the Dark, featuring the singles "Light Up
the Dark" and "Sweet Nothing", was released on 18 September 2015.