Gille (singer)

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GILLE
Also known as TASHA gee
Born (1987-01-04) January 4, 1987 (age 27)
Saito, Miyazaki Prefecture
Origin Japan
Years active 2011–present
Labels Gakuon U.F. (2011-2012)
Universal J (2012-present)
Website www.universal-music.co.jp/gille

Gille (ジル Jiru?, born 1987), stylized GILLE, is a Japanese singer originally from Saito, Miyazaki. She made her major debut in 2012, but had previously performed under the name TASHA gee.[1] Gille made a name for herself by releasing videos of herself singing English language covers of Japanese pop songs on her YouTube channel appearing only in sillhouette,[2] including some English songs such as "Rolling in the Deep", featured on her debut EP Lead the Way.[3] In June 2012, she released an English cover of AKB48's "Flying Get", and the group's creator Yasushi Akimoto remarked that Gille had a "diamond voice" and fully approved the cover.[4] Gille made her debut with the album I AM GILLE. in July 2012, which eventually became certified as gold. Her debut single "Girls / Winter Dream" was released that October, and was noted to sample O-Zone's "Dragostea Din Tei".[5] This was followed up by the single "Try Again" in January 2013[6] and the album GILLEsound Vol. 1.

Discography[edit]

As TASHA gee[edit]

Singles
  • "WILL" - July 24, 2011
  • "Hanabira" (花びら?, "Bouquet") - May 30, 2012

As GILLE[edit]

EPs
  • Lead the Way - May 16, 2012
Albums
  • I AM GILLE. - July 18, 2012
  • I AM GILLE. -Special Edition- - September 26, 2012
  • GILLEsound Vol.1 - March 6, 2013
  • I AM GILLE. 2 - September 4, 2013
  • I AM GILLE. -Best Selection +- - January 15, 2014
Singles
  • "GIRLS / Winter Dream" - October 24, 2012
  • "Try Again" - January 30, 2013
  • "HIKARI" - August 21, 2013
Digital singles

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