Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Won 6 Arias in 2008
Contemporary Pop/Rock, Contemporary Singer/Songwriter, Teen Pop
Intimate, Organic, Passionate, Intense, Energetic, Bright, Brassy
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Cilmi was born on October 10, 1991 in the Melbourne suburb of Dandenong. Of Italian descent , she lives with her parents Paula and Joe (whose origins are in Calabria) and her brother Joseph. She attended Sacred Heart Girls` College, but now continues her education via correspondence. Her cousin, Stefano Mazzeo attends Wesley College, he is also Actor he has appeared in various television shows in Australia..
At an early age she developed an interest in a wide range of musical styles, including Nina Simone, Led Zeppelin, Janis Joplin, The Sweet, T.Rex and Cat Stevens. Despite her natural aptitude and vocal talent, she was told that she lacked the discipline necessary to pursue a singing career. Idolising Janis Joplin, during this time she sang with a band performing cover songs by Led Zeppelin, Jet, Silverchair and others. Cilmi recorded original songs with writer/producers Barbara and Adrian Hannan of The SongStore.
In 2004, she captured the attention of Michael Parisi, a record company executive from Warner Music, while giving an impromptu rendition of the Rolling Stones` song "Jumping Jack Flash" at the Lygon Street Festa, a community festival in Melbourne. At the age of thirteen, Cilmi travelled to the US and UK with Adrian Hannan and was offered four major US deals. She eventually signed a contract with Island Records UK.
 Musical career
The tracks "Don`t Tell Me" and "Sorry", co-written with Barbara and Adrian Hannan, appeared on the soundtrack of 2005 Australian film Hating Alison Ashley.
Cilmi shares a manager (Cassandra Gracey), writer/producers (Xenomania) and UK record label (Island) with the Sugababes, and supported former Sugababe Mutya Buena at the Jazz Café in London in 2007. She made her UK TV debut on 14 December 2007 when she sang her new single "Sweet About Me" on Later with Jools Holland. In December 2007 Cilmi`s song "Sanctuary" featured in the film St Trinian`s and on its soundtrack.
Cilmi has also sung on the theme to UK TV Series Echo Beach which aired in early 2008 on ITV1. It is a cover of "Echo Beach" by Martha and the Muffins.
In February 2008 she supported the Parisian band Nouvelle Vague on their UK tour.
Cilmi`s first album Lessons To Be Learned was written and recorded with hit production team Xenomania and was released on 31 March 2008 in the UK. She has been compared to Amy Winehouseand also Macy Gray, because of the occasional fracture in her voice.
The single "Sweet About Me" debuted on the UK Singles Chart at number sixty-eight (9 March 2008) and rose to number fifty the following week. The single rose again to number twenty several weeks after the physical CD was made available. Despite then falling back to number twenty-three, it re-entered the top twenty at number nineteen on 18 May, the single reached its highest position of number six so far, on the chart dated 15 June 2008, and it so far reached number seventeen in the Irish Singles Chart. It debuted at number thirteen in Australia on downloads alone, and has peaked at number one. won six Aria awards in Australia, taking out Best Female Artist, Breakthrough Artist: Single (Sweet About Me), Breakthrough Artist: Album (Lessons to be Learned), Best Pop Release (Lessons to be Learned), Highest Selling Single (Sweet About Me), and Single of the Year (Sweet About Me). Perhaps part of her success has been linked to her song, “Sweet About Me”, being used to sell deodorant around the world this year. The song also got to number 6 in the Dutch top 40, in September 2008.
It is currently used in a TV commercial for Sure "upside-down" deodorant in Denmark and the UK, which has resulted in Danish radio playing the song repeatedly.
She performed "Sweet About Me" on the Australian breakfast news program Sunrise on the Seven Network on 1 April 2008 and again on the talk show Rove five days later. She also performed this single on Ireland`s chat show The Late Late Show on Friday, 23 May 2008.
From March to May 2008 she supported the Sugababes on their UK Change Tour, as well as supporting Nouvelle Vague. She also opened for James Blunt on his June 2008 Australian tour. Finally, she participated at the MTV Greece concert in Greece on October 4, 2008 alongside REM and Kaiser Chiefs.
After Sweet About Me dropped to number two for several weeks on the Australian ARIA Charts, she reclaimed the number one spot on 19 May 2008. On 9 July 2008, Cilmi`s second UK single, "Save The Lies", was exclusively premiered on The Sun`s website. On the 13th, the "Out Of Office Remix" was premiered on the Fresh40 chart show. Cilmi`s second UK single did not show as much success as "Sweet About Me", peaking at 33 in the UK. During the release of "Save the Lies (Good To Me)" in the UK, there was a subsequent release in Australia. "Don`t W
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Gabriella Lucia Cilmi
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Gabriella Lucia Cilmi (CHIL-mee; born 10 October 1991) is an Australian-Italian singer-songwriter. Her debut album, Lessons to Be Learned, was released in March 2008, becoming a moderate international success. Cilmi won six ARIA Music Awards, including Single of the Year and Best Female Artist, in 2008. Her second studio album, Ten, was released in March 2010. Her third studio album, The Sting, was released in November 2013. Cilmi holds dual Australian-Italian citizenship.
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Pop, Soul, Rock, Funk, Jazz
Singer-songwriter, record producer
Island, Mushroom, Universal Republic, Sweetness Tunes
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Soul, Rock, Funk, soul, rock, funk
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