Born in Hackney, London, Gabrielle was discovered when a demo she made found its way into the hands of the A&R man at Go! Beat Records. The demo featured her singing a song called Dreams, set to the tune of Tracy Chapman's song Fast Car. The song launched her career and produced her first No. 1.
Gabrielle has won two Brit Awards, a MOBO Award and an American Music Award, as well as being voted Hottest Female Artist by Billboard Magazine. Her 2000 Album Rise cemented her position as Britain's most successful female artist with the No.1 success of the title track and Sunshine, When A Woman and Should I Stay becoming Top 15 hits.