GABRIELLE’s fifth studio album, her first new music for 11 years, is set to be released this summer.
The album entitled Under My Skin, has been teased as a return to classic Gabrielle but what are the singer’s classic songs and why does she wear an eye patch? Here’s the lowdown…
Getty – Contributor Gabrielle is returning to her roots with a classic album, her first in 11 years
Who is Gabrielle and how old is she?
Louise Gabrielle Bobb, better known as just Gabrielle, was born April 16, 1970, in Hackney, London.
The 48-year-old has earned 10 UK Top 10s, including two hits that became number ones.
She has also won two Brit Awards, her first for British Breakthrough Act in 1994 before she scooped Best Female Solo Artist in 1997.
Gabrielle has one son Jordan, with Tony Antoniou, who was convicted of killing his stepfather Walter McCarthy in 1995, with a samurai sword.
Times Newspapers Ltd Its release will also mark 25 years since the soul legend’s debut single, Dreams
What are the Dreams singer’s hit songs?
In 1993, Gabrielle’s debut single Dreams broke the record for the highest chart debut by a female artist on its way to number one.
Since then the soul legend has racked up plenty of hit songs, including one for the soundtrack of Bridget Jones’s Diary. Her hit songs are:
Dreams (1993) Going Nowhere (1993) Give Me A Little More Time (1996) If You Ever w/ East 17 (1996) Walk On By (1997) Sunshine (1999) Rise (2000) When A Woman (2000) Out Of Reach (2001) Don’t Need The Sun To Shine (2001)
PA:Press Association She suffers from a condition called Ptosis, which causes the eyelid to either droop or fall.