Gimmel

For other uses, see Gimel (letter).

Gimmel was a Finnish girl group.

In the Spring of 2002, a Popstars competition was held in Finland to find members to form a pop band. 454 young women participated in the singing tests. 25 girls made it to the final selection round. Members of the first Popstars band in Finland were Jenni Vartiainen, Susanna Korvala, Ushma Karnani, and Jonna Pirinen. After a few weeks arguments between the girls increased, and Jonna decided to leave the band. Ushma, Susanna, and Jenni continued. They decided to adopt the name Gimmel.

The word Gimmel means a renaissance wedding ring that contains three parts. Once these parts joined together a groom, a bride, and a witness. They also symbolised an endless and firm relationship. Gimmel is the third letter in the Hebrew alphabet, and it also means the number three. Other than these meanings, "gimmel" also is a slang term for slapping man's face with one's penis [source: UrbanDictionary.com (http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Gimmel)]

The first single they published was Etsit muijaa seuraavaa, which was released on October 25, 2002. It sold gold in a few days and platinum in 1½ weeks. In its first week on the charts, the single rose to first in the Finnish single's chart and held that position for four weeks. Gimmel's first album Lentoon came out November 22, 2002 and just after it was published, it shot up to the number one spot in the official Finnish album chart and remained there for three weeks. In 2002, almost 85 000 copies of the album were sold, and it was the most sold album of the year.

Gimmel's second single Roviolla was released on January 27, 2003, and it got the third position in its first week in the charts. This single features a previously unpublished piece called Tatuointi. Gimmel won in three categories in Emma-gaala 2003: best pop/rock-newcomers, the début album of the year, and the most sold album of the year.

In summer 2003, they released their second album called Kaksi kertaa enemmän, and in the end of the year a music video Harmaata lunta.

The band broke up October 16th 2004.


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The band broke up October 16th 2004. Her first independently recorded and released album, Wilderness, was released in 2004. In summer 2003, they released their second album called Kaksi kertaa enemmän, and in the end of the year a music video Harmaata lunta. It was bundled with a bonus disc containing new songs, demos, remixes, and videos. Gimmel won in three categories in Emma-gaala 2003: best pop/rock-newcomers, the début album of the year, and the most sold album of the year. Timbre was re-released in 2001 on her own label. This single features a previously unpublished piece called Tatuointi. She finally won out with the help of a loosely-knit group of Internet-based fans.

Gimmel's second single Roviolla was released on January 27, 2003, and it got the third position in its first week in the charts. She wanted to use a banjo in the song "Lose Your Way", but her company wanted her to use a more mainstream instrument, such as a guitar. In 2002, almost 85 000 copies of the album were sold, and it was the most sold album of the year. Sophie had an extended conflict with her record company before her third album, Timbre, was released. In its first week on the charts, the single rose to first in the Finnish single's chart and held that position for four weeks. Gimmel's first album Lentoon came out November 22, 2002 and just after it was published, it shot up to the number one spot in the official Finnish album chart and remained there for three weeks. Music and riffs by Hawkins are included throughout the film. It sold gold in a few days and platinum in 1½ weeks. It follows her during one of her tours and captures her struggle to deal with a past trouble with her family, including her mother and brother.

The first single they published was Etsit muijaa seuraavaa, which was released on October 25, 2002. A 1998 documentary by Gigi Gaston called The Cream Will Rise is based on Hawkin's life. Other than these meanings, "gimmel" also is a slang term for slapping man's face with one's penis [source: UrbanDictionary.com (http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Gimmel)]. Her influences include jazz, rock, and African music. Gimmel is the third letter in the Hebrew alphabet, and it also means the number three. Many of Hawkin's songs are openly about sex, such as "Damn I Wish I Was Your Lover" and "I Need Nothing Else"; on Timbre, songs such as "32 Lines" and "Your Tongue Like the Sun in My Mouth" began to deal explicitly with her bisexuality. They also symbolised an endless and firm relationship. It also contained a Top 10 hit, the song As I Lay Me Down.

Once these parts joined together a groom, a bride, and a witness. Whaler, her second album, was released in 1994. The word Gimmel means a renaissance wedding ring that contains three parts. The single Damn I Wish I Was Your Lover went to #5 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles' chart in the USA. They decided to adopt the name Gimmel. It achieved both critical acclaim and worldwide commercial success. Ushma, Susanna, and Jenni continued. Her debut album, Tongues and Tails, was released in 1992.

After a few weeks arguments between the girls increased, and Jonna decided to leave the band. Hawkins began performing professionally as a percussionist with Bryan Ferry in the early 1980s. Members of the first Popstars band in Finland were Jenni Vartiainen, Susanna Korvala, Ushma Karnani, and Jonna Pirinen. Her two biggest hits are "Damn I Wish I Was Your Lover" and "As I Lay Me Down". 25 girls made it to the final selection round. Hawkins is an American singer and songwriter, born 1 November 1967, New York City, USA. 454 young women participated in the singing tests. Sophie B.

In the Spring of 2002, a Popstars competition was held in Finland to find members to form a pop band. Wilderness (2004). Gimmel was a Finnish girl group. Hawkins (2001). The Best of Sophie B. Timbre (enhanced, on her own label; 2001).

Timbre (1999)

    . Whaler (1994). Tongues and Tails (1992).

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