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 This single features a previously unpublished piece called Tatuointi.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. "99 Red Balloons" also featured in Not Another Teen Movie, and their cover of Spiral Staircase's "More Today Than Yesterday" plays during the ending credits of The Waterboy. In summer 2003, they released their second album called Kaksi kertaa enemmän, and in the end of the year a music video Harmaata lunta. Their song "Superman" featured in Tony Hawk's Pro Skater, on the Sony PlayStation, Nintendo 64, and Sega Dreamcast, and their cover of Nena's 1983 song "99 Red Balloons" (translated from "99 Luftballons"), was featured in Gran Turismo 3 A-Spec on the PlayStation 2. A Goldfinger original "Spokesman" also featured in Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 4, on the Sony PlayStation 2, Nintendo GameCube, Microsoft Xbox and Windows PC/Mac. 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. Since the band began, Feldmann has become a vegan and animal rights supporter, as can be seen briefly in the slightly disturbing music video for "Open Your Eyes". This single features a previously unpublished piece called Tatuointi. Frontman John Feldmann has also produced records for Mest and the Used, and produced Good Charlotte's single "The Anthem", which was intentionally named "Oracle of elcaro".

Gimmel's second single Roviolla was released on January 27, 2003, and it got the third position in its first week in the charts. 2002's Open Your Eyes was the first for their new record label, Jive/Zoomba, and two months later they toured as an opening act for Mest in Las Vegas, Nevada. In 2002, almost 85 000 copies of the album were sold, and it was the most sold album of the year. Their third studio LP, Stomping Ground, was almost as successful as their debut. 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. Though their second album, Hang-Ups, was less successful, the band still maintained a devoted fanbase in the hardcore community. It sold gold in a few days and platinum in 1½ weeks. The biggest single was "Here in Your Bedroom".

The first single they published was Etsit muijaa seuraavaa, which was released on October 25, 2002. Their full length debut, Goldfinger, was released in 1996 and was a hit on college radio. 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)]. Goldfinger is a 1990s ska-punk band, formed in 1993 and named after the James Bond film. Gimmel is the third letter in the Hebrew alphabet, and it also means the number three. Download sample of "Margaret Ann" from Stomping Ground. They also symbolised an endless and firm relationship.

Once these parts joined together a groom, a bride, and a witness. The word Gimmel means a renaissance wedding ring that contains three parts. They decided to adopt the name Gimmel. Ushma, Susanna, and Jenni continued.

After a few weeks arguments between the girls increased, and Jonna decided to leave the band. Members of the first Popstars band in Finland were Jenni Vartiainen, Susanna Korvala, Ushma Karnani, and Jonna Pirinen. 25 girls made it to the final selection round. 454 young women participated in the singing tests.

In the Spring of 2002, a Popstars competition was held in Finland to find members to form a pop band. Gimmel was a Finnish girl group.

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