Gabriella Cilmi is a talented Australian singer born on October 10th, 1991, making her a Libra. Someone born under the sign of Libra is known to be mentally balanced and even-tempered. They seek peace and harmony, and often use diplomacy and charm to get their point across. Libra’s also love to socialize and are great companions.
Growing up in the Melbourne suburb of Moonee Ponds, Cilmi credits her mother, lead singer of 70s rock band Sweethearts, as an inspiration. The young singer-songwriter began singing professionally at the tender age of fourteen, releasing her debut album “Lessons to Be Learned” in 2008. Her music has a unique blend of rock, pop, soul and blues. Despite her young age, her vocal style has been likened to classic soul greats like Aretha Franklin and Dusty Springfield.
At only eighteen years old, Cilmi had already achieved mainstream success, with her single “Sweet About Me” reaching number two in the U.K singles chart. She has since won the ARIA Award for Best Female Artist twice in a row, and a BRIT Award for Best British Female Solo Artist in 2009. During her acceptance speech at the BRIT awards she expressed her gratitude saying:
“This is just fantastic, and so unexpected, and I’d like to thank everyone who voted for me`, a true reflection of her Libra traits.
In keeping with her Libra love of balance and harmony, Cilmi has admitted in the past that the music she listens to is wide-ranging. From classic artists like Aretha Franklin, The Beatles, Muddy Waters, Led Zeppelin and The Rolling Stones, to more contemporary stars such as The Chemical Brothers, Massive Attack, Portishead and bands like The Smashing Pumpkins.
Cilmi’s popularity continues to grow and her third studio album, “The Sting”, gained yet more critical acclaim with her single “On a Mission” scoring a top ten hit on the Australian ARIA singles chart. With her natural affinity for writing catchy melodies, her resilient attitude and a style of her own, Cilmi is on a mission of her own. It seems that the traits of a Libra are perfectly suited to the modern music industry, allowing Cilmi to use her balance and harmony to write music that is both unique and commercially viable.