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Gina G

Gina G lived in the UK for several years and now lives in the United States. She has two children.

Gina G was a DJ in Melbourne and a singer in the Australian dance music group, Bass Culture. A track she co-wrote with the group, "Love the Life", was a Top 20 hit in Australia in 1992.

By 1995, she had moved to the UK, where she entered the A Song for Europe competition. She won, becoming the UK's entry in the 1996 Eurovision Song Contest, with the song "Ooh Aah... Just a Little Bit". The song was eighth at Eurovision and peaked at number-one on the UK Singles Chart. The song was also successful in the US, reaching #12 on the Billboard Hot 100, #3 on the Hot Dance Club Play, #13 on the Rhythmic Top 40, #5 on the Mainstream Top 40, #25 on the Adult Top 40 and #11 on the Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales chart. The song was nominated for a Grammy in the Best Dance Recording category in 1998.

Gina G released "I Belong to You" later in 1996, which was also a top-10 hit in the UK. The following year, she scored a succession of UK hits with "Fresh!", "Ti Amo", "Gimme Some Love", and "Everytime I Fall", all of which were included on her debut album Fresh!. The album's cover was shot by David LaChapelle and featured her whole body covered in chocolate. The 1997 single, "Fresh!", sold more than a million copies world-wide. "Gimme Some Love" was also a hit in the US, reaching #46 on the Billboard Hot 100, #18 on both the Hot Dance Music/Club Play and Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales charts, and #22 on the Top 40 Mainstream chart.

Following this, she disappeared from the music industry for several years. A long lawsuit against a former manager was reported as taking all her energy, and despite the fact that a lot of new music was recorded for a second album, she was prevented from releasing the material.

Australian singer Gina Gardener first came to prominence in the U.K. when she appeared on Bass Culture's "Love the Life" in 1995. But it was the Eurovision Song Contest that brought her first true flush of fame where she represented the U.K. with the catchy dance single "Ooh… Ahh, Just a Little Bit." It went number one in the U.K. in April 1996, joining Sandie Shaw's "Puppet on a String," Cliff Richard's "Congratulations," Brotherhood of Man's "Save All Your Kisses for Me," and Bucks Fizz's "Making Your Mind Up" as the only U.K. Eurovision entries to make number one in the U.K. "Ooh... Ahh, Just a Little Bit" peaked at number five in Australia in July 1996 and reached number 12 in the U.S. Her next single, "I Belong to You," peaked at number six in the U.K. in November. Her third single, "Fresh!," continued her run of success, again reaching number one in the U.K. in 1997 and peaking at number 23 in Australia. It sold over one million copies worldwide and formed part of her debut album Fresh.

90's Hits

Gimme Some Love
Ooh Aah Just a Little Bit

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