Gabrielle Aplin is the whipsmart teenage sensation with spirit in her voice and ability to bottle melodic lightning who, at 14, wrote her first song, Ghosts.

At 17, she made it the title track of her first EP. At the same age, she set up her own label, Never Fade Records. Soon she had landed herself a booking agent and was plotting her own tours round the UK.

By 18 she had released two further EPs and was running a profit making DIY artist’s enterprise. At 19, Aplin decided she’d learnt what she needed to learn under her own steam and was ready to take things to the next level.

Her debut single for Parlophone Records - the hauntingly beautiful The Power Of Love - entered the chart at 5 and remains in the top 10 2 weeks later. It is also beinbg used in thre current John Lewis Christmas advert.

She has a second single - Please Don't Say You Love Me - planned for February 2013, followed her debut album later in the Spring.

Her videos currently have over 13.5 million youtube views, and she has just sold out her 6th UK tour, which ended at the Scala in London on November 22nd. grabbed an exclusive interview with Gabrielle to find out more.

Nominated for MTV Brand New for 2013 the overall winner will be announced on 1st February. Cast your vote now at