2011年インディーズ活動中に国籍、性別をふせシルエット動画として、英詞カバー楽曲(AKB48「フライングゲット」)などをYouTube上にアップし、わずか1カ月で再生数200万回を突破。SNSを中心に驚異的なスピードで世界中から”ダイヤモンド・ヴォイス”として注目を集め、2012年7月に英語カバーアルバム「I AM GILLE.」でユニバーサルミュージックよりメジャーデビュー。新人アーティストとしては異例の15万枚を突破し、2012年オリコン年間アルバム売上枚数ランキング 新人部門1位を獲得する。2015年3月27日、「第五回香港アジアポップミュージックフェスティバル」(アジア8ヶ国・地域から各国から選ばれた1組の新人アーティストが参加し、「スーパーノーバ賞」等の賞を競うコンテスト)に、日本新人代表として出場。日本人初となるグランプリを獲得。更に、ボーカルパフォーマンス賞とステージパフォーマンス賞も獲得し、グランプリである「スーパーノーバ賞」を含め3冠に輝き、大会初の大快挙を遂げる。2015年のGILLEは宮崎から世界への第一歩をスタートした。


【 English 】

While Jille was still an independent label artist in 2011, she started translating Japanese songs into English then made videos singing the songs in silhouette and posting them on YouTube. One of the songs, “Flying Get” by AKB 48, got attention and started to have a lot of traffic.

Her strategy of being the mysterious silhouette singer, without showing her nationality and gender, was successful. It was viewed over 2 million times across the globe in less than 1 month.

Jille was recognized as a singer with a “Diamond Voice” and signed with Universal Music in July 2012. She released her first album, “I AM GILLE” which included English covers of Japanese songs. It sold over 150,000 copies, which is rare for a brand-new artist in Japan. She won Oricon’s “Best New Singer” award that year.

On March 27, 2015, Jille was in Hong Kong to represent Japan as the best new artist and performed in the Hong Kong Asian Pop Music Festival”. At this festival, 8 singers from different Asian countries participated and competed for the “Supernova Award”. She was the first Japanese singer to win this prestigious prize. In addition to the Supernova Award, Jille also won both vocal performance prize and stage performance prize. She took home a total of 3 awards, which was an enormous achievement in the history of the competition.

Jille took a personal break for 6 months in 2015, but now has returned for her beloved fans. In order to “restart” and start fresh again, she changed the first letter of her artist name from “Gille” to “Jille”.