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Infobox musical artist|name = Gala|image =Gala_France.jpg|caption = Gala live in France|background = solo_singer|birth_name = Gala Rizzatto|alias =|birth_date = birth date and age|mf=y|1975|09|06|origin = Milan , Italy |genre = Eurodance |occupation = Singer-songwriter |years_active = 1996& ndash;present|label = Do It Yourself Records
EMI Group|EMI (2005)
Matriarchy Records, New York City|New York (2008)|website = http://www.galasound.com GalaSound.com
Gala (born Gala Rizzatto ) is an Italy|Italian pop music|pop singer-songwriter best known for her album "Come Into My Life" featuring " Freed From Desire ", " Let a Boy Cry ", �Come Into My Life� and �Suddenly�. In 2005 Gala released the song "Faraway" in both France and Greece. In 2009 she released digitally worldwide the "Tough Love" album. http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/tough-love/id314813844 In 2012 the singer is set to release a new song called "Lose Yourself In Me". http://divaincarnate.blogspot.com/2011/09/gala-you-lose-yourself-in-me-new-single.html

Early life


Named by her parents after Salvador Dal� and Paul Eluard �s muse, Gala Dali , she left Italy at 17 to attend art school in Boston. In 1993 she moved to New York where she photographed the New York City underground scene of artists and club-goers.

Career


In exchange for a photo of a European deejay Gala recorded her first demo. Written in New York and then mailed overseas on a cassette tape, her first demo of the song � Freed From Desire � became an international pop classic. It was recorded between Milan and London and was released by Italian independent label Do It Yourself Records. Her album Come into My Life (Gala album)|Come into My Life , was released in 1998, with 4 singles charting in the Top 20 across Europe, http://www.theofficialcharts.com/archive-chart/_/1/1997-12-06 http://lescharts.com/showitem.asp? interpret=Gala& titel=Let+A+Boy+Cry& cat=s http://www.theofficialcharts.com/archive-chart/_/1/1997-08-09 http://www.ultratop.be/nl/showitem.asp? interpret=Gala& titel=Come+Into+My+Life& cat=s selling a combined 6 million records worldwide.

In 1996 she was voted Best Female Singer of the Year in Italy by the official monthly magazine Musica e Dischi. http://galasound.com/press-articles/charts/musica_e_dischi.html In July 1997 she was awarded with the "Italian Dance Award" as the best pop-dance artist of the year. http://www.galasound.com/press-articles/tendence-europe-ott.html http://galasound.com/press-articles/charts/dance_awards.html Gala has achieved music recording sales certification|Platinum recording awards in France http://www.infodisc.fr/Number1_V1996.php and the Benelux and a music recording sales certification|Gold record in the United Kingdom. http://www.bpi.co.uk/ The same year she was nominated for the "Best Dance Act" at the "Mobo Awards" in the United Kingdom|UK alongside: The Prodigy , Chemical Brothers and Orbital (band)|Orbital . http://www.mobo.com/newmobo/1997%20Connaught%20Rooms

In July 1997 she won �Best Foreign Artist of the Year� at the Midem in Cannes, France. http://www.youtube.com/watch? v=MNiIJfcaYHM Between 1995 and 1998 Gala performed on the United Kingdom|UK �s BBC Top of the Pops , http://www.tv.com/top-of-the-pops-uk/christmas-special-1997/episode/650405/summary.html France�s Taratata , http://www.mytaratata.com/Pages/ARTISTES_Fiche.aspx? Action=album& ArtistId=809 Les Ann�es Tubes, http://www.youtube.com/watch? v=HYZMLTVr2II M6 (TV channel)|M6 �s Hit Machine, http://www.youtube.com/watch? v=I-O6L2swQkE MTV Germany, as well as performing in venues such as Bercy Stadium in Paris and Las Ventas in Madrid.

In 1998, while performing � Let a Boy Cry � on Taratata , she met Prince (musician)|Prince �s manager Steve Fargnoli who began representing her. The same year she signed with Universal Records in Italy. After Steve Fargnoli�s unexpected death in 2001. Gala broke her contract with Universal Records and returned to New York.

In 2005 �Faraway� was released in France by EMI http://www.musiqueradio.com/article_news1255_gala-la-chanteuse-de-freed-from-desire-revient-avec-faraway.php and Greece where it reached #1 on the iTunes chart and #6 in the national charts. http://top40-charts.com/song.php? sid=15363& sort=chartid& string=Gala �Faraway� was co-produced by Cash Money Records musician/producer Kevin Rudolf . http://books.google.com/books? id=-BIEAAAAMBAJ& pg=PA14& dq=FARAWAY++single+release+EMI+FRANCE+++Gala& hl=en& ei=-F3_TZ-WAYXPgAfwz9DuCg& sa=X& oi=book_result& ct=result& resnum=1& ved=0CCoQ6AEwAA#v=onepage& q=gala%20faraway& f=false It was featured in a Bod Man perfume TV advertisement, aired on MTV , HBO and was covered by Greek Idol winner Tamta . http://www.mtv.co.uk/artists/tamta/video/ftes-faraway

In 2005 Gala appeared on Pink TV (France)|Pink TV http://www.youtube.com/watch? v=yZJQ5Mj1foo
and on M6�s Fan De. http://www.youtube.com/watch? v=GO6UptmyKAU In 2006 she performed Mega PANN party at the Central Studios in Utrecht . http://www.youtube.com/watch? v=1ltSj0W1NWQ

The video �I Am The World� was used in the video installation, �The Song I Love to� by the Argentinean artist Sebastiano Mauri. http://www.sebastianomauri.com/works_detail.php? id=17& lang=it

In 2008 Gala formed the label Matriarchy Inc, based in Brooklyn, New York teaming up with producer Marcus Bell, drummer Deantoni Parks and guitarist Joe Friedman. The result of this collaboration, Tough Love, is Gala�s debut album released digitally worldwide on Matriarchy Inc. September 6, 2009. http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/tough-love/id314813844

In 2009 she performed two nights at the Ethias Arena . In 2010 Gala performed at the Highline Ballroom in New York, http://www.youtube.com/watch? v=Rd7WHLDONA0 at the Palais des Sports (Paris)|Palais des Sports and at the Antique Theater in Arles. The same year she was invited to perform as the only artist at 24h velo de Louvain-la-Neuve . http://www.sudpresse.be/culture/musique/2010-10-21/gala-a-cloture-les-24-heures-velo-de-louvain-la-neuve-video-818717.shtml

In 2011 Gala headlined the MNM Party Zone at Forest National in Brussels http://www.vorstnationaal.be/fr/qui-sommes-nous/news/p/detail/gala-at-mnm-party-zone and the Dance Machine tour in France where she performed in Rennes, Paris, Montpellier, Strasbourg, Nantes, Caen, Toulouse, Rouen, Lille, Marseille and Lyon. http://www.chartsinfrance.net/actualite/news-72726.html

Other Work


Gala has also worked as a songwriter for classical musicians like Salvatore Licitra and Marcelo Alvarez on the album �Duetto� http://www.youtube.com/watch? v=iP9M1-QaH7c and Mario Frangoulis . http://www.loglar.com/song.php? id=15335
She remains an avid photographer, with many of her photos appearing on her official website. http://galasound.com/photos-gala

Discography


Albums


YearAlbumCharts
FR BEL/ W BEL/ F SWI NL
1997''L'album
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Come into My Life
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28
49
20
2009 Tough Love EP
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Singles


Year Title Peak chart positionsCertifications
( List of music recording sales certifications
Album
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SUI ITA AUS NED SWE FIN SPA GRE ISR BRA
1996"Everyone Has Inside"24& mdash;& mdash;& mdash;& mdash;1& mdash;& mdash;& mdash;& mdash;31& mdash;& mdash;''L'album
" Freed from Desire "1211131166421711& mdash;1
  • Syndicat National de l'�dition Phonographique|FRA : DiamondFrench certifications http://www.infodisc.fr/Single_Certif.php Disqueenfrance.com (Retrieved January 17, 2009)
  • British Phonographic Industry|UK : GoldUK certifications http://www.bpi.co.uk/certifiedawards/search.aspx Bpi.co.uk (Retrieved January 17, 2009)
  • Come into My Life
    1997" Let a Boy Cry "11111231& mdash;11& mdash;& mdash;1721
  • Syndicat National de l'�dition Phonographique|FRA : PlatinumFrench certifications http://www.infodisc.fr/Single_Certif.php Disqueenfrance.com (Retrieved January 17, 2009)
  • "Come into My Life"103846& mdash;1& mdash;36& mdash;& mdash;1& mdash;11
    "Suddenly"56& mdash;3443& mdash;4& mdash;85& mdash;& mdash;1& mdash;& mdash;& mdash;
    2005"Faraway"71& mdash;& mdash;& mdash;& mdash;& mdash;& mdash;& mdash;& mdash;& mdash;& mdash;5& mdash;& mdash; Single only
    2009"Tough Love"& mdash;& mdash;& mdash;& mdash;& mdash;& mdash;& mdash;& mdash;& mdash;& mdash;& mdash;& mdash;& mdash;& mdash; Tough Love
    "Freed From Desire (The UN Remix)"& mdash;& mdash;& mdash;& mdash;& mdash;& mdash;& mdash;& mdash;& mdash;& mdash;& mdash;& mdash;& mdash;& mdash;
    2012"Lose Yourself In Me"& mdash;& mdash;& mdash;& mdash;& mdash;& mdash;& mdash;& mdash;& mdash;& mdash;& mdash;& mdash;& mdash;& mdash; Single only
    "�" denotes releases that did not chart


    References


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    External links


  • http://www.galasound.com/ Official website

  • http://www.myspace.com/galamusic Official MySpace

  • http://www.youtube.com/galasound Official YouTube

  • http://www.facebook.com/galamusic Official Facebook


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