|Ergörot in 2015.|
|Born|| Georgina Ergörot|
16 April 1987
|Other names||Green Apples|
|Alma mater||Queen Maria's School for the Performing Arts|
|Parents|| Katia Flaksöberg (mother)|
Erg Palörot (father)
|Spouse||Matt Timölachland (2013–present)|
|Relatives||Kornelius Timölachland (brother-in-law)|
|Children||Kristian Mattölachland (b. 2016)|
|Genres||Lashpop, folk, electronica|
|Instruments||Vocals, guitar, piano, percussion|
|Labels||Akai Music Group|
Georgina Korinne Ergörot (born 16 April 1987), better known as Gigi Ergörot or her former stage name Green Apples, is a Lashardian singer and songwriter. She is the only child of Lashpop singer Katia Flaksöberg and folk musician Erg Palörot.
Ergörot first entered the music industry in 2005, where she became an underground celebrity, performing folk and electronica inspired Lashpop music.
After existing as an independent artist for several years, she signed to Akai Music Group in 2010 and released her debut studio album Polaris, which was a mild success. Her second studio album Jekyll & Hyde, was released in 2014 and catapulted her into international fame.
Life and careerEdit
Ergörot was born as Georgina Ergörot on 16 April 1987 in the Post district of Ubenmoor. She is the only child of Lashpop icon Katia Flaksöberg and folk musician Erg Palörot. She was raised in an old-fashioned luxury apartment in Ubenmoor Old Town. While speaking of her family life, she stated "We had a really healthy family dynamic, we all loved each other. It wasn't like most celebrity families, we were just normal". As a child, she often listened to folk music with her father.
Ergörot attended primary school in Post, graduating in 2002. While speaking about her primary school experiences, Ergörot revealed that she was bullied by her peers for coming from a prominent family. She went on to attend Queen Maria's School for the Performing Arts and graduated in 2005. She was close friends with Olia Janisöpfleg in high school. At Queen Maria's, Ergörot became exposed to electronica music, and decided to combine it with her folk-music upbringing to find her own unique sound.
2005–2010: Independent workEdit
Following her graduation, Ergörot became performing underground gigs under the stage name Green Apples. She stated that she abandoned her birth name so people went into her shows with no expectations. Throughout the years of working as an underground act, Ergörot began developing a following, largely due to her unique folk-electronica sound. In 2007, she began performing under her birth name.
Ergörot self-released her debut album Blue Apples in 2008. The album went on to sell a total of 314 copies worldwide, and has since been taken off the shelves. During this period, Ergörot was often approached by major record labels seeking to sign her, but she declined their offers. However, in 2010 she signed with her mother's record label Akai Music Group.
2010–2013: Breakthrough and PolarisEdit
Following her signing to Akai Music Group, she began work on her first major-label album. The album's lead single "Fun House" was released in 2011, and featured her signature folktronica sound. The single was mildly successful, peaking within the Top 20 of the Lashardian singles chart.
The album, titled Polaris, was released later in 2011. While being largely a critical success, it only achieved minor commercial success, peaking at number-nine on the Lashardian albums chart. It also produced the singles "The Artist", "Human", and "This Love". The album's final single, "Only God Knows" became a Top 5 hit in Lashardia and jumpstarted Ergörot's career.
2013–present: Jekyll & HydeEdit
Following the success of "Only God Knows", Ergörot began working on her second studio album in 2013. The album's lead single "Only You" was released in 2014. The song saw Ergörot distance herself from the folk genre, and took heavy influence from electronica, electronic rock, and alternative dance. The single was a massive success, reaching number-one in two countries.
Ergörot's second studio album Jekyll & Hyde was released later in the year. The title alluded to Ergörot's "dual personalities", her folk side and her electronica side. The album was a very successful both critically and commercially, producing the hit singles "Hanging On", "Ritual", and "Where'd You Go".
Ergörot began dating Neverland frontman Matt Timölachland in 2008. They became engaged in 2012, and were married in 2013. They live together in Jorden. She gave birth to their first child, a son, Kristian, in April 2016.
|Year||Title||Album details||Peak chart positions||Certifications|
|2014||Jekyll & Hyde||
|Title||Year||Peak chart positions||Certifications||Album|
|"Only God Knows"||2||4||2||
||Jekyll & Hyde|
|"Where'd You Go"||2015||3||5||2||
Awards and nominationsEdit
|2011||Lashardian Music Awards||Breakout Artist||–||Nominated|
|2014||Lashardian Music Awards||Best Female Artist||–||Won|
|Best Pop Song||"Only You"||Nominated|
|Artist of the Year||–||Nominated|
|Best Pop Album||Jekyll & Hyde||Nominated|
|Adoriam Music Awards||Best International Female Artist||–||Nominated|
|Asmatic Music Awards||Best Lashardian Musician||–||Nominated|