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Gigi Ergörot
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Ergörot in 2015.
Born Georgina Ergörot
(1987-04-16) 16 April 1987 (age 31)
Ubenmoor, Lashardia
Other names Green Apples
Occupation Singer, songwriter
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)
Musical Career
Genres Lashpop, folk, electronica
Instruments Vocals, guitar, piano, percussion
Years active 2005–present
Labels Akai Music Group
Associated acts Neverland

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

Early lifeEdit

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

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Ergörot performing in 2006.

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

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Ergörot in 2012.

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

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Ergörot performing in 2014.

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".

Personal lifeEdit

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.

DiscographyEdit

Studio albumsEdit

List of studio albums, with selected chart positions, sales figures and certifications
Year Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
LAS ADR PES
2008 Blue Apples
  • Label: Self-released
  • Format: Digital download, CD
2011 Polaris
  • Label: Akai Music Group
  • Format: Digital download, CD, LP
9 10 6
2014 Jekyll & Hyde
  • Label: Akai Music Group
  • Format: Digital download, CD, LP
1 2 1
  • LAS: 3x platinum
  • ADR: Platinum
  • PES: 3x platinum

SinglesEdit

List of singles as lead artist, with selected chart positions and certifications, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
LAS ADR PES
"Fun House" 2011 11 28 8
  • LAS: Platinum
  • PES: Platinum
Polaris
"The Artist" 23 43 21
"Human" 2012 17 87 30
"This Love" 38 74
"Only God Knows" 2 4 2
  • LAS: 3x platinum
  • ADR: 2x plainum
  • PES: 3x platinum
"Only You" 2014 1 1 1
  • LAS: 4x platinum
  • ADR: 3x platinum
  • PES: 5x platinum
Jekyll & Hyde
"Hanging On" 4 7 4
  • LAS: Platinum
  • PES: Platinum
"Ritual" 8 10 5
  • LAS: Gold
  • PES: 2x platinum
"Where'd You Go" 2015 3 5 2
  • LAS: 2x platinum
  • ADR: Platinum
  • PES: 3x platinum

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Event Category Nominated work Result
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