If you’re not already obsessed with May You Oughta Know artist, Gin Wigmore, it’s time to crawl out from under that rock because this 26 year-old, tattooed New Zealand native is taking the United States by storm. You may have seen her steal the show in Heineken’s Skyfall advertisement featuring Daniel Craig as James Bond, or you may have heard her music featured on your favorite shows from Grey’s Anatomy to Weeds, and even VH1’s very own Love & Hip Hop Atlanta.
In 2009, her first full length album, Holy Smoke, took the New Zealand music scene by storm earning quadruple platinum status. (In case you’re not familiar with the industry lingo, that means she sold over four million albums.) Her amazing pipes, songwriting prowess and quadruple platinum status got Motown Records’ attention landing Gin a deal with the legendary label. By 2011, she dropped her incredible sophomore album Gravel & Wine, toured the country with American Idol alum Phillip Phillips and shows no signs of slowing down.
In honor of Gin Wigmore’s May 2013 You Oughta Know status, we tasked ourselves with discovering all there is to know about Gin by giving her The Scoop treatment. From why she goes by Gin to her favorite concert memory, find out the nine things you never knew about Gin Wigmore!
Read on to watch Gin Wigmore’s performance on Big Morning Buzz Live with Carrie Keagan!