12/08/21 - Adele Replaced At #1 On iTunes By New 17 Year Old Singer
Who Is She
Taylor Gayle Rutherford (born June 10, 2004), known professionally as GAYLE, is an American singer-songwriter. After signing with Atlantic Records, she released the single "ABCDEFU" in 2021, which has charted worldwide including reaching number one in the United Kingdom and in Ireland.
What Are Her Messages
While she has put out a few singles to marginal success, students will know GAYLE best from her worldwide smash hit "ABCDEFU". Early in her career, GAYLE has built her brand on the "woman scorned" ideology. Revenge, bitterness, and anger litter her profanity-laced music.
What Does A Youthworker Need2Know
Garnering over 300 million Spotify streams and a huge grasp on Tiktok, students are well aware of GAYLE and "ABCDEFU". Her music is catchy and anthemic, which will attract students, but the lyrical content is damaging and will certainly negatively affect students and how they approach relationships and more specifically, breakups.
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