Multi-talented American singer Beth Ditto first burst onto the scene in 1999 with her garage punk band The Gossip's (later simply Gossip) self-titled EP on K Records. The band's...More
Multi-talented American singer Beth Ditto first burst onto the scene in 1999 with her garage punk band The Gossip's (later simply Gossip) self-titled EP on K Records. The band's hybrid of gospel, punk, and soul styles combined with Ditto and co's feminist, body positive, and LGBTQ-friendly message to create an intriguing hybrid that appealed to a wide range of fans. The band gained steady traction with the release of their debut full-length That's Not What I Heard (2001), their first collaboration with indie label Kill Rock Stars. Movement (2003) and Standing in the Way of Control (2006) soon followed with the latter album landing in the #1 slot on the UK indie charts. The band signed to major label Columbia for their next album, 2009's Music for Men. Produced by Rick Rubin, the LP netted the band a nomination for Outstanding Music Artist at the 21st GLAAD Media Awards. Gossip's final album, A Joyful Noise, was released in 2012, debuting at #100 on the Billboard top 200.
Ditto released her first solo EP in 2011. After Gossip split in 2016, Ditto turned focus toward her a solo career and her successful clothing line. She released her debut solo full-length, Fake Sugar in spring 2017. She has walked the runway for Jean Paul Gaultier, who has also collaborated with her fashion line. She is the co-author of a memoir, Coal to Diamonds. This spring, Ditto takes her solo show on the road for a lengthy North American and European tour.