10 Things You Should Know About Gabi Wilson

Get the facts on the music prodigy.

10 Things You Should Know About Gabi Wilson - At 16 sing-songwriter/musician Gabi Wilson has already laid the groundwork for a stellar music career. Called one of America's most talented kids at the age of 11, Wilson has performed on major TV shows, scored a record contract and is readying a very anticipated LP. Four years after her acclaimed performance at the 2010 BET Awards, the multi-talented music artists will return to grace the BET Awards stage with her music. Click on to see what you need to know about Gabi.   (Photo: Caleb Wilson/STELLA SIMONA PHOTOGRAPHY)

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10 Things You Should Know About Gabi Wilson - At 16 sing-songwriter/musician Gabi Wilson has already laid the groundwork for a stellar music career. Called one of America's most talented kids at the age of 11, Wilson has performed on major TV shows, scored a record contract and is readying a very anticipated LP. Four years after her acclaimed performance at the 2010 BET Awards, the multi-talented music artists will return to grace the BET Awards stage with her music. Click on to see what you need to know about Gabi.  (Photo: Caleb Wilson/STELLA SIMONA PHOTOGRAPHY)

Getting an Early Start - Performing since she was 5, Gabi has been featured on The Maury Povich Show, Good Morning America and sang the National Anthem at a Los Angeles Lakers game.    (Photo: REUTERS/Fred Prouser /Landov)

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Getting an Early Start - Performing since she was 5, Gabi has been featured on The Maury Povich Show, Good Morning America and sang the National Anthem at a Los Angeles Lakers game.   (Photo: REUTERS/Fred Prouser /Landov)

The Key Influence - Gabi Wilson says one of her biggest influences is Alicia Keys who, before becoming a pop music icon, was also considered a prodigy in her younger years.  (Photo: Earl Gibson III/Getty Images)

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The Key Influence - Gabi Wilson says one of her biggest influences is Alicia Keys who, before becoming a pop music icon, was also considered a prodigy in her younger years.  (Photo: Earl Gibson III/Getty Images)

Enjoying the View - When she was 11 (and managed by Will Smith's Overbrook Entertainement), Gabi gained a national spotlight when she performed on Alicia Keys "If I Ain't Got You" on The View.   (Photo: Caleb Wilson/STELLA SIMONA PHOTOGRAPHY)

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Enjoying the View - When she was 11 (and managed by Will Smith's Overbrook Entertainement), Gabi gained a national spotlight when she performed on Alicia Keys "If I Ain't Got You" on The View.  (Photo: Caleb Wilson/STELLA SIMONA PHOTOGRAPHY)

Making Her Screen Debut - Gabi Wilson made her acting debut at the age of 9 when she starred in the Nick Cannon-directed TV film School Gyrls. The young performer played the daughter of a school headmaster played by Angie Stone.   (Photo: Jason Merritt/Getty Images For BET)

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Making Her Screen Debut - Gabi Wilson made her acting debut at the age of 9 when she starred in the Nick Cannon-directed TV film School Gyrls. The young performer played the daughter of a school headmaster played by Angie Stone.  (Photo: Jason Merritt/Getty Images For BET)

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Shining at the BET Awards - Gabi Wilson, once again, shined bright when she wowed the audience at the 2010 BET Awards where she sang a snippet of Alicia Keys? "Fallen." She also got to share an onstage moment with that year's host, Queen Latifah.    (Photo: Vince Bucci/PictureGroup)

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Shining at the BET Awards - Gabi Wilson, once again, shined bright when she wowed the audience at the 2010 BET Awards where she sang a snippet of Alicia Keys’ "Fallen." She also got to share an onstage moment with that year's host, Queen Latifah.   (Photo: Vince Bucci/PictureGroup)

The Disney Effect - When she was 12, the Vallejo, California-raised prodigy got her song "My Music" featured on Radio Disney. She also published a book of poetry entitled Anything on Earth Poems. (Photo: Caleb Wilson/STELLA SIMONA PHOTOGRAPHY)

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The Disney Effect - When she was 12, the Vallejo, California-raised prodigy got her song "My Music" featured on Radio Disney. She also published a book of poetry entitled Anything on Earth Poems. (Photo: Caleb Wilson/STELLA SIMONA PHOTOGRAPHY)

A One Woman Band - Along with singing, Gabi can also play four instruments and write her own music. Some folks have compared her abilities to a young Prince.   (Photo: Tonya Wise / London Entertainment / Splash News)

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A One Woman Band - Along with singing, Gabi can also play four instruments and write her own music. Some folks have compared her abilities to a young Prince.  (Photo: Tonya Wise / London Entertainment / Splash News)

The Deal of a Life Time - In 2011,  14-year-old Gabi Wilson inked a record deal with Sony Music for a sizable sum.  (Photo: Charley Gallay/Getty Images For Nickelodeon)

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The Deal of a Life Time - In 2011,  14-year-old Gabi Wilson inked a record deal with Sony Music for a sizable sum.  (Photo: Charley Gallay/Getty Images For Nickelodeon)

Performing For Her Idol - Gabi Wilson received one of her best birthday gifts when she was invited to  the ASCAP Awards to sing a tribute to her music idol Alicia Keys. (Photo: WENN)

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Performing For Her Idol - Gabi Wilson received one of her best birthday gifts when she was invited to  the ASCAP Awards to sing a tribute to her music idol Alicia Keys. (Photo: WENN)

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Gabi Gives Back - Gabi Wilson supports charitable causes like Feeding America where volunteered at Los Angeles Regional Foodbank. (Photo: Charley Gallay/WireImage)

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Gabi Gives Back - Gabi Wilson supports charitable causes like Feeding America where volunteered at Los Angeles Regional Foodbank. (Photo: Charley Gallay/WireImage)

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