In Spring of 2002 was a Popstars competetion held in Finland, which mean was to find members to a pop band. 454 young women participated to the singing tests. 25 girls selected and of them was made the final band. Members of the first Popstars band in Finland were Jenni Vartiainen, Susanna Korvala, Ushma Karnani and Jonna Pirinen. After few weeks the girls had hassles and Jonna decided to leave the band. Ushma, Susanna and Jenni continued. They decided to take Gimmel as their name.
This name Gimmel means a wedding ring in renaissance time, which contains three parts. Once they joined up a follower, a bride and a witness. They also meant an endless and firm relationship. Gimmel means the third alphabet in Hebrew language and means also the number three.
The first single they published was Etsit muijaa seuraavaa and put out on October 25 in 2002 and it sold gold in a few days and platinum in 1˝ weeks. In first list week the single rose as the first in Finnish single list and held that position for four weeks. Gimmel's first album Lentoon came out in November 22 in 2002 and just after it was published, it went to the first in Finnish official album list and was there for three weeks. In the year 2002 it sold almost 85 000 pieces and it is the most sold album of the year.
The second Gimmel's single Roviolla issued January 27 2003 and it positioned for third in first list week. Single has before unpublished piece named Tatuointi. Gimmel won in three categories in Emma-gaala, pop/rock-newcomes, the début album and the most sold album of the year 2003.