Barbados (band)

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Magnus Carlsson
Magnus Carlsson
Background information
OriginGöteborg, Sweden
Years active1992–present

Barbados is a dansband from Sweden. It was formed in 1992. They have had several successes in the Swedish record charts. The band's original lead singer was Magnus Carlsson. They became widely known after winning second place in Melodifestivalen contest in 2000. The band has replaced their lead singer three times. Carlsson left the group in 2002 and later became a member of the group Alcazar. Mathias Holmgren, a former Fame Factory student, replaced Carlsson. He was forced to leave the band in 2004. Chris Lindh replaced him, before leaving the band in 2007. The current lead singer is Björn Lagerström.

The band won its first Grammis Award in February of the year 2000.[1]

Melodifestivalen[change | change source]

The band has participated in the Melodifestivalen music contest four times:

  • 2000: Se mig, placed second
  • 2001: Allt som jag ser, placed second
  • 2002: Världen utanför, placed fourth
  • 2003: Bye, Bye, placed tenth and last

Both lead singer Mathias Holmgren and Magnus Carlsson have participated in Melodifestivalen as solo singers.

Discography[change | change source]

With Magnus Carlsson[change | change source]

  • 1994: Barbados
  • 1997: The Lion Sleeps Tonight
  • 1998: Nu kommer flickorna
  • 1999: Belinda
  • 1999: Rosalita
  • 2000: Kom hem
  • 2000: When the Summer is Gone
  • 2002: Världen utanför

With Mathias Holmgren[change | change source]

  • 2003: Hela himlen

With Chris Lindh[change | change source]

  • 2005: Stolt

Collections[change | change source]

  • 2001: Collection 1994-2001
  • 2003: Rewinder
  • 2005: The Best of Barbados
  • 2009: Upp til dans (Expressen)[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. Michael Nystås (15 February 2000). "Fel dansband vann Grammis" (in Swedish). Aftonbladet. Retrieved 3 October 2018.
  2. Upp till dans, Expressen

Other websites[change | change source]

Preceded by
Finland Anna Eriksson
OGAE Second Chance Contest winner
Succeeded by
Spain David Bisbal