Loreen

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Loreen
Loreen at Melodifestivalen in February 2023
Loreen at Melodifestivalen in February 2023
Background information
Birth nameLorine Zineb Nora Talhaoui[1]
Also known asLoreen
Born (1983-10-16) 16 October 1983 (age 40)
Stockholm, Sweden
Genres
Occupations
  • Singer
  • songwriter
Years active2004–present
Labels
Websiteloreenofficial.com

Lorine Zineb Nora Talhaoui (born 16 October 1983), better known as Loreen, is a Swedish-Moroccan pop singer, music producer, actress and model. Loreen is known for being the second person and first woman to win the Eurovision Song Contest twice.[3]

She represented Sweden at the Eurovision Song Contest in 2012 with the song "Euphoria" and won.[4] She represented Sweden again in 2023 and won with the song "Tattoo".[5][6] This made her the first woman to win twice and also marked Sweden's seventh win, tying them with Ireland for the most wins at Eurovision.

She had also attempted to represent Sweden at the Eurovision Song Contest two other times in 2011 and 2017 with the songs "My Heart is Refusing Me" and "Statements". However, she did not win Sweden's selection show Melodifestivalen and therefore failed to do so.

Loreen has also appeared on several television shows and films including the Swedish version of Idol in 2004 (which she was a contestant on), the Netflix film JJ+E and the Eurovision movie.

Personal life[change | change source]

Loreen was born in 1983 in Stockholm, Sweden to Moroccan parents. Loreen has Moroccan Berber ancestry.

Loreen was in a relationship with Idol 2004 winner Daniel Lindström from 2004 to 2006.[7][8] Lindström dedicated his first music album after winning Idol to Loreen.[7] In early 2017, Loreen came out as bisexual.[9] In March 2021, Loreen revealed that she had a boyfriend.[10]

Discography[change | change source]

Albums[change | change source]

  • Heal (2012)
  • Ride (2017)

Non-album singles[change | change source]

  • 2015 — Paper Light
  • 2015 — I'm In It With You
  • 2015 — Under ytan
  • 2019 — Walk With Me
  • 2020 — Fiction Feels Good
  • 2021 — Sötvattentårar
  • 2022 — Neon Lights
  • 2023 — Tattoo
  • 2023 — Is It Love

Filmography[change | change source]

Films[change | change source]

Year Title Role Notes
2020 Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga Herself Cameo
2021 JJ+E Maria Main role

Television (as herself)[change | change source]

Year Title Role Note(s)
2004 Idol Contestant
2011 Melodifestivalen Contestant
2012 Melodifestivalen Contestant Winner
2017 Melodifestivalen Contestant
2022 Över Atlanten Celebrity contestant
2023 Melodifestivalen Contestant Winner
Drag Race Sweden Celebrity judge 1 episode
Germany's Next Topmodel Celebrity guest 1 episode

References[change | change source]

  1. "Vilka svenska kändisar har gästat Skavlan?". www.ratsit.se (in Swedish). Archived from the original on 16 January 2022. Retrieved 15 July 2022.
  2. "Loreen – Heal". Samesame.com.au. Archived from the original on 29 November 2014. Retrieved 28 February 2013.
  3. "Sweden's Loreen wins the Eurovision Song Contest 2023". Eurovision Song Contest.
  4. Adams, William Lee (2012-03-10). "Loreen Wins Melodifestivalen 2012 with "Euphoria"". wiwibloggs. Retrieved 2023-12-31.
  5. Bashforth, Emily (2023-03-11). "Eurovision royalty Loreen makes euphoric return to represent Sweden once again". Metro. Retrieved 2023-12-31.
  6. "Swedish singer Loreen wins Eurovision Song Contest for a 2nd time". NBC News. 2023-05-14. Retrieved 2023-12-31.
  7. 7.0 7.1 "Daniels stora kärlek: Loren". Aftonbladet. 11 December 2004. Retrieved 9 May 2023.
  8. "Slut mellan idolparet". Expressen. Archived from the original on 9 May 2023. Retrieved 9 May 2023.
  9. Swedish Eurovision star Loreen came out as bisexual Archived 15 September 2022 at the Wayback Machine PinkNews, 4 februari 2017]
  10. Loreen, svensk urskog på film, Musikakademin Archived 12 April 2023 at the Wayback Machine Kulturprogrammet Sverige!, 5 maart 2021

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