Sanna Nielsen

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Sanna Nielsen
Sanna Nielsen (2014)
Sanna Nielsen (2014)
Background information
Birth nameSanna Viktoria Nielsen
Born (1984-11-27) 27 November 1984 (age 39)
Edenryd, Skåne, Sweden
GenresPop, schlager, soul, dansband music (early career)
Years active1996–present
LabelsWarner, Parlophone
Sanna Nielsen at Sommarkrysset in 2008.

Sanna Viktoria Nielsen (born 27 November 1984) is a Swedish singer.[1] She has participated in Melodifestivalen seven times between 2001 and 2014. Her seventh try was in Melodifestivalen 2014 with the song "Undo". The song won and represented Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest 2014 in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Career[change | change source]

Sanna Nielsen was born and grew up in Bromölla, Skåne. Her career started at several talent searches, the first being in 1992 in Olofström. In 1994 she participated in a talent search in Kallinge and won with the song "Can You Feel the Love Tonight". Nielsen performed with the danceband Mats Elmes between 1995 and 1996 at the age of eleven.[2]

At the same time she reached the number one spot on the Svensktoppen Chart with the song "Till en fågel".[3] Nielsen became the youngest person to reach number one at the chart.[4]

In September 1996 Nielsens debut album "Silvertoner" was released.[5] A reviewer of the album for Göteborgs-Posten compared Nielsen to Carola Häggkvist and Sissel Kyrkjebø.[6] During the following years Nielsen released the Christmas album Min önskejul in 1997 and the music single "Time to Say Goodbye" in 1999.[7] During her high school years, she studied the Estetichal programme and mostly music at Helenehoms Gymnastin in Malmö.[8]

In December 2001 Nielsen participated in a Christmas tour along with Christer Sjögren, Sten Nilsson and Charlotte Perrelli.[9] In 2002 she toured with Roger Pontare and in December the same year she participated in a Christmas concert with Kalle Moraeus and Tito Beltrán in both 2003 and 2004.[10]

In February 2006, her second solo music album Nära mej, nära dej was released with lyrics and music by Fredrik Kempe and Marcos Ubeda.[11] In July-August 2007 she was on a new music tour called Sommar, Sommar, Sommar along with Shirley Clamp and Sonja Aldén.[12] In April 2008 the album Stronger was released, an album completely in English language, the first time Nielsen had such an album.[13] The same year the album Our Christmas was released, containing Christmas songs along with Shirley Clamp and Sonja Aldén.[14] In December 2013 Nielsen released her seventh studio album called Min jul with Christmas songs.[15]

At the Eurovision Song Contest 2015 Nielsen did the commentary for Swedish television.

Discography[change | change source]

Albums[change | change source]

Year Album Peak positions Certification
1996 Silvertoner
  • First studio album
1997 Min önskejul
  • First Christmas album
2006 Nära mej, nära dej
  • Second studio album
  • Released: 15 February 2006
2007 Sanna 11-22
  • Compilation album
  • Released: 7 March 2007
2008 Stronger
  • Third studio album
  • Released: 16 April 2008
style="text-align:center"|1 Sweden: Gold
2011 I'm in Love
  • Fourth studio album
  • Released: 2 March 2011
2012 Vinternatten
  • Second Christmas album
  • Released: November 2012
2013 Min jul
  • Third Christmas album
  • Released: December 2013
2014 16 bästa
  • second compilation album
  • Released: 9 April 2014
2014 7
  • Seventh studio albnum
  • Released: 30 June 2014
Joint albums
Year Album Peak positions Certification
2008 Our Christmas
(Sanna, Shirley, Sonja)
style="text-align:center"|1 Sweden: Platinum
2010 Vår jul
(Sanna, Shirley, Sonja)
style="text-align:center"|6 Sweden: Gold

Singles[change | change source]

Year Single Peak positions Album
1996 "Till en fågel" 46 Silvertoner
2001 "I går, i dag" 32 Sanna 11-22
2003 "Hela världen för mig" 35
2005 "Du och jag mot världen"
(with Fredrik Kempe)
2007 "Vågar du, vågar jag" 10
2008 "Empty Room" 2 Stronger
"Nobody Without You" 33
"All I Want For Christmas"
(Sanna Nielsen, Shirley Clamp & Sonja Aldén)
39 Our Christmas
"My Grown Up Christmas List"
(Sanna Nielsen, Shirley Clamp & Sonja Aldén)
2009 "I Can Catch the Moon"  – Stronger
2010 "Devotion" 15 I'm in Love
"Part of Me" -
2011 "I'm in Love" 32
"Can't Stop Love Tonight" -
2012 "Viskar ömt mitt namn"  – Vinternatten
2014 "Undo" 7 TBA

References[change | change source]

  1. Sanna Nielsen
  2. Helsingborgs Dagblad 15 november 1996, page 39
  3. "Sanna Nielsen om sina mammaplaner | Nöje KvP". 13 December 2013. Retrieved 5 February 2014.
  4. Johan Brännström. "Det 11-åriga stjärnskottet skriver Svensktoppshistoria", Aftonbladet 25 May 1996, page 31.
  5. Eva Kjeller. "Oh, vilken skiva Sanna", Aftonbladet 28 september 1996, page 45
  6. Tore Ljunberg. Göteborgs-Posten 7 October 1996, page 39
  7. Michael Nystås. "Hon kan bli vår nästa stora stjärna", Aftonbladet, 2 February 1999, page 34
  8. "Sanna är redo att möta publiken", Helsingborgs Dagblad, 9 November 2000, page 25
  9. Mikael Forsell. "16-åriga Sanna sjunger med julelefanterna", Västerbottens-Kuriren, 6 June 2001, page 15
  10. Rolf Sundblad. "Sanna Nielsen årets Ulla Billquist-stipendiat", Pressens Mediaservice, 29 April 2002
  11. Karin Bengtsson. "Vuxet och lite tråkigt, Sanna", Borås Tidning, 15 February 2006
  12. Catharina Cavalli. "Nu får publiken höra tre tjejer på en gång", Aftonbladet 5 May 2007, page 39
  13. "Sanna Nielsen: Stronger - Kultur Skivor". Archived from the original on 22 February 2014. Retrieved 5 February 2014.
  14. "Här firar de sin scheger". Aftonbladet. Retrieved 8 February 2014.
  15. "Sweden: Sanna Nielsen releases new album". Retrieved 5 February 2014.
  16. 16.0 16.1 16.2 "Sanna Nielsen discography". Hung Medien. Retrieved 2 February 2014.

Other websites[change | change source]

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