Dotter (singer)

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Background information
Birth nameJohanna Maria Jansson
Born (1987-06-10) 10 June 1987 (age 34)
Arvika, Sweden
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Singer
  • songwriter
Years active2014–present
Labels Warner Music Sweden

Johanna Maria Jansson (born 10 June 1987), better known by her stage name Dotter, is a Swedish singer and songwriter. She finished second in Melodifestivalen 2020 with her song "Bulletproof", one point behind The Mamas. In Melodifestivalen 2021, she placed fourth with 105 points.

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Career

Dotter was born on 10 June 1987 in Arvika. She later moved to Stockholm and studied at the Kulturama music school. [1] She chose the stage name "Dotter" (English: daughter) because she considers herself a "daughter of Mother Earth" due to her vegan lifestyle. [2] She cites her major musical influences as Jefferson Airplane, Joni Mitchell, First Aid Kit, and Florence and the Machine. [3] [4] Her debut single "My Flower" was released in 2014, and she later performed at Musikhjälpen which was broadcast on SVT. [5] [6] [7]

Dotter co-wrote the song "A Million Years" by Mariette Hansson for Melodifestivalen 2017. It went on to place fourth in the final. [8] [9] [10] The following year, Dotter competed as a soloist in Melodifestivalen 2018 with the song "Cry". Despite being a favourite to win the competition, she placed sixth in her semi-final and was eliminated. [11] [12]

She co-wrote the song "Victorious" performed by Lina Hedlund in Melodifestivalen 2019. [13] It went on to place eleventh in the final. [14] In the same festival Dotter performed the duet "Walk with Me" along with Måns Zelmerlöw as an interval act during the Second Chance round. [15]

She returned as a performer one year later, competing in Melodifestivalen 2020 with the song "Bulletproof"; Dotter competed in the second semi-final on 8 February, where she qualified directly for the final. [16] She finished in second place, scoring a total of 136 points, one point behind the winning song. [17]

She took part again in Melodifestivalen 2021, [18] with the song "Little Tot". She qualified directly for the final from the second semi-final, alongside Anton Ewald. [19] Despite being an early favourite to win the contest, she placed fourth in the final.

Personal life

Dotter is vegan and is an animal rights activist. [20] She speaks five languages: Swedish, English, Norwegian, Spanish, and Bosnian. She is engaged to Bosnian musician Dino Medanhodžić.

Discography

Singles

TitleYearPeak chart positionsAlbumCertification
SWE
[21]
"My Flower"2014Non-album single
"Dive"2015
"Creatures of the Sun"2016
"Evolution"2017
"Rebellion"
"Cry"201859
"Heatwave"
"Walk with Me"
(with Måns Zelmerlöw)
201951
"I Do"
"Bulletproof"20202
"Backfire"
"I'm Sorry"
"Vintern jag var sexton"53
"New Year"
"Little Tot"20216
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released.

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