Lisa Nilsson

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Lisa Nilsson
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Lisa Nilsson (2013)
Background information
Birth nameMy Lisa Karolina Nilsson
Born (1970-08-13) August 13, 1970 (age 50)
Origin Stockholm, Sweden
GenresPop, jazz
Occupation(s)Singer
Years active1989–
LabelsDiesel Music AB
Website http://www.lisanilsson.se/
Lisa Nilsson performing live in 2004. Photo by Ragnar Tryggveson Lisa Nilsson pa Malmofestivalen 2004.jpg
Lisa Nilsson performing live in 2004. Photo by Ragnar Tryggveson

My Lisa Karolina Nilsson (born August 13, 1970 in Tyresö) is a Swedish singer. She was discovered by the producer William (Billy) Butt and she is perhaps best known in Sweden for her 1992 hit, Himlen runt hörnet , written by Mauro Scocco and Johan Ekelund. It was released in English in 1995, titled Ticket to Heaven. She has released four subsequent albums, Till Morelia in 1995, Viva in 2000, Små rum in 2002 and Hotel Vermont 609 in 2006, all in Swedish. A greatest hits compilation, Samlade sånger followed in 2003 and contained two new songs. Prior to Himlen runt hörnet she had released two English language albums, Lean On Love in 1989 and Indestructible in 1991, both released by William Butt. She also participated in Melodifestivalen 1989.

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Nilsson's style ranges from out and out pop music to soul-inflected ballads and dance tracks on her earlier albums to a more mature jazz feel in her more recent work, perhaps reflecting familial connections as her father Gösta Nilsson is a jazz pianist.

In 2002 she moved into acting with appearances in the Swedish TV sitcom, Cleo and a role in the Swedish film Paradiset made by British-born director Colin Nutley.

In February 2007 she gave birth to a daughter.

Discography

Albums

YearAlbumPeak positionsCertification
SWE
[1]
DEN
[2]
FIN
[3]
NOR
[4]
1989Lean On Love    
1990Indestructible    
1992 Himlen runt hörnet 1  11
1995Ticket to Heaven    
1995Till Morelia1  11
2000Viva3 28 
2001Små rum711 2
2006 Hotel Vermont 609 112 19
2013 Sånger om oss 315279
Compilation albums
YearAlbumPeak positionsCertification
SWE
[1]
DEN
[2]
FIN
[3]
NOR
[4]
2003Samlade Sånger 1992-20033261
2010 20 – En jubileumssamling 6   
2015Ingen gör det bättre46 [5]    
Collaborative albums
YearAlbumPeak positionsCertification
SWE
[1]
DEN
[2]
FIN
[3]
NOR
[4]
2009Sambou Sambou
(with João Castilho and Sebastian Notini)
28 33 

Singles

YearSinglePeak positionsAlbum
SWE
[1]
1992"Himlen runt hörnet"2Himlen runt hörnet
"Varje gång jag ser dig"5
1995"Den här gången"22Till Morelia
"Ingen gör det bättre"56
2000"Tror på dig"27
2003"Långsamt farväl"16
2009"Mysteriet deg"
(with Bjørn Eidsvåg)
28
2015"Vart du än går"22

Other charted songs

YearTitlePeak positionsAlbum
SWE
[1]
2015"När kärleken tar slut"53 [6]
"Raised in Rain"97

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  6. http://www.sverigetopplistan.se/