Lovekiller (album)

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Studio album by
Released16 August 2010
Genre Pop
Label Universal Music
Producer Tony Nilsson, Arnthor Birgisson, Henrik Janson, Darin Zanyar, Johan Bobäck, George Samuelson, Tomas Granlind, Jason Gill
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Singles from Lovekiller
  1. "Viva la Vida"
    Released: 8 October 2009
  2. "You're Out of My Life"
    Released: 28 February 2010
  3. "Can't Stop Love"
    Released: 19 June 2010
  4. "LoveKiller"
    Released: 13 July 2010

Lovekiller is the fifth studio album by Swedish singer and songwriter Darin Zanyar. It was released digitally on 16 August 2010 [1] and physically on 18 August. The record is Darin's first album since parting with Sony Music after four years with the label and it became his fifth top ten album on the Swedish Album chart. The album includes the song "You're Out of My Life", Darin's entry in Melodifestivalen 2010.



In September 2009, Darin signed a new record deal with Universal Music after 4 years with Sony Music. His first release with Universal was a cover of Coldplay's "Viva la Vida" which Darin performed live at Idol on 8 October 2009 [2] the song was released digitally and peaked at number 1 on the Swedish singles chart.

On 3 November 2009, it was announced that Darin would be participating in Melodifestivalen 2010 , [3] with the mid-tempo ballad "[[You're Out of My Life]"] written by Tony Nilsson and Henrik Janson. [4] Darin came 4th in the final. The song was released in February 2010 and peaked at number three on the Swedish Single Chart.

On 1 June 2010, Universal Music Sweden announced Darin soon would release his single "Lovekiller" and his fifth studio album, his first with Universal, on 25 August 2010. [5] Darin began a 17 date Sommarturné (Summer Tour) in Sweden on 4 June 2010, starting in Karlshamn, [6] during which he performed songs from the new album.

In June 2010, Darin was asked by Swedish broadcaster SVT to record a written song, "Can't Stop Love", for the Royal Wedding of Princess Victoria and Daniel Westling. Darin performed the song on a rooftop in Stockholm during the live broadcast of the wedding on SVT. The song was released digitally on the day of the wedding, 19 June 2010. [7]

On 13 July 2010 a press release was published by Universal Music Sweden revealing the name, track listing and cover art for the new album and also that the album would be released earlier than originally planned on 18 August. [8] lso mentioned in the press release is the producers of the album, Tony Nilsson, Arnthor Birgisson, Henrik Jansson and Darin.


  1. "Viva la Vida", a cover of the Coldplay song, which was performed live on Idol in October 2009 was released as the lead single and peaked at number 1.
  2. "You're Out of My Life" was first heard publicly in full on 20 February 2010 when it was performed live in Heat 3 of Melodifestivalen 2010 . It was released physically on 28 February and peaked at number 3.
  3. "Can't Stop Love" is a single written by Darin and Tony Nilsson especially for the Royal Wedding of Princess Victoria and Daniel Westling. It was performed in Stockholm during SVT's live broadcast of the wedding on 19 June 2010 and released the same day digitally peaking at 13 in the singles chart.
  4. "Lovekiller", the album's title track, was first heard performed live during Darin's Summer tour of Sweden with the studio version premiering on 13 July 2010, which was also the day of its digital release. The single debuted and peaked at number 6.

Track listing

1."Microphone" Darin Zanyar, Tony Nilsson Tony Nilsson, Darin3:30
2."You're Out of My Life"Nilsson, Henrik Janson Arnthor Birgisson 3:02
3."Lovekiller"Zanyar, NilssonTony Nilsson, Darin3:32
4."Only You Can Save Me"Zanyar, NilssonJason Gill3:41
5."Drowning"Zanyar, Nilsson, JansonTony Nilsson3:02
6."Viva La Vida" Guy Berryman, Jon Buckland,
Will Champion, Chris Martin
Johan Bobäck4:36
7."Endless Summer"Zanyar, George Samuelson,
Tomas Granlind
George Samuelson, Tomas Granlind, ChouChou4:14
8."OK (Dangerous Game)"Zanyar, Nilsson, JansonTony Nilsson, Darin3:15
9."Can't Stop Love"Zanyar, NilssonTony Nilsson, Darin3:41
10."I'll Be Alright"ZanyarHenrik Janson, Tony Nilsson3:03
iTunes bonus track
11."Lovekiller" (Acoustic version)Tony Nilsson, Darin Zanyar3:30



Weekly charts

Chart (2010)Peak
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan) [9] 1

Year-end charts

Chart (2010)Position
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan) [10] 45


Certifications for Lovekiller
RegionCertification Certified units/sales
Sweden (GLF) [11] Gold20,000Double-dagger-14-plain.png

Double-dagger-14-plain.png Sales+streaming figures based on certification alone.

Release history

Sweden16 August 2010 Universal Music Sweden Digital Download 060252745612
18 August 2010 CD
Poland2 January 2012 [12] Sony Music Poland 88697867072

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