Martin Stenmarck

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Martin Stenmarck
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Stenmarck at Melodifestivalen 2019
Background information
Birth nameMartin Olof Jon Stenmarck
Born (1972-10-03) 3 October 1972 (age 48)
Täby, Sweden
Origin Örebro, Sweden
Genres Pop music
Occupation(s)Singer, musician, voice actor
InstrumentsVocals, guitar
Years active1997–present
Website martinstenmarck.com

Martin Olof Jon Stenmarck (born 3 October 1972) is a Swedish singer. He represented Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest 2005 with the song "Las Vegas", finishing 19th with 30 points. [1]

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Career

In 2006, Stenmarck released his first single in Swedish, "Sjumilakliv", which became one of the year's biggest hits in Sweden. [2] The single was certified Platinum and spent 10 weeks at No. 1 on the official Swedish singles chart.[ citation needed ]

The album Nio sanningar och en lögn (Nine truths and one lie) topped the Swedish albums chart and achieved gold status in the first of its three weeks at number 1.

Stenmarck has also embarked on a voice acting career, dubbing animated films. He provided the Swedish voice for Lightning McQueen in the Disney movie Cars . Since 2011, he is the host of the TV show Kvällen är din.

He participated in Melodifestivalen 2019 with the song "Låt skiten brinna". [3]

Discography

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Stenmarck performing in 2011

Albums

EPs

Singles

TitleYearPeak chart positionsAlbum
SWE
[5]
"Låt skiten brinna"201953Non-album single

Other appearances

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References

  1. Barclay, Simon (2010). The Complete and Independent Guide to the Eurovision Song Contest. p. 124. ISBN   978-1445784151 . Retrieved 13 September 2012.
  2. Karlsson, Viktoria (14 October 2008). "Martin Stenmarck climbs the Swedish Charts". EuroVisionary.com. Retrieved 13 September 2012.
  3. Dahlander, Gustav (27 November 2018). "Artisterna i Melodifestivalen 2019: Hela listan – så blir deltävlingarna". Gustavs expertblogg (in Swedish). SVT. Archived from the original on 27 November 2018. Retrieved 27 November 2018.
  4. https://www.aftonbladet.se/nojesbladet/melodifestivalen/a/oRrX7m/martin-stenmarcks-utbrott-pa-scenen
  5. "Sverigetopplistan – Sveriges Officiella Topplista". Sverigetopplistan . Retrieved 16 March 2019.

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Preceded by
Lena Philipsson
Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest
2005
Succeeded by
Carola