Tony Nilsson is a Swedish singer-songwriter (born in Boden, Norrbotten County, Sweden in 1977). He is signed to Peermusic. A prolific composer of songs, he has contributed to a string of hits by well-known Swedish artists. Many of his songs have featured in Melodifestivalen and in the Swedish Singles Chart. Nilsson lives with artist and fellow songwriter Mirja Breitholtz.
Nilsson had a hit with "Natalie", a song he had written. It was featured in 2006 in the compilation album Absolute Summerhits 2006. In 2007, a cover version by Ola Svensson became a huge summer hit in Sweden.
In 2010 he wrote the song "If You Love Me", which was recorded and released by British X Factor winner Joe McElderry. The same year Nilsson started collaborating with Swedish singer Darin. Together they wrote "Can't Stop Love" for the Swedish royal wedding and most of the other songs on Darin's album Lovekiller . The album went straight to No. 1 in the charts and was certified gold after only one week.
Darin Zanyar, known simply as Darin, is a Swedish singer-songwriter born in Stockholm. He is one of Sweden's best-selling artists, with seven number one albums.
Ola Nils Håkan Svensson in Lund, Skåne, professionally known simply as Brother Leo, is a Swedish artist and songwriter. Until 2014, he was best known by his mononym Ola. His career began on Swedish Idol in 2005; however since coming 8th, Ola has released four albums. Eleven of his releases have reached Top 5, with 6 making it to number one on the Swedish singles chart, attaining gold and platinum certification. After being signed to Universal Music for many years, Ola founded his own record label Oliniho Records for the Swedish market, keeping distribution arrangements with Sony Music in Europe and internationally. Starting 2018, he records under the stage name of Brother Leo for Columbia Records.
Melodifestivalen 2008 was the 47th Melodifestivalen, and the selection process for the 48th song to represent Sweden at the Eurovision Song Contest. A new rule—Lex Agnes—went into effect in 2008 calling for each submitted entry to include a document containing all information relevant to the song. It was named after Agnes Carlsson, who was disqualified from the 2007 competition for publicly revealing details of her song before the deadline.
Melodifestivalen 2010 was a Swedish song contest held between February and March 2010. It was the selection for the 50th song to represent Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest, and was the 49th edition of Melodifestivalen. Five semi-finals were held in the Swedish cities of Örnsköldsvik, Sandviken, Gothenburg and Malmö, with Örebro hosting the final Andra Chansen round.
"You're Out of My Life" is a song recorded by Swedish singer Darin and was Darin's entry in Melodifestivalen 2010. The song was first performed in Deltävling 3 of Melodifestivalen in Göteborg on February 20, 2010 where Darin reached second place and progressed to the final on March 13 in Stockholm. The single was released on February 28, 2010. This is Darin's first physical single release since his departure from Sony Music.
Unstoppable, full title "Unstoppable " is a Swedish English language hit sung by the Swedish singer Ola Svensson and was recorded in 2010. Lyrics and music were written by Dimitri Stassos, Alexander Kronlund, Hanif Sabzevari and Svensson himself. Svensson participated in the Swedish Melodifestivalen 2010 with "Unstoppable" and finished first in the first semi-final in Örnsköldsvik on February 6, 2010. The song was qualified for the final in Stockholm. Svensson took part in the Melodifestivalen final on Saturday, March 13, 2010 at Globe Arena in Stockholm, in a bid to represent Sweden in Eurovision Song Contest 2010, held in Oslo, Norway. He came at 7th place overall with a total of 47 points, but receiving two sets of 12 points from the Serbian & Irish juries.
Mirja Breitholtz is a Swedish songwriter and producer. She has also taken some television roles. She is living with artist and fellow songwriter Tony Nilsson.
"Love in Stero" is a Swedish English language song co-written by Tony Nilsson and Mirja Breitholtz and sung by Swedish singer Ola Svensson during Melodifestivalen in the 2008 series. The song also appears on Good Enough - The Feelgood Edition, the re-release of the singer's sophomore studio album. The song was first performed on 16 February 2008 in Västerås and then in Kiruna in the second chance round, but did not make it to the finals. Although the song did not make it to the finals of Melodifestivalen 2008, it still proved popular on the Swedish Singles Chart, peaking at number two. The single was certified Gold in Sweden, in recognition of 10,000 copies sold.
Lovekiller is the fifth studio album by Swedish singer and songwriter Darin Zanyar. It was released digitally on 16 August 2010 and physically on 18 August in Sweden through Universal Music. 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.
Melodifestivalen 2012 is a Swedish song contest that was held between 4 February and 10 March 2012. It selected the fifty-second Swedish entry to be internationally represented in the Eurovision Song Contest 2012.
David Lindgren is a Swedish singer, musical actor and television presenter. He is signed to the EMI Sweden label.
Dimitri Stassos, is a Swedish songwriter known for his entries in the Eurovision Song Contest as well as writing hits for Ola Svensson and others.
Sommarkrysset is a Swedish television program that is broadcast live from the Gröna Lund amusement park in Stockholm during the summer. It was first shown on 3 June 2005.
"Survivor" is a song recorded by Swedish Greek singer-songwriter Helena Paparizou. The song was released on February 23, 2014 as the second single from Paparizou's third English-language album, One Life (2014). It is also available in first disc of the 2014 Melodifestivalen album. The song was written by Bobby Ljunggren, Henrik Wikström, Karl-Ola Kjellholm and Sharon Vaughn. It participated in the 2014 Melodifestivalen where it came fourth in the final behind Alcazar, Ace Wilder and the winner, Sanna Nielsen.
Hans Olle Lennart Andersson is a Swedish country singer and songwriter, whose albums had chart success in Sweden during the 1980s.
Melodifestivalen 2016 was the 56th edition of the Swedish music competition Melodifestivalen, which selected Sweden's entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2016. The competition was organised by Sveriges Television (SVT) and took place over the six-week period between 6 February and 12 March 2016.
"Håll om mig hårt" is a song by Swedish group Panetoz. The song was released in Sweden as a digital download on 28 February 2016, and was written by Jimmy Jansson, Karl-Ola Kjellholm, Jakke Erixson, Pa Modou Badjie, Njol Badjie, and Nebeyu Baheru. It took part in Melodifestivalen 2016, and qualified to andra chansen from the fourth semi-final. In andra chansen, it qualified to the final. It placed eighth in the final.
"I Don't Give A" is a song recorded by Swedish singer Lisa Ajax. The song was released as a digital download in Sweden on 26 February 2017 and peaked at number 25 on the Swedish Singles Chart. It is taking part in Melodifestivalen 2017, and qualified to andra chansen from the second semi-final on 11 February 2017. The song qualified from andra chansen on 4 March 2017. It was written by Ola Svensson, Linnea Deb, Joy Deb, and Anton Hård af Segerstad.
Melodifestivalen 2018 was the 58th edition of the Swedish music competition Melodifestivalen, which selected Sweden's entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2018. The competition was organised by Sveriges Television (SVT) and took place over a six-week period between 3 February and 10 March 2018.
"Cuba Libre" is a song recorded by Swedish rapper Moncho. The song was released as a digital download on 26 February 2018 and peaked at number 31 on the Swedish Singles Chart. It is taking part in Melodifestivalen 2018, and qualified to andra chansen from the third semi-final on 17 February 2018. It was written by Moncho along with Jimmy Jansson, David Strääf, Markus Videsäter, and Axel Schylström.