Veronica Maggio

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Veronica Maggio
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Maggio in 2012
Background information
Birth nameVeronica Sandra Karin Maggio
Born (1981-03-15) 15 March 1981 (age 38)
Origin Uppsala, Sweden
Genres Soul, pop
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter
InstrumentsVocals
Years active2006–present
Labels Stockholm, Universal
Associated acts Snook, Petter, Oskar Linnros, Hov1
Website veronicamaggio.com

Veronica Sandra Karin Maggio (born 15 March 1981) is a Swedish singer and songwriter. She won the category "Årets nykomling" (Newcomer of the Year) in the Grammisgalan 2007. One of her songwriting deals was for Avicii’s 2013 hit: “Hey Brother.”

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Biography

Maggio at Stavernfestivalen in 2016 Veronica Maggio (220519).jpg
Maggio at Stavernfestivalen in 2016

Veronica Sandra Karin Maggio [1] was born on 15 March 1981 in Uppsala, Sweden, [2] to a Swedish mother and an Italian father. [3] She attended Uppsala Musikklasser primary school and went on to study music at Bolandgymnasiet (Boland highschool) in Uppsala and was also the lead singer of the group Solitude, with other members Daniel Fredriksson, Marcus "Gonzo" Berglund, Karl Jansson, and Kristoffer Hoflund.

In October 2010, Maggio had a son with Nils Tull of the band Hoffmaestro & Chraa. [4]

Hoffmaestro & Chraa

Hoffmaestro & Chraa is a Swedish ska, electronic and alternative pop band. Their music is a mix of Ska with reggae, Techno, New Orleans-funk and Country.

Music career

2006–07: Vatten och bröd

In March 2006, Maggio released her debut single "Dumpa mig" (Dump Me); the video for the single soon became the hit of the week on TV stations like ZTV. Her second single was the song "Nöjd?" (Satisfied?). She signed a contract with Universal Music and went on a tour in Summer 2006 as part of Sommarkrysset, a Swedish live-music program on TV4.

Dumpa mig single by Veronica Maggio

"Dumpa mig" is the debut single by Swedish singer Veronica Maggio, from her debut Studio album Vatten och bröd. It was released in Sweden as a digital download on 20 March 2006. The song has peaked to number 14 on the Swedish Singles Chart.

ZTV

ZTV was a Swedish television channel owned by Viasat. Launched in February 1991, as a daily afternoon show on TV3 and TV4, it became a channel of its own on Swedish cable networks in May 1992. The intention was to create a Swedish version of MTV and thus the focus was primarily on music. Since May 2006, most of its programming consisted of music videos. ZTV's last day was August 1, 2010 for all customers except for Boxer and Com Hem, who continued to distribute the channel indefinitely in a limited version. MTG's new sports channel TV10 took over the transmissions of other operators.

Maggio's debut album is called Vatten och bröd (Water and Bread). The lyrics and music were written by Stefan Gräslund, except for the rap verse in "Vi har, vi har" (We Have, We Have), which was written by rapper Kristoffer Malmsten (known as LKM). “I started writing in English when I was really young, but I just wasn’t good enough.” she said in 2016, “I was mimicking things I’d heard and I wasn’t able to find my own identity.” [5]

<i>Vatten och bröd</i> 2006 studio album by Veronica Maggio

Vatten och bröd is the debut studio album released by Swedish singer and songwriter Veronica Maggio. It was released in Sweden on 6 September 2006 through Universal Music AB and debuted at number 18, peaking at number 14. The album was recorded and produced by Maggio in the studio of Christian Walz in Östermalm, Stockholm.

2008–10: Och vinnaren är...

On 26 March 2008, Maggio released another album – Och vinnaren är... (And the Winner Is...), which she wrote and recorded together with Oskar Linnros. [6]

<i>Och vinnaren är...</i> 2008 studio album by Veronica Maggio

Och vinnaren är... is the second studio album released by Swedish singer and songwriter Veronica Maggio. It was released in Sweden on 26 March 2008 through Universal Music AB and debuted at number 12, peaking at number 7.

Oskar Linnros Swedish musician

Hans Oskar "Kihlen" Linnros is a Swedish musician. He was part of the alternative hip hop band Snook alongside Daniel Adams-Ray, before going solo and releasing his solo studio debut album Vilja bli that reached number 2 on the Swedish Albums Chart. The track "Från och med Du" from the album reached the top of Sverigetopplistan, the official Swedish Singles Chart.

In 2009 she enjoyed some success in Norway and Denmark with her single "Måndagsbarn" (Monday child) reaching 1st position at the Norwegian charts, [7] as well as being A-listed on the Norwegian radio station NRK P3, and the album Och vinnaren är... broke into the top 40 albums list.

In 2010 Maggio worked with Petter on his new single "Längesen" (Long Time ago) from his album "En räddare i nöden" (A saviour when in need).

2011–12: Satan i gatan

In 2011 she released the album Satan i gatan , on which she collaborated with amongst others Christian Walz and Markus Krunegård. The album was a success and reached the 1st place in both Swedish and Norwegian music charts, as did the single "Jag kommer". During the summer and autumn of 2011, Maggio toured through Denmark, Norway and Sweden, [8] and again in 2012 at Ruisrockfestival in Finland.

2013–present

On 4 October 2013, Maggio released her fourth album, Handen i fickan fast jag bryr mig , which is produced by Salem Al Fakir, Vincent Pontare and Magnus Lidehäll. The album includes a duet with Swedish singer Håkan Hellström, "Hela huset".

She released her fifth album, Den första är alltid gratis (The First One's Always Free) in 2016. A critic describes it as "another pop triumph, combining pacing, urgent melodies, with uplifting, hook-heavy choruses." [9] Maggio said in an interview: “I really like the happy/sad combination.” “There’s a lot of melancholy in it, but there’s also something euphoric… I tended to write darker lyrics because it was always nighttime. I was still in the process of playing live lots, so I sort of surprised myself."

Awards

Maggio has won many Swedish music awards. In 2007 she received "Årets Nykomling" (Newcomer of the year) at the Grammisgalan. [10]

In 2011 Maggio won the Rockbjörnen (rock bear) prize for both "Årets kvinnliga liveartist" (Live female artist of the year) and "Årets svenska låt" (Swedish song of the year) which was presented by Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet. [11]

At the 2012 Grammisgalan Maggio was named winner in the categories "Årets pop" (Pop of the year), "Årets kompositör" (composer of the year) and "Årets textförfattare" (Lyricist of the year). [12] The latter two were won together with Christian Walz.

French artist Vianney wrote a song about Maggio titled "Veronica". [13]

Discography

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