Wiktoria Johansson

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Johansson at Melodifestivalen in 2017
Background information
Birth nameWiktoria Vendela Johansson
Born (1996-11-08) 8 November 1996 (age 24)
Brämhult, Sweden
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Singer
  • songwriter
Years active2011–present
Associated acts Anton Ewald

Wiktoria Vendela Johansson (born 8 November 1996), known professionally as simply Wiktoria, is a Swedish singer and songwriter. She first achieved public attention during Melodifestivalen 2016, where she placed fourth.

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Life and career

Johansson was born on 8 November 1996 in Brämhult, a suburb of Borås. In 2011, she participated in Lilla Melodifestivalen and placed fourth with the self-penned song "Jag behöver dig". [1] On 30 November 2015, Johansson was announced as one of the 28 participants in Melodifestivalen 2016 with the song "Save Me". [2]

She performed last in the second semi-final held on 13 February 2016, and qualified directly to the final. [3] In the final, Johansson placed fourth with the juries, second with the Swedish public, and fourth overall. [4] Johansson also voices Moana in the Swedish dub of the 2016 film Moana . She competed in Melodifestivalen 2017 with the song "As I Lay Me Down", qualifying once again directly to the final, where she finished sixth overall; eight with the juries, and second with the public. [5] She was the Swedish spokesperson in the Eurovision Song Contest 2017, [6] and toured with the Diggiloo Tour (in Swedish: Diggilooturnén), during the summer. She participated in Stjärnornas stjärna broadcast on TV4 in 2018, where she finished in fifth place out of eight contestants. She participated in Melodifestivalen 2019 with the song "Not with Me", qualifying directly to the final for the third time, where she finished sixth overall; sixth with the juries and eighth with the public. [7]

On 30 April 2021, Wiktoria released "Need You to Know", the first single from her debut album, which is set for release in June 2021. [8]

Discography

Singles

TitleYearPeak chart positions Certifications Album
SWE
[9]
"Jag behöver dig"2011Non-album single
"Save Me"20163
"Yesterday R.I.P."
"Unthink You"
"As I Lay Me Down"20172
  • GLF: 2× Platinum
"I Won't Stand in Your Way" [10]
"Not Just for Xmas" [11]
"Perfect Memory" [12] 2018
"I Told Santa"94
"Not with Me"20195
  • GLF: Gold
"OMG" [13] [upper-alpha 1]
"We Don't Talk"2020
"Fuck This Place Up" (with Hayes, featuring Famous Dex) [15]
"Come to Me (64567)" [16]
"Me" [17]
"H2BU" (Hard to Be You) [18]
"One Wish for Christmas"76
[19]
"Need You to Know" [20] 2021TBA
"—" denotes a single that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Notes

  1. "OMG" did not enter the Swedish Singellista Chart, but peaked at number four on the Swedish Heatseeker Chart. [14]

Filmography

YearTitleRoleNotes
2016 Moana MoanaSwedish dub
2018 Ralph Breaks the Internet

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References

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  2. Escudero, Victor M. (30 November 2015). "Sweden: Who will compete in Melodifestivalen 2016?". eurovision.tv. European Broadcasting Union . Retrieved 17 January 2016.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
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  5. "Sweden:Robin Bengtsson wins Melodifestivalen!". eurovision.tv. 11 March 2017.
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  9. "Wiktoria discography". swedishcharts.com. Retrieved 6 March 2015.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  10. "This week's new releases". Official Charts Company . Retrieved 7 July 2017.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
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  12. "Perfect Memory on SPOTIFY" . Retrieved 9 August 2018.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  13. "OMG at MIDNIGHT". 23 May 2019. Retrieved 24 May 2019 via Twitter.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  14. "Veckolista Heatseeker, vecka 22". Sverigetopplistan . Retrieved 31 May 2019.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
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  17. "Me". Apple Music. 3 July 2020. Retrieved 3 July 2020.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  18. "H2BU". Apple Music. 6 November 2020. Retrieved 6 November 2020.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
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