Sunday, August 14, 2005

Charlotte Perrelli - All By Myself

Charlotte Perrelli (née Nilsson) is best known for winning the Eurovision Song Contest in 1999 for Sweden with the Abba-tastic "Take Me To Your Heaven", but since then, she has forged herself a musical career and continues to release music to the day in her homeland...

Charlotte was born in Stockholm on October 7th, 1974, and began her career singing with various Swedish "dansband" acts, before finding the biggest success with Wizex in 1998 and 1999. She then decided to go solo, and after winning Melodifestivalen in 1999 with "Tusen Och En Natt" (A Thousand And One Nights) with her band Wizex, she then appeared at the Eurovision Song Contest as a solo act with the song now in English, called "Take Me To Your Heaven" which she went on to win, beating off Icelandic singer Selma into second place.

After this, Charlotte released her debut solo album "Charlotte" in Sweden which was followed by "Miss Jealousy" in 2001. After this, Charlotte took a break to get married and have a baby, and she bounced back with her new name and new album "Gone Too Long" in June 2004, which featured the hits "Broken Heart"(#7) and "Million Miles Away" (#11). The album also featured a few covers including "What A Feeling" from the movie Flashdance, and "Gone Too Long" which was originally by Gloria Gaynor. The album peaked at #11 in the Swedish charts, and is her most successful selling album so far.

"All By Myself" is featured on Charlotte's latest album "Gone Too Long", and is pretty typical of her style - breezy pop with dramatic key changes. I'm not exactly sure what Charlotte is up to right now, but hopefully she'll be back with another album soon...


Blogger Alexander said...

Charlotte is yet again pregnant at the moment, and the baby is due to be out in October. She's been touring this summer with "Tältprojektet".

And in December she will do the Beauty and the beast.

I don't think we can expect anything new from her in a while.. 2007, maybe..

15 August, 2005 00:44  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh no I love Charl, hated her Euro song but after Popjustice talk I got her Gone too long album which I am obsessed about.

Oh and, once again,.... GREAT BLOG!

15 August, 2005 10:41  

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