Bosson

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Bosson
Birth name Staffan Olsson
Born (1969-02-21) 21 February 1969 (age 45)
Sweden
Genres Pop, dance-pop
Occupations Singer, songwriter
Years active 1994–present
Labels MNW, BAM
Website www.bosson.net

Bosson (born Staffan Olsson on 21 February 1969[1]) is a Swedish singer-songwriter. He first gained nationwide fame in Sweden when he imitated Michael Jackson in the first season of Sikta mot stjärnorna, performing "Black or White" and winning his semi-final.[2] His big break as a solo artist came when composing and performing the song "One in a Million" from the album One in a Million which became a Top 10 hit in Europe and Asia in 2000 and 2001, which also appeared in the movie Miss Congeniality. He wrote it to his then girlfriend Jessica Olérs, Miss Sweden 1998, and was nominated for a Golden Globe.

Two years later the successful follow-up Rockstar was released, and in June 2007 he released his fourth album Future's Gone Tomorrow / Life Is Here Today and in June 2013 he released his fifth album Best Of 11-Twelve. He served as an opening act for Britney Spears during her tour in 2000, and has toured with Kylie Minogue. He has also written songs for Amy Grant and the famous guitarist Al Di Meola. As well as in his native Sweden, Bosson has achieved huge success and toured extensively in countries like Russia, Ukraine, Belarus and Kazakhstan. He also performed with Dima Bilan.

His stage name comes from the fact that his father's first name is Bo - hence he is Bo's son.[3]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Year Title
1998 The Right Time
  • 1st album
  • Released: 1998
2001 One in a Million
  • 2nd album
  • Released: 28 May 2001
2003 Rockstar
  • 3rd album
  • Released: 5 November 2003
2007 Future's Gone Tomorrow / Life Is Here Today
  • 4th album
  • Released: 11 June 2007
2013 Best of 11-Twelve
  • 5th album
  • Released: 17 June 2013

Singles[edit]

  • 1997: "Baby Don't Cry"
  • 1999: "We Live"
  • 2001: "One in a Million" (#7 Sweden, #12 Germany)
  • 2001: "I Believe" (#16 Sweden)
  • 2001: "Over the Mountains" (#32 Sweden)
  • 2002: "Weightless" (Duet with Emma Andersson) (#9 Sweden)
  • 2002: "This Is Our Life" (#40 Sweden)
  • 2003: "You Opened My Eyes" (#10 Sweden)
  • 2003: "A Little More Time" (#25 Sweden)
  • 2003: "Beautiful" (#5 Sweden)
  • 2004: "Efharisto" (#24 Sweden)
  • 2004: "Falling in Love" (#47 Sweden)
  • 2004: "I Need Love" (#22 Sweden)
  • 2006: "You"
  • 2007: "What If I" (#39 Sweden)
  • 2007: "I Can Feel Love"
  • 2007: "Believe in Love"
  • 2011: "Guardian Angel"
  • 2012: "Love is in the Air" (feat. Baby Bash & Apollo-4)
  • 2012: "10.000 feet" (Nobium & Wreck n play_Apollo-4)
  • 2013: "Every Single Time"

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Från sunk till modellhunk" (in Swedish). Aftonbladet. 3 September 2012. Retrieved 5 September 2012. 
  2. ^ Av Kai Martin (11 June 2007). "Bosson siktar på Östeuropa". GT (in Swedish). Expressen. Retrieved 7 February 2011. 
  3. ^ Emelie Berglund (11 June 2007). "Bosson: "Man försvinner in i varandra och ingenting annat spelar någon roll"". SalongK. Retrieved 28 October 2009. 

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