Daco Junior

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Daco Junior
Birth name Sebastian Da Costa
Born 1990 (age 23–24)
Luanda, Angola
Origin Vaasa, Finland
Genres Hip hop, pop, electronica
Occupation(s) Musician, rapper, singer, record producer
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2010–present
Labels Universal Music (FIN), Unidream Music
Associated acts Madcon, Kristiina Wheeler, Sansa, Mirva
Website www.dacojunior.com

Sebastian Da Costa (born 1990 in Luanda, Angola), better known by his stage name Daco Junior, is a singer/songwriter, rapper and a record producer from Vaasa, Finland. Daco Junior debuted in December 2010 with the single "Sane", which is an official remake of The Ark's hit single "It Takes a Fool to Remain Sane". The single was released through Daco Juniors own label Unidream Music and received widespread attention especially amongst Swedish-speaking media outlets in Finland.[1][2]

Gravity[edit]

In July 2011, a little over half a year later Daco Junior released a follow up single "Gravity" through his own label Unidream Music as well.[3] The single was chosen to a weekly "Hot or Not" radio program on YleX, where the listeners decide the hottest track of the week.[4] Winning the weekly competition[5] Daco Junior's "Gravity" earned its way to the playlist on Finlands national radio. Spent 15 weeks on top positions of the playlist in total and charted as number No. 1, two times consecutively. The single was eventually awarded as the most requested song of the year 2011, by Finlands national radio YleX.

Heartbeat Solo[edit]

In the very beginning of 2012 Daco Junior signed a record deal with Universal Music Finland.[6] Released three more singles "Like An Astronaut",[7] "Perfect Runaway" featuring Kristiina Wheeler[8] and "How Far" featuring Madcon.[9][10] Daco Junior released his first major label album "Heartbeat Solo" in February 2013.

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

  • Sane (2010)
  • Gravity (2011)
  • Like An Astronaut (2012)
  • Perfect Runaway (2012) feat. Kristiina Wheeler
  • How Far (2012) feat. Madcon

Albums[edit]

  • Heartbeat Solo (2013)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Vasas Kanye West". Yle X3M (in Swedish). Yle X3M. Retrieved 22 April 2011. 
  2. ^ "Daco Junior valloittaa listoja". City-lehti (in Finnish). City.fi. Retrieved 17 February 2011. 
  3. ^ "Hittisingle". Stara (in Finnish). Stara. Retrieved 19 September 2011. 
  4. ^ "Mitä mieltä olet Daco Juniorin kappaleesta Gravity". YleX (in Finnish). YleX. Retrieved 17 August 2011. 
  5. ^ "Viikon rytmibarometri voittaja on Daco Junior". YleX (in Finnish). YleX. Retrieved 19 August 2011. 
  6. ^ "Kotimaiselle tulokkaalle nimekäs levytyssopimus" (in Finnish). YleX. Retrieved 8 January 2012. 
  7. ^ "Himoittu Daco Junior nyt uudella videolla" (in Finnish). Stara. Retrieved 3 April 2012. 
  8. ^ "Murtautuuko tämä suomalaisartisti ulkomaiden hittilistoille" (in Finnish). Findance. Retrieved 28 August 2012. 
  9. ^ "Suomalaisartisti yhteistyöhön maailmanluokan tähtien kanssa" (in Finnish). NRJ. Retrieved 30 October 2012. 
  10. ^ "Yhteistyö maailmanluokan tähtien kanssa" (in Finnish). Iltalehti. Retrieved 31 October 2012. 

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