The Moniker

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The Moniker
(earlier as Daniel Karlsson)
Background information
Birth name Daniel Karlsson
Born (1981-08-31) 31 August 1981 (age 33)
Origin Jönköping, Sweden
Genres Rock, Pop
Occupation(s) Singer, Songwriter
Instruments Vocals, Guitar
Years active 2007–present
Labels 5 'O Clock Records/Warner Music
Website Official Site

Daniel Karlsson (born 31 August 1981, Norrahammar, Jönköping, Sweden) is a Swedish singer and songwriter. He later on took the name The Moniker as his stage name.

As Daniel Karlsson[edit]

Karlsson participated in Idol 2007. He finished in fourth place behind winner Marie Picasso, runner-up Amanda Jenssen and third-placed Andreas Sjöberg.[1] His interpretation of John Farnham's "You're the Voice" was included in the album Det bästa från Idol 2007 (The Best from Idol 2007).

In October 2008 Karlsson released his first single "Would You Believe". recorded a music video for the song.

As The Moniker[edit]

In March 2011, under the name The Moniker, he took part in he Melodifestivalen 2011 with his a song he had composed entitled "Oh My God!" and coming third behind winner Eric Saade with "Popular" and runner-up Danny Saucedo with "In the Club".

He again took part in Melodifestivalen in 2012 with the song "I Wanna Be Chris Isaak (This Is Just the Beginning)." After the first round of voting it was revealed that he came last, failing to advance further in the competition.

In popular culture[edit]

Daniel Karlsson took part, alongside Karl Martindahl and Robin Bengtsson in the charity single "Wake Up World", the official release for "Hjälp Haiti".



as The Moniker
Year Album Peak positions Certification
2011 Maktub 9


As Daniel Karlsson
Year Single Peak positions Album
2007 "You're the Voice" 41
2008 "Would You Believe" 9
As The Moniker
Year Single Peak positions Album
2011 "Oh My God!" 4 Maktub
2012 "I Want to Be Chris Isaak"  –
2014 "Strange" 55


  1. ^ "Från sunk - till hunk | Idol | Nöjesbladet | Aftonbladet". 2007-10-06. Retrieved 2012-09-02. 
  2. ^ a b "The Moniker discography". Hung Medien. Retrieved 19 July 2013. 
  3. ^ "Daniel Karlsson discography". Hung Medien. Retrieved 19 July 2013. 

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