Eagle-Eye Cherry

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Eagle-Eye Cherry
Birth name Eagle-Eye Lanoo Cherry
Born (1969-05-07) 7 May 1969 (age 45)
Origin Stockholm, Sweden.
Genres Rock, Post-grunge, alternative rock, acoustic
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Vocals, guitar, Triangle
Years active 1997-2003, 2012–present
Labels MCA Records
Diesel Records
Sony Music
Associated acts Neneh Cherry
Website Eagle-Eye-Cherry.com

Eagle-Eye Lanoo Cherry[1] (born 7 May 1969) is a Swedish musician best known for the single "Save Tonight".

Life and career[edit]

Cherry was born in Stockholm, Sweden, the son of jazz artist Don Cherry and Swedish painter/textile artist Monika "Moki" Cherry (née Karlsson). He is half-brother of singer Neneh Cherry, his mother's daughter, and is stepbrother to singer Titiyo.[2][3] As children, Eagle-Eye and Neneh travelled a lot with their father. At the age of 12, Cherry was sent to school in New York, where he stayed on to work as an actor and a drummer in various bands.[2] In 1988, he was credited as "teenager" in the film Arthur 2: On the Rocks. In 1993 he starred on the short-lived NBC action/adventure television show South Beach.

His father died in 1995. In 1996 Cherry moved back to Stockholm to focus on his music over the acting career that had taken precedence in his professional life.[4] He began writing and recording his debut album, Desireless, in his bedroom studio on an acoustic guitar.[4] According to manager Tommy Manzi, Cherry's perfectionism made him keep the recordings under wraps until the album was virtually complete.[4] The album became a commercial success throughout the world during 1998 and 1999.[2] Desireless sold four million copies worldwide and was certified platinum in the United States.[2]

Cherry co-wrote and sang on "Wishing It Was" on Santana's 1999 album Supernatural,[2] as well as in films such as Wim Wenders' The Soul of a Man, Y tu mamá también, The Love of the Game, GO, Best Laid Plans, Holes, Billy Elliot and Over Her Dead Body. Some of his best known songs include "Save Tonight", "Falling in Love Again", "Are You Still Having Fun", "Long Way Around", "Feels So Right", "Skull Tattoo" and "Don't Give Up".

On 27 November 2012 he appeared as musical guest on The Voice of Romania.[5]


Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

List of studio albums, with selected chart positions, sales figures and certifications
Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
SWE
[6]
UK
[7]
AUS
[8]
AUT
[9]
FRA
[10]
GER
[11]
NL
[12]
NZ
[13]
SWI
[14]
US
[15]
Desireless 2 3 4 4 23 31 16 4 45
Living in the Present Future 3 12 33 30 10 23 6
Sub Rosa 40 53 31
Can't Get Enough
"—" denotes releases that did not chart


Live albums[edit]

List of studio albums, with selected chart positions, sales figures and certifications
Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
SWE
[6]
UK
[7]
AUS
[8]
AUT
[9]
FRA
[10]
GER
[11]
NL
[12]
NZ
[13]
SWI
[14]
US
[15]
Live and Kicking
"—" denotes releases that did not chart


Singles[edit]

As main artist[edit]

List of singles as main artist, with selected chart positions and certifications
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
SWE
[6]
UK
[7]
AUS
[8]
FRA
[10]
GER
[19][20]
IRE
[21][22]
NL
[12]
NZ
[13]
SWI
[14]
US
[23]
"Save Tonight" 1997 2 6 20 11 18 3 9 35 7 5 Desireless
"When Mermaids Cry" 1998 34
"Falling in Love Again" 8 48 81 23 70
"Permanent Tears" 1999 43
"Are You Still Having Fun?" 2000 18 21 69 37 81 39 79 41 31 Living in the Present Future
"Long Way Around"
(featuring Neneh Cherry)
48 60 85 81 45
"Promises Made"
"Feels So Right" 2001
"Skull Tattoo" 2003 54 158 99 64 Sub Rosa
"Don't Give Up"
"Can't Get Enough" 2012 Can't Get Enough
"As One"
(with Tomas Ledin)
non-album track
"Dream Away"
(with Darin)
2014 30
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Activemusician.com". Activemusician.com. 1971-05-07. Retrieved 2012-11-04. 
  2. ^ a b c d e "Biography by Steve Huey". Allmusic.com. Retrieved 20 January 2009. 
  3. ^ 'Come Along' with Titiyo, by Gerry Galipault, Nov. 27, 2002, retrieved Oct. 20, 2010.
  4. ^ a b c "Interview With Tommy Manzi". HitQuarters. May 7, 2001. Retrieved May 6, 2011. 
  5. ^ "EXCLUSIV: Eagle Eye Cherry, invitatul special de la "Vocea României", nu a fost impresionat de prezentatoare: "Nicoleta Luciu nu e genul meu"" (in Romanian). Libertatea. 29 November 2012. 
  6. ^ a b c Steffen Hung. "Discography Eagle-Eye Cherry". swedishcharts.com. Retrieved 2012-11-04. 
  7. ^ a b c Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 103. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  8. ^ a b c Steffen Hung. "Discography Eagle-Eye Cherry". australian-charts.com. Retrieved 2012-11-04. 
  9. ^ a b Steffen Hung. "Discographie Eagle-Eye Cherry". austriancharts.at. Retrieved 2012-11-04. 
  10. ^ a b c Steffen Hung. "Discographie Eagle-Eye Cherry". lescharts.com. Retrieved 2012-11-04. 
  11. ^ a b "Chartverfolgung / Eagle-Eye Cherry / Longplay". Musicline.de. Retrieved 2012-11-04. 
  12. ^ a b c Steffen Hung. "Discografie Eagle-Eye Cherry". dutchcharts.nl. Retrieved 2012-11-04. 
  13. ^ a b c Steffen Hung. "Discography Eagle-Eye Cherry". charts.org.nz. Retrieved 2012-11-04. 
  14. ^ a b c Steffen Hung. "Eagle-Eye Cherry". hitparade.ch. Retrieved 2012-11-04. 
  15. ^ a b "Billboard Chart Albums - Eagle-Eye Cherry". AllMusic. 1998-07-21. Retrieved 2012-11-04. 
  16. ^ a b "Certified Awards Search" (To access, enter the search parameter "Eagle-Eye Cherry" and select "Search by Keyword"). British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved May 18, 2014. 
  17. ^ "American certifications – Desireless". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved May 18, 2014. 
  18. ^ "Certifications Albums Double Or - année 1999" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Retrieved 18 May 2014. 
  19. ^ "Chartverfolgung / Eagle-Eye Cherry / Single". Musicline.de. Retrieved 2012-11-04. 
  20. ^ "Chartverfolgung / Eagle Eye Cherry / Single". Musicline.de. Retrieved 2012-11-04. 
  21. ^ Jaclyn Ward – Fireball Media Group – http://www.fireballmedia.ie. "The Irish Charts – search the charts > Eagle-Eye Cherry". Irishcharts.ie. Retrieved 2012-11-04. 
  22. ^ Steffen Hung. "Discography Eagle-Eye Cherry". irish-charts.com. Retrieved 2012-11-04. 
  23. ^ "Billboard Chart Singles > Eagle-Eye Cherry". AllMusic. 1998-07-21. Retrieved 2012-11-04. 

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