Ebba Forsberg

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Ebba Forsberg
Birth name Ebba Maria Knigge Forsberg
Born (1964-07-31) July 31, 1964 (age 50)
Stockholm, Sweden
Genres Pop
Occupation(s) Singer, Record Producer
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1997 – present
Labels Eboth
Associated acts Traste Lindéns Kvintett, Mikael Wiehe
Website www.ebbaforsberg.com

Ebba Maria Knigge Forsberg, born in Stockholm, Sweden on 31 July 1964 is a Swedish singer and actress. She sings solo and was a member of many musical band projects, most notably in Traste Lindéns Kvintett.

Forsberg's family moved from Sweden to Tortola in the West Indies when she was five years old, although her older sister Kajsa Ribbing returned to Sweden after only a year. The rest of the family stayed until Forsberg was 12, at which point they moved to South Africa for eight years before Forsberg moved back to Sweden.[1]

In 1996 she was signed by Guy Oseary to Maverick Records.[2] Her first album for Maverick, Been There, was the subject of "intense advance buzz."[3] Been There featured lyrics written by Forsberg's older sister, Kajsa Ribbing.[4]

In addition to her own music, she has released two albums dedicated to international artists, with Swedish versions of songs from Bob Dylan (2007) and Leonard Cohen (2009).[5] The translations were by Mikael Wiehe.

She had her acting career in lead role in the television series Anderssons älskarinna.[6]

Ebba Forsberg is the daughter of Lars Lennart Forsberg. She is married to Thomas Knigge with whom she has a child and two step-children. She also has a daughter (b. 1989) from an earlier marriage.[7] She and her husband run the Eboth record label.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Year Album Peak Position Certifications Notes
SWE
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1997 Been There  –
2001 True Love  –
2006 Ebba Forsberg 26
2007 Dylan på svenska
Mikael Wiehe and Ebba Forsberg
22 Translated into Swedish by Mikael Wiehe
2009 Ta min vals - Ebba Forsberg sjunger Leonard Cohen 10 Translated into Swedish by Mikael Wiehe
2011 Falling Folding Flipping Feeling 18

References[edit]

  1. ^ Biography, Allmusic.com[1]
  2. ^ "Ebba Forsberg Shows She's 'Been There' Pop Beat: 'You can't stay 14 mentally forever,' says the Swedish singer whose life experience informs her album." by Elysa Gardner. The Los Angeles Times. April 04, 1998[2]
  3. ^ "Ebba Forsberg Shows She's 'Been There' Pop Beat: 'You can't stay 14 mentally forever,' says the Swedish singer whose life experience informs her album." by Elysa Gardner. The Los Angeles Times. April 04, 1998[3]
  4. ^ "Ebba Forsberg Shows She's 'Been There' Pop Beat: 'You can't stay 14 mentally forever,' says the Swedish singer whose life experience informs her album." by Elysa Gardner. The Los Angeles Times. April 04, 1998[4]
  5. ^ SVT.se: Bob Dylan på svenska (in Swedish)
  6. ^ Aftonbladet: Nya tongångar för älskarinnan (in Swedish)
  7. ^ "Ebba Forsberg Shows She's 'Been There' Pop Beat: 'You can't stay 14 mentally forever,' says the Swedish singer whose life experience informs her album." by Elysa Gardner. The Los Angeles Times. April 04, 1998[5]
  8. ^ SwedishCharts.com: Ebba Forsberg page

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