Erann DD

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Erann DD
Birth name Erann David Drori
Born (1967-09-07) 7 September 1967 (age 46)
Copenhagen, Denmark
Genres Pop, soul, funk
Occupations Singer, songwriter, record producer
Years active 1992 – present
Labels Mega, Columbia/Sony Music, EMI
Associated acts Zapp Zapp, Drori-Hansen Furniture
Website www.erann.com

Erann David Drori (born in Copenhagen, Denmark on 7 September 1967), better known as Erann DD, is a Danish singer and songwriter of Yemeni-Jewish origin.

As a 12-year-old, Erann was sent to a religious school in Israel for three years.[1] After dropping out of high school, he started singing in a funk band Zapp Zapp in the early 1990s.[2] From 1995 to 1996, he released two albums with the duo Drori-Hansen Furniture made up of Erann on vocals and Casper Hansen on bass guitar.

Erann debuted as a solo artist with the double platinum-selling album Still Believing in 2000, which sold more than 125,000 copies.[1] In 2001 he was nominated for 5 Danish Music Awards and actually won the one for the Best New Danish Act".[3] In 2001 he sang a duet with Karen Busck called "Hjertet ser" from Buscks album of the same name. In 2003 the Erann album That's the Way for Me was picked at the Folkegaven 2004 for writing the song "When You Hold Me" dedicated to the wedding of Frederik, Crown Prince of Denmark and Princess Mary, the Crown Princess on 14 May 2004. The song debuted at number one on airplay list, and upon commercial release also hit #1 on the Danish Singles Chart.[4]

On 28 August 2006, Erann DD released his third album, called Erann, and on 26 October 2009 his fourth album, Byen kalder being his first album in Danish.

In May 2011, he released the single "Fell in Love" on Eranns own company, Fox Off Production. The song was written in collaboration with Nik & Jay, and produced by house producer team Deeper People. "Fell in Love" was the first single from Erann's fifth studio album produced by Jon & Jules.[5]

Erann DD is married to designer Lizette Mikkelsen, with whom he has children Samuel, Leah and Ella.[2]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

in Zapp Zapp
  • 1992: What Does Fish Is...?
  • 1993: You Better Believe
in Drori-Hansen Furniture
  • 1995: For Their Friends
  • 1996: Family
as Erann DD (solo)
Year Song Peak
position
Certification Notes
DK[6]
2001 Still Believing 1
2003 That's the Way for Me 1
2006 Erann DD 3
2009 Byen kalder 8
Live albums
  • 2000: Live
Compilation albums
Year Song Peak
position
Certification Notes
DK[6]
2012 Greatest Hits 3

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak position Album
DAN
[6]
2004 "When You Hold Me" 1

References[edit]

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