Jari Sillanpää

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Jari Sillanpää
Jari Sillanpää Vihreät Niityt Iskelmätapahtumassa.jpg
Background information
Born (1965-08-16) 16 August 1965 (age 49)
Ludvika, Sweden
Genres Schlager
Instruments Singing
Years active 1995–present
Labels MTV-Musiikki, Bridgehead, Suomen Mediamusiikki, Veijari-tuotanto
Website http://www.jarisillanpaa.com/

Jari Sillanpää (Finnish pronunciation: [ˈjɑri ˈsilːɑmpæː]; born 16 August 1965, Ludvika, Sweden) a Sweden-finnish singer. With over 820,000 records sold, he is the fifth-best-selling music artist and second-best-selling solo artist in Finland.[1][2][3][4][5]

Biography[edit]

He became famous after winning the Seinäjoki Tangomarkkinat tango contest in 1995, receiving full points from all judges.[citation needed]

Sillanpää's 1995 debut album Jari Sillanpää is the best-selling album of all time in Finland, with over 270,000 copies sold.[2][4] He has since represented Finland in Romania's Golden Stag festival in 1997, where his song, "Remember Me", earned him the special award for the best performance of a Romanian song.

In 1998, Sillanpää was awarded the Male Soloist of the Year Emma award.

Sillanpää represented Finland in Eurovision Song Contest 2004 and his song Takes 2 To Tango (which he wrote the lyrics for) received 51 points in the semi-final, taking the 14th place and not qualifying for the final. Sillanpää participated in the Finnish National Final for the Eurovision Song Contest 2009 with the song "Kirkas kipinä" (Bright spark), making it to the final show, but finishing out of the final three. Since 2006 Sillanpää has publicly identified himself as homosexual.[6]

Discography[edit]

Albums
  • Jari Sillanpää (1996)
  • Hyvää joulua (Merry Christmas) (1996) – Christmas album
  • Auringonnousu (Sunrise) (1997)
  • Varastetut helmet (Stolen Evergreens) (1998)
  • Onnenetsijä (Fortune Seeker) (1999)
  • Maa on niin kaunis (So Beautiful Is Earth) (2000) – Christmas album
  • Hän kertoo sen sävelin (He's Telling It By Melodies) (2001)
  • Määränpää tuntematon (Unknown Destination) (2003)
  • Albumi (Album) (2008)
  • Al Ritmo Latino (2008)
  • Kuin elokuvissa (Like in Movies) (2009)
  • Millainen laulu jää (2011)
  • Rakkaudella merkitty mies (2014)
Compilation albums
  • Kuninkaan kyyneleet (Tears of the King) (2000) – Collection
  • Parhaat (The best ones) (2005) – Collection
  • Kaikkien aikojen parhaat (2013)
Singles
  • "Bum bum bum" (1997)
  • "Valkeaa unelmaa" (1998)
  • "Lauluni" (1999)
  • "Kuuleeko Eero?" (1999)
  • "Lumilinna" (1999)
  • "Sininen & punainen" (2001)
  • "Takes 2 to Tango" (2004)
  • "Vierellesi kaipaan" (with Katri Helena) (2007)
  • "Liekeissä" (2012)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jari Sillanpää" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland. Retrieved 2013-08-12. 
  2. ^ a b "Kaikkien aikojen myydyimmät kotimaiset albumit" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland. Retrieved 2013-08-12. 
  3. ^ "Kaikkien aikojen myydyimmät kotimaiset singlet" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland. Retrieved 2013-08-12. 
  4. ^ a b "Kaikkien aikojen myydyimmät ulkomaiset albumit" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland. Retrieved 2013-08-12. 
  5. ^ "Kaikkien aikojen myydyimmät ulkomaiset singlet" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland. Retrieved 2013-08-12. 
  6. ^ "Jari Sillanpää: Moni sai homoudelleen hyväksynnän kauttani". Helsingin Sanomat (in Finnish). 2009-09-02. Retrieved 2013-08-12. 

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Preceded by
Laura
with Addicted to You
Finland in the Eurovision Song Contest
2004
Succeeded by
Geir Rönning
with Why?