Jay Smith (singer)
|Born||29 April 1981|
|Genres||Rock, hard rock|
Jay Jon Christopher Smith (born in Helsingborg, Sweden on April 29, 1981) is a Swedish singer and guitarist. He won the Swedish Idol 2010 title, beating Minnah Karlsson in the December 10, 2010 final in the Ericsson Globe theater. Jay Smith also plays in the band Von Benzo, that has two albums released.
During Idol 2010, he created controversy announcing that he had smoked marijuana at one point during the program series. In an article in Expressen, Smith said that he could be sentenced to a fine for a minor drug offence. But TV4 television station running the show let him stay in the competition, provided he would not use it again during the Idol program.
Smith's first solo single was "Dreaming People". He released his debut album, the self-titled Jay Smith on 19 December 2010. The album shot straight to #1 in its first week of release in the Swedish Albums Chart.
Smith also appears in the two compilation album from Idol 2010, singing the song "All I Need Is You".
|Title||Album details||Peak chart positions||Certifications|
- With Von Benzo
- 2009: Von Benzo
- 2011: Yes Kids It's True
- 2010: Det bästa från Idol 2010
- includes his audition singing "Black Jesus" and "Heart-Shaped Box"
- 2010: "Die Beautiful" (Von Benzo)
- 2010: "All I Need is You" (cover by Smith in Idol 2010)
- 2010: "Dreaming People"
- 2010: "Like a Prayer"
Jay Smith (2010)