Jay Smith (singer)

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Jay Smith
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Background information
Born (1981-04-29) April 29, 1981 (age 34)
Origin Helsingborg, Sweden
Genres Rock, hard rock
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Vocals, guitar
Years active 2009–present
Labels Sony Music
Website jay-smith.se

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,[1] beating Minnah Karlsson in the December 10, 2010 final[2] 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 December 19, 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".



List of albums, with selected chart positions, sales figures and certifications
Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
Jay Smith
  • Released: 2010
  • Label: Columbia
  • Formats: CD, digital download
With Von Benzo
  • 2009: Von Benzo
  • 2011: Yes Kids It's True
  • 2010: Det bästa från Idol 2010


Preceded by
Erik Grönwall
Idol winner
Jay Smith (2010)
Succeeded by
Amanda Fondell


  1. ^ Jay Smith page on TV4 Idol website (in Swedish)
  2. ^ SvD: Minnah och Jay i "Idol"-final (in Swedish)
  3. ^ "Swedish Charts > Robyn". swedishcharts.com Hung Medien. Retrieved 2008-11-26. 
  4. ^ http://www.sverigetopplistan.se/

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