Jennifer Brown

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Jennifer Brown
Born (1972-02-18) February 18, 1972 (age 42)
Hjällbo, Gothenburg, Sweden
Genres R&B, popl[1]
Occupation(s) Singer, songwriter
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1990s-present

Jennifer Brown (born February 18, 1972) is a Swedish singer.[2] She was born in Hjällbo, northeast of Gothenburg, Sweden.[1] She has recorded four albums and one EP.

Life and career[edit]

When she moved to Stockholm in the 1990s, she started working as a phone receptionist for the Swedish record label, Telegram Records, and this eventually led to a recording contract.[3] Brown’s 1994 album Giving You The Best peaked at no 1 in the Swedish charts[1] and stayed in the chart for 22 weeks. Her two follow up albums did not sell as well as her debut album, with In My Garden (1997) peaking at no 9 and Vera (1998), peaking at no 8.[4] She has recorded mainly as a solo artist, but also as part of the soul/jazz/pop crew, Blacknuss.[5] The single "Tuesday Afternoon" was a hit single in Scandinavia, and reached #57 in the UK Singles Chart.[6]

Outside Scandinavia her work is perhaps best known through the cover version of her song "Alive", by Paul van Dyk, which was renamed "We Are Alive" and became a hit across Europe in 2000.

Personal life[edit]

After recording four albums she travelled to the United States and spent time in New York and San Francisco, plus she traveled to India.[7] She met the father to her daughter during the film, Förortsungar - Kidz in da Hood. He later left her in the middle of the pregnancy.[3]

Musical style[edit]

In the beginning her music was modern soul and R&B,[1] but later experimented with the acoustic singer-songwriter tradition and radio friendly pop. Her 2009 EP Bloom in November, was inspired by classic Motown sound.[7]

Discography[edit]

Albums and EPs[edit]

  • Giving You the Best (1994)
  • In My Garden (1997)
  • Vera (1999)
  • Home (2003)
  • Bloom in November EP (2009)[3][8]

Singles[edit]

  • "Take a Piece of My Heart" (1992)
  • "Heaven Come Down" (1993)
  • "In My Garden" (1997)
  • "When to Hold On" (1997)
  • "Alive" (1998)
  • "Tuesday Afternoon" (1998)
  • "Two in the Morning" (1999)
  • "Weak" (2003)[8]

Film[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Jennifer Brown. "Jennifer Brown - Music Biography, Credits and Discography". AllMusic. Retrieved 2013-02-16. 
  2. ^ My Space: Jennifer Brown. Retrieved April 26, 2010.
  3. ^ a b c Caroline Geijer (2009-12-27). "Jennifer Brown: "Jag har varit så förbannad" - mama". Mama.nu. Retrieved 2010-06-09. 
  4. ^ Steffen Hung. "Discography Jennifer Brown". swedishcharts.com. Retrieved 2010-06-09. 
  5. ^ "Blacknuss Allstars Featuring Jennifer Brown & Titiyo - It Should Have Been You (12", S/Sided) at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2010-06-09. 
  6. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 82. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  7. ^ a b "Lionheart International - Bloom in November [Jennifer Brown, melodifestivalen 2009, svensk soul, bloom]". Lionheart-int.com. Retrieved 2010-06-09. 
  8. ^ a b "Jennifer Brown Discography at Discogs". Discogs.com. 1972-02-18. Retrieved 2013-02-16. 
  9. ^ "Kidz in da Hood". IMDb.com. Retrieved 2013-02-16. 

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