|Birth name||Erik Robert Jimmy Jansson|
|Born||September 17, 1985|
|Genres||Pop, Pop rock|
|Occupation(s)||Singer - songwriter|
|Associated acts||The Poets|
Jansson's music career began when he formed a rock band, The Poets, with some of his friends in 2001. That same year, they were chosen to compete in Melodifestivalen with the song "What Difference Does It Make," but did not make it to the finals.
In 2003 Jansson was a contestant in the reality show Fame Factory on TV3 in Sweden. Though he did not win, his first single, "Godmorgon världen," released in 2004, reached #1 on the Swedish charts. His follow-up single "Som sommaren" peaked at #4, but Jansson's third single, "Flickan från det blå," both from his debut album Flickan från det blå, only reached #40.
In 2005, he competed in Melodifestivalen again, this time as a solo artist. He reached the finals with the song "Vi kan gunga," ultimately placing sixth. When the song was released as a single that same year, it received Jansson's highest chart placing, reaching the #1 spot. In the wake of the single's success, Jansson released his second album, Som en blixt, and, several months later, a second single from the album, "En underbar refräng.".
When "Amanda" was released as a single, it peaked at #2. The album that followed it, Sån e jag, reached #9 on the charts and its second single, "Överallt," peaked at #2 as well, though it only spent two weeks in the charts as opposed to "Amanda"'s twelve weeks.
Jansson was engaged with Sandra Dahlberg, who was also a contestant in Fame Factory 2002 and has also competed in Melodifestivalen. Dahlberg gave birth to their child, a boy named Vilmer, on the 12th of February 2007. Jansson and Dahlberg separated in 2010.
(with Swedish chart positions)
- Flickan från det blå (2004) - #2
- Som en blixt (2005) - #3
- Sån e jag (2007) - #9
- "Godmorgon världen" (2004) - #2
- "Som sommaren" (2004) - #4
- "Flickan från det blå" (2004) - #40
- "Vi kan gunga" (2005) - #1
- "En underbar refräng" (2005) - #4
- "Amanda" (2007) - #3
- "Överallt" (2007) - #3
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