John Martin (singer)

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For other people by the same name, see John Martin. For the English singer, see John Martyn.
John Martin
Born (1980-08-22) 22 August 1980 (age 33)[1]
Origin Stockholm, Sweden
Occupations Singer, songwriter
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2010–present
Associated acts Avicii, Swedish House Mafia, Sebastian Ingrosso, Steve Angello, Axwell, Tiesto, David Guetta, Tinie Tempah
Website http://www.johnmartinofficial.com/

John Martin Lindström (born 22 August 1980) is a Swedish singer-songwriter, best known for his collaborations with the Swedish House Mafia. Since 2010, John's career has risen collaborating with the likes of Tinie Tempah and releasing his debut single "Anywhere For You", written alongside music partner Michel Zitron. John's vocal tracks are a list of hits including "Anywhere For You", "Reload", "Save The World" & "Don't You Worry Child" all the way down to an in progress track, "Love Louder" with David Guetta. John also released an acoustic track 'Just Drive' In which a remix by DJ Clock House (Now: 2live) has proven more successful. April 3, 2014 saw John have his first spell into the BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge covering Haim's "If I Could Change Your Mind". John Martin is now working on his debut album.

Early life[edit]

Raised in the southern suburbs of Stockholm, with his mother, father, and older brother, his father encouraged him and his brother to pursue motorsport, but Martin and his brother turned to music instead. At 13, Martin bought a guitar, formed a band, and began playing Nirvana covers. Martin began singing at 15 when the band's singer quit right before a show, and he decided that he liked it. He performed in various musical venues in his hometown.[2]

Music career[edit]

2010–12: Breakthrough & Swedish House Mafia[edit]

In 2010, he was discovered by Axwell, a member of the electronic dance music trio Swedish House Mafia. He then recorded vocals and co-wrote for the group's song, "Save the World".[3] The song reached No. 10 in the UK singles chart and peaked at No. 1 on the Hot Dance Club Songs in the United States.[4] Martin then went on to collaborate with Avicii and co-wrote the song, "Fade Into Darkness", alongside Michel Zitron.[5] He then recorded another song with the Swedish House Mafia, which he and Zitron also co-wrote called "Don't You Worry Child". The track scored a UK No. 1[6] earning Martin and the trio a top 10 spot on the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at number 6.[7]

2013: Reload[edit]

Martin and Swedish House Mafia were nominated for a Grammy for Best Dance Recording with "Don't You Worry Child" for the 2013 Grammy Awards. He was nominated alongside Calvin Harris and Ne-Yo, Skrillex, Avicii and Al Walser. The award went to Skrillex.[8] He recorded vocals for Sebastian Ingrosso and Tommy Trash's single "Reload". John also did guest vocals on the Tinie Tempah single "Children of the Sun".

2014–present: Anywhere for You[edit]

Martin released his debut lead single, "Anywhere For You", on March 30, 2014.[9]

The second single is "Love Louder". The song was released on June 29, 2014.

Singles[edit]

As lead artist[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions Album
SWE
[10]
AUS
[11]
BEL (Vl)
[12]
IRE
[13]
UK
[14]
2014 "Anywhere for You"[A] 38 35 20 34 7 TBA

As featured artist[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions Album
SWE
[10]
AUS
[11]
AUT
[15]
BEL (Vl)
[12]
DEN
[16]
GER
[17]
NL
[18]
SWI
[19]
NZ
[20]
UK
[14]
2012 "Don't You Worry Child"
(Swedish House Mafia featuring John Martin)
1 1 5 4 2 9 5 7 2 1 Until Now
2013 "Reload"
(Sebastian Ingrosso and Tommy Trash featuring John Martin)
5 20 56 89 66 70 3 Non-album single
"Children of the Sun"
(Tinie Tempah featuring John Martin)
47 6 Demonstration
"—" denotes a single that did not chart or was not released.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  • A ^ "Anywhere for You" did not chart on the Ultratop's Belgian Flanders Single's Chart, but it did chart at number 20 on the Ultratip chart, the top-100 songs which haven't made the Ultratop 50.

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ Sveriges befolkning 1990, CD-ROM, Version 1.00, Riksarkivet (2011).
  2. ^ Exclusive Interview with the voice behind Swedish House Mafia and Avicii: John Martin | Elektro
  3. ^ Bericht auf "mn2s"
  4. ^ Swedish House Mafia - Save The World - Music Charts
  5. ^ Interview mit John Martin auf "blog.discoverd.com"
  6. ^ Swedish House Mafia score first UK No.1 with 'Don't You Worry Child' - Music News - Digital Spy
  7. ^ Hot 100 : 1 – 10 (Biggest Jump) | Billboard
  8. ^ GRAMMY.com | The Official Site of Music's Biggest Night
  9. ^ "iTunes - Music - Anywhere For You - Single by John Newman". iTunes UK. 
  10. ^ a b Peak positions in Sweden:
  11. ^ a b Hung, Steffen. "Discography John Martin". Australian Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung). 
  12. ^ a b Peak positions in Belgium:
  13. ^ Chart Track GFK Ireland
  14. ^ a b Peak positions in the United Kingdom:
  15. ^ Peak positions in Austria:
  16. ^ Peak positions in Denmark:
  17. ^ Peak positions in Germany:
  18. ^ Peak positions in the Netherlands:
  19. ^ Peak positions in Switzerland:
  20. ^ Peak positions in New Zealand:

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