Jonas Myrin

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Jonas Myrin
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Background information
Birth name Jonas Myrin
Born Sweden
Genres worship, pop
Occupation(s) musician, singer, songwriter
Instruments vocals
Years active early 2000s-present
Associated acts Natasha Bedingfield, Hillsong
Website jonasmyrin.com

Jonas Myrin is a Swedish singer, musician and songwriter based in Berlin.[1] Myrin began his musical career in the early 2000s as a worship leader at Hillsong Church London and songwriter for various international acts, and later went on to become a solo artist in 2012. He is known for his work with Matt Redman.[2]

Musical career[edit]

Jonas Myrin and Natasha Bedingfield at Hillsong Kiev, October 2001

Myrin began songwriting at an early age.[1] His parents, who worked as missionaries, provided Myrin with Stevie Wonder and Donny Hathaway records, which he has cited as a major influence on his work.[1] Myrin later moved to London, where he became active with Hillsong London and co-wrote several songs that were featured on various albums by Hillsong Music. Since then Myrin has written songs with various musicians such as members of Supergrass, Peter Bjorn and John,[3] and has appeared in the 2002 music video for the Sophie Ellis-Bextor song "Get Over You".

In June 2012 Myrin released his first single, "The Day of the Battle", which has been certified gold in Germany.[4] Myrin later co-wrote the song "10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord)" with Matt Redman (who performed the song). The song has won two Grammys and spent 16 weeks at the top spot on Christian Radio and remained number 1 on the Billboard Christian Songs Chart for four months.[5]

Awards[edit]

  • Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Christian Music Song (2013, won for "10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord)", with Matt Redman)[6]
  • Grammy Award for Best Gospel Performance (2013, won for "10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord)", with Matt Redman)[6]
  • Dove Award for Contemporary Gospel/Urban Song of the Year (2014, nominee for "Our God", with Micah Stampley, Matt Redman, Jesse Reeves, Chris Tomlin)[7]

Discography[edit]

With Hillsong United and Hillsong London[edit]

Solo work[edit]

  • Dreams Plan Everything (2013)

Singles[edit]

  • "The Day of the Battle" (2012)

Other work[edit]

  • N.B. (2007, piano)

Songwriting credits[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Swede's Grammy win 'a dream come true'". The Local. Retrieved 25 October 2014. 
  2. ^ "Svenska Jonas Myrin vann på Grammygalan". Expressen. Retrieved 25 October 2014. 
  3. ^ "About". Jonas Myrin. Retrieved 18 December 2013. 
  4. ^ "Jonas Myrin - Dead Alive - Hier spielt die BESTE Musik. RPR1". Rpr1.de. Retrieved 18 December 2013. 
  5. ^ Carson, Joseph. "Matt Redman's "10,000 Reasons (Bless The Lord)" Certified Gold". Breathecast. Retrieved 25 October 2014. 
  6. ^ a b "The Official Site of Music's Biggest Night". GRAMMY.com. Retrieved 18 December 2013. 
  7. ^ "Nominees". Dove Awards. Retrieved 25 October 2014. 
  8. ^ "DFCL-1598 | Period / CHEMISTRY". VGMdb. Retrieved 18 December 2013. 
  9. ^ "The Official Site of Music's Biggest Night". GRAMMY.com. Retrieved 18 December 2013. 
  10. ^ "Lucia Piñera – Must Be Love - Melodifestivalen". SVT.se. Retrieved 18 December 2013. 
  11. ^  / . "Universal Music Publishing Group | Scandinavia". Universalmusicpublishing.se. Retrieved 18 December 2013. 

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