Lisa Miskovsky

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Lisa Miskovsky
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Lisa Miskovsky live at Stadsfesten Skellefteå 2007.
Background information
Birth name Lisa Miskovsky
Born (1975-03-09) 9 March 1975 (age 39)
Origin Holmsund, Sweden
Genres Pop, country pop, indie pop, dream pop, pop rock
Occupations Singer, songwriter
Instruments piano, acoustic and electric guitar
Years active 2001–present
Labels Sony
Website LisaMiskovsky.com

Lisa Miskovsky (born 9 March 1975 in Vännfors, currently living in Umeå) is a Swedish musician.

Biography[edit]

Lisa Miskovsky quickly placed herself on the Swedish rock music charts with her debut album Lisa Miskovsky and single "Driving One of Your Cars", with Swedish releases in 2001. Following this release, she received two Swedish Rock Bear awards; one for Best Swedish Newcomer, and the other for Best Swedish Female Artist of the Year. She followed up her musical success with the album Fallingwater, released in 2003, which quickly climbed to number one in the Swedish pop charts, even reaching platinum sales. The album's success came greatly from two of its songs "Lady Stardust" and "Sing To Me" which both became hits. "Lady Stardust" was also a radio hit in countries like Germany and the United Kingdom.

Some of her music was produced by Joakim Berg, also known as a songwriter for the Swedish rock band Kent, and Simon Nordberg.

Lisa is a songwriter as well as a singer and musician, had the original idea[1] and wrote the lyrics to "Shape of My Heart", performed by Backstreet Boys.

Lisa contributed vocals to the track "Dead End" on Come Clarity, the 2006 release from Swedish melodic death metal outfit In Flames. However, she does not actually appear in the band's special edition DVD included in Come Clarity. Instead, her part is lipsync'd by one of In Flames' roadies.

Lisa performed the theme song "Still Alive" for Mirror's Edge (Not to be confused with a song from Portal - of the same name, which was sung by Ellen McLain), a first person action-adventure video game developed by EA Digital Illusions CE (DICE). A remix album titled Still Alive - the Remixes was released on 11 November 2008 to coincide with the North American release date of Mirror's Edge. The album featured Miskovsky's original version, along with remixes by Benny Benassi, Junkie XL, Paul van Dyk, Armand Van Helden, and Teddybears.[2]

In 2011 she released her fourth studio album, "Violent Sky", after moving record labels from Universal Music to Sony Music Entertainment.

Lisa entered Melodifestivalen 2012, the Swedish preselection for the Eurovision Song Contest 2012 with the song "Why Start A Fire." Lisa competed in the fourth semi final and placed in the top 2 songs of the heat. As a result, Lisa has competed at the grand final in Stockholm on 10th March 2012 where she finished 9th.

At E3 2013 a new entry in the Mirror's Edge franchise was announced. In November 2013 fans of Lisa Miskovsky and Rhianna Pratchett submitted a petition to EA DICE, hoping to ensure their future involvement with the game.[3][4]

Personal Life[edit]

Besides music, Lisa Miskovsky enjoys snowboarding and has participated in the Swedish national snowboard team,[5] and she is also known to be fond of ice hockey and surfing.

Her mother is Finnish and her father is from the Czech Republic. Her sister is Carolina Miskovsky.

She proudly shared in a fan interview at Melodifestivalen 2012, that she is a mother with two children, however she did not reveal any other personal information.[6] She's married and resident in Umeå. During the 2014 Winter Olympics she was a sports reporter on location, mainly covering snowboard and freestyle skiing.

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
SWE
[7]
2001 Lisa Miskovsky 23
2003 Fallingwater
  • Released: 22 October 2003
  • Label: Stockholm Records
  • Formats: CD, digital download
1
2006 Changes 2
2011 Violent Sky
  • Released: 28 January 2011
  • Label: Sony Music Entertainment Sweden
  • Formats: CD, digital download
4
2013 Umeå
  • Released: September 2013
  • Label: Columbia Records Sweden
  • Formats: CD, digital download
7
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or not released to that country

Compilation albums[edit]

Year Album Chart positions
SWE
[7]
2008 Last Year's Songs: Greatest Hits
  • Released: 21 July 2008
  • Label: Universal Music Sweden
13

Singles[edit]

Year Title Album Chart positions
Sweden Top 60
2001 "Driving One of Your Cars" Lisa Miskovsky 14
"What If" 41
2002 "Quietly" -
2003 "Lady Stardust" Fallingwater 6
2004 "Sing to Me" 26
"Brand New Day" 59
2006 "Mary" Changes 17
"Sweet Misery" 53
"Acceptable Losses" -
2008 "Another Shape of My Heart" Last Year's Songs: Greatest Hits 45
"Still Alive" Mirror's Edge 29
2010 "Lover" Violent Sky 59
2011 "Got A Friend" -
2012 "Why Start A Fire" Non-album Single 15
2012 "Wild Winds" Wild Winds

Other[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Original Idea to "Shape of My Heart"". Retrieved 2008-11-12. 
  2. ^ "DICE Announces Mirror’s Edge Remix Album Hitting Airwaves This November". Retrieved 2008-10-07. 
  3. ^ "Petition For Lisa Miskovsky's Continued involvement in Mirrors Edge". Age-Media. 2013-10-28. Retrieved 2014-01-23. 
  4. ^ "Lisa Miskovsky's Continued involvement in Mirrors Edge". Age-Media. 2013-10-13. Retrieved 2014-01-23. 
  5. ^ "Lisa Miskovsky 30 år". Retrieved 2010-12-05. 
  6. ^ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dPO6hno6Fq0
  7. ^ a b "swedishcharts.com - Discography Lisa Miskovsky". Hung Medien. Retrieved 30 April 2013. 
  8. ^ "Lisa Miskovsky - Lisa Miskovsky" (in Swedish). Sverigetopplistan. Retrieved 30 April 2013. "Link leads to landing page. Type "Lisa Miskovsky" into the website's search function on the top right to find the relevant information" 
  9. ^ "Lisa Miskovsky - Fallingwater" (in Swedish). Sverigetopplistan. Retrieved 30 April 2013. "Link leads to landing page. Type "Lisa Miskovsky - Fallingwater" into the website's search function on the top right to find the relevant information" 
  10. ^ "Lisa Miskovsky - Changes" (in Swedish). Sverigetopplistan. Retrieved 30 April 2013. "Link leads to landing page. Type "Lisa Miskovsky - Changes" into the website's search function on the top right to find the relevant information" 

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